ADVERTISING OPTION DESCRIPTIONS –

1. ADS PACKAGES:

All advertisers who purchase a package receive monthly newsletter advertisement and web-based representation both on our website and via social media, as determined by the advertising package purchased. Newsletters are emailed to GCSML members at the beginning of the each term month and placed on the website. Newsletter advertisement ranges from large to small hyperlinked images. Web representation ranges from exclusive, large advertisement space on the GCSML website to a hyperlinked listing on the Supporters of Mom’s League webpage.

  • FULL TERM: Ad space will be available to members and non-members wishing to advertise in GCSML newsletters for the full term. Full term includes 10 months running from September through June. Current EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Get your advertising package ordered before August 5th and receive a free ad in the  August GCSML Newsletter.
  • LESS THAN FULL TERM: Ad space will be available to members and non-members wishing to advertise in GCSML newsletters for the months remaining of the 2017-18 term at the time of purchase. Pricing will be prorated.

2. MONTH-­TO-­MONTH NEWSLETTER AD

 Ad space will be available to those wishing to run a single ad, up to twice per term year on a space available basis.  These spaces will be sold as first­-come, first­-served. Newsletter advertisement ranges from large to small-hyperlinked images. 

3. MEETING SPONSORSHIP

Best option to advertising directly to our members will be available at our General Meetings held each month. Meeting Sponsors will be given a table space to meet with our members to advertise their service and/or products, a 5-­minute slot to speak during the meeting, and an announcement in the monthly e-­newsletter along with the business’ hyperlinked logo. Meeting Sponsors are asked to provide at least one item to be raffled off at their sponsored General Meeting. Due to popularity and demand, this option will be limited to no more than two sponsors per meeting and one meeting per year per sponsor. Meeting Sponsorship is awarded on a first­-come, first­-serve basis. 

 4. FACEBOOK POST

Two posts will be posted to our public GCS Mom’s League Facebook Page.  Multiple posts can be purchased throughout the year.  Advertisers can announce special events or promote services and products, and images can be inserted. Businesses will be tagged back to their Facebook page.

ADVERTISING OPTIONS AVAILABLE –

Ad Packages

Platinum Package - $1000 for Full Term

  • Exclusive to One Advertiser awarded on a first come, first serve basis
  • Exclusive Top Sponsor listing with logo on our Meetup Page as Platinum Sponsor
  • Large Newsletter Advertisement in each GCS Newsletter
  • Large Advertisement prominent on the GCSML Website
  • Exclusive Listing on the GCSML Website as Platinum Sponsor
  • Four scheduled Facebook "shout outs"
  • Exclusive top pick for Meeting Sponsor at one General Meeting

Gold Package - $600 for Full Term

  • Large Newsletter Advertisement in each GCS Newsletter
  • Listing with Logo on the GCSML Meetup Page as Gold Sponsor
  • Space-Limited GCSML Website Advertisement– only 6 spaces are available for ads on the GCSML Website; should there be more than 6 Gold Package purchased, web ads will be rotated on a monthly basis
  • Listing on the GCSML Website as Gold Sponsor
  • Two scheduled Facebook "shout outs"

Silver Package - $350 for Full Term

  • Medium Newsletter Advertisement in each GCS Newsletter
  • Listing with Logo on the GCSML Meetup Page as Silver sponsor
  • Listing on the GCSML Website as Silver sponsor
  • One scheduled Facebook "shout out"

Bronze Package - $200 for Full Term

  • Small Newsletter Advertisement in each GCS Newsletter
  • Listing with Logo on the GCSML Meetup Page as Bronze sponsor
  • Listing on the GCSML Website as Bronze sponsor
  • One scheduled Facebook "shout out"

Month-to-Month Newsletter Ads

Large Newsletter Advertisement - $75 per month
Medium Newsletter Advertisement -$50 per month
Small Newsletter Advertisement - $35 per month

GCS Mom’s League Facebook Posts (Shout Outs)

Two Posts - $35

General Meeting Sponsor Table Reservation

Meeting Sponsorship - $100

  • Table space to meet n’ greet with our attending members before and after the General Meeting
  • Meeting Sponsors will receive 5-minutes to speak at the meeting before our scheduled Guest Speaker at the General Meeting
  • Meeting Sponsors are asked to provide at least one item to be raffled off at the meeting they sponsor
  • Meeting Sponsors will be mentioned. Announcement and logo in the edition of the e-newsletter for the month that they sponsor

NON-COMPETE POLICY

As of September 2002, the Mom’s League newsletter will allow ads from competing businesses, subject to our guidelines concerning proportion of ad space to editorial space.  The Advertising Coordinator will use discretion when seeking new advertisers to avoid competing businesses if possible, however competing businesses that contact us requesting to advertise will not be declined.

RAFFLE PRIZES

All advertisers are encouraged to provide raffle prizes to be raffled off at our general meetings. Raffle Prizes are a great way to get your business noticed by GCSML members! General Meeting Table Sponsors are asked to provide at least one item to be raffled off at the meeting they sponsor. Special considerations can be made for high-value raffle prizes. Contact the Advertising Coordinator to discuss options.

PERCENTAGE OF NEWSLETTER DEDICATED TO ADS

Approximately 1/3 of the newsletter will be dedicated to advertising.  This figure serves as a guideline and is up to the discretion of the GCS Moms’ League Board with input from the Newsletter Chairperson and the Advertising Coordinator.  In the event of limited advertising space, ads will be sold according to the following priority:

  1. Mom’s League Members advertising their own business- Full Term Ad
  2. Outside Business – Full Term Ad
  3. Mom’s League Members advertising their own business – Partial Term Ad

PAYMENT

Advertising fees are due in-full when placing your order.  Members purchasing packages may pay in two installments if necessary. Payment may be made online by Paypal. Otherwise, payment can be accepted by check or credit card by contacting the Advertising Coordinator.

MEMBER DISCOUNTS

 Any 2017-2018 member who purchases a Bronze advertising package or higher for the 2017-2018 year will receive a $50 discount on the package price. Members are entitled to a $25 discount on Meeting Sponsor table reservations. The maximum discount is $50 – if multiple packages are purchased, only one $50 discount shall be applied.

DEADLINE FOR AD SUBMISSION

Ad spaces will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for newspaper advertisements will be the 22nd of the month prior to the issue in which the newsletter is run. Newsletters are sent out via email to GCSML members at the beginning of each month.

AD SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To advertise in GCSML, an advertising order form is to be completed and submitted online. Business contact information, ad graphic, hyperlink to Advertisers URL, and payment are required to complete the ad purchase process. Ads graphics must be submitted in a 500KB or higher .JPG file. Please note, the Newsletter Editor is unable to offer any formatting or revision services.

For any questions or for advertisement availability, please contact GCSML Advertising Coordinator at advertising@gcsmomsleague.org.