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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
4/7/20 11:11 a.m.

I'm not sure who started this idea, but a few people have now asked about chipping in together to buy an ad in the magazine.

And, well, after thinking it over for a bit, we decided "Hey, what's the worst that could happen! It's not like they're going to put some obscene thing in there that gets us sued by both the E36 M3-owning BMW Group and Berkeley College all at once...."

Even better, we'll place any ad(s) at a 50% discount off of rate card. That's basically our cost.

Here's a link to our current media kit. It has dates, prices, sizes, etc. in there. If you all really want to do this, and show your insanity to our broader readership, let me know and we'll make it happen. 

One note: We don't really have a way to charge 100 different credit cards for an ad. 3-4 isn't a big deal, but more than that and we'll need to find another way. 

So, uh, do you all actually want to do this?

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/7/20 11:33 a.m.

Serious question, can my YouTube channel buy a classified ad space? It's not monetized or anything.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
4/7/20 11:58 a.m.

Of course! Shoot me an email (Tom@ThisWebsite)

xflowgolf (Forum Supporter)
xflowgolf (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/7/20 12:06 p.m.

I just wanted to say as a non media person, I love seeing these packets and the metrics of the audience.  Interesting stuff! 

_
_ Dork
4/7/20 12:38 p.m.

This is crazy. I like it. Ads that really will pertain to me, because of, as PBS would say, "generous donations by viewers like you"

I'd be into it.

RyanGreener
RyanGreener Reader
4/7/20 1:55 p.m.

Looks cool. PM Sent.

Hasbro (Forum Supporter)
Hasbro (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/7/20 2:46 p.m.

I'm in.Maybe sticky this? If it's more than three or four cards we could paypal to one of the donors and he/she could pay in full or something like that?

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/7/20 7:51 p.m.

Oh god.  The temptation to buy a full page ad of one of the ads from "Crazy People" is FAR too tempting.

 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/7/20 9:15 p.m.

Hmm.....an entire grassroots magazine with Interstellar Sledgehammer on every page.....

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/7/20 9:27 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

I'm in for $50 towards that! smiley

itsarebuild
itsarebuild Dork
4/7/20 9:53 p.m.

Looking at the headlines of future issues in your media kit site makes me happy...

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
4/7/20 10:37 p.m.
itsarebuild said:

Looking at the headlines of future issues in your media kit site makes me happy...

That's great because it gives us MASSIVE anxiety.

"We promised WHAT?!?!?! WHEN?!?!??"

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/7/20 10:42 p.m.

That's awesome collateral. Looking at the $2000 media kit, Team #16 made the only photo on Page 2!

(I *knew* the color scheme would work to our advantage somehow...)

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/7/20 10:43 p.m.

Life without deadlines? What's the challenge in that?

bearmtnmartin
bearmtnmartin GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/7/20 10:46 p.m.

Maybe you can incorporate some of Burt Levy's ideas into the magazine. He got quite creative with donations.

slowbird
slowbird Dork
4/7/20 11:04 p.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

It gets worse, now all of those will have to be spun into "lockdown" versions of said articles.

"How to make your car faster on a budget...while on lockdown and unable to get parts"

"10 ways to make your daily driver into a race car, when your daily driver is an office chair you roll up and down the hall while on lockdown"

"Hot new budget steering wheels! ...for your sim racing rig so you can race while in lockdown"

"Top ten cheap cars for racing around the yard if you happen to have a big yard while in lockdown"

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/7/20 11:25 p.m.

You do know we're now collectively thinking of obscene things to put in the advertisement, right?

I thought about this today.  

This ad brought to you by XXX prescribers with YYYY cars.  Want us to buy your car items?  Advertise here too, or paticipate in the projects.

Or something like that.....

 

 

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
4/8/20 12:16 a.m.
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) said:

I thought about this today.  

This ad brought to you by XXX prescribers with YYYY cars.  Want us to buy your car items?  Advertise here too, or paticipate in the projects.

Or something like that.....

That verbage is actually very reasonable

Appleseed said:

You do know we're now collectively thinking of obscene things to put in the advertisement, right?

Like Carlin's Words You Can't Say On The Radio, but with forum filters. 

volvoclearinghouse (Forum Supporter)
volvoclearinghouse (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
4/8/20 6:41 a.m.
slowbird said:

"Top ten cheap cars for racing around the yard if you happen to have a big yard while in lockdown"

You joke, but....I have 3 acres, which is _just_ enough to put a little dirt track on....and I have a bunch of rusty Volvos laying around...

volvoclearinghouse (Forum Supporter)
volvoclearinghouse (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
4/8/20 6:42 a.m.
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) said:

I thought about this today.  

This ad brought to you by XXX prescribers with YYYY cars.  Want us to buy your car items?  Advertise here too, or paticipate in the projects.

Or something like that.....

 

 

I like how in your example all of us have at least 10 cars, on average.  

volvoclearinghouse (Forum Supporter) said:
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) said:

I thought about this today.  

This ad brought to you by XXX prescribers with YYYY cars.  Want us to buy your car items?  Advertise here too, or paticipate in the projects.

Or something like that.....

 

 

I like how in your example all of us have at least 10 cars, on average.  

I mean I must be average then. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/8/20 7:04 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

Oh god.  The temptation to buy a full page ad of one of the ads from "Crazy People" is FAR too tempting.

 

Ill chip 20!!

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