Thanks for taking the time to take a look at my proposal.
I offer free raffles and contests with prizes on this site to increase visitors and keep them engaged in the website. The raffles tickets are bought by using Commerce Coins which are earned when visitors use the website. I ask other local business owners/managers to co-sponsor raffles by donating products or services as prizes. In return, those businesses get great exposure both on this site and in the printed newspaper.
I launched this website at the start of October and currently average about 100 unique visitors and 250 page views a day (most from Commerce City North Residents). The website is an interactive website where residents can find and add businesses, hyper-local news, stories, events, neighborhood information, etc.
For every $100 worth of merchandise or services you provide to the prize pool, you will get an ad in the sidebar of most pages throughout the website for 60 days. The ad can either link to your website or to your business page in this website. You will also be listed as a sponsor on the raffle page and any page that has a link to the raffle.
The newspaper is a companion to the website. It has user submitted stories, news, and events relevant to Commerce City North residents. Every month I send a printed newspaper to about 10,000 homes and businesses, all located within the Commerce City North area.
When you supply raffle prizes, you will be mentioned and get a business card size ad in the raffle section of the newspaper. The newspapers get sent through the mail – the first mailing was early December. If you haven’t seen a copy yet, you can see it here.
I would like to offer a raffle where the top 2 winners each get gift certificates for (2) 60-minute massages. I think this ties in well with Valentine’s Day. The raffle will take place on Valentine’s Day. I will try to facilitate the winners picking up the gift certificates at your location so that we can take pictures to announce the winners online and in the newspaper.
For a total of (4) 60-mintute massage gift certificates, you will get:
- 8 months of ads on the website.
- 2 months in the newspaper (Jan & Feb in the raffle section).
- Mention when the winners are announced online and in the March newspaper (potentially with a picture of your business).
- 2 to 4 new customers.
If you are interested in partnering with me for the February (Valentine’s Day) raffle, please let me know asap. I am sending this proposal to several massage businesses in the Commerce City North area and will move forward with the first one to give me a firm commitment. Your ad artwork will be due by the 19th – I can help you with this if you need (the paper goes to the printer on the 20th).
I hope to hear from you soon. If you are not interested, please still add your business to the business directory, its free!