We don’t accept advertising…we have something better for all concerned: corporate membership.
- A company that makes gear or provides a service gets to keep their brand in front of our members and other readers for a small fraction of what advertising would cost for the same exposure.
- Our members get a bit of a deal on the product or service.
- We get a modest contribution to our revenue which helps keep us viable so we can continue to highlight good gear and services and expose poor stuff.
Corporate Membership Silver
- Entry into our save on gear rebate and discount program—direct access to our members.
- A 170 x 225 display advertisement(s) in a rotation of one in three.
- Ads will deliver a minimum of 20,000 impressions a month.
- Up to three creatives (advertisements) that will run in rotation in your spot.
- The option to make up to two changes to creatives a year—tune your ads to your needs and marketing program.
- A free membership.
$50.00/month billed quarterly in advance.
Corporate Membership Gold
- Same as above, but 350 x 220 advertisement(s).
$200.00/month billed quarterly in advance.
What We Are
In case you don’t know us already, here’s what AAC consists of:
- A rigorously categorized, interactive reference book of original content on technical issues and how-to tutorials for offshore voyagers under sail or motor.
- Over 1000 articles (about the size of War and Peace).
- We add 80 new articles a year.
- More than 20 Online Books.
Google Analytics reports:
- 246,000 unique visitors in 2015,
- 1.1 million pages loads.
- Incredible engagement: 80% of our visitors stay for 30 seconds or more,
- average visit length is over 4 minutes.
Why So Cheap?
- What’s wrong with this deal?
- Just $2.40 per thousand impressions (silver)? That’s less than half the price of anywhere else.
- AAC must be hiding some problem?
No, not a bit of it:
- This is not about advertising.
- It’s about partnering with companies that make good gear or provide a good service.
- The discount/coupon program is another benefit for our members.
- We want to make it so compelling to join up as corporate members that we don’t have to sell you—our job is content creation.
- We reserve the right to turn down any corporate member without giving a reason.
- All amounts are in US$.
- We will bill you quarterly in advance.
- Payment is via credit card on a secure internet portal.
- You agree to a minimum commitment of one year.
- Ads to be jpeg and ready to run: Silver: 170 x 225, Gold: 350 x 220.
- Silver ads are portrait (225 on the vertical) and Gold are landscape (350 on the horizontal).
- If you provide second copy creatives at double the above resolutions, our software will automatically serve them to high resolution devices like iPads.
- Coupons to be jpeg 700 x 500 with a blank area for our validation in the top left. See below for a template of what we require.
- Coupons can be for discounts, rebates, or gifts included with purchase, but must have real value.
- Sorry, no exceptions to these terms. To make this work at this price we must keep administration costs low.