Sono-Ma connects businesses with thousands of North Bay families. We averaged 23,974 unique viewers last year, and we’ve been growing by leaps and bounds since our inception in 2009. 41.7% of our lady Facebook fans are age 35-44, a group of moms known for taking an active role in decision making around the health and well-being of their families. In addition, these women often have the financial means to purchase Eco-friendly or handmade goods.
Our credibility with local families grants this on-line resource an influential voice. We look for businesses sponsorships from like-minded businesses and organizations. Sono-Ma looks for partners whose creations are homespun, handmade, locally created, green, Eco-friendly, nutritious, nature-based, or otherwise supporting conscientious parenting.
Sono-Ma does not discriminate based on race or gender in the sale of advertising. Sono-Ma reserves the right to use discretion in selecting advertising partners.
Current advertising and promotion opportunities include:
Button or Banner advertising: Place a highly visible ads, and entice readers to click through to your on-line offering.
Event Sponsorship: Place your product or offer a sample service at one of our Soirees or in the Support Tent.
Product giveways: Sponsor a giveaway of your product or service.
Product reviews: Donate a book, service, meal, or event tickets to our team, and we’ll create a review posting.
Community sharing: We welcome like-minded businesses to post special offers and announcements on our Facebook page.
Banners space is offered in the site’s header and in the sidebar of all pages. All ads are given rotating place holders. A new ad may appear each time a visitor clicks on a page. Sono-Ma works to ensure that your ad maintains high visibility and outstanding click through rates.
We welcome ads in JPEG, PNG, GIF, and animated GIF formats. (Flash ads are also possible, although special fees and considerations will need to be discussed before placing the ad.)
|Ad Type||Size (Pixels)L X H||Quarterly(3 months)||Half Year(6 Months)||Yearly|
|Button||125 x 125||$90||$150||$240|
|Rectangle Banner||265 X 123 or 180 x 340||$120||$200||$320|
|Header Banner||400 x 100||$150||$250||$400|
|Premiere Ad||340 x 340||$175||$260||$420|
Contact Sono-Ma about pricing for “special offer” coupons or ads with limited duration.
If you need help creating an ad, GravityFreeGraphix offers Sono-Ma advertisers a $25 rate. (This special rate applies to ads created from existing graphics or ads.) Call 707.292.4988 to connect with GravityFreeGraphix.
We accept payments via paypal invoicing, cash, or check (made out to Sono-Ma) and sometimes product trade. Your ad will be made live once your signed contract and payment are received.
Give local families a taste of your product with a short informational article and product giveaway contest. Giveaways are announced in their own posts, on our Facebook page, and via Twitter. For a sample give away that earned a great response, please see: Whole Foods Encourages Families to Stock Healthy Pantries – Give Aways Included.
Draw the interest of our parent readers with a story outlining a parent’s experience with your business. Sono-Ma’s authors are happy to review family-friendly or parent-focused products and services. Read this sample article of a review: Mothers Experience Bliss with Bellies N Bloom (and Beyond) Boutique Studio.
We welcome like-minded businesses to post special offers and announcements on our Facebook page.