Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities on CanPhoto.Net
The Canadian Photographers Network is an information hub and online community for professional and enthusiast photographers in Canada. We welcome advertising inquiries from photo retailers, manufacturers, rental studios, etc, as well as like-minded businesses and media agencies who want to connect with our creative Canadian audience. CanPhoto.Net can offer a variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities to companies that are interested in promoting their businesses to our online community.
Banner advertising is the most cost-effective way to promote your products or services to CanPhoto.Net’s audience. Site wide advertisements in three different positions are available. If you’re interested in placing banner ads on our site please send a message using our contact page or send an email to andrew [a] canphoto.net.
A limited number of Official Sponsorships are available for non-competing companies who wish to gain the maximum exposure to our target audience of established and aspiring professional Canadian photographers. As a sponsor you will also provide CanPhoto.Net with valuable resources that will help our site expand and you will show our audience that your company is committed to supporting the Canadian photography community.
Why Should Your Company Become an Official Sponsor?
As an official sponsor of CanPhoto.Net, your company may benefit from the following marketing opportunities:
- Banner or sidebar advertisements with unlimited impressions on all pages of CanPhoto.Net.
- Your company logo will appear in a sponsor section at the top of the sidebar on our homepage.
- Acknowledgement of sponsorship on our dedicated Sponsor page with your logo, a description of your business, hotlinks to your company’s website, etc.
- Premium Business Listings in the Canadian Photography Directory for all your company branches (annual value $100 per listing).
- A dedicated area in the CanPhoto.Net discussion forums where your company can interact with forum members and promote products and services.
- Acknowledgement of sponsorship in all email correspondence with our membership, as well as on our social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
- Sponsors may also provide products for an impartial review by one of our contributors. You’ll receive front page exposure, links to your website, and a permanent article on our site.
- Ongoing opportunities to sponsor contests and events throughout the year.
What Kind of Exposure Will Your Company Receive?
The target audience of CanPhoto.Net is very well defined and focused specifically on the professional Canadian photography industry. The site was started in 2001 as a simple discussion forum, but was redesigned and relaunched in May 2011 as a full-featured site with many areas of interest. Since the relaunch, traffic to our site has grown steadily and you can be sure your company’s advertising message will be reaching an audience that is 80 per cent Canadian and primarily working photography professionals or enthusiasts.
What Does Sponsorship Cost?
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and receiving all the benefits listed above, please contact us to discuss packages and prices. Custom designed solutions may also be available, so feel free to tell us what you need to achieve by using our contact page or the email address below.
Sponsored Blog Posts and Advertorials
Other advertising opportunities may include sponsored blog posts or advertorials. This type of advertising would only be considered if the product or service being promoted is something that would be of genuine interest to our audience of professional Canadian photographers. Sponsored posts are always declared as such within the article, for example: “This sponsored post is from X company, providers of (some details about the company or service).”
Featured Listings in our Canadian City Guides
The CanPhoto City Guides include complete listings of the best photographic resources in some of Canada’s most creative cities. Free basic text listings are available, but if you would like your business to stand out from the crowd we also offer Feature Listings. These listings appear above the free listings and may include your company logo, a complete description of your services, a thumbnail gallery, etc. Custom solutions are also available if you have any specific requirements.
We are always happy to discuss any other ideas you may have, so please feel free to contact us!