General Info

Benefits of Advertising

The Blues Festival E-Guide is emailed to opt-in blues fans and blues industry professionals. The Blues Festival E-Guide is affiliated with the popular Blues Festival Guide print magazine which has a circulation of 100,000, and website which receives thousands of hits per day.

In a nutshell: your banner ad or text ad in the Blues E-Guide is an affordable, effective and immediate way to reach thousands of blues fans year round. Your ad may complement your print ad in the Blues Festival Guide magazine. Keep impacting your potential clients with your marketing message to maximize effect. Online advertising package discounts available. If you have a question about advertising, contact us and we will walk you through it.

E-Guide Features

• CD releases
• Industry News
• Band Tours
• Elwood's BluesMobile Radio Hour
• Roots Blues Airplay Charts
• Upcoming worldwide Blues Festivals

Who Should Advertise?

• Festivals
• Record Labels/Agencies
• Marketing and Promotions Companies
• On-Air/Internet Radio
• Bands/Artists
• Concerts or Shows
• Merchandise Shops
• Webzines/Magazines/Books
• Businesses that would like to reach out to the Blues Community

Publication Schedule

The Blues Festival E-Guide is published each Thursday throughout the year. Not published on holidays. Please submit advertising by Tuesday.

Advertising Options & Rates

Note: Macromedia Flash banners are not accepted in the E-Guide.

Ad Options Format WxH File Types Max File Size Rate
Square Banner n/a 125x125 pixels .JPG, .GIF 8k $27 per week (4 week min.)
Double Banner vertical 125x250 pixels .JPG, .GIF 16k $42 per week (4 week min.)
Triple Banner vertical 125x375 pixels .JPG, .GIF 24k $53 per week (4 week min.)
Billboard Banner horizontal 468x60 pixels .JPG, .GIF 12k $78 per week (4 week min.)
(fest, CD, DVD, Book, tour)
PLEASE READ 200 words max & .JPG Image .DOC & .JPG n/a $85 for 1 time announcement
Custom Email Blast customer supplies html textual content content & .JPG Image/s .DOC & .JPGs n/a $290 for 1 time announcement
- we build, add $75
Banner Production         $35 (additional one-time production fee)

"Promotion" Specifications

Please send the following in ONE EMAIL please:

* Title of Article/Promo
* Name of artist/festival/tour etc
* Name of CD or song
* Release date
* 200 word or less word .doc attachment
* 1 mp3 (no other formats accepted
* 3 low resolution jpegs attached (no other formats accepted) Please include the website that you want hyperlinked at the bottom of the word .doc.

Please do not send formatting instructions as it is standardized.

Please do not send links for us to go find photos and music. Must come as attachments all in one email. No Zip files. No pdfs.

And just to reiterate: all elements must come on one email.

No proofs will be sent as this is not an ad.