Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
The Avid Cruiser is compiled, edited, nurtured and loved by Ralph Grizzle. The site’s goal is to provide content that is personal and passionate, informed and inspired.
My mission and guiding principle is to provide consumers with the resources they need to make informed cruise vacation decisions.
More than 70 percent of those who visit Avid Cruiser come seeking unbiased and independent cruise reviews.
Think, the NPR/PBS business model.
There are three levels of sponsorship.
- Like Us! – Your cruise line will have a strong editorial presence on Avid Cruiser. I will list information about your cruise line, add ship profiles with photos and direct links to a specified web page of your choosing. I welcome your input on ways to present your cruise line. Sponsorship level: US$1000 per month, plus a one-time $200 fee for each professionally written and developed ship profile page.
- Love Us! - Benefits of the above program PLUS we’ll add a rotating banner ad on your Avid Cruiser pages and on destination pages relevant to your deployment . $1,500 per month, plus a one-time $100 fee for each professionally written and developed ship profile page.
- Best Friends Forever! – Benefits of both programs above PLUS rotating banner ads in my e-mail newsletter. $2,000 per month, no charge for ship profile pages.
All packages can be billed monthly, quarterly or annually with a suggested one-year commitment. No pre-nuptial required.
| Sponsorship Levels at a Glance
Best Friends Forever!
STRONG Editorial Presence Throughout Avid Cruiser yes yes yes
Ship Reviews of your entire fleet $200 fee for each review $100 fee for each review FREE!
Banner ads on Avid Cruiser yes yes
Banner ads in email campaigns yes
Optional iPad/iBook review yes
$750 per month $1,000 per month $1,250 per month
Avid Cruiser has a significant reach but more importantly, a quality one. Metrics are for the period August 20, 2012 – September 20, 2012.
- Total Visits: 51,648
- Absolute Unique Visitors: 42,493
- Page Views July: 162,502
- Average Time On Site: 3:23
Email newsletter subscribers: 3,146 & growing!
Content from Avid Cruiser is syndicated, primarily through Signature Travel Network, comprised of 190 member agencies with 330 retail locations throughout the United States. For other Avid Cruiser syndication channels, see Avid Cruiser metrics and reach.
Feel Good About Your Sponsorship
Avid Cruiser is an advocate and a trusted voice in what I believe is the most exciting segment of the travel industry. I believe that a cruise is a great way to explore destinations as well as a potential source of personal enrichment. That’s why I have been avidly cruising for nearly 20 years now. Please help me continue to grow the Avid Cruiser. Thank you. - Ralph Grizzle