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Launched September 9, 2009, therepubliq is one of Austin’s longest running, locally run websites by and for the LGBTQ community, featuring coverage on local news and events of interest to LGBTQ Austin as well as one of the largest LGBTQ-focused community calendars in Central Texas. With thousands of visitors each month, many who are visit the site regularly, therepubliq can be an effective partner to help you grow your business and build your brand.

OPPORTUNTIES

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Covering news and events of interest to the LGBTQ+ community, therepubliq is one of the most turned to resources for the LGBTQ+ community in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas. therepubliq receives over 3K post views per day and with new content LGBTQ+ added daily, that translates in to a lot of opportunities to get your brand in front of our readers.

GOLD PACKAGE

  • 300 pixels X 600 pixels sidebar banner
  • Promotional social media posts
    – up to 5 posts per week on Twitter
    – up to 2 posts per week on Instagram
  • Upgraded event listings
  • $100/week

SILVER PACKAGE

  • 300 pixels X 300 pixels sidebar banner
  • Promotional social media posts
    – up to 3 posts per week on Twitter
    – up to 1 posts per week on Instagram
  • Upgraded event listings
  • $50/week

BRONZE PACKAGE

  • 300 pixels X 150 pixels sidebar banner
  • Promotional social media posts
    – up to 1 post per week on Twitter
  • Upgraded event listings
  • $25/week

Newsletter

therepubliq sends out a weekly email newsletter every Monday featuring a curated list of events for the coming week. Sponsors a week and have your brand delivered directly to our readers’ inbox.

  • 2,000+ subscribers
  • Sent out every Monday
  • banner ads in the newsletter
  • Limited to no more than 2 sponsors per week
  • $50/week

Content

Advertisers can also promote their brands by sponsoring content. Content available for sponsorship includes our LGBTQ+ Guides, Planners and Resource Guides.

LGBTQ+ GUIDES

LGBTQ+ Guides are are divided by category for residents and visitors alike. Current guides include nightlife, drag bingo, late night dining, karaoke and sports. Guides coming soon include giving, networking and additional dining guides by cuisine, museums and more. These guides are referenced and updated year-round. Sponsorship includes multiple banner ads (728×90) throughout the guide. Limited to no more than two sponsors per guide. $500/year

RESOURCE GUIDES

Resource guides are divided by audience. Currently, we have 6 resource planners in progress: Aging, Black, HIV/AIDS, Trans, Womxn. Planned resource guides include Latinx, Asian and Youth. These guides are referenced and updated year-round. Sponsorship includes multiple banner ads (728×90) throughout the guide. Limited to no more than two sponsors per guide. $500/year

PLANNERS

Planners are event guides for major events throughout the year. Past planners include Austin Pride Week, SXSW, First Splash, Last Splash, Halloween, New Year’s Eve. These guides are referenced and updated leading up to the event, typically 2-3 months. Sponsorship includes multiple banner ads (728×90) throughout the planner. Limited to no more than two sponsors per planner. $250/year

Events

therepubliq hosts events throughout the year which gives us the opportunity to partner with local groups and businesses looking to promote their brands directly to our audience. Our monthly GayTripper series features group outings that vary in size from several dozen on our distillery tours in the surrounding Hill Country, to the intimate dozen or so for our Hill Country wine tours to our popular Big Gay River Float with hundreds of participants from around the state. We also host therepubliqfest, in mid-March, which coincides with SXSW, featuring our Big Gay Kickoff Party, held annually in partnership with the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and our annual 4-day LGBTQ+ music showcase.

SOCIAL MEDIA

therepubliq has a large growing social media footprint with a heavy presence on Facebook with over 10,000 followers along with over 2,200 followers on Twitter. We use these networks to reach out to our audience, sharing content from our website and from our content partners.

Facebook Like demographics 08/2018

Currently, among our 10,000+ Facebook followers, 44 percent identify as female and 54 percent identify as male, with the 25-34 age group making up 38 percent of our audience followed by the 35-44 age group making up 27 percent. Among our 2,100+ Twitter followers, 38 percent identify as female and 62 percent identify as male. We are currently working on growing our Instagram following, using it as an additional outlet to distribute our photos from the field.

BILLING

Advertising and promotions with therepubliq is pre-paid with all accounts either renewing on a month-to-month or week-to-week basis or terminating at the end of a scheduled term period. That means there is never a contract. You pay for what you need, when you need it. This gives you the flexibility to scale your advertising up and down, as needed, to accommodate your budget and your business’ needs.

Renewal invoices for automatically recurring accounts are emailed out on the 15th day of each month and due by the last day of the month. Invoices unpaid by the due date are automatically expired and any scheduled campaigned is terminated. Renewal invoices are billed at the same level as the previous invoice. If you need to adjust your campaign, people notify your account manager prior to the due date to ensure there is no disruption in your campaign.

Short-term advertisers, with a scheduled term of two months or less, will be billed the full amount due at time of placement. No renewal invoices will be set out for short-term advertisers.

PAYMENTS

You can make a payment online, using the link included in your invoice, through PayPal or by credit card. Credit card payments made through PayPal will appear as PAYPAL*PLANETCHASE on your statement, while credit card payments made using our traditional payment system will appear as WEP*PLANETCHASE on your statement.

You can also make a payment by check, payable to PLANETCHASE and mailed to PlanetChase, ATTN: Chase Martin, 1800 Lavaca St. #804, Austin TX 78701. If mailing a check payment, please allow sufficient delivery time so that your payment is received prior to your due date to ensure there is no disruption in your campaign.

If you are in the Austin area and would like to make a payment in cash, or would prefer to make your check or credit card in person, contact your account manager to arrange a time for a visit.

DISCOUNTS

Non-Profit Organizations

Non-profit organizations qualify for a 50% discount on all promotional and sponsorship package rates. Contact Chase Martin at chase@therepubliq.com to claim your discount.

Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Members

Current members of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce qualify for a 25% discount on all promotional and sponsorship package rates. ALGBTCC Member discount cannon be combined with any other discount and cannot be used to discount negotiated and grandfathered rates.

TRADE

Payment in trade is considered on a case-by-case basis. Submit your proposal to Chase Martin at chase@therepubliq.com.

DONATIONS

Requests for donations of advertising space and/or promotions as an in-kind donation in exchange for listing as a sponsor are considered on a case-by-case basis. Submit your request to Chase Martin at chase@therepubliq.com.

GRAPHICS

Are you ready to go but need graphics? We can help you out. Our graphics department can help you out for a flat fee … plus you get to keep the artwork when you’re done.

QUESTIONS

While we try to include as much information as we can in this advertising guide, your business is unique as will your concerns about your own marketing campaign. Keep in mind that these offerings are our standard packages and we are always ready to sit down with you and build a custom campaign for your unique set of needs and to fit your budget.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. You can email Chase Martin at chase@therepubliq.com.

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