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2018 Marketing Opportunities
Aligning your business with Greater Mankato Growth through our menu of marketing opportunities positions you to reach over 1,000 businesses and thousands of people in the Greater Mankato region. Whether an ad in eNews or a top level sponsorship - we offer a variety of opportunities to fit all types of businesses.
Your investment not only helps to advance your business but also supports our many facets of work, from hosting high-profile events, to linking businesses with critical resources and information (to name a few).
Sign up online for the opportunities you want. After you have signed up for an opportunity, you will receive an email letting you know that the opportunity is either “confirmed” or “in queue” for a drawing of all eligible sign-ups. If you have questions or need your business username, please contact us at 507.385.6640.
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Note: Registrations and payments for all marketing opportunities are final.
Some Marketing Opportunities are limited.
To be fair to all members, we utilize the following process
2018 agreements submitted online through November 1, 2017: Members who sign up by this date have the best chance of getting the 2018 marketing opportunities they want. All online sign-ups will be collected through midnight November 1, with a drawing held for those marketing opportunities where demand exceeds supply. Confirmations of the opportunities each business has committed to will be sent out in early November.
|2018 agreements submitted November 2, 2017 and after: All remaining marketing opportunities as of this date will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The marketing opportunities site will be updated continuously throughout the year, so you will always know what opportunities may still be available. |
All GMG members are eligible to sign up for the following advertising opportunities unless otherwise noted.
Greater Mankato Growth eNews Ads
Promote your business and special offers in the Member-2-Member section of Greater Mankato Growth eNews, emailed every Tuesday to 2,500+ business representatives. Annual average open rate of our weekly e-newsletter is 48% (that's close to double the industry standard)!
$55 per week (5 available per week)
*Limit of three (3) consecutive ads (i.e. if a member has three consecutive ads, there must be a break in subsequent enews before the next ad runs).
- Includes 45 words (including the title line)
- A link out to your website on any portion of the text copy
- One image can be submitted with your ad. Please see specs here.
- Please note: Greater Mankato Growth does not allow job postings or political advertisements
Purchase a Member Mailing List
Purchase an up-to-date list with mailing addresses of all current member businesses or representatives. Good for one use only. Prior approval of item being mailed is required.
List of Primary Contacts - $150
- One time use of mailing list in spreadsheet form that includes approximately 975 representatives from Greater Mankato Growth member businesses
List of all Representatives - $225
- One time use of mailing list in spreadsheet form that includes approximately 2,800+ representatives from Greater Mankato Growth member businesses
Online Business Directory Listings & Advertising
Our Greater Mankato Online Business Directory is featured throughout our website.
Member Listings w/ Link to Customized Business Page - (included in your membership!)
Businesses in the Greater Mankato region are listed in our online business directory. Only Greater Mankato Growth member listings are “clickable” – with a link to your customized business page. Your membership level will determine your type and number of listings. See your membership description for more information.
Ad on main page - $150 per month, $750 for 6 months, $1,500 for year
Banner ad or square ad, each rotating with up to 2 other ads on the main page of the directory
Ad on category page - $100 per month, $500 for 6 months, $1,000 for year
Banner ad or square ad, each rotating with up to 2 other ads on one of the high level category pages of directory
Ad on sub-category page - $75 per month, $400 for 6 months, $750 for year
Banner ad or square ad, each rotating with up to 2 other ads on one of the sub-category pages of directory
Reach the target you want online with electronic coupons and offers - best of all, this feature is included in your membership. Add coupons with our easy online coupon generator, with coupons being featured on the Greater Mankato and Visit Mankato websites. Login to the member portal of our website to add your hot deals.
Share your Business News
Greater Mankato Growth members are now able to post their relevant business news directly and easily on greatermankato.com. By sharing and aggregating news stories from businesses we lift up the visibility and awareness of a diverse scope of sectors therefor giving the public a rounded and broader scope of the successes and advancements region-wide.
- No cost to post
- All submissions are reviewed by Greater Mankato Growth
- Can take up to one full business day to approve and appear on greatermankato.com
- Can post business news and/or employee recognition or promotions:
- Employee news would include new hires, promotions, individual recognition, awards and certificates, etc.
- Press Releases would include official news regarding the business or organization as a whole, company-wide news, etc.
- Once submitted, news CANNOT be edited by a user, edits must be requested via the Greater Mankato Growth’s Marketing Department
- One logo OR photo may be uploaded, must be a jpg file less than 100 mb and smaller than 400 x 400 pixels is size
Where it is displayed: www.greatermankato.com/member-news/
Submit a Guest Blog Post
Have an important message to share with the local business community? Greater Mankato Growth accepts guest blog posts from our members, to be posted at greatermankatoblog.com. Our blog garners approximately 2,300 page views per month. The topics considered might be based on (but not necessarily limited to) critical business information, current events and/or hot marketplace topics. Send us your 500 word post and suggested tags for consideration.
We reserve the right to refuse any post.
Guide to Visiting and Living in Greater Mankato - A Visit Mankato Publication
23,000 Guides to Visiting and Living in Greater Mankato will be published for 2018 and distributed to Visitors and Relocating residents. Greater Mankato Growth members receive 10% off advertising in the guide. Please contact Steve Jameson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at The Free Press to find out more and sign up.