Sunday, August 8, 2010

Advertise with San Diego Macaroni Kid!

Welcome to San Diego Macaroni Kid's advertising page!

Take a moment to look around. With rates starting as low as $15/week, there is an option for every budget. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Kathie (that's me!) at or call today at 619.990.7039.  I am always happy to discuss ways to customize advertising to meet your specific goals.

About San Diego Macaroni Kid
San Diego Macaroni Kid is a weekly e-newsletter and website giving you the scoop on kid-friendly events and activities in the San Diego area. For families who work and play in San Diego, it has become a go-to source for the latest and most comprehensive information about family entertainment in San Diego. We regularly feature family-friendly products, services and websites, book and music reviews, community news, "just for Mom" ideas and other content we believe is of interest to moms, who are the core of our subscriber base.

Listen to what some readers are saying about Macaroni Kid:

I wanted to let you know that we have had quite a few people log onto our web page because of your newsletter. Balboa Park Puppet Theatre
I just want to reiterate again, what a wonderful, in depth, awesome website you publish! Mary Jane, Escondido
Being a single mom to a very active little girl, your newsletters help with finding fun things to do. Cali, Vista

I just have to say--you are amazing at Macaroni Kid! I love reading it each week and you are so thorough..thank you for doing your job so well :).  Rachel, Santee
Your email list is incredibly helpful! I work full-time planning affordable community activities for groups of youth with autism, and Macaroni Kid is a tremendous resource. Debi, San Diego

Site Stats
San Diego Macaroni Kid has been online since May, 2009.
Site Stats since October 14, 2010:
     E-newsletter: 350+ subscribers
     Website: 14,000 views per month

These are Moms and Dads who have requested or are looking for information about family-friendly businesses just like yours!

AD SIZES - Website & Newsletter
Maximum image size is 40K GIF or JPG formats

Banner Ad
300x100 pixels
One URL per ad unit
Exclusive placement at top of page

Base Price: $25 a week
4 Week Commitment: $20 a week

Square Ad
250x250 pixels
One URL per ad unit
Located on right side of page
Ten positions in rotation

Base Price: $20 a week
4 Week Commitment: $15 a week

Additional Advertising Opportunities

~Premium Advertising Space
  • We offer premium ad spaces for an additional $20 a month. These ad spaces will be included in the middle of the newsletter/website pages and do not rotate. These premium ad spaces are positioned in between articles immediately following the calendar section.
~New Kid on the Block
  • For first-time advertisers - buy ad space for one week and get one additional week for free.
~Small Business Directory
  • For $10 a month, this is a low-cost way to publicize your business to hundreds of subscribers and thousands of readers!
All advertisers get mentions on Facebook and Twitter - extra coverage at no extra charge!

Some of our advertisers include:
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Circle T Ranch
  • PBS Kids
  • Disney on Ice
  • Rosie Hippo
  • Kid Ventures

Cross Promotion Opportunities

We love to cross promote, trade and barter! If you are looking to promote an event, product, business or other kid-friendly organization, shoot me an email and let me know your idea.

Who Are Our Readers?
San Diego Macaroni Kid readers come from all over San Diego including Spring Valley, El Cajon, Lemon Grove, Santee, La Mesa, Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, La Jolla, National City, Chula Vista, Temecula, El Centro, Poway, Oceanside, Cardiff, Vista, and Carlsbad.

Why Advertise with Us?
  • We have limited ad space. Meaning: Your ad will not get lost among hundreds of other businesses! And it is viewable from every San Diego Macaroni Kid page. Plus, the exclusive position of the banner ad means that it stays at the top of the page all the time!
  • We have a targeted product (people with kids) and greater exposure with ads that are easy to see.
  • All ads are included in the weekly e-newsletter as well as the website.
  • Your ad is delivered straight to our reader's inbox each week!
  • Parents check the Macaroni Kid website several times a week to look at calendar listing.
  • Your ad includes a hyperlink back to your website from the e-newsletter and the website.
  • We include a spotlight article for all new advertisers to ensure that our readers know about your company and what it offers.
  • Our fan base is growing daily with new subscribers and increased website traffic.
  • Macaroni Kid is a great FREE resource to families in our community, and subscribers will appreciate your support of the newsletter!

Creative Policy
All ads must be family and child appropriate.

Macaroni Kid has final approval of all ads with respect to editorial/creative content.

Macaroni Kid reserves the right to decline to place, or to remove, an advertisement from its website at any time for any reason.

Any additional questions or comments related to advertiser specifications can be directed to