Sponsor Us: Support An Alternative Independent Web Press

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And reach a high-end, influential audience too…

Are you an advertiser trying to find the most economical way to reach that dream demographic audience?

Are you a political candidate trying to build name recognition without having to spend a fortune on road side signs? Are you struggling to raise money for your campaign?

Are you with a non-profit organization trying to raise the profile of your group and the issues you support, gain new members and raise money for program costs?

Are you with a law firm or other legal or professional entity looking for an alternative place online to see issues, events and people covered in a way you find lacking in traditional media outlets?

With newspaper circulations in free-fall and more people turning to the World Wide Web for news and information, sponsoring independent alternative Web publications through so-called blog advertising is becoming THE WAY TO GO!

In addition, when you sponsor us you also get us promoting you with social networking on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. This is value added you can’t get in newspapers, magazines or on television.

Data now shows that more and more, advertising in traditional media is a waste of time and money. You want to be seen on the hottest Websites and blogs around. And there is no doubt this independent news site is being read by the most influential members of communities not only in Alabama, but all over the country and the world. Watch our live traffic feed sometime when we post a big story if this seems somehow hard to believe.

Yes, The Locust Fork News-Journal is one of the fastest and most tasteful news sites anywhere online covering politics, labor, science, nature and the environment, media news, legal news, travel and music entertainment and and more. This is not just some little opinion blog or home to a bunch of activist rantings and ravings.

Weblogs were designed to be an alternative to the mainstream, corporate news media. The Web Press IS the printing press of the future!

With a quarter century of real journalism education and experience behind us, we challenge any blogger or newspaper anywhere for results. We break news and write with flair, and advertising here will put you front and center in the battle for a better media in America.

Data shows that readers of blogs are “hyper-influentials.” According to a blog reader survey, these are hyper-engaged online — 68 percent spend five or more hours a week reading blogs, 21 percent have their own blogs and 61 percent leave comments on blogs, the modern equivalent of the letter to the editor.

And they’re hyper-engaged offline as well. Ninety percent vote, 81 percent have written or called an elected official and 70 percent have donated online in the last six months to a cause or campaign, while 78 percent have college degrees and 53 percent make more than $75,000 a year.

For many companies and candidates in the American South, making the transition to the Web from traditional media advertising lags behind the rest of the country. But the day is coming soon when the transition will take place.

If you want to help get this trend going, and just don’t understand how it all works, get in touch with us and we will help you. Watch this video if you are interested and want to know more…

For national advertisers who want to reach this growing audience and help create the new Web economy, Buy Premium/National Ads that go high on every page of the growing site.

The rates range from $150 a week to a discount of $450 a month or $1,225 for three months.

Use this unique combination of a news and blog interface to reach an affluent, tech-savvy audience who more and more are turning to FREE online news sites to keep up with the news on public affairs, politics and government, business and labor, science, nature and the environment, legal news, travel, music entertainment and more.

If you are a local business or political candidate, and don’t understand how this works, get in touch and we will even build your Website and help you with Social Networking on sites like Twitter and Facebook and show you how to raise money online.

Begin your exploration here: Buy Local/Discount Ads.

Rates range from $75 a week to a discount of $225 for a month or $625 for three months.

You can also directly target this site with Google ad words.

If you are not an advertiser or a politician, but you like this site and want to keep it free so you don’t have to subscribe or sign up for an insidious cookie to read it, consider buying a T-shirt or coffee mug or mouse pad in our online shop.

If you just appreciate what we do here and want to keep it FREE, consider making a large or small donation by credit card or PayPal. Just click on the DONATE button that appears near the top on every page of this site. Just type in the amount and presto! You made a difference!

Every dollar we raise in this way goes to cover the expenses of travel to get to the stories YOU want to see covered. So your advertising dollars here pay for far more actual journalism than any newspaper, since we do not have to pay for expensive ink, paper and delivery trucks.

Anybody can sit around in a basement and make editorial comments, which is what most bloggers do. We are actually going out there and covering stories on the road — when we have the resources to get out do it.

So if you have considered helping out before, but have so far just procrastinated that decision, now is the time to act! We need your help to continue providing the coverage you have come to enjoy — and to ramp up our coverage to greater heights! We have only just begun to explore the possibilities!

TRAFFIC REPORT: The Locust Fork News-Journal is read by an average of between 250,000 and 500,000 visitors a month, depending on what’s going on in the world of news, which generates about 475,00 page views and close to a million hits. Actually, we topped more than 3.2 million hits in October of 2012 during the presidential election after putting up the new redesigned Word Press interface.

Get onboard the hit boat! Promote your organization or company here.

If all of this interests you but sounds like jibber jabber, please e-mail editor and publisher Glynn Wilson at fast2write@gmail.com, or call 205-960-3639.

Free-lance Photography/Videography/Website Design/Social Networking

In addition to selling sponsorship advertising, we also offer free-lance photography and videography services as well as Web design and Social Networking services.

If you are an officer in a non-profit group and need a professional to document your annual retreat or convention, we can handle your every need. Prices are negotiable depending on the event.

If you are just now getting into putting your business or group on the Web and need a professionally designed site, we have staff on call to do just that. We will also design and help you promote a Facebook page – for an additional fee of course.

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