Advertising

Pricing and 'share of voice' (why give more)
There are two advertising banner positions on each site; a square banner sized 160x160 pixels on the bottom left, and a tower banner sized 160x600 on the right.





It's very affordable to place a message or advert:
 
Price (2 months) Tower Banner Square Banner
Sports club / school website $295 $195
Team / classroom website  $95 $75
Prices exclude GST (if applicable)

Plus, the more you spend, the more your message or advert is seen. If more than one person chooses the same banner position, their messages or adverts will rotate in proportion to the amount they paid. This method is fair and helps raise as many funds as possible for this good cause.

Placing a message or advert (patent pending)
Once the fundraising campaign for a site has been activated, each of the two advertising banner positions on the site will display the message 'Your message or advert here. Only $xx for two months'. A link exists that allows a supporter to submit a message or advert online for placement into an advertising banner position, following these simple steps:

Step 1 – Create
There are three ways to create a message or advert to appear in a banner position:

(a) You can type a message directly into the screen and the text will automatically appear in the banner position;
(b) You can create artwork as a JPG, GIF or SWF (flash) file on your computer and then upload the artwork to a banner position;
(c) You can ask a designer to create artwork for you.

OPTION A - Textual message

Type your message and click ‘Preview’. Check your message in the banner (or square) on the same page. If satisfactory, click ‘Confirm’. Alternatively, you can upload banner artwork (see later in this section).





Note that if you provide your email address when you place your message or advert, you will be emailed a receipt and a link that you can click on to change your message or advert as often as you like. This is great if you'd like to simply update a message of support, or announce weekly or monthly specials or promotions for your business. Each time you change your message or advert, it will be reviewed before it is displayed live, to ensure it complies with the advertising code of conduct.

OPTION B - Upload banner artwork from your computer

Click on ‘Upload an image instead’. An upload screen appears. Browse your computer to select a JPG, GIF or SWF file (max size for swf files is 30kb). The banner dimensions are 160x160 pixels for the square banner and 160x160 pixels for the tower banner. If you upload a JPG or GIF of different dimensions, your image will automatically be resized.




OPTION C - Have a designer contact you

For a small fee, a designer can create an advertisement for you. Click on ‘Contact me to make a custom advert for me’. Provide your details on the contact form. Click the ‘Confirm’ button. A designer will contact you.



Step 2 – Confirm
Enter a name and email address for a receipt; the amount you wish to pay for your message or advert (a minimum amount is stated), and a web address if you wish your banner to link to an external website.

Select a method of payment from the ‘Payment method’ list and tick the check box to confirm you
have read and accepted the advertising terms and conditions. Click ‘Continue’ and follow the onscreen instructions for the payment method you have chosen.



Step 3 – Payment and approval
Payment can be made immediately online by credit card, or by bank deposit or by posting a cheque.

Once your payment has been received (immediately for credit cards, and after manual confirmation for bank deposit and cheque payments) your message or advert will be previewed by the editor for the site and posted live as soon as it is approved.

Changing a message or advert
If you submit your email address when you place a message or advert, you are emailed a link that allows you to change or delete your message or advert as many times as you like throughout the duration of your advertising. This is great if you'd like to simply update a message of support, or announce weekly or monthly specials or promotions for your business.

Note that each time you change your message or advert, it will be reviewed before it is displayed live, to ensure it complies with the advertising code of conduct.

Message or advert preview / approval process
Whenever a new message or advert is placed into an advertising banner position on a site, each editor for the sports organisation, club or school the site is associated with, will automatically receive an email that allows the message or advert to be previewed to confirm its content is acceptable before it is displayed live. This ensures each message or advert complies with the advertising code of conduct.