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How to advertise at KVR Audio

If you would like to advertise at KVRaudio.com please contact us to discuss availability, pricing and your requirements.

e-mail us: advertisewithus@kvraudio.com

Banner Information

We currently offer several "image" and "text / HTML" advertising positions plus the very special Site Skin position.

Image Banner Positions:

  1. 728x90 "Standard Banner"
    On narrow screens (i.e. Smartphones), this position serves up more appropriately-sized banners (booked separately):
    • 468x60.
    • 320x50.
  2. 300x250 "Square Banner"
  3. 120x600 "Skyscraper Banner 120"
  4. 160x600 "Skyscraper Banner 160"
  5. 300x600 "Skyscraper Banner 300"
  6. 90x90 "Sponsor Banner"
  7. 468x60 "Small Standard Banner" (in the Email Newsletter)

Graphical banners can be in GIF, JPG, PNG or HTML5 formats.

For the Image Banner positions multiple ads may be supplied and served in rotation, by date, geographic location, etc. as required.

For HTML5 banners, please see this information for help on implementation: https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/7046799

Text / HTML Advertising positions:

  1. "Site Skin"
  2. Email: "Image + Text" in emails (incl. Weekly Newsletter).
  3. Email: "Dedicated Email Blast"
  4. "Featured News Item" on the news headline pages (including the KVR Audio front page).
  5. "Featured Deal" on the KVR Audio front page, #KVRDeals page and at the top of every topic in the Sell & Buy forum
  6. "Featured What's New Item" on the "What's New @ KVR" sidebar ("News" Tab).
  7. "Featured Video" on the KVR Audio front page, the KVR Right Column on other pages plus landing page video in the "Video" section (AND top video in the "Featured" column on that page).
  8. "Featured Product" on the KVR Audio front page and in the KVR Right Column on other pages.
  9. Forum Sponsorship

Site Skin

site-skin-example-300.png The Site Skin position consists of a background image that frames the KVR Audio home page and news pages. The image is clickable.

Anyone who visits KVR Audio using a screen resolution greater than 1024x768 will see the Site Skin banner on either side of the home page content. See an in-place example here.

Specifications and requirements:

  • A single static image file in JPG, PNG or GIF format (NOT animated).
  • Maximum File Size: 250KB.
  • Image Size: 1920 x 1200.
  • Center area: 1044 x 1200.
  • To ensure your primary message does not get cut off on lower resolutions, it should appear in the 150-200px or so either side of the centre space (low desktop screen resolutions, such as 1366x768, can see ~153px either side for example).

You can view a live test example here.

728x90 "Standard Banner"

728x90

728x90 "Standard" banners are shown in rotation over the whole of KVR Audio for a period of your choosing (usually a minimum of a month / 28-day period). i.e. if you purchase 100,000 banners for a month they will be shown evenly over the course of the month. You can of course choose to have the banner (s) displayed over a shorter period if required (e.g. 14 days) resulting in a higher visibility but a shorter campaign:

  • Availability: Available in multiples of 100,000.
  • Format: Image.
  • Dimensions: 728 x 90 pixels.
  • File Size: 60 Kb maximum.

On narrow screens (i.e. Smartphones), this position serves up more appropriately-sized banners (booked separately):

  • 468x60.
  • 320x50.

90x90 "Sponsor Banner"

90x90

The 90x90 "Sponsor" Banner position (displayed in the top right corner on every page at KVR) is shown on every page at KVR Audio for a calendar month. This is a very high visibility position:

  • Availability: Available for a set monthly fee irrespective of impressions.
  • Format: Image.
  • Dimensions: 90 x 90 pixels.
  • File Size: 30 Kb maximum.

300x250 "Square Banner"

300x250Overview: The 300x250 "Square" Banners are displayed in the right column on all pages at KVR:

  • Availability: Available in multiples of 100,000.
  • Format: Image.
  • Dimensions: 300 x 250 pixels.
  • File Size: 60 Kb maximum.

Weekly Newsletter and other Notification Emails - Image + Text

Adverts are shown in all HTML emails sent out to KVR Audio members including the Weekly Newsletter, the #KVRDeals Newsletter, and News Notifications.

Our email sponsorship consists of an image plus a short paragraph of text that appears below it.

This position is featured at the top of the newsletter, with the text below it. No animation permitted:

  • Availability: Available for a set weekly or monthly fee irrespective of emails sent (currently more than 150,000 / week).
  • Format: The ad should consist of an image, around 50 words of text, and a link.
  • Dimensions: The image should be GIF, JPG or PNG (NOT animated). The image must be within these dimensions:
    • Minimum width: 200px.
    • Maximum width: 600px.
    • Minimum height: 60px.
    • Maximum height: 250px.
    • The image will shrink to fit on small screens (i.e. phones) and be up to the image's maximum on larger screens.
  • File Size: 100 Kb for the Newsletter image banner.

Dedicated Email Blast

Send the message about your special deal or promotion out loud and clear to our Deals Newsletter list. The dedicated email blast goes out once per week and only has your message including a 600 x 800 graphic that includes your message and call to action (plus a sentence or two of text and a link):

  • Availability: Available for a set fee irrespective of emails sent (currently more than 25,000).
  • Format: The text / HTML part should consist of a sentence or two.
  • Dimensions: The image should be 600x800; GIF, JPG or PNG (NOT animated).
  • ... or you can send us an html formatted email which we can use instead.

Featured News Item

The "Featured News Item" HTML ad position at KVR gives you a high visibility campaign on the KVR home page and news section headline pages. Please see the KVR home page for the current example.

Essentially, the news item is "stuck" at the top of the news headline list and shows "FEATURED NEWS" for a fixed 7 day period. The advertiser guarantees themselves 7 days of prime exposure on the KVR home page, which should coincide with an important news announcement such as a new release or major update.

It is important for KVR that this is only a "sponsored" headline, and not a full blown advert. KVR retains editorial control over the contents of the news item and it must only be for news items that KVR would normally post.

NOTE: The original news item and Featured News Item do not have to appear at exactly the same time - KVR endeavors to post news as quickly as is humanly possible and would prefer not to hold a news item back just because a sponsored headline is not due to begin for a few days. So, a news item could be posted several days before the sponsored headline is scheduled to begin which means that this is also a good way to "bump" your headline back to the top:

  • Availability: Available for a set weekly fee irrespective of pages shown.
  • Formats: News headline to coincide with a legitimate news posting.
  • Dimensions: N/A.
  • File Size: N/A.

Featured Deal

The "Featured Deal" HTML ad position at KVR gives you a high visibility campaign on the KVR home page, the top of the #KVRDeals page and at the top of every topic in the Sell & Buy forum. Please see the KVR home page for the current example:

  • Availability: Available for a set weekly fee irrespective of pages shown.
  • Formats: Deal headline to coincide with a legitimate deal posting.
  • Dimensions: N/A.
  • File Size: N/A.

Featured What's New Item

The "Featured What's New Item" HTML ad position appears at the top of the What's New @ KVR Sidebar under the News tab.

This is similar to the Featured News Item above except it appears in the right column of every page at KVR (when the News tab is visible). The advertiser guarantees themselves 7 days of exposure on the KVR sidebar, which, like the FNI, should coincide with an important news announcement such as a new release or major update.

It is important for KVR that this is only a "sponsored" headline, and not a full blown advert. KVR retains editorial control over the contents of the news item and it must only be for news items that KVR would normally post.:

  • Availability: Available for a set weekly fee irrespective of pages shown.
  • Formats: News headline to coincide with a legitimate news posting.
  • Dimensions: N/A.
  • File Size: N/A.

Featured Product

The "Featured Product" position at KVR gives you a high visibility campaign on the KVR home page and the right column on most other pages (including all pages in the very busy forum). The product links to its KVR Product Page. Please see the KVR home page for the current example:

  • Availability: Available for a set weekly fee irrespective of pages shown.
  • Formats: Product listing in the KVR Product Database.
  • Remember, you can manage your product listings at KVR using a Developer Account
  • Dimensions: N/A.
  • File Size: N/A.

Featured Video

KVR features a Video section where developers can post any relevant video regarding their company and products (tutorials, behind the scenes, promos, etc.). The video section currently supports YouTube and Vimeo hosted content only.

You can edit the text / HTML content that is displayed below the video - e.g. for promotional text and links related to the video, linked to your website.

The "Featured Video" ad position enables you to promote your video and so get more people to view it. It gives you four things:

  1. Your video will be featured on the KVR Front Page.
  2. Your video will be featured in the KVR right column on most other pages.
  3. Your video will be featured at the top of the other videos list below the currently playing video on the Video page.
  4. Your video will be the default video playing when someone navigates to the KVR Video section.
  • Availability: Available for a set weekly fee irrespective of impressions.
  • Formats: Video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Dimensions: N/A.
  • File Size: N/A.

300x600 "Skyscraper Banners"

120x600 The "Skyscraper" banners are displayed on most pages at KVR in the right column. They are shown in rotation over the whole of KVR Audio for a period of your choosing (usually a minimum of a month / 28-day period):

  • Availability: Available in multiples of 50,000.
  • Format: Image.
  • Dimensions: 120 x 600 pixels, 160 x 600 pixels or 300 x 600 pixels.
  • File Size: 60 Kb maximum.

"Forum Sponsorship"

Our highly trafficked forums are a very popular feature of KVR Audio. With hundreds of thousands of unique viewers participating every month. Now we are offering exclusive sponsorship on our most popular forums, enabling you to share your message or promotion with our readers. We pin your logo, one or two sentences of text and your link to the top for a week at a time:

  • Availability: Available for a set weekly fee irrespective of impressions.
  • Format: Image + Text (or just an image).
  • Dimensions:
    • Max width for image when used alongside text: 300px; Max height: 100px.
    • Alternatively you can supply a 1034px * 150px image to be used as a hero image (no additional text).
  • File Size: 60 Kb maximum.

We do NOT offer PopUp, PopUnder, Interstitial, Superstitial or any other annoying banner types, so please don't ask.