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RBA PUBLISHING INC/Blues Festival Guide
OFFERS YOU A HANDFUL OF MEDIA PRODUCTS

1. Blues FESTIVAL GUIDE MAGAZINE
Annual
Free to consumer
Since 2003

Award-winning Blues publication: The Blues Festival Guide magazine is celebrating 10 years of being the hub of Blues. Take advantage of this once-a-year marketing opportunity. Massive free circulation in U.S. and Canada; the rest of the world can order it through the mail for $7/$12 overseas, or read it online in its Digital Format, page-by-page.

100,000 copies are distributed FREE during the festival season starting in April of each year. It can be picked up at clubs, music stores, record outlets, cafes, touring musicians, and, of course, at the festivals.

The Guide is jam-packed (approx.100 pages) with feature stories, art and photography by Blues’ top aficionados. The first third of the magazine is festival section immediately followed by standard magazine ad/editorial split.

Because of our large circulation and low rates, you can't afford NOT to advertise your festival, band, project, website, product or service. 100,000+ potential customers, Blues fans and industry folk alike, will keep The Guide with them throughout the year, thus seeing your ad again and again. Your ad will stay before the Blues community for months to come, generating ongoing business.

Our advertisers keep coming back each year, often with larger ads! Why? It's easy; it's affordable, and it works!

2. DIGITAL MAGAZINE - ONLINE DIGITAL EDITION OF OUR PRINT MAGAZINE:
Annual
Since 2008
Free to consumer

Customers around the globe can read the ENTIRE magazine ONLINE by simply clicking through page-by-page, or go directly to the page number you wish using the Table of Contents as your guide. Fans can even click through to advertiser's website*

You can email the whole magazine to a friend on the other part of the earth with a simple click. Or you can print out your favorite article as a keepsake. Lots of fun bells and whistles make this Digital magazine a welcome addition to our media family.

Our digital edition is heavily marketed around the globe by our PR Department with press releases, news flashes, calendar listings, outreach to Blues Societies, DJs and websites for maximum exposure, plus viewers can find the link on our homepage at www.Bluesfestivalguide.com

*Advertisers will benefit from this expanded market and can augment their advertising by purchasing a Digital Magazine Hyperlink (Full page ads - $75, Half page - $50, 1/3 & 1/8 page - $25) so online readers can click through to your website!

3. WEBSITE – www.BluesFestivalGuide.com
Daily
Since 2003
Free to consumer

  • Top-ranking Blues festival website for over 8 years
  • Our web stats average 30,000 unique visitors per month
  • Commercial site with lots of information for fans but also by agents, promoters, vendors and bands too
  • Festival calendar, Blues business directory, archived articles, jukebox for mp3s, more
  • Your ad on our site will drive traffic to your site
  • Daily updates invite constant repeat visitors

4. BLUES FESTIVAL e-GUIDE newsletter:
Weekly
Since 2003
Free to consumer

  • Free weekly electronic newsletter delivered to reader’s inbox each Friday morning
  • 30,000+ opt-in subscribers and growing
  • Popular and unique
  • Immediate and effective
  • CD releases, mp3s, industry news, videos, interviews, band tours, roots radio charts, and, of course, upcoming Blues festivals
  • Reaches members of the Blues community around the world
  • Colorful graphics – easy-to-read

5. SOCIAL NETWORKS
Facebook (over 23,000 and growing). Daily updates of global blues news. Lots of contests for fan and industry plus ongoing Rewards Programs.




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