Advertising

PAID ADVERTISEMENT

Effective marketing is crucial when it comes to taking your business to the next level. That is why the Chamber continues to stay up to date with the most current and effective marketing techniques available so we can help you get the traffic you desire. Here at the Chamber, we offer a wide range of advertising opportunities designed to fit any budget so you can do just that. Because we only offer these advertisement options to our members, you have the exclusive opportunity to stand out in the community and connect with other leading businesses in the area.

The Bay Biz Magazine

The Bay Biz magazine is “the voice of businesses from the Bay County Chamber.” The publication has a circulation of over 4,000 copies, is printed quarterly, mailed to members, and delivered to various regional businesses. It is also available at Chamber events and can be viewed on our website. The Bay Biz includes topics such as Political Perspective, Defense Intel, Health, Technology, and more.

Ad Size Rate
Inside Front Cover $1,250
Inside Back Cover $1,150
Back Cover $1,450
Full Page Spread $1,650
Full Page $935
Half Page $525
Quarter Page $330
Business Card $140
Ad Hyperlink $50
Ad Design $100/hr
Ad Size Trim Size Bleed Size
Inside Front Cover 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Inside Back Cover 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Back Cover 8.25″ x 7.75″ 8.75″ x 8.25″
Full Page 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Half Page Horizontal 7.125″ x 4.625″ 7.375″ x 4.875″
Half Page Vertical 3.375″ x 9.625″ 3.625″ x 9.875″
Quarter Page Vertical 3.375″ x 4.625″ 3.625″ x 4.875″
Business Card 3.375″ x 1.75″ 3.625″ x 2″
Issue Ad Close Date Art Due Date Distribution Date
Jan – Mar 11/15/2018 12/01/2018 01/01/2019
Apr – Jun 02/15/2018 03/01/2018 04/01/2018
Jul – Sep 05/15/2018 06/01/2018 07/01/2018
Oct – Dec 08/15/2018 09/01/2018 10/01/2018

*Multiple issue discounts available. Contact Taylor Smith, Vice-President of Communications at 850.215.3755 or at Taylor@BayChamberFL.com for more information.

e-Biz Newsletter

The e-Biz newsletter is emailed bi-weekly to over 3,000 Chamber members. The e-Biz keeps the membership informed about Chamber and community related information such as events, new businesses, grand openings, groundbreakings and more. Members can advertise in the e-Biz by purchasing a side-bar ad that can be linked to their website or flyer. One month of e-Biz Ads (2 ads) may be purchased for $100.

Guide to Discovering Bay County

Published annually, this guide is packed with valuable information about Bay County and all municipalities to assist individuals, families and businesses making a move to our area. It has a circulation of approximately 10,000 copies. The deadline to submit your contract for the 2018 edition of this publication is December 31, 2017.

Ad Size Rate
Inside Front Cover $2,025
Inside Facing Front Cover $1,950
Facing Contents $2,010
Inside Facing Back Cover $1,875
Inside Back Cover $1,875
Back Cover $2,250
Full Page Spread $3,000
Full Page $1,650
Half Page $1,020
Quarter Page $675
Business Card $350
Ad Hyperlink $100
Ad Design $100/hr
Ad Size Trim Size Bleed Size
Inside Front Cover 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Inside Facing Front Cover 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Facing Contents 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Inside Facing Back Cover 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Inside Back Cover 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Back Cover 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Full Page Spread 8.25″ x 21.75″ 8.75″ x 22.25″
Full Page 8.25″ x 10.75″ 8.75″ x 11.25″
Half Page Horizontal 7.125″ x 4.625″ 7.375″ x 4.875″
Half Page Vertical 3.375″ x 9.625″ 3.625″ x 9.875″
Quarter Page Vertical 3.375″ x 4.625″ 3.625″ x 4.875″
Business Card 3.375″ x 1.75″ 3.5″ x 2″
Issue Ad Close Date Art Due Date Distribution Date
Guide to Discovering Bay County 11/15/2017 12/01/2017 01/01/2018

Chamber Website

The Chamber website is a resource of interactive information for our members including a member directory, community and Chamber calendars, Internship Marketplace, Member to Member Discounts, job postings, and more. Put your business in the spotlight with a banner, column ad or an “enhanced” listing package on the Chamber’s high traffic web pages. The site receives thousands of visits each month from users looking for products and services in Bay County.

Package 1 – $2,500
  • Banner ad on all pages of the website
  • 6 additional keyword business listings
  • Lobby display ad
  • 4 e-Biz ads
  • Enhanced business listing (includes all enhancements below)
Package 2 – $1,250
  • Banner ad on 20 pages of the website
  • 3 additional keyword business listings
  • Lobby display ad
  • 2 e-Biz ads
  • Enhanced business listing (includes all enhancements below)
Package 3 – $750
  • Banner ad on 10 pages of the website
  • 2 additional keyword business listings
  • 1 e-Biz ad
  • Enhanced business listing (includes all enhancements below)
Additional Enhancements
Hyperlink to website $75
Business Logo or Image $75
Highlighted box around listing $75
50 word business description $75
Map link to business location $75
Email link $75
Priority Search Listing $100
Additional keyword search listing $10 each

Relocation Packet Program

This advertising program allows Chamber members to include their valuable business information in the relocation packet that is mailed to individuals and businesses looking to relocate to Bay County. Various levels of participation are available, allowing for different types of promotional material to be included in the packet.

Package Description Rate
Level 1 This includes one piece of material up to 8 oz. (magazines, heavy weight brochures, etc.) $500 annually
Level 2 This includes one piece of material up to 3 oz. (fliers, light weight brochures, etc.) $250 annually
Level 3 This includes one business card. $200 annually
Level 4 This is designed for companies who prefer a month-to-month participation with one 8 oz. piece of material. $50 monthly

Digital Billboard

This display is part of the main feature of the Chamber lobby, not only displaying your digital advertisement, but holding brochures, magazines, and other information from our members. On our state of the art digital lobby display, your business stands out in front of the thousands of visitors to the Chamber throughout the year, and we are proud to have a diverse group of member businesses represented in the display. We offer two different display packages, which offer a combination of different digital impression levels, full-color print ads, and premium business information holder spots.

Package Description Rate
Gold Sponsorship Two high-resolution, full-color digital ads with 80 impressions per hour. $895 annually
Silver Sponsorship One high-resolution, full-color digital ads with 40 impressions per hour. $495 annually

Ads for the digital billboard should be 1920 px X 1080 px at 72 ppi.

PDF X/1-a:2001

  • No application files will be accepted.
  • All color spaces for bleed (print) ads must be process (CMYK). No RGB, LAB, spot colors, or embedded ICC profiles accepted.
  • All bitmap/raster elements must be at a resolution of 300 dpi.
  • All fonts must be embedded.
  • All files should have marks indicating trim and bleed. All marks must be outside the trim and bleed area of the document.
  • Must follow standard IAB Guidelines

PDF X/1-a:2001, JPEG

  • No application files will be accepted.
  • All color spaces for non-bleed (digital) ads must be RGB. No CMYK, LAB, spot colors, or embedded ICC profiles accepted.
  • All bitmap/raster elements must be at a resolution of 70 ppi.
  • All fonts must be embedded.
  • Ad must have a continuous border.
  • Ad must follow standard IAB Guidelines.

Email to: Taylor@BayChamberFL.com

File Transfer Service (FTP): You may use your choice of service (Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc.)

Mail/Deliver Materials to:
Attn: Communications Dept.
Bay County Chamber of Commerce
235 W. 5th Street
Panama City, FL 32401

The Bay County Chamber of Commerce will not be held responsible for errors in reproduction if files are submitted incorrectly as pertaining to the advertising guidelines. No liability is assumed for reproduction quality of any material received after the ad closing date listed on our production schedule. Charges will apply for any production work necessary to create a press-ready file. These charges will be billed to the client.

The contents of advertisements are subject to the publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertisement, insertion order, space reservation or position commitment at any time. Publisher shall not be liable for any costs or damages if, for any reason, publisher fails to publish an ad for errors in ad placement. No cancellations of space will be accepted after the closing date.

For more information, please contact Taylor Smith, Vice President of Communications at 850.215.3755 or at Taylor@BayChamberFL.com.