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Marketing Opportunities

Below are details on all of the marketing opportunities available through the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce.

Magazine Directory Advertising

The Chamber Xchange Directory is a semi-annual business magazine published by the Barrie Chamber in support of its members and the local business community. In addition to your free listing as a member, be sure to promote your business with an ad in this indispensible reference guide, promoting business between members. Contact Christine Puma to book your ad today - cpuma@barriechamber.com or 705-721-5000.


eBroadcasts

The cost for each eBroadcast is $150.00 + HST = $169.50. You will be invoiced after your eBroadcast has been sent. The design layout of your eBroadcast content is entirely your responsibility. You can include as many images and colours as you like to make your eBroadcast as attractive as possible. You would provide us with a copy of your eBroadcast content a few days prior to the broadcast date - letter size (portrait 8.5 x 11 inches) in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, MS Word, or HTML if you prefer. As this is a very popular method of advertising and spaces are limited, we generally recommend that you book 1-2 months in advance. Please contact our office to find out the next available eBroadcast date - kayla@barriechamber.com.


eNewsletter Advertising

Chamber Chat is a biweekly eNewsletter sent out to over 1,000 local business people. It features upcoming events, news, updates, and more. Your ad can be included for as little as $50/edition, or you can purchase a Featured Member opportunity for $100, which includes a social media push. Contact Kayla at our office to book  - kayla@barriechamber.com or 705-721-5000.


Social eBlasts

The cost for each Social eBlast is $75.00 + HST = $84.75. You will be invoiced after your eBroadcast has been sent. Blast your message across all the Chamber Social Channels and the Chamber Website with great exposure – this is a great opportunity to reach your fellow members, as well to be found through search engines and social media sites. Exposure Opportunity for Social eBlast: All Chamber Social Channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blog and RSS Feed); Chamber Website: Over 5,000 Visits per month & 25,000 page views; Blog and News feeds on multiple pages of Chamber site; Search Engine Results (Google). FORMAT - Title: Maximum 75 characters (including spaces). Body: Maximum 500 words. Blog entries are preferably informational &/or educational; helping the reader to improve his/her own business; knowledge-based articles will get a better response from readers; notices of sales or special offers may be included. Blog posts will be included in the blog list on the home page and will remain there until subsequent posts “push” them off the page. Blog posts will be sent out through social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No more than one paid blog entry per day will be posted; Chamber news blog entries will be posted in amongst the paid posts as necessary. Up to 2 full colour images may accompany your blog post; these will be edited for size by Chamber staff; must be web quality. Booking: Blog posts must be booked in advance; please email admin@barriechamber.com for details & available dates.


Member Address Labels

You can purchase printed address labels for our members and then mail out pamphlets using those. The cost is $75+hst = $84.75


Display Space

As you are probably aware, we do also have space in the Chamber office for our members to display their business cards. We also have a small amount of space for members to display promotional materials in our office, and we would be happy to include your material on our shelves should you wish to bring any in.


Networking

Another option for getting your name out in the business community is through networking - if you haven't had the chance to make it out to any of our past Business Breakfast Networking  or Networking@Noon events, come and see for yourself what a great opportunity networking can be. Both of these great events cost $20 per person for a hot buffet meal; members are encouraged to bring their flyers, brochures, business cards and other promotional material to share and display. After the speaker, attendees have the chance to introduce themselves and their companies before the networking session. Enter your business card at the door for a chance to win a column ad on our website!  BBNs are held on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, and Networking@Noon is the fourth Wednesday of the month from noon till 1:30 PM. We also have regular Business After 5 events the third Wednesday of the month from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM; each month is hosted by a different member and there is no charge to attend. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at 705-721-5000.

If you have any further questions or would like to take advantage of any of these marketing opportunities, please contact our office by email at chadmin@barriechamber.com or by phone at 705.721.5000.

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