TAPinto is a network of more than 90 award-winning objective online local news sites. We do not endorse candidates.

All candidates are provided the same opportunities to utilize TAPinto to market their candidacies.  All candidates are charged the same amount for the same marketing vehicle. 

To discuss advertising on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher or click here.   

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All candidates are able to purchase the following advertising at the following prices:

Site Advertising: banner advertising which includes unlimited publication of press releases, candidate statements, and event listings during the length of advertising campaign up until the publication cutoff, which will be publicly labeled as Sponsored content:

Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels desktop, 300 x 50 pixels mobile):  $600 per month per TAPinto site

Bullseye (300 x 250 pixels):  $500 per month per TAPinto site

Standard (300 x 100 pixels):  $360 per month per TAPinto site

Site Advertising can be pro-rated by week.

Video Advertising: there is one exclusive dedicated video ad spot per TAPinto site (300 x 250 pixels), which also includes unlimited publication of press releases, candidate statements, and event listings during the length of advertising campaign up until the publication cutoff:  $800 per month per TAPinto site (minimum 1-month commitment). 

Sponsorship: each section on each TAPinto site can be exclusively sponsored; includes unlimited publication of press releases, candidate statements and event listings until publication cutoff; Sponsorship of Education, Government and Elections sections is not available to political candidates to avoid conflicts of interest):  $500 per month per Section per TAPinto site (minimum 1-month commitment)

Newsletter Advertising (sold weekly):

Exclusive Leaderboard (600 x 74 pixels):  $300 per week per TAPinto site (ad will appear in the morning newsletter every day for 7 days, no rotation)

Bullseye (300 x 250 pixels):  $250 per week per TAPinto site (ad will appear in the morning newsletter every day for 7 days, no rotation)

Email Marketing: 

Dedicated Exclusive Email Blast to Subscribers of a TAPinto site is $400 per Email Blast per TAPinto site.  There is a limit of one Email Blast sent per week per TAPinto site, no exceptions. 

Upfront payment is required to reserve dates. 

Content for Email Blast should be sent as a JPEG/JPG image, not text. 

All materials (jpeg/jpg image, website url, headline and subject line) are due four days (96 hours) prior to send date/time. 

The last day a Dedicated Email Blast can be sent is the Sunday prior to the Election.  Dedicated Emails are labeled as Paid Political Advertising, in addition to the subject line including the words “Sponsored:”

Press Releases: 

Campaign press releases can be submitted for publication at any time up until midnight of the Saturday preceding the election. Press releases are $50 per release per TAPinto site and will not be published if they are defamatory.

Press releases will be published in the order in which they were received.  Publication of press releases is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site and the Sunday preceding the election will be the last day in which press releases are published.  Should the release not be published, payment will be refunded.

Press releases MUST be submitted directly through the site for consideration for publication no later than midnight of the Saturday preceding the election.  When they are submitted, the “For Profit and Political Campaigns” option must be selected so that the appropriate $50 fee is paid.  No Facebook promotion is allowed so candidates are advised not to select to add Facebook promotion to their purchase.  Anyone who does so will have the Facebook portion of their purchase refunded.

Candidate Statements:

Candidate statements can be submitted for publication at any time up until midnight of the Saturday preceding the election.  Candidate statements are $50 per statement per TAPinto site and will not be published if they are defamatory.

Candidate statements will be published in the order in which they were received.  Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site and the Sunday preceding the election will be the last day in which candidate statements are published.  Should the statement not be published, payment will be refunded.

Candidate statements MUST be submitted directly through the site for consideration for publication no later than midnight of the Saturday preceding the election.  No Facebook promotion is allowed so candidates are advised not to select to add Facebook promotion to their purchase.  Anyone who does so will have the Facebook portion of their purchase refunded.

To discuss advertising on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher or click here.