The Local Tourist is a trusted resource for both locals and tourists, and there are multiple ways to get your business in front of our targeted audience.
Video is THE most effective way to advertise, and now you can add a professionally produced video to your Premium Listing on TLT. Not only will your customers find you, they'll see you!
Premium Business Listings deliver your own customized message through logos and an unlimited description, all on your own page. Not only do you have complete control over your listing, you'll also be on your competitor's listings and a special place in your categories.
Have an upcoming event that deserves special attention? Our Premium Event Listings give your event marquee treatment.
Reach our loyal, engaged, and active weekly subscribers. Each week thousands of locals and visitors eagerly anticipate The Local Tourist's newsletter highlighting events, businesses and things to do for the weekend.
Banner Ads have been the standard form of Internet advertising for years. Because of the placement and limited number of ads on The Local Tourist they're an effective way to reach our audience.
Your advertising includes our vast social media audience. All of our advertising options include tweets and status updates!
We can also design a customized package combining various elements that enable you to reach our audience in the most effective way possible. Click on the links above for more information, or contact us to get started!
|What you get|
|Business contact information: neighborhood, address, phone, email, website|
|Map of location|
|Link to Facebook Page|
|Description of business|
|Presence on The Local Tourist in multiple channels||•||•|
|Logo on listing|
|Logo rotated on home page of The Local Tourist|
|Your logo is included with your listing on alphabetical pages in all applicable categories|
|Your logo and a link to your listing on the top right of applicable category pages|
|Your logo and a link to your listing on your competitors' pages|
|There are no competitors' listings on your page!||•||•|
|Get your own professionally produced video||•|
|Your listing appears at the top of the alphabetical listings||•|
|Your video is rotated on the home page of The Local Tourist||•|
|Your video is included on our Premium Business Listing YouTube Channel||•|
|Add your business today!||Starts at just $39/month|
($99 with video)
Every Day thousands of people use The Local Tourist to find businesses in Chicago. Are you listed?
A basic listing is a necessity if you want people to find your business. In addition to your hours of operation you can include all of your contact information, including your website, Twitter, Facebook, and Google + links. You can even add a quick description of who you are and what you provide.
With a Premium Listing your business is placed front and center. Our Premium Listings allow you to reach your target market in multiple ways on several pages of The Local Tourist. Not only do you get to include an unlimited description on your listing, you'll also:
In addition to all of this exposure, you can also tell your market whatever you want on your listing: post news and specials, update with your latest promotion as often as you like and add photos to show what you offer.
Our Premium Listings are only $29/month*, or pre-pay for the year and get two months free!
Sign up now and your Premium Listing will have you front and center today.
Video is THE most effective way to advertise!
Video is undeniably the best way to reach your potential customers. Good news: you can now get a beautifully produced video that showcases your business, and we'll feature it on The Local Tourist! We will shoot, edit, and deliver a professional video customized to your business, and we'll do it faster and better than anyone else. You can include music, an interview, or a voice over to really show off what you do.
Over 50% of the total US population and 71% of total Internet users will watch web video*
Then - and this is even more exciting - we'll add that video to your Premium Video Listing! You already know people are searching for what you offer on The Local Tourist. Now they'll not only find you, they'll see you! You'll be on our home page, your competitors' pages, and at the top of the alphabetical listings. Plus we'll include your video in our Premium Listing YouTube Channel for even more exposure, with direct links both to your listing on TLT and your own website.
YouTube is the second largest Internet search engine – with over 128 Million viewers monthly**
The most exciting part is how affordable your Premium Video Listing is. Make it even more affordable with our annual option: you get two months free!
All you have to do is choose what type of listing works best:
The most you'll spend is just $129 a month!
Have questions? Give us a call at 312-725-8852 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you right away.
41% of viewers take action after watching a video***
Don't miss out on this growing and active market:
Get your Premium Video Listing today!
There are so many things to do in Chicago, and our events listings are some of the most popular areas of The Local Tourist.
You can add your event for free with our Basic Listing, but if you really want to reach our market check out our Premium Event Listings. They give your event marquee treatment so it stand outs from the crowd!
What you get
Event contact information: neighborhood, address, phone, email, website
Map of location
Link to ticket site
Link to Facebook Event
Description of event
Presence on The Local Tourist in multiple channels
Image on listing
Image on alphabetical listings in all applicable event categories
Link to your event on the top right of applicable event category pages
Link to your event on similar events
Twitter: We'll Tweet you a minimum of 2x to our 13,200+ followers
Facebook: We'll share your event on our Facebook page
VIDEO! Embed a video in your listing to really build the excitement (new)
Choose free or premium event listing:
Email, you might have heard, is still king. In spite of overloaded inboxes, email is the most effective way to get in touch with people and get your message across. That's why we've got thousands of locals and visitors eagerly anticipating our messages that highlight events, businesses and things to do. With our signature kitschy, comfortable style we entertain and inform our loyal, active subscriber base and they take our recommendations seriously.
How loyal are they? Well, let's just say that our open rate is so far above industry standard that it's almost embarrassing. 65%, did you say? Why yes, yes we did! Occasionally we'll get one or two people who unsubscribe, but they're always kind enough to tell us that they were just visiting Chicago or they've moved away (and then they ask when we're coming to their town). The ones that stay, a.k.a. the rest of them, open, read, click, repeat.
We offer two options for your business to reach this audience:
Choose one or both, if you want to be really effective, and check our calendar to see what dates are available.
We reserve the right to refuse any ad, so keep it clean and drama-free!
Banner Ads have been the standard form of Internet advertising for years. Because of the placement and limited number of ads on The Local Tourist they're an effective way to reach our audience. We believe in providing the most value as possible to our partners, so we make sure that your ad is specifically placed on the pages that are best suited for your business. Are you a restaurant? Your ad will be on our dining and nightlife pages. A boutique? Shopping & Services. A realtor? Our neighborhoods pages. You choose the areas that fit your target demographic.
We offer the following sizes and locations:
As part of our commitment to offer great value our rates start at only $8CPM (cost per 1,000 impressions) for these targeted locations. Because we know you don't want to be a one hit wonder we also require a minimum buy of 10,000 impressions per size to be used in one month.
We also offer the option of a total buyout! You can get ALL of the impressions for a complete month for one price. We guarantee that the monthly price will be less expensive than if you purchase by the impression. Contact us if you're interested in this option.
Choose your size and the number of impressions you'd like and we'll get your banner up and running within 24 hours after receiving your banner!
Artwork must be provided. TLT has the right to refuse any ads.
Be one of the first to take advantage of this new option for advertisers! TLT’s voice is recognizable and trusted, and we’ll customize an article that’s designed to get people excited about your business.
Here's what your sponsored article will include:
You provide the images and video and we'll take care of everything else!
Please note that your business and story must be relevant to our audience, or it doesn't do either of us any good!