CruiseMates Banner Advertising Policies
Advertising prices are calculated on a CPM (Cost per thousand) basis. The minimum buy is 25,000 impressions per ad which means that for an ad priced at $10.00 CPM (for example. Some ads are less and some are more) the minimum buy is $250 per month. Normally, ads are placed on a "Run of Site" (ROS) basis which means that any ad can appear on any page at any time. Ads appear randomly but with a nearly equal count for each ad. If you desire to buy a specific area then a special rate card can be created for you.
CruiseMates has its own adserver or we can accomodate tags from outside ad servers. We can supply reports on the number of impressions and click-throughs your ad receives.
CruiseMates will create the ad for you or you can supply your own creative. We do not charge you for creating the ad. If you supply us with your own ad we reserve the right to limit the size of the file according to it size. As a general rule, we allow anything reasonable, but if it is too large we may ask you to make it smaller.
CruiseMates is advertising supported and we offer additional methods for you to contact potential clients including CruiseMates Sponsorships, Classified Ads and sponsoring our newsletters. Take a look at our Cruise Bargains page for some ideas on how we can work with you.