Frequently Asked Questions

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How does the Promote Indie marketplace work?
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Promote Indie is a 2-sided marketplace that matches people who want to advertise on things they own with advertisers. We call people that have advertising space "ad hosts" and their spaces "ad inventory." Most of our ad hosts are people or small businesses, but anyone can list ad inventory.
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How long does it take after posting a listing to get matched with an advertiser?
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This can vary. Some listings get matched with an advertiser immediately and others can take time. On average, listings that get matched with advertisers take several months to get matched.
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I listed my ad inventory, but it is not showing up on Promote Indie's marketplace. Why?
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After posting, we will review your ad before it goes live to make sure that it is attractive and meets our standards. We may ask you to improve descriptions or pictures of your ad inventory.
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What can I do to increase the chances of getting matched quickly to an advertiser?
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Good images and descriptions of your ad inventory and the surrounding space will help significantly. Writing an attractive About Yourself” section as part of your listing helps as well. You can edit your listing, if necessary, on the dashboard when you are logged in.
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Who or what determines how much I will get paid for my ad?
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The marketplace determines rates for ads. There are a few rules of thumb that may be helpful here. Ads on Promote Indie generally command between $1 and $10 per 1,000 ad views. So if you have ad inventory that is expected to get 25,000 views per month, you are likely to be offered between $25 and $250 per month for it. (We realize this is a wide range.) More specific prices are generally determined by how attractive your ad inventory is and whether it can be used to target people an advertiser wants to reach.
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How does printing work?
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Promote Indie or the advertiser handles printing. For trucks and windows, ads are printed on vinyl. For cars we use magnetic panels. Ads for indoor locations are printed on vinyl or paper.
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Who does the installation?
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Promote Indie or its representatives handle installation for all media except car ads. For car ads, we ship ad hosts magnetic panels that can be self-installed.
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When do I get paid?
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Payment is monthly at the end of each month.