Stimulated by cable TV programming, particularly on the Food Network, interest in cooking traditional, slow-smoked barbecue has increased tremendously over the past few years. The Kansas City Barbeque Society is the largest organization in the world for sanctioning barbecue competitions. The number of KCBS sanctioned contests has grown from just 94 in 2000 to 223 in 2006. Not only has the number of competitions grown, but the number of participants in each event has increased significantly as well. This growing interest in barbecue is a worldwide, not just US, phenomenon. A recent report by IGD research shows that 51% of Britons now cook barbecue at home. In 2005, the outdoor barbecue market reached almost $2.6 billion.
TheSmokeRing.com, founded in 1996, is one of the most popular independent barbecue sites on the internet. TheSmokeRing.com gives you the ability to focus your advertising campaign on a loyal and rapidly growing community of barbecue enthusiasts eager to support businesses that advertise on the site! Web surfers come to the Smoke Ring site looking for one thing, barbecue information and products. A highly receptive audience like this is the cornerstone for a successful Internet advertising campaign. The Smoke Ring provides the most cost effective mechanism available for reaching your target audience with focused advertising. We offer your barbecue business a great advertising value because you pay a flat rate per month instead of paying per click or by the numer of times your ad is displayed.
Interest in The Smoke Ring online BBQ discussion forum has grown rapidly with thousands of registered members and over 660,000 articles posted. Your ad is displayed on every page of the forum.
Large Banner Ad - 550 x 156 pixels - $50 per month
Your large banner ad is displayed at the very top of each page on The Smoke Ring website, our most visible location.
Standard Banner Ad - 468 x 60 pixels - $35 per month
A standard banner ad is our most economical advertising option. Your banner is displayed at the top and bottom of each page on The Smoke Ring website. It is displayed in rotation with other banners.
Square Button Ad - 125 x 125 pixels - $50 per month
Our square button ads provide the most visibility for your barbecue product. They are displayed in a vertical column on the right hand side of every page. The ads are not in rotation. Your ad is always visible on every page! Ads are rotated vertically with every page view so every ad gets equal time at the top of the column.
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If you don't have a banner, we can create one for you for only $35. Free banner creation for 6 month or 1 year ads paid in advance.
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