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Submit Your Stories

Got a big initiative? A new product? Tell our readers about your company.

Our readers are:

  • Young Professionals. 57% of our audience is 18-44.
  • Educated. 42,788 college students go to regional higher education institutions.
  • Smart. 60% have an associate’s degree or higher or attended some college.
  • Balanced. 51% female and 49% male.

How does it work?

Company Story Postings cost $150. Company Story Postings are featured on our Homepage in the Special Feature box for seven (7) days starting, appear (1) time in FIRST & 42, and receive one (1) social media shout-out. From the time of your submittal, please expect your placement to be at least two (2) business days in the future, unless you indicate a later date. Afterwards, they will remain on our Your Stories page.

Content will be displayed exactly as YOU submit it. Our fee DOES NOT include writing services. We know the truth: Writing isn’t as easy as it looks. If you are interested in having us do the heavy lifting (aka writing) for you, we can! But there is an additional cost: $500 for 400-500 words. Contact Trisha to be invoiced for this additional amount.

Content must be appropriate for our audience. Content may not be hurtful to anyone. Content must be federally legal. Yes, those three musts still leave some businesses caught in shades of gray. We agree: We are in complicated and changing times—a time when the “rules” are always changing.  If we cannot serve your request to the best of our ability, we will refund your money.

Questions?

Contact Trisha or check out our FAQ.

Need to modify your Company Story Post? Please allow up to 48 hours for all requests to be completed.

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  • Price: $150.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of a Company Story Posting?

Company Story Postings cost $150. Story Postings are featured on our homepage for seven (7) days, appear one (1) time in our digital newsletter, and receive one (1) social media shout-out. Afterwards, they remain live on our Your Stories page. You supply the content and we do the rest.

What is included in a Company Story Posting?

Promotions include a tile on the Your Stories webpage plus a one (1) day shout-out in our digital newsletter. We will include your company name, website and 500-word write-up, and your logo and photo if provided. In addition, we will mention your post one (1) time on our social media channels. Content will appear exactly as YOU write it; the fee to appear DOES NOT include the services of our team to write it for you.

What if I don't feel like writing my Company Post?

We understand that only a few liked writing research papers in college, and only a few like writing now. If you want our team to do the writing for you, it will cost you an additional $500 for 400-500 words for us to gather the content during one (1) 30-minute meeting. Email Trisha to be invoiced for this additional amount and to set up a time to be interviewed.

Will I get a receipt?

Yes. Once you submit your Company Story Post online, you will receive a confirmation email with your receipt.

How long does it take for my Company Story Posting to be on the Your Stories webpage after I submit?

We will do our best to work with the date you indicated on our Company Story Posting Form. We will do our best to schedule your content on that day or within the immediate business week following that date. In most case, you should expect a placement no sooner than two (2) business days in the future.

What if my Company Story Posting is not considered appropriate for the audience?

Company Story Postings must be appropriate for our audience. Company Story Postings may not be hurtful to anyone. Company Story Postings must be federally legal. Yes, those three musts still leave some businesses caught in shades of gray. We agree: We are in complicated and changing times—a time when the "rules" are always changing. If we cannot serve your request to the best of our ability, we will respectfully refund your money. Please be respectful in return when we do.

Can I purchase additional weeks to remain on the homepage?

Yes. Additional weeks are available for $100. Email Trisha to be invoiced for this face time.

Can I make edits to my Company Story Posting after I submit?

Yes. Email Trisha with any changes.

What images are best to use?

All images will be cropped to fit our formatting, so it is best to submit feature images that are horizontal. Please note that images with text on them will not be accepted as featured images. Event logos can be your company/organization logo or event-specific.

Special Note: If you get an error message on submitting your form, it is most likely the result of a non-compatible file format. If you do not understand our requirements, contact Trisha.

Can I get simple statistics of how my Company Story Posting performed?

Yes. Email Trisha for a simple report on how your event performed.

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