advertise on the brew

Want to reach a slightly edgy, oft geeky and interested audience?

Over 150 engaged visitors visit The Brew every day, and the average viewer sticks around to read three articles.

You can place your ad in rotation in the prime spot of all our interior pages for only $25 per 30 days, less than a dollar a day!

Ad Requirements:

Text is limited to 300 characters (including spaces).

Image size should be no larger than 340 pixels width by 360 pixels height.

Image file size should be150kb or less.

Your ad ad must be in compliance with the Geeky Brew Ad Guidelines (see below)


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Advertising Guidelines

Advertisers must ensure that their ads comply with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines. All claims in ads must be adequately substantiated. Ads and any offers promoted within ads must not be false, deceptive or misleading or contain spam. Ads must not contain or promote illegal products or services. Ads must not violate the rights of any third parties.  The following specific content guidelines apply:
Adult Products
Ads may not promote the sale or use of adult products or services, including but not limited to toys, videos, publications, live shows, or sexual enhancement products. Ads for family planning and contraception are allowed provided they follow the appropriate targeting requirements.
Ads for adult friend finders or dating sites with a sexual emphasis are not permitted. Ads for other online dating services are only allowed with prior authorization from Geeky Brew. These must adhere to the dating targeting requirements and the name of the product or service must be included in the ad text or image.
Drugs and Tobacco
Ads may not promote or facilitate the sale or consumption of illegal or recreational drugs, tobacco products, or drug or tobacco paraphernalia.
Pharmaceuticals and Supplements
i.    Ads must not promote the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals. Ads for online pharmacies are prohibited except that ads for certified pharmacies may be permitted with prior approval from Geeky Brew.
ii.    Ads that promote dietary and herbal supplements are generally permitted, provided they do not promote products containing anabolic steroids, chitosan, comfrey, dehydroepiandrosterone, ephedra, human growth hormones, melatonin, and any additional products deemed unsafe or questionable by Geeky Brew in its sole discretion.
Ads may not contain or link directly or indirectly to a site that contains spyware/malware downloads or any software that results in an unexpected, deceptive or unfair user experience, including but not limited to software which:
i.    “sneaks” onto a user’s system;
ii.    performs activities hidden to the user;
iii.    may alter, harm, disable or replace any hardware or software installed on a user’s computer without express permission from the user;
iv.    is bundled as a hidden component of other software whether free or for an additional fee;
v.    automatically downloads;
vi.    presents download dialog boxes without a user’s action; or
vii.    may violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, patent or any other proprietary right.
Subscription Services
Ads for subscription services, or that promote products or services that include negative options, automatic renewal, free-to-pay conversion billing products, or mobile marketing are subject to the following requirements:
i.    Ad text must clearly and conspicuously disclose the recurring billing component (e.g. “subscription required”).
ii.    The landing page must:
a.    display the price and billing interval wherever the user is prompted to enter personally identifiable information;
b.    include an unchecked opt-in checkbox; and
c.    include language informing users how to cancel their subscription or membership.
iii.    Each of the foregoing must be located in a prominent place on your landing page, as determined by Geeky Brew in its sole discretion, and should be easy to find, read, and understand.
Unacceptable Business Model
Ads may not promote a business model or practice that is deemed by Geeky Brew in its sole discretion to be unacceptable or contrary to Geeky Brew’s overall advertising philosophy or to any applicable law, including but not limited to multi-level marketing schemes, or advertisements for scams.
Weapons and Explosives
Ads may not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives.
Illegal Activity
Ads may not constitute, facilitate or promote illegal activity.
Ads may not insult, attack, harass, bully, threaten, demean or impersonate others.
 Hate Speech
Ads may not contain “hate speech,” whether directed at an individual or a group, based on membership within certain categories. These categories include, but are not limited to, race, sex, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or language.
Ads targeted to minors must not promote products, services, or content that is inappropriate, illegal, or unsafe, or that exploits, misleads, or exerts undue pressure on the age groups targeted.
Ads may not contain adult content, including nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.
Shock Value
Ads may not be shocking, sensational or disrespectful, or portray excessive violence.
Rights of Others
Ads may not include content that infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights.
We reserve the right to reject, approve or remove any ad for any reason, in our sole discretion, including ads that negatively affect our relationship with our users or that promote content, services, or activities, contrary to our competitive position, interests, or advertising philosophy. These guidelines are subject to change at any time.
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