Ad Rates and Information

The Darker Side of Austin is resource for all things goth, punk rock, heavy metal, horror, and the strange and usual happening in Austin. We bring all the alternative scenes together in one place. We curate a list of shops, bars, clubs, attractions, concert, events, and more, that cater to our dark lifestyles. People from all over the world use our website as a resource for finding the best in alternative shopping and entertainment when visiting or planning to visit Austin.

To advertise with us your brand, company, product, or event must be relevant to our community, and having an Austin-focus is preferred but not required.

All advertising is subject to our terms and conditions.

Ad Packages

Takeover

This package includes a banner ad on the front page plus a skyscraper ad in the side bar on all posts and pages for one month. Limited to one.

  • Banner on front page
  • Skyscraper on all posts and pages
  • Custom URL
  • Duration 1 month
  • Ad placement the newsletter

Cost: $300

Premium Combos

This package includes a banner ad on the front page and one skyscraper, medium or small ad at the top of the side bar on all posts and pages for one month. Limited to one.

  • Banner on front page
  • On ad in top position on all posts and pages
  • Custom URL

Cost: varies

  • Skyscraper – $175
  • Medium – $150
  • Small – $125

Banner

This package includes one banner ad at the top of the front page. Limited to one.

  • One banner ad on the front page
  • Custom URL

Cost: $75

Skyscraper

This package includes one skyscraper ad in the side bar on all posts and pages for one month. Only one skyscraper is available per month.

  • One skyscraper ad in the sidebar on all posts and pages
  • Position in the sidebar is in order of ad buy
  • Custom URL
  • Limit 1

Cost: $75

Medium Ad

This package includes one medium-sized ad in the sidebar on all pages for one month.

  • One medium-sized ad in the sidebar on all posts and pages
  • Position in the sidebar is in order of ad buy
  • Custom URL

Cost: $50

Small Ad

This package includes on small-sized ad in the sidebar on all pages for month.

  • One small-sized ad in the sidebar on all posts and pages
  • Position in the sidebar is in order of ad buy
  • Custom URL

Cost $25

Ad Specifications

File types: PNG-24, JPG optimized for web, GIF, animated GIF
Animated GIF: 24 frames per second or less, looping, up to 5 seconds
Banner ad size:
Skyscraper ad size:
Medium ad size:
Small ad size: 640 px x 360 px

Samples

Banner ad sample

Skyscraper ad sample

Medium ad sample

Small ad sample