Advertising/PR

Thank you so much for your interest in sponsoring My Mélange!  This blog is focused on France and Italy travel, carry-on travel and culinary and wine travel, so if you are looking to target folks in that demographic, I’m looking for sponsors and advertisers, so perhaps we could work together.

I’ve spent over six years building an online following and over four years as a travel consultant.

Here is some useful info about the site:

Current My Melange site statistics as of January 2014

  • Invesp rank : 4th in Italy, 15th in France and 55th in General Travel. You can click on this link to view more specific info.
  • Alexa rank :  7o4,405 and 199,643  in the US.
  • RSS Subscribers : 1310
  • Monthly Visits : 24,519 (via Google Analytics)
  • Unique Monthly Visitors : 22,793 (via Google Analytics)
  • Google Page Rank : 4
  • Twitter Followers : 9413
  • Facebook Fans : 2070
  • Pinterest Followers : 2375
  • Instagram Followers : 589
  • Klout Score : 61

Syndication

Currently, My Melange provides a syndicated feed to the following sites:

  • Alltop
  • Top Travel Content Europe

I am extremely active in all aspects of Social Media. I take promotion of the site very seriously and focus steadily on increasing traffic thru Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Stumble Upon and Instagram.

My Mélange does not work with sites that use inappropriate language or content. I reserve the right to approve or reject all advertising and prefer advertising to be targeted toward France or Italy, specifically travel, food, wine and culture related – as this would benefit both my readers and advertisers.

Currently, I do not accept any form of sponsored posts, pay per post, paid reviews or link exchanges.

Please note: Advertising rates are in US Dollars and Paypal is the prefered payment method.

125 x 125 Banner Ads

You must provide the banner artwork and HTML code. Please do not send Flash banners. I’ll accept regular jpg banners and animated gif banners (as long as the animation is not too overwhelming.)

Size: 125 x 125
1 Month: $50
6 Months: $175
12 Months: $350

Product Reviews

I love finding the latest and greatest travel products, especially if they can be helpful or solve a problem for travelers.  If you have such a travel gadget and are interested in letting me try it out and posting a review on the site, I might be interested.  If it’s a product that helps travelers with packing light, even better.

Any product review will clearly be labeled as such, I will disclose any freebies received and I will always give my honest opinion.  I also love books.  If you have an Italy or France themed travel guide, memoir, or cookbook and you’d like me to read and review it on the site, get in touch.  If you are interested in having me stay in your hotel, take a culinary tour or excursion or check out your destination, feel free to get in touch.

Host a Giveaway

Everyone likes free stuff.  If you have something of interest to my readers and you’d like to create some buzz and exposure for it – I can host a giveaway. But please keep my readers in mind – no iPads, automotive products or cosmetics.  I have the right to decide what would interest my readers and what wouldn’t. Companies are responsible for providing the details, photos and shipping all prizes to the winners in a timely fashion.

Brand Awareness

I’ve established relationships working with PR firms that represent brands like Bertolli, Philips Saeco and Mango Languages, just to name a few.  In the travel genre, I’ve worked with Marriott and Royal Holiday resorts.  I’ve also worked with Sopexa to promote French wine regions like Chablis, Sud de France and Pays d’Oc.

Other Opportunities 

  • Press Trips
  • Media Coverage for Food, Wine and Travel Events
  • Food and Wine Product Reviews

If you’re interested in working together, please get in touch by emailing me – robin (at) mymelange.net or using the contact form. I’d love to hear from you!

-Robin