Advertise on Ballarat Buzz

Reach Ballarat residents and visitors

  • Ballarat Buzz is the city’s most comprehensive local events calendar, listing hundreds of events every month.

  • Ballarat Buzz is a must-visit website for everyone living in or visiting Ballarat. We anticipate 10,000 unique visitors per month. 
  • Ballarat Buzz is built and operated by Flax Digital, local Ballarat experts in web development, digital strategy and search engine optimisation. We'll make sure your advertisement is seen!

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Our market research shows...

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"I want to attend more local events" (rated 1-10)

Ballarat residents want to attend more local events.

What prevents people from attending as many events as they'd like?

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41% have trouble finding out what's happening.
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26% can't find events to suit their interests.

“It's easy to find out about events in Ballarat - after they happen! I missed the first beerfest, the first springfest, the first white night etc.”

Morita, Ballarat Resident

Advertising packages

Front Page Sponsorship

For major events of interest to a wide portion of the Ballarat population, or for venues or organisations who want to reach all kinds of Ballarat residents and visitors.

Benefits:

  • Advertise your event, venue, or anything else at the top of our homepage.
  • Featured content includes banner image, text, and call to action button.
  • Link to your website, ticket booking page, or any other web address.
  • Seen by thousands of visitors every month.
  • Promotional blog post, shared to our social media audience, about your event/venue/business.

Pricing

$500/month

10% discount for 6 months

20% discount for 12 months

Category Sponsorship

For events, venues, or businesses connected to a particular segment of Ballarat’s residents or visitors. Reach out to music-lovers, business owners, people with kids, or any of our dozens of other segments.

Benefits:

  • Advertise your event, venue, business or anything else on one of our category pages.
  • Featured content includes huge banner image, text, and call to action button.
  • Link to your website, ticket booking page, or any other web address.
  • Seen by hundreds or thousands of highly-targeted visitors every month.
  • Promotion link to your site shared with our social media audience.

Pricing

$200/month

10% discount for 6 months

20% discount for 12 months

Featured Events

Our basic listings are always free, but this is an affordable option for any event, no matter how small. This package will suit community groups, individual performers, or micro-businesses.

Benefits:

  • Show your event in the "featured" list on the Ballarat Buzz homepage.
  • Events appear prominently, with a larger image and coloured background, in category listings.
  • Events are highlighted on monthly calendars.
  • Events are included in weekly newsletters.
  • Reach a wider audience, get more attendees.

Pricing

$20 per event

Discounts for monthly and
weekly recurrent events

Become a partner

Major partner

For organisations wishing to invest in Ballarat’s community and culture. Your sponsorship helps develop the Ballarat Buzz website and pay for the infrastructure to run it.

Benefits:

  • Your logo and website link on every page of Ballarat Buzz
  • Your logo and website link in every issue of our newsletter
  • Listed as a major partner on our “Partners” page
  • Promotional blog post, shared to our social media audience, about your sponsorship
  • Includes up to 5 featured events (non-recurring) per month

Data partner

For organisations who run a large number of events (30 or more per month) and wish to quickly and easily upload them into Ballarat Buzz. We will work with you to develop a custom data import from your existing ticketing system (eg. Eventbrite) or spreadsheet.

Benefits:

  • Save time on data entry.
  • Reach a wider audience with your event information.
  • Listed as a partner on our “Partners” page, with a logo and link to your website.

Interested in partnership opportunities?

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