Named by the community as the most influential and informative site for the Castro Community in the world we are MyCastro.com!
By way of introduction, in case we haven't mentioned it yet, we are the website + community portal authority on everything and anything that is San Francisco's famous Castro District. With news, views, dining, shopping, tourism, and more we are your one stop shop for it all. Currently, we are a community of 43,000+ and growing of people local and from around the world. At MyCastro.com we are dedicated to profiling our community, its members, and events offering the best of what the Castro has to offer.
We drive a high volume of trendsetting, affluent, influential traffic of people who are ready to shop online and to see your brand in-person. They want to hear from you and see your hot new offers. Since launch, our site continues to experience exponential growth, every month with an end not in sight!
If you need to reach the San Francisco GLBT market affordably and with proven results look no further, and contact an advertising account manger today. We are an essential tool for getting your unique message across to Social media and the online community.
We are not a dating site, we are not a fashion site, nor are we are not an adult site, we are simply dedicated to our community that we live and love, the Castro.
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Some promotional tools available for you:
Our campaigns cut through the clutter and deliver you message 100% of the time. Within seconds you'll be able to see our community interact with promotional tool of choice, watch your click through sky-rocket leading to greater purchasing power for you and your brand.
Proven results instantly; grow your business and your brand now!
Rates and Packages
MyCastro.com is growing fast, and we couldn't be any more thrilled. While traffic may be growing we refuse to increase our rates. We want to ensure that if you need to advertise that you can do it, at a low cost with sure fire results. No fuss and industry markup. We are here for you!
We can tailor specific packages for your requirements using a mix of promotional tools with the aim of increasing sales, branding and viral activity.
To discuss advertising please contact by completing the form below or email us directly at Advertising@MyCastro.com and we will put together a proposal based on your specific requirements and budget.
Or better yet, just call us and set up an appointment to meet my phone at (415) 834-5067. We love any excuse to buy you coffee, get out of the office, and charge it on the company card.
We look forward to hearing from you and will be in touch within the next 48 hours.
Contact: Advertising@MyCastro.com P: (415) 834-5067 F: (415) 834-5067
$10 per month
For a next to nothing cost advertisers can list their business first in our business directory with upgraded content. These way viewers are certain to see your business before all the others. In addition to our free listings the Spotlight listing allows businesses to include a link to their website, Google maps hyperlink, and an image of their business. Business owners can also include up to 600 words of additional content. The Spotlight directory Listing is a must for any advertiser seeking maximum exposure at a cost effective rate.
$300 per month annual contract
Skyscraper advertisements are an economical sure-fire way to meet your advertising needs. Advertisements are rotated per page view on the right most side of ALL MyCastro.com web pages. This allows your message to be viewed throughout the entire portal. As these advertising spots are constantly in view regardless of navigation, you message is certain to be seen. These advertisements are less expensive than the other premium positions available within our portal but are viewed just as much making the Skyscraper position the most sought after and popular advertising product offering with MyCastro.com.
$175 per month annual contract
Root advertisements are yet another economical proven way to meet your advertising needs. Like the Skyscraper, Root advertisements are the same dimension in size but with placement in the bottom fold of the MyCastro.com website allowing for a less expensive means to advertise. While Root ads are below the fold, traffic and click-through here still returns comparable results at an even lower price; perfect for a small advertising budget. Root placement is premium positioning at a discounted price.
$150 per month annual contract
Box advertisements are placed inside of page content. Placement options includes news articles, spotlights, and community events listings or all the above. As there is only one box advertisement placement per page, per article you will be certain to drive an engaged customer to your website. In addition, your advertisement can be displayed ONLY in pages that match your unique and specific category. Restaurant owners wishing to advertise only to foodies can be featured in the Restaurant Spotlight Section of the MyCastro.com website. The Box Ad takes a zoned approach to advertising that is revolutionary in delivering your advertising message. Special rates apply to zoned placement.
$400 per month annual contract
Premium Leaderboard advertisements are displayed at the top of the MyCastro.com website between the navigation bar and supplemental content. Positioning in this premium spot guarantees page view across ALL associated web pages within the MyCastro.com website. As this is a premium position without rotation with our other advertising partners your advertisement will receive maximum exposure to site traffic without interruption. For maximum exposure, optimum ROI, and the very best click-through MyCastro.com can offer the Premium Leaderboard is the ideal and most effective solution for your advertising needs.
$75 per month annual contract
Button advertisements are the least expensive way to generate exposure and awareness for your brand. Placement in our footer across ALL WebPages helps keep your message in front of the viewer throughout all their interaction across the MyCastro.com website. Button ads are the most inexpensive way to drive traffic to your site and convert sales on a small budget.
$100-$200 per week based on day
Nightlife advertisements promote your event by connecting partygoers locally and nationwide. Placement in our nightlife section ensures that your patrons know what’s happening, directing them to your venue every time, all the time! With high traffic, search engine optimization, and easy access to what’s hot and going on right now, we ensure that your event is attended loud and proud. Always at the front of the line nightlife banners (that display on the homepage and as a flyer on the nightlife directory) are the ONLY way to promote your party or event to the GLBT market.
MyCastro.com offers multiple discount rates applied to all advertisers who sign a minimum of three-month commitment for advertising. Discounts are on a sliding scale discounted greater for term commitments up to and exceeding one year.
Please contact an advertising account manager for the current discount rate for a contract buy via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: (415) 834-5067
MyCastro.com is committed to spreading the word and supporting local non-profits who seek to better the well being of the Castro District and LGBT community. With proper verification of 501(c)(6) non-profit tax code we are happy to extend a 25% discount to all advertising rates and associated fees. We look forward to helping you better the community.
We accept Photoshop (PSD), GIF, and JPEG. For best view please send JPEG files at the highest setting. We apologize in advance however we are no longer accepting advertisements on film.
All advertisements MUST be submitted by the last Monday of each month to be published in the following month’s portal.
Color proofs must be provided. MyCastro.com will not be responsible for any errors if proof is not provided. If artwork is not received by the art deadline, the advertiser agrees to authorize MyCastro.com to run the previous artwork already on file.
For mechanical or production questions contact: Email: Jennifer@MyCastro.com or by phone: (415) 834-5067