When you advertise on the South Carolina Head Start website, your ad will be seen by a distinct group of people who are looking for information on education topics, news, and events about childhood education issues. Many of these people are educators or administrators, often with the authority to make purchasing decisions. Others are parents seeking ways to maximize the educational opportunities for their children. Your advertising dollars help support the programs and other activities of Head Start in South Carolina.
Where Will My Ad Appear?
When you purchase advertising space on our website, your ad will appear on a minimum of five pages, providing maximum exposure. On most pages, ads will appear in the right-side column (for sidebar ads), or at the bottom of the page. We also offer a limited amount of premium space on the home page. All ads include a link to your website.
How much will it cost?
Your ad can run for 3 months, 6 months, or a year. Longer terms include a discounted rate. You will be responsible for providing a graphic to be used in your ad (see specifications below). If you are unable to provide the proper file for your ad, we can create your ad for an additional cost.
Ad Sizes and Rates
- Small sidebar ad – 300 x 250 pixels. This will appear on the right side of the page, on all advertising pages except the home page. $120/3 months, $210/6 months, $360/1 year.
- Large sidebar ad – 600 x 250 pixels. This will appear on the right side of the page, on all advertising pages except the home page. $240/3 months, $420/6 months, $720/1 year.
- Top of page banner ad – 900 x 90 pixels. This will appear on the top of the page, on all advertising pages except the home page. $300/3 months, $570/6 months, $1,000/1 year.
- Bottom of page banner ad – 900 x 90 pixels. This will appear on the bottom of the page, on all advertising pages except the home page. $240/3 months, $420/6 months, $720/1 year.
- Home page premium – All ad sizes except top of page banner can be placed on the home page for double the normal rate. This also includes placement on all other advertising pages.
Payment Terms and Deadlines
- We accept checks, Visa, and Mastercard.
- Payment for ad must be received within five working days of ad launch.
- Ad space must be reserved no less than seven working days prior to ad launch.
- Ad artwork must be submitted to us four working days prior to ad launch.
- Cancellation notice must be received three working days prior to ad launch.
- Ad must be accompanied by a URL link that is active when submitted.
- We accept GIF, JPG, and PNG files.
- Animated .gifs must stop looping after three rotations.
SCSHSA Ad Policy
Advertisers must be aligned with the SCSHSA’s mission. Our acceptance of any advertisement should not be considered an endorsement of the product and/or service advertised or for the company that manufactures, distributes, or promotes such product or service. We decline any advertising that we believe is false, libelous, exploitative, or hateful. We reserve the right, at any time, to decline advertising copy.