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Advertorials/sponsored threads: a new marketing service

Post by Lev » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:43 pm

In addition to our wide range of online marketing and promotion services we are now offering advertorials or "sponsored threads". This low-cost, instant exposure marketing service will get your business seen by our readers and allow you to interact with current and potential customers (or have it locked if you desire).

A sample can be viewed here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19828

Who should consider an advertorial thread:
Any small or medium business looking to attract Hua Hin visitors and expats.
Those seeking to sell items and products with a limited advertising budget.
Hua Hin companies and businesses seeking a large internet audience.
Those wanting instant interaction with their clients.

Why should you choose HHForum?
We are the town's largest and best read website with the only active online community.
You can instantly post current promotions, events, updates and business news.
Our readership is interested in your product.
Our prices are unbeatable and far lower than any local print media.

Please contact us via the form or PM if you are interested in further details on this unique low-cost advertising option which will get you online for less than ten baht per day.

Terms and conditions apply, offer not available to commercial real estate agents or developers.

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Re: HHADvertorials, a new marketing service

Post by hhfarang » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:19 pm

Not trying to get into trouble, but... should someone advertise on here and not provide good service or product, would the negative comments about their business be allowed on the general forum, or would the forum owners protect them from such negative publicity even it it was deserved because they are a paying customer.

Seems like there could be a possible conflict of interest between the forum owners, members, and advertisers... :|

I understand that the forum needs revenue to exist, but also, people depend on forums like this for honest information when they are trying to make decisions on where to spend their hard earned dosh. :D
My brain is like an Internet browser; 12 tabs are open and 5 of them are not responding, there's a GIF playing in an endless loop,... and where is that annoying music coming from?

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Re: HHADvertorials, a new marketing service

Post by Lev » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:38 pm

We do not currently censor the forum or "protect" sponsors and we will not in the future, we do however try to prevent slanderous comments towards individuals or businesses as would any publication that wishes to avoid legal action.

Those with advertorial threads will be able to choose whether to leave them open for discussion or have it locked to prevent it. If a client has a problem with a business they should take it up with the establishment, not us. That said we are well aware of the often critical nature of some of our members so advertisers will be made aware of the medium on which they are marketing their products. It will not suit everyone but those that do embrace it and run their business professionally will reap the rewards.

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Re: HHADvertorials, a new marketing service

Post by caller » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:45 am

Will they slot in under a current appropriate sub-forum, or all be given a sub-forum of their own?
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Re: HHADvertorials, a new marketing service

Post by Lev » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:00 am

They will be placed in the appropriate sub-forum.

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Re: HHADvertorials, a new marketing service

Post by Lev » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:35 pm

In order to give our 'HHADvertorial' clients a boost in web presence we have added external links to them on the Hua Hin Web Directory: http://www.hua-hin.in.th

Please contact us if you are interested in an advertorial and an online presence for less than 10 baht per day.

Methods to contact us:
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Email: webmaster [at] huahinafterdark.com
Thai sales manager: 087-9190019
Skype: huahinafterdark
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Re: HHADvertorials, a new marketing service

Post by kendo » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:27 pm

hhfarang wrote:Not trying to get into trouble, but... should someone advertise on here and not provide good service or product, would the negative comments about their business be allowed on the general forum, or would the forum owners protect them from such negative publicity even it it was deserved because they are a paying customer.

Seems like there could be a possible conflict of interest between the forum owners, members, and advertisers... :|

I understand that the forum needs revenue to exist, but also, people depend on forums like this for honest information when they are trying to make decisions on where to spend their hard earned dosh. :D
Buffalo Bill got the chop for being a pain, and they used to sponsor this site, so i believe it to be fair all round if you conduct yourself in a professional manner its a win win situation or if you are that stupid, in Bills case not to heed warnings and respect this forum you will get banned.

My friend Peter around at Jings told me for first time bookings he does very very well through advertising on HHAD but i wont say the persentage.

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Re: HHADvertorials, a new marketing service

Post by Lev » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:30 am

We have now made all of the advertorials 'sticky' to keep them at the top of their respective forums and increase their readership.

Please contact us if you are interested in high internet exposure for your business for less than 10 baht a day.

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Re: HHADvertorials, a new marketing service

Post by Lev » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:18 pm

There is no better time to market your Christmas and New Year promotions, an advertorial thread on the forum will cost you less than the price of a small bottle of beer per week. We will show your business and current promotions you are offering to thousands of potential customers.

Contact us to find out more!

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Re: Avertorials/sponsored threads: a new marketing service

Post by Lev » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:33 pm

Due to the popularity of the advertorials and to make it fair on full page sponsors we are no longer permitting web links in them - those that want to update potential customers can do so in their advertorial rather than driving readers off the forum to their own sites.

Web links, signature links, and full marketing options are available to our full page sponsors, we believe this is only fair considering the price difference. Advertorials are a simple, budget and basic way to use the forum to update our readers on your business events and promotions.

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Re: Advertorials/sponsored threads: a new marketing service

Post by Lev » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:52 pm

Now is the time to get an advertorial on the forum, and here's why:

1) Our traffic is increasing every month and currently stands at 3,966 readers PER DAY
2) Our advertorials are the most efficient way of reaching a huge audience
3) Our prices can't be beaten, local magazines are many times the price for a fraction of the readers and limited distribution
4) You are in control of your ad and marketing, you can post your promotions, menus and events here as often as you please

Get your high season specials and promotions noticed on Hua Hin's largest and best read website from less than 120 baht per week: http://www.huahinmedia.com/huahinforum.php

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