Belmar, NJ, August 06, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- New Jersey Stage wants to create a network of virtual newspaper boxes across the internet to help promote and distribute its new digital magazine. Traditionally, arts & entertainment weeklies have placed newspaper boxes at busy street corners to serve as distribution points. Since New Jersey Stage is a digital magazine without any physical copies to distribute, the publication is introducing a new program to simulate the newspaper box approach in the virtual world. Appropriately named "Stagehands", the program offers artists, organizations, and businesses free advertising in exchange for helping to spread the word about the new magazine.
New Jersey Stage blends the best features of the web with the look and feel of a magazine. Each issue covers the arts with audio, video, and interactive elements that help the stories and advertising come alive. The first issue contained a poet reciting a poem within a beautifully shot video, tv clips from the past, a short indie film, a photo gallery slideshow of art, and a music video. Several ads even included video to go along pop-up driving maps and links back to websites and social media networks. Yet, the issue is designed to read just like a magazine with pages that actually turn, whether they're being read on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone.
"Our Stagehands program offers a free 300x250 pixel ad on NewJerseyStage.com in exchange for helping to spread the word about our digital magazine," explained Gary Wien, publisher. "Stagehands may choose to add one of our banners or buttons to their website, add a text link to the magazine, or simply share the link to the magazine on their social network sites each month.
"Essentially, the Stagehands help form a key element in our digital magazine's distribution network," said Wien. "As a way of showing our appreciation, we have set up a special ad rotation on our website solely to run ads by the Stagehands."
There are no costs involved in the Stagehands program. Interested parties simply notify NewJerseyStage.com that they will be helping to spread the word, send over a 300x250 ad, and the ad will be put into rotation on the website. A link will also be added in a special section listing all of the Stagehands.
"By helping more people learn about New Jersey Stage magazine, the Stagehands are actually helping to keep arts journalism alive in the Garden State," added Wien. "Mainstream newspapers have been steadily decreasing the amount of their arts coverage over the years and, with so many publications struggling to stay afloat, independent arts magazines like New Jersey Stage are the answer."
For more information on the Stagehands program visit http://www.newjerseystage.com/magazine/stagehands.php
About New Jersey Stage
New Jersey Stage magazine is a monthly digital publication published by Wine Time Media that covers the arts throughout the Garden State. The magazine seeks to bring coverage and inexpensive advertising to the arts. Advertising rates range from $20-$100 to reach over 25,000 fans of the arts each month. For more information visit http://www.newjerseystage.com