ExploreDance.com Commissioned Articles
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Special rates are available for those who have purchased 12 month ad packages, and for volume discounts. Note: Some types of articles may cost more than the above rates because they require more work than a standard article. Also, it is possible to request an article by a specific writer, but we can not guarantee this, and if we are able to fulfill such a request for a specific writer, the price may be higher, especially for articles written by senior dance critics. If you have a special request, let us know and we will work out a price before any commitments are made.

Also note: Commissioning an article is different from being the sponsor of a specific article, which would place a 240 by 400 pixel plus text ad in the top left position 100% of the time against any articles so sponsored, plus some other special benefits. This used to be ExploreDance.com's standard ad option, but is now mostly used for companies wanting very specific brand building, dance companies interested in using this as a fundraising option, or other special circumstances. Pricing for sponsoring specific articles varies. Contact us for details if you are interested in sponsoring specific articles.

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Commissioned articles: Commission articles about a specific dance company or topic. This can be a review, preview or interview. The only catch is that a dance company can not pay for an article about their own dance company. However, recommending another dance company and paying for an article about that company, and then getting that dance company to pay for an article about your dance company is perfectly fine. In each such commissioned article, the advertiser will get a line in the header of the article saying the equivalent of "This article was recommended and sponsored by [advertiser]. Articles about [advertiser] can be found here [link] {this sentence will be included only if applicable}. Check out [advertiser's] website here [link]." It is also understood that all commissioned articles will be written to the same honest, but supportive standards ExploreDance.com uses for any article of a given type, regardless of who is paying for the article.

Creation of ads: The advertiser would supply appropriate graphics and other information for the ads. We can have our graphic designers create new ads, but that would be extra.

Payment due dates: All full payment options are due within 30 days of signing the contract, and we will generally provide the partial month between receipt of payment and the first of the next month for free, especially on 12 month packages. For monthly payment options, the first payment is due within 30 days of signing the contract, and subsequent payments are due within 30 days of the 1st of the relevant month (e.g., if the second month starts on March 1, the second payment would be due no later than March 31). The advertiser agrees that payments received after the 30 grace period are subject to collection fees, which will consist of ExploreDance.com's collection costs plus 5% of the amount owed, but if payments are late and no collection costs have been incurred, the advertiser can avoid collection costs by paying an equal number of future payments early.

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