As our community and local businesses face difficult times, the De Queen Bee has created an Advertising Matching Program that will offer $50,000 of marketing dollars to local businesses in our surrounding area. Every dollar, from $200 to $5,000, invested by the local business will be matched by the Advertising Matching Program, based on approval and availability.
Matching funds may be used for print advertising in the De Queen Bee, Ouachita Trading Post, Mena Star, Waldron News, or Citizen, as well as online advertising on DeQueenBee.com, MenaStar.com, WaldronNews.com or for one of our targeted digital marketing campaigns.
Matching funds are open to any local business in need of advertising support due to the COVID-19 impact and slowdown.
Multiple Advertising Matching Partnerships will be awarded now through July 31th, 2020. All awarded advertising dollars must be used during those months and cannot be carried forward into future months. Program does not apply to previously scheduled ads or current invoices, and regular ad policies apply. (Existing loyal advertisers, please contact your sales representative to see how this program can work with your existing contracted advertising)
How do I receive Matching Funds?
In order to receive part of the Advertising Match Funds, you must be a local business impacted by COVID-19. Businesses meeting these qualifications are invited to fill out the application below and let us know how additional advertising will help you. Not sure how to use the funds? You get FREE marketing advice from our multi-media marketing consultants.
When you complete the application below, a representative from our office will reach out to your business within 48 hours to let you know if you qualify and answer any questions. If you have questions, feel free to email us at Tom@menastar.com or call (479) 394-1900 or Cindy at (870) 642-2111.
Why Are We Doing This?
The De Queen Bee is a local business and we understand the challenges currently faced by our business community during COVID-19 and the economic recovery. We have served our community and helped businesses promote themselves since 1897. This program is one of our efforts to do our part to help local businesses reach customers and thrive in these trying economic times.