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Why Video Librarian?

In business for over 35 years, Video Librarian is the trusted resource for media-buying decision-makers in the library and academic space. With an index of 43k+ reviews, buyers around the world come to Video Librarian to make their decisions on new video content — giving you an invaluable, highly-targeted audience.


Our social media presence includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and TikTok. Advertising with us is letting us introduce you to our audience of 20 - 30k monthly users and 8k+ newsletter subscribers, from both public and university libraries, educators, and other community members. Our audience is highly interested in utilizing cinema as a public tool for both education and entertainment. 

Sponsored Editorials

What Is A Sponsored Editorial?
A Sponsored Editorial from Video Librarian is an original essay, list, or interview written either by you or with the assistance of our editorial staff. 


It is published for 2 weeks in the Spotlight section of our Homepage and then lives on our website indefinitely. Every Sponsored Editorial receives additional social media support on Facebook/Instagram. It also includes a comprehensive analytics report at the end of your campaign. 


How Much Does It Cost?

We offer various tiers to accommodate a range of budgets, ensuring that you have the flexibility to choose the option that aligns best with your needs and resources.


♦  2,000 words - $2000
♦  1,500 words - $1500
♦  1,000 words - $750


You can also purchase SEO Support for $75/hour.


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Enhanced Reviews

What Is An Enhanced Review?
An Enhanced Review from Video Librarian is not only a thorough and expert evaluation of your film from one of our writers, but one that makes connections for the film's use on library shelves or the classroom.


It also includes supplemental materials for a librarian/educator/etc. to fully evaluate and appreciate what your film offers. You can include a trailer, gallery of stills (with or without captions), a link to your site, study guide (if applicable), director's statement, purchase link, press release, and/or single sell-sheet, etc.


How Much Does It Cost?
We offer various tiers to accommodate a range of budgets, ensuring that you have the flexibility to choose the option that aligns best with your needs and resources.


Tier A | $50
♦ Guaranteed Review
♦ Social Media Support


Tier B | $125
♦ Enhanced Review
♦ Review placed in Spotlight section on homepage
♦ Social Media Support + Ads


Tier C | $200
♦ Enhanced Review
♦ Review placed in Spotlight section on homepage
♦ Social Media Support + Ads
♦ Newsletter Inclusion


Tier D | $575
♦ Enhanced Review
♦ Review placed in Spotlight section on homepage
♦ Social Media Support + Ads (including TikTok)
♦ In-Article Ad promoting your review across the site
♦ Newsletter devoted to solely your title


You can also purchase an additional RUSH for $20 to have the review completed and published within a quick or specific timeframe. 


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Newsletters, Articles, Guides

How Do I Advertise in Newsletters, Recommendation Articles, and Guides?

Throughout the year, Video Librarian will release these offerings based on our schedule and various special events. We designed these curated lists to cater to the specific film needs of librarians and educators such as academic subjects, genres, or different venues for public screenings. These serve as a valuable resource for librarians and educators, who place their trust in our expertise, consider using these films for their classrooms or libraries. Through these recommendation lists, we aim to assist professionals in making informed decisions that enhance their educational environments.


Newsletter Inclusion | Based on genres or special events | $100 ($75 each for 2 or more) OR $225 for a personal newsletter
♦ E-mail Blast sent to 8k+ 

♦ List of e-mails who clicked your link


Articles | Based on academic subjects or special events | $250 ($225 each for 2 or more)

♦ Published on videolibrarian.com 
♦ Article placed in Spotlight section on homepage

♦ Social Media Ad

Guides | Based on special events or public screenings | $350 ($300 each for 2 or more)

♦ Published on videolibrarian.com
♦ Article placed in Spotlight section on homepage

♦ Social Media Ad 

♦ In-Article Ad placed across the website
 

Marketplace

What Is Video Librarian Marketplace?

Our marketplace, accessible through a dedicated tab on our website is a virtual film store that showcases your films to our 20 - 30k+ monthly users, including vibrant poster images, a direct link to a streaming platform, purchase link, and other relevant information. 
 

♦  Targeted Audience
♦  Cost-Effective Promotion
♦  Professional Curation
♦  Direct Purchase Links


How Much Does It Cost?

$500 for one row (3 titles) or $220 each. 
 

Details | Deadlines

Marketplace Calendar   Deadline for Materials   Live Dates
Spring Semester (January - May) January 5 1/15 - 5/15
  Fall Semester (August - November)   August 5 8/15 - 11/15

Display Ads

What Is A Display Ad?

Prior to 2020, Video Librarian was magazine that offered print advertising in each issue. Since 2020, we offer digital advertising with global reach. 


We partner with Broadstreet to create, schedule, and manage digital display advertising. Display Ads run for 30 days and includes a comprehensive analytics report at the end of your campaign including the Views, Hovers, and Clicks your ad received.


♦  Billboard (2500 x 500 pixels) | $300
♦  Leaderboard (1456 x 180 pixels) | $250
♦  Square (500 x 500 pixels) | $100
♦  In-Article (600 x 200 pixels) | $75
♦  YouTube/Vimeo (film trailer) | $200


Request a preview of your ad on our website by submitting your design to ads@videolibrarian.com.

Distributor Links

What Is A Distributor Link?

A Distributor Link is an instant pathway from your Video Librarian review to the streaming platform on which your film is available for rent, purchase and/or streaming. We insert this "► Now Streaming on" link at the top of the review alongside your title's metadata. 


Distributor Links are $20 each.

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Packages

Can't decide? We offer a number of packages that let you sample all of Video Librarian's promotional offerings in one customized campaign. Email us at ads@videolibrarian.com to learn more about these bundles.

Questions?

Advertising with the #1 film, documentary, and television review resource for librarians and educators will bring your films to our audiences. Let us help you decide what will work best for your budget and goals. For more information, contact us at ads@videolibrarian.com.