Advertise with Inside 485.

Inside 485 reaches thousands of smart, plugged-in Charlotte area readers every month. You can now leverage this platform to get your message out to Charlotte's most influential consumers. It's simple and inexpensive to become an Inside 485 ad partner.

Review Sponsor - $200​ per review

  • Your logo and message is included on the review page

  • Your business will be tagged in social media posts about the review

  • Your logo and a link to your business will be included on a partners section of the Inside 485 homepage for six months

  • You will reach between 1000-3000 people

Newsletter Sponsor - $100 per email

  • Your logo and message is included in the newsletter

  • Your business will be tagged in social media posts about the newsletter

  • Your logo and a link to your business will be included on a partners section of the Inside 485 homepage for six months

  • You will reach between 500-1000 people

Friends of Inside 485 - $200 per month

  • Your logo and a link to your business will be included on a partners section of the Inside 485 homepage for six months

  • You become the Review Sponsor or Newsletter Sponsor on a rotating basis if we cannot sell those assets 

  • We'll share your business news and content on our social media channels

  • Right of first refusal for all event sponsorships

  • Category exclusivity

Event Sponsorship - Contact for Pricing

 

Inside 485 is planning a tentpole event in 2020. We expect a large volume of ticket sales and an audience that's influential, smart, and well connected in Charlotte. We want to plan it with you from the ground up.

Ready to advertise? Email dion [at] inside485.com

What is Inside 485?​

Inside 485 is dedicated to producing high quality writing on Charlotte restaurants, bars, experiences, and art. A limited amount of our content covers national news and entertainment. We provide cultural context for what it means to eat, drink, and live in Charlotte. We are honest. No fluff. No BS. No punches pulled. No confrontation avoided.

We are relentless in our mission is to explore, appreciate, and evaluate Charlotte’s culture through words and images.

Who is reading Inside 485?

  • Socially active adults

  • 22-39

  • High household income

  • Digitally savvy

  • Well connected

  • College educated

Our audience includes a ton of influential people in the Charlotte community. We're not pulling the kind of raw numbers you see on other platforms (yet), but all your favorite media figures are reading us. We're good at what we do, have a well-defined value proposition, and the buzz has been tremendous so far. 

Each month, well over 350,000 unique Charlotteans encounter our content. We've generated an incredible amount of momentum and it's only going to get bigger from here. 

What makes us different?

There's a lot of great digital media publications in Charlotte where you can spend your money. So why us? 

Because we're a supplement to those platforms. They read them for news; they read us for context. Our bounce rate is incredibly low, and our pages per session is incredibly high. That means people are connecting deeply with what we're doing. The deeper connection, the more value you get from your ad buy.

Advertising with us is less expensive and more flexible. Plus, Dion takes you to dinner during the sales pitch.

And sorry, but we don't take money from anyone in the restaurant industry.

 

It's our whole thing. We like you, but we can't risk our editorial integrity by taking a financial interest in the success or failure of a restaurant. If you own or represent a restaurant, bar, or brewery, feel free to shoot us your press releases and news. We'll probably share it on our social media channels. But we can't be advertising partners.

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