Learn more about potential sponsorship opportunities with Tedium.
Note: We’re booked out for the rest of 2019 and are accepting potential sponsors starting in January of 2020. If you’re OK with waiting that long, feel free to get in touch, but right now, we’re booked solid!
Looking for a great place to spend your sponsorship dollars? Consider Tedium, which can offer you a variety of options to give your campaign a kick in the pants. With open rates of around 30 percent and more than 10,000 dedicated subscribers, Tedium is a newsletter that hits an audience of readers who are curious, tech-focused, and interested in the way the world works. Read on for a few ideas of what that could look like:
The number of subscribers to Tedium, a newsletter whose content has been featured on such fine outlets as Digg, NPR’s Planet Money, and The Onion’s A.V. Club. (We’re also syndicated through such even finer outlets as Vice’s Motherboard, Atlas Obscura, and Neatorama.)
Newsletter sponsorships: Tedium currently offers sponsorship options at per-issue and monthly (eight issue) rates. These offerings include an image, up to 250 characters of text, and a link of your choice, complete with UTM code—possibly more than one if needed. These sponsorships get published both in the Tedium newsletter and on its website, exposing them to thousands of additional readers who might stumble on the article while surfing the web. For just a little extra, you can add a background image to your sponsorship as well. Curious? Please reach out!
Let’s make a zine: In recent months, Tedium has gotten into the zine business, sending out issues to a select group of readers in our Patreon queue who are very passionate about this publication and what it has to offer. But due to timing and resources, I’m only doing one about every three months—but if I find the occasional issue sponsor, I may up the level or expand the page count in the current zine, and potentially add more content from outside contributors. This is a smaller reader base, between 60 and 70 peopple on average, but one that is extremely passionate about what Tedium offers. You would be a hero to a readership that thinks we’re already awesome.
Maybe we can tell your story? While we’re not in the pure content marketing business at the moment, we have nothing against the idea, and would love to consider options given time and resources. Here’s our pitch, in case you’re curious.
What we are not interested in (or: please don’t email asking for a backlink)
I have severe ethical issues with the heavy use of backlinks for propping up sites in search engines, which tend to take away from sites that distribute quality content. As a result, I do not accept them in any way. To be more specific: WE DO NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED GUEST POSTS, and WE DO NOT PUT UNSOLICITED BACKLINKS IN OUR CONTENT.
If you want to appear on our website to promote your business please reach out for a sponsorship, so that we can support our product.
“He writes these long posts filled with details where he digs up old patent filings, or clippings from hundred-year-old newspapers, archival audio … He just goes so nuts—and I love it.”
— Alex Goldmark, supervising producer of NPR’s Planet Money, describing that thing we do with Tedium.