Media/Advertising Kit for Sepember-November, 2014

Contact: Michael J. Roberts/

“Research indicates that architecture, advertising, and theater have the greatest economic potential and ability to grow in Chicago. In 2013, 43.6 million visitors came to Chicago, spending nearly $12 billion.”  (Source; City of Chicago Cultural Affairs)

Overview of is the premiere and most popular dedicated website that covers Chicago’s unique and varied performing arts community, including theater, concerts, film, cabaret, museums, art, children’s theatre, television, music and dance. also features coverage on Chicagoland’s vast philanthropic ventures including charity events (partner with BroadwayCares/Equity Fights Aids), business openings and LGBTQ outreach.

In addition, has a separate restaurant section which focuses on, what most consider, the best food city in the country.  Add to that,’s Founder Michael Roberts’ ratings grabbing appearance on the popular show Check,Please, and you have a perfect opportunity to market your business to the vast marketplace.

  • This media kit describes opportunities for advertisers to reach this unique, valuable audience.
  • is part of the “Showbiz” family of websites that includes (Southern California); (North Florida) and Showbiz Nation LIVE!, which houses archives for the national radio broadcast on Universal Broadcasting and iTunes.
  • is also a partner site with, the largest LGBTQ website conglomerate in the country; Music Theater International Shows-space; and Goldstar Tickets.

Audience & Demographics

The audience is educated, socially mobile with expendable incomes and crosses many generations. has seen traffic consistently and considerably increase since its launch in 2003 (Originally Visitors are highly targeted, and arrive mainly via browser bookmarks, targeted search engine queries, social media interactions, and highly relevant inbound links. In short, our website is uniquely positioned to offer an audience that is receptive to your advertising message.

Audience Metrics:

The following information describes the size and scale of audience.

Monthly Uniques                 Monthly Page views                Page views Per Visit
392,000 741,000 9.00

Click-throughs via partner sites (


Here is a breakdown of the demographics of audience.

18-24 14%
25-34 21%
35-44 35%
45-54 31%
55 + 11%
 AVERAGE INCOME: $85,000 +
High School na
Some College na
College 76%
Graduate School 31%
Male 44%
Female 56%
Has Children
Yes 37%
No 63%
Browsing Location
Home 52%
School 16%
Work 32%

The above traffic and demographic information was sourced via Google Analytics, Jetpack and Cision and averaged to the higher percentage.

Rates & Opportunities offers numerous advertising opportunities for advertisers to reach this valuable, targeted audience.

Standard Advertising Opportunities

Ad prices are listed as a monthly rate with a one year contract.

Ad Unit Dimensions Pricing Rate
Leaderboard 728×90 CPM $270m
Medium Rectangle 300×250 CPM $125m
Skyscraper 160×600 CPM $175m

Other Opportunities

In addition to standard website banner advertising, also offers the following:

  • National Radio Mentions (Showbiz Nation LIVE! with Michael Roberts airing Monday’s 8pm-10pm EST on the Universal Broadcasting Network and available on iTunes.
  • Podcast Sponsorships
  • Video ad capabilities.  As Showbiz Nation LIVE! as well as our sites stream video content, we can place your pre-produced television ad or radio spot directly on our platform with no preproduction costs incurred to you.
  • Sponsored Featured Stories.

These additional opportunities allow you to reach our targeted audience through non-traditional media. Often, the audience is more engaged when watching video or when on a mobile device. Contact us for additional information on how you can take advantage of these unique opportunities.