Sponsors, Partners, Affiliate, Placement
The explore WA apps and web maps are free to users because we want to help people discover new opportunities. They are supported through sponsorship and fees for map placement. Help people discover you while they are exploring the state. There is no charge to add your business to our database businesses will be placed onto their selected web maps free during the campaign phase, as we gather interest and prepare to launch the apps. Once the app is launched, businesses can pay a fee to remain on the web map and be included on the apps. For the first year, we are offering a special promotional rate of $90 for a basic placement, $180 for premium placement, and $150 for event placement (up for the month leading up to the event.) Put your business on additional maps for 50% off. Businesses and organizations can also be affiliates (10% discount on any sign-ups from your site), partners (sign up your members at a 40% discount) or sponsors. See our product page for more details.
We offer a number of ways that businesses and organizations can be involved.
Sponsors (No more than 6 per app):
Your logo on the app launch screen
Placement of up to 5 premium or 10 standard locations on the map with additional locations at $30 each (premium) or $15 each (standard)
A link to a custom version of the map that filters the business layers to show only the businesses you select. You can use this map on your web site to provide a custom experience,
A tabloid size or smaller size printable (jpg or pdf) version of the map configured to your specifications that you can use without restriction.
Your logo on the app screen.
Placement of 1 premium or 2 standard business locations on the map with additional locations at $30 each (premium) or $15 each (standard)
A link to a custom version of the map that filters the business layers to show only your business (no more than 4 locations)
Sponsors are also eligible for the partner or affiliate benefits of a 40% discount for bundled sales, or a 10% commission on sign-ups from their web site.
Partner is for membership or media organizations that want to be able to offer placement as a member service. Partners bundle business placement, collecting the fees directly from their members. They get placement at a 40% discount - and can either give that discount to their membership organizations, keep it for themselves, or split it.
Placement of 1 premium or 2 standard business locations on the map with additional locations at $40 each (premium) or $20 each (standard)
Business loo on the web map and app information pages
A link to a custom version of the map that filters the business layers to show just the partner’s businesses.
A 40% discount on placement fees (that the partner can keep or provide to members as a service.)
The affiliate program is for any organization that wants to place a link tot he Explore WA page. This can include user groups, community and tourism organizations, media and bloggers. Affiliates get a 10% commission on any sign-ups that come from their site and there will be a link to their site from the app and web map information pages. There is no charge to be an affiliate.
Businesses can pay a fee to be placed on the web map and app. Icons/dots for primary businesses appear when the map loads showing the full state. (e.g., a campground on the camping map). As users zoom in, icons for businesses offering complementary services (e.g. a restaurant on the camping map) will appear. All businesses on the app will have a pop-up with a photograph, description, information about amenities and facilities, hours, and other information. There is no charge to add your business to our database. Businesses will be placed an selected apps for free during the campaign period. Before we launch the app, you will have the option to pay the annual fee and remain on the maps.
Premium business placement
Premium businesses are on the web and app maps. Their icons appear at an early zoom level than standard businesses, and their icon appears on top of the standard business icons. Premium businesses can also pay an additional fee to get a custom web link that centers on their location and does not show competing businesses.
standard business placement
Standard businesses are placed on the web and app maps.
Event organizers can pay to have their event on the maps. Events that are occurring on the current day will be the largest, those are appearing within a week will have a smaller icon, and those taking place with in month will have the smallest icon.