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YOUR STORY

is why people will care.


How can we get people to know & care we exist? How can we get people talking about us? How can we achieve our objectives & goals? How can we move people to action? How can we benefit our community?

If you’re asking yourselves these questions, then we might be a good partner for you. In a world full of digital noise, we use the power of strategic storytelling combined with modern and effective digital tools and marketing tactics to... reach your target market help them care about your organization call them to action and produce measurable results.


When you partner with The Community Journal, you get the benefit of having your very own advocate. We get to partner with amazing non-profits and businesses in this community and simply get them results!


THE BENEFITS GENUINE & AUTHENTIC 3RD PARTY PRAISE We get to brag on you because we think you’re awesome. This genuine praise coming from us will sound less “sales-y” and “market-y” than if coming from you. “Let another praise you, not your own lips.” –Proverbs 27:2

PROFESSIONAL & EXPERIENCED STORYTELLERS Storytelling is what we do. For the past 5 years, we have been finding stories and developing storytellers. Whether you know it or not, you have a story. Story is our expertise. Your success is our passion.

WE BUY YOUR TRAFFIC We aren’t selling you our organic traffic. Quite frankly, we don’t care how many likes or visitors a page or website gets. We care about how many people in your target market see you.

HIGHLY DEFINED TARGET MARKET We can target your audience based on age, gender, location (even down to their zip code), income level, profession, hobbies and interests.

LONG-TERM COMMUNITY BENEFIT Our plan is to engage the milllennials now. If we don’t, then our non-profits and small businesses will struggle and eventually cease to exist. Our goal is to build an engaging platform that helps the generations find their place and purpose in our community.


HOW IT WORKS

DETERMINE YOUR OBJECT & GOALS

INTERVIEW YOU & KEY PEOPLE

WRITE YOUR STORY & LET YOU APPROVE IT

We get to brag on you because we think you’re awesome. This genuine praise coming from us will sound less “sales-y” and “market-y” than if coming from you.

We get to brag on you because we think you’re awesome. This genuine praise coming from us will sound less “sales-y” and “market-y” than if coming from you.

We get to brag on you because we think you’re awesome. This genuine praise coming from us will sound less “sales-y” and “market-y” than if coming from you.


PUBLISH ON OUR WEBSITE

PAY TO PROMOTE ON OUR FACEBOOK

SEND YOU A REPORT

We get to brag on you because we think you’re awesome. This genuine praise coming from us will sound less “sales-y” and “market-y” than if coming from you.

We get to brag on you because we think you’re awesome. This genuine praise coming from us will sound less “sales-y” and “market-y” than if coming from you.

We get to brag on you because we think you’re awesome. This genuine praise coming from us will sound less “sales-y” and “market-y” than if coming from you.


THE DIFFERENCE We value partnering with a business that understands our mission, our audience, and knows how to help us tell our story. They offer quality Christ-centered, and professional standards. The growth of our ministry has been directly affected by The Community Journal. They have helped us tell our story. They have given us new ideas on how to connect with our community. The Community Journal really cares about helping businesses like ours grow for the purpose of expanding the Kingdom of God. - Patti Simon, Headmaster of Valley Fellowship Christian Academy I have had several new clients that saw the article or had someone send to them from the story so I am very pleased with response. I feel like it was money well spent! - Leigh Wilhelm, Rocket City Counselor The Community Journal helped us share the story of Outback America and really contributed to the success of our Spring 2016 event. We are grateful for their partnership with our organization. - Jesse May, Board Member for Outback America Huntsville

We helped Valley Fellowship grow their enrollment by

120%


We helped Rocket City We helped Outback America Counseling grow her business reach their attendance by with one article. goal of teams for their Spring Event.

8%

50


QUOTE


STORYTELLING PACKAGES These packages are our basic, entry-level packages. These are priced for smaller budgets, but still get a high impact. Each package includes $75 of paid promotion that will get you in front of 5,000-25,000 of your target market. (Depends on your target market and topic Single Story

$400

(Summer special $300–Ends Aug 31)

Three Stories

$1,000

(Summer special $800–Ends Aug 31)

Six Stories

$1,800

(Summer special $1,500–Ends Aug 31)

Twelve Stories

$3,500

(Summer special $2,900–Ends Aug 31)

*We recommend doing at least one story per month.

If you want more than just the basics, contact us for a fully customized proposal and plan to help you achieve your strategic objectives and goals. We will gladly set up a face-to-face meeting.


CORPORATE SPONSORS Our corporate sponsors make the work we do possible. As a corporate sponsor, you help us tell more of the good news in our community. We have 12 sponsorships available for our entire website. Each sponsor gets one monthly article promoted to 10,000-20,000 of your target market, one of 12 ad spots on our website, and an ad design. Single Story

$400

(Summer special $300–Ends Aug 31)

Three Stories

$1,000

(Summer special $800–Ends Aug 31)

Six Stories

$1,800

(Summer special $1,500–Ends Aug 31)

Twelve Stories

$3,500

(Summer special $2,900–Ends Aug 31)

*Payment required in full/up front. *Limited copyright for your articles to re-use as you see fit.


COMMUNITY JOURNAL

DIGITAL AD PLACEMENT

SIDEBAR AD

3 ZONES ON SIDEBAR ON ALL PAGES; 6 SLOTS AVAILABLE

PRE-CONTENT AD

1 ZONE PRE-CONTENT ON ALL PAGES; 2 SLOTS AVAILABLE

HEADER AD

1 ZONE IN HEADER ON ALL PAGES; 2 SLOTS AVAILABLE

POST-CONTENT AD

1 ZONE POST-CONTENT ON ALL PAGES; 2 SLOTS AVAILABLE

LEADERBOARD AD

1 ZONE IN LEADERBOARD ON HOME PAGE; 2 SLOTS AVAILABLE


YOU HAVE SEVEN SECONDS TO ENGAGE YOUR NEW CLIENT – MAKE IT COUNT! Your potential clients make eleven major decisions and formulate “a crucial impression” about you within the first seven seconds of meeting. Your customers and clients immediately unconsciously scan all of the sensory information about you and quickly make opinions and judgements based on this impression, both positively and negatively. In the new world of relying on websites and online media to make a first impression, your business image is crucial. The photographs you select for your online presence will leave a lasting impression, whether it’s positive or negative.


PHOTOGRAPHY – PIXEL ME PHOTOGRAPHY DELUXE PORTRAIT PACKAGE & VIDEO SLIDESHOW $1,299 • • • • • • • • •

Completion of Pre-consultation Intake Form 30-minute pre-shoot consultation to clarify your photo needs, upon receipt of your intake form Spend up to FIVE (5) hours in photo session together, in your office/business, my commercial studio, or other determined location. Sessions can be broken up over the course of your package period. Multiple outfit changes for different looks Professional coaching for strong and successful poses A combination of still photographs and video will be taken for portraits, staff photos, business/office enviornment photos, working relationships and short clips of action video too. You will receive 25-30 impressively edited, high-resolution digital images, provided for download You will also receive an impactful 2-3 minute slideshow/video with background music that will be uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo, the link made available to be embedded into your website, social media and other marketing initiatives Each additional image, high-resolution edited digital – $25

DELUXE PORTRAIT PACKAGE $599 • • • • • • • •

Completion of Pre-consultation Intake Form 30-minute pre-shoot consultation to clarify your photo needs, upon receipt of your intake form Spend up to THREE (3) hours in photo session together, in your office/business, my commercial studio, or other determined location. Sessions can be broken up over the course of your package period. Multiple outfit changes for different looks Professional coaching for strong and successful poses You will receive 15 impressively edited, high-resolution digital images, provided for download Complete ownership to use your images any/all of your sites, social media or marketing initiatives Each additional image, high-resolution edited digital – $25

BASIC BUSINESS PORTRAIT PACKAGE $399 • • • • • • • •

Completion of Pre-consultation Intake Form 30-minute pre-shoot consultation to clarify your photo needs, upon receipt of your intake form Spend up to TWO (2) hours in photo session together, in your office/business, my commercial studio, or other determined location. Sessions can be broken up over the course of your package period. Up to TWO (2) business outfits/accessory changes for different looks Professional coaching for strong and successful poses You will receive 5-7 impressively edited, high-resolution digital images, provided for download Complete ownership to use your images any/all of your sites, social media or marketing initiatives Each additional image, high-resolution edited digital – $25


VIDEO

PARTNER WITH A RIPPLE IN TIME

One video: $650 • Story, 1-3 minutes long, branded The Community Journal Pay $100 and brand it yours.

Want a feature video that tells your story? • Corporate • • Non-profit • • Individual “legacy video”


INDIVIDUAL STORIES Every girl has that one story, that one page turner she can’t put down because the author has woven a love story so full of emotion it leaves her praying the lovebirds get together. Maybe it’s “The Notebook.” Maybe it’s “Pride and Prejudice.” Whatever the book, it shapes the way she sees love stories. Nothing else lives up to Noah or Mr. Darcy—until she finds her own Prince Charming. Then the real-life love story takes center stage. We want to share your real-life love story. We want to spend time with engaged couples to get the details of their story—the chance encounters, the missed opportunities, the first kiss and everything that led up to the aisle.

Wedding/Engagement TN VALLEY March 24, 2016

The Smith's

Huntsville, AL

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You can upgrade your package to include a professionally designed and printable PDF. Let The Community Journal write a story you can read over and over again. Let us tell your love story.

Birthday TN VALLEY March 24, 2016

TN VALLEY

JOHN SMITH

LOREM IPSUM DOLOR

Where Love Grows

Post it on your own wedding website. Have your maid of honor read it at the reception. Or email it to all of your guests.

Memorial January 24, 1943

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The Community Journal is offering brides a special, storytelling package that includes an interview with the bride and groom and your professionally written story posted on our platform and on our social media for you to share with family and friends. What you do with it after that is up to you!

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Huntsville, AL

TN VALLEY March 24, 2016

The Smith's

Huntsville, AL

July 8, 2016

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The Smith's

Graduation

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Where Love Grows LOREM IPSUM DOLOR Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In semper ante risus, quis viverra lorem consequat ac. Maecenas sit amet felis non metus sollicitudin sollicitudin. Donec felis quam, mollis a ultricies eget, varius sit amet felis. Etiam a erat purus. Proin tincidunt tempus condimentum. Suspendisse tincidunt tellus vel leo semper, sit amet blandit sem consequat. Proin vehicula eget lacus et varius. Duis fermentum euismod purus, eget rutrum ante sagittis at. Donec purus tortor, hendrerit vel volutpat quis, dapibus placerat mauris. Nulla et dui metus. Aliquam dapibus quam sed fermentum scelerisque. Praesent blandit lectus ac aliquet accumsan. Sed faucibus leo non fermentum molestie. Suspendisse finibus dignissim vehicula. Aenean luctus dolor sed arcu lobortis bibendum. Efficitur vitae facilisis eget, iaculis ut nulla. Praesent in ligula bibendum, varius velit et, consequat lacus. Cras vestibulum, massa et vestibulum mattis, sem sem pretium elit, in consequat augue lacus id leo.

Where Love Grows

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LOREM IPSUM DOLOR Vivamus bibendum est in leo imperdiet dignissim. Cras ac vestibulum justo. Proin maximus scelerisque vehicula. Aliquam tempus, velit ut bibendum sollicitudin, nulla dolor scelerisque quam, nec porta ante nisl id ligula. Phasellus a pulvinar erat, nec condimentum urna.

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SED EGESTAS Sed egestas, lectus nec accumsan tempor, mi nibh condimentum diam, vel laoreet sem odio nec eros. Cras non massa eu nisi ullamcorper facilisis. Quisque erat risus, pharetra in nunc a, auctor interdum risus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Maecenas rhoncus ornare augue sollicitudin pulvinar. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Maecenas mattis justo sit amet rutrum mollis. Nullam ipsum ex, convallis id urna in, scelerisque vulputate sapien. Nunc et magna magna. Nulla blandit aliquam tempus. Etiam non neque erat. Morbi a erat nec massa mattis mattis. Quisque eget lectus ut ipsum elementum consequat et vel dolor. Duis viverra libero sit amet enim vestibulum dapibus.

Vivamus bibendum est in leo imperdiet dignissim. Cras ac vestibulum justo. Proin maximus scelerisque vehicula. Aliquam tempus, velit ut bibendum sollicitudin, nulla dolor scelerisque quam, nec porta ante nisl id ligula. Phasellus a pulvinar erat, nec condimentum urna.

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PRICING All Packages Include:

Cost:

• Limited copyright on all stories. Reproduce and share on your own personal websites, social media and with your wedding guests.

$300

• Publication on The Community Journal

$75

Add a Printable PDF from a Template:

• Shared on The Community Journal’s Facebook page

Add a Fully Custom Designed Printable PDF:

**We request that all brides send in at least one high-quality photo to post with story.

$200


The TN Valley Community Journal is a consolidated communication platform dedicated to sharing the stories in our community that break down barriers to knowing each other and supporting each other. Our agenda is to share the GOOD NEWS in this community in the hope that we will then breed more good news. We are tired of all the negative stories making the news – simply because those stories are what get people to click on links, generate traffic to websites and revenue for the companies who own those sites. Focusing on bad breeds bad. Focusing on good will produce more good. Let’s do that. Our Parent Company Information: The TN Valley Community Journal is owned by parent company Shattered Media, Inc. Shattered uses the power of strategic storytelling to break down barriers to knowing Jesus and equip people to share Him with others. Our Values: We are a Christian, faith-based organization, but we are not faith-exclusive. That basically means that we will share the stories that break down barriers and help support organizations that are contributing to this community, and they don’t have to be Christian organizations. However, if we are to promote an organization, they must not violate Judeo-Christian principles.


MEET OUR TEAM

STEVE LACY

VP of Sales & Marketing

I have worked with countless businesses, non-profits and churches over my career. I have a passion and the skills to help organizations connect with their market in meaningful ways.

RACHAEL JACKSON

LAURIE PALLOTTA

I am a strategic planner and visionary by nature. I am passionate about helping small businesses and nonprofits achieve their goals. I am also a former soldier. There is something inside me that will never give up.

I am sure I have the best job. I get to read and edit some extraordinary, good-news stories straight from our own community–ones you'll surely want to share.

Founder/President

LEE DANNELLY VP of Operations

I work to give stories an outlet through technology by creating online platforms that make it easy to share the stories that inspire and encourage us.

Managing Editor

AUTUMN LETSON Designer

I give each of these amazing stories a face. I find images, choose colors and design elements to fit each unique story so you feel like you were there.

JESSIE HARBIN Staff Writer

Every day I look for inspiring people in the Huntsville area. I get to listen to their life story then write it down for The Community Journal.

EMILY GEHMAN Staff Writer

I write a lot of stuff, but my favorite stuff to write is good news–that's the best kind, and we need more of it.


MISSION We use the power of strategic storytelling to break down barriers in our community.

VISION To see our community come together and support each other.

CONNECT (256) 705-3677 • Communityjournal.org

Good news you want to hear. Stories you’ll love to share.

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