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From: Sally Bailey <Sally.bailey@amgl.co.uk>
Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 6:42 AM
Subject: Blekko Raises $2.5 Million - Front Cover Proposal - ACQ Magazine

Good afternoon Rich, I hope you are well.

Many thanks for your time a short while ago and your offer of assistance on this matter. We have discussed this internally and would like to elevate this to a front cover position.

The recent $2.5 million raised obviously marks an important addition to your company portfolio. The Blekko brand is highly regarded and stands out in a competitive sector.

We wish to propose elevating the coverage to the front cover of the magazine, if of interest to you. I am sure this greater exposure will be appetising considering our "penetration" into the sector. Within the report we will be discussing the deal itself but also examining the wider market.

You may already be familiar with the magazine but for your convenience I have included below the FLEXIPAGE link to our most recent issue:


The cover opportunity includes:

  • A Front Cover Headline
  • Contents page reference
  • Editorial content within the magazine over a set number of pages
  • Electronic reproduction of the coverage
  • A hard copy of the complete edition (plus further copies as required)

There are 3 options available depending on the amount of editorial content you desire:

  • Option 1 – 1 page of editorial - £940.00 +VAT
  • Option 2 – 2 pages of editorial - £1940.00 +VAT
  • Option 3 – 4 pages of editorial - £2940.00 +VAT
If you would like to proceed with the front cover report please reply confirming which option you are interested in and the applicable cost.
Your thoughts are needed urgently as these are popular positions with limited space available.

If you have any queries at all please so not hesitate in contacting me. I will await your feedback.

Kindest Regards

Sally Bailey - ACQ Magazine

Mainland UK Switchboard - 0044 870 242 7021
Mainland UK Facsimile - 0044 870 242 7023
Email – sally.bailey@amgl.co.uk

Website - www.amgl.co.uk

Comments (2)

So gross. I was sorting through pitches Aaron was receiving for "awards" his site was nominated for and there were a few that fell into this category too. Now anytime I see someone honored at those particular awards, I know they bought it.

Wow... I wonder how often Cuill, PowerSet, and the other "Google Killer" search engines took these companies up on their offer...

I suspect the front page position price increases (and potentially vanishes) on the higher circulation magazines.

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