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KOL Social Advantage FAQs

Exclusive Advertising Offer for Businesses Originating From or Serving Marginalised Groups

Welcome to the KOL Social AdVantage FAQs page. Here, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about our magazine, options, content, and service. If you have any questions that aren’t covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

KOL Social Advantage FAQs

What is KOL Social Advantage?

KOL Social AdVantage is an exclusive campaign by KOL Social offering small businesses originating from or serving marginalised communities the opportunity to secure a full-page, full-colour advertisement or advertorial (paid feature or interview) in our magazine for just £250 + VAT, significantly reduced from the regular rate of £1505 + VAT. This is a chance to amplify your voice and connect with a broader audience.

Why is KOL Social Offering this?

At KOL Social, we are passionate about supporting marginalised, multi-ethnic communities. We receive countless requests from businesses eager to be featured in our magazine, but the costs make accommodating everyone challenging.

To give everyone a fair chance, we’re offering this exclusive opportunity at a fraction of the regular cost. The £250 + VAT fee is designed to cover production costs, ensuring we can continue to champion diverse voices without financial barriers. This is our way of giving back to the community and providing small businesses a platform to shine.

Who is eligible to apply for KOL Social AdVantage?

Small businesses within or serving a marginalised community can apply for the KOLAdvantage campaign. We are particularly interested in businesses that can demonstrate their positive impact on their community. We are particularly interested in businesses that can demonstrate their positive impact on their community. Marginalized groups include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethnic minorities
  • LGBTQ+ communities
  • Women-owned businesses
  • Veteran-owned businesses
  • Disabled-owned businesses
  • Immigrant-owned businesses
  • Low-income communities
  • Indigenous groups
  • Youth-owned enterprises
  • Senior-owned businesses
  • Non-profits serving marginalised populations
How many businesses will be selected?

We will select five businesses for each issue to ensure that each advertisement receives maximum visibility and impact.

What do I get if my application is approved?

If selected, you will receive a full-page, full-colour advertisement or advertorial in KOL Social. Additionally, our design and editorial team will assist you in creating an impactful and compelling page.

How do I apply for KOL Social AdVantage?

To apply, you must complete the questionnaire. Please provide detailed information about your business and its impact on the community.

What is the selection criteria for KOL Social AdVantage?

Applications will be evaluated based on the business’s impact on its community, the quality of the application, and the potential benefit of the advertising opportunity for the business.

How will I know if my KOL Social AdVantage application is successful?

Successful applicants will be notified via email within two weeks of submitting their applications. The email will provide further instructions and the next steps.

What is included in the KOL Social AdVantage advertorial option?

The advertorial option includes a full-page article that can feature an interview with your business owner, a story about your business, or a detailed description of your products and services. Our editorial team will help you craft this content.

Can I have more than one page?
 

Yes, you can. However, please note that the fee applies to each page.

Can I choose between an advertisement and an advertorial?

You can choose between a traditional advertisement and an advertorial. Our team will work with you to determine which option best suits your needs and goals.

What is the deadline to apply for KOL Social AdVantage?

We have an ongoing and open application process. Successful applicants will be informed of the next available slot.

How often is KOL Social AdVantage offered?

KOL Social AdVantage is offered for each issue of KOL Social, giving businesses multiple opportunities throughout the year to apply. KOL Social publishes quarterly.

How does KOL Social Magazine keep its audience constantly engaged with new and captivating content throughout the year?

We employ several strategies to keep our content fresh and engaging:

  • Online and Social Media Updates: We constantly update our online platforms and social media with the latest news, blog posts, and insights, keeping our readers informed between issues.
  • Special Editions and Supplements: For topics that can’t wait until the next quarterly issue, we occasionally publish special editions or online supplements to cover significant events or emerging trends.
  • Email Newsletters: Our regular newsletters provide a summary of recent developments, sneak peeks at upcoming issues, and exclusive content to keep our audience engaged.
  • Reader Engagement: We actively engage with our readers through social media, fostering a lively and ongoing conversation about our content.
Is there any cost involved in applying for KOL Social AdVantage?

Applying for KOLAdvantage is free. If selected, the cost for the advertisement or advertorial is £250 + VAT.

What kind of support will I receive if selected for KOL Social AdVantage?

Selected businesses will receive comprehensive support from our design and editorial team to create an impactful and compelling advertisement or advertorial. The cost includes ad design but does not include images, which must be provided by the business or purchased separately. All images must be approved by KOL Social.

What prompted the decision to exclusively feature reviews, grooming, and styling content on KOL Social Magazine's online platform, and how does this benefit magazine subscribers?

KOL Social Magazine has strategically decided to shift reviews, grooming, and styling content exclusively to our online platform to enhance the timeliness and interactivity of this content. This move is driven by our desire to offer subscribers more immediate access as these sectors evolve rapidly. By leveraging the online platform’s capabilities, we can provide up-to-the-minute updates which are not feasible in print.

How often is KOL Social Magazine published?

KOL Social Magazine is published quarterly. The release months are March, June, September, and December. At the start of each season, we provide our readers with thoughtful, timely, and relevant content.

Can I submit my ad design if selected for KOL Social AdVantage?

Yes, you can. However, it must fit in with the editorial style of KOL Social Magazine. If not, we will help you design an ad.

What are the ad specifications?

Print Display Advertising

Full page:  237 x 167mm, Bleed: 240 x 170mm.

What happens if my KOL Social AdVantage application is not selected?

If your application is not selected, you can apply again to KOL Social AdVantage for future issues. We encourage you to stay in touch with KOL Social for more opportunities.

Are there other opportunities for advertisers within KOL Social Magazine, and how can they get involved?

KOL Social Magazine offers a variety of advertising opportunities for brands and organisations that align with our values and audience interests. Advertisers can get involved by contacting our advertising team to explore options such as print ads, sponsored content, and digital advertisements. Our team works closely with advertisers to create impactful campaigns that resonate with our readership. Contact Advertising

What are the benefits of reading KOL Social Magazine?

KOL Social Magazine stands out due to its unique blend of culturally rich content, commitment to diversity, and forward-thinking approach to topics of societal interest. Its USP lies in its dedication to amplifying underrepresented voices and presenting content that entertains, informs, and provokes thought.

  1. Diversity and Inclusion: Unlike many mainstream magazines, KOL Social prioritises content that reflects a wide spectrum of experiences and perspectives, offering readers insights into cultures, ideas, and stories often overlooked.
  2. Curated Content for Curious Minds: The magazine curates intellectually stimulating and culturally enriching content, appealing to readers eager to explore topics beyond the conventional.
  3. High-Quality Journalism and Visuals: With an emphasis on high-quality, investigative journalism and stunning visuals, the magazine offers a premium reading experience that engages and captivates.
  4. Community and Conversation: Beyond the print and digital pages, KOL Social fosters a community of readers passionate about change and innovation, facilitating conversations around important global issues.

Reading KOL Social Magazine is not just about staying informed; it’s about being part of a movement towards a more inclusive, aware, and connected world. Its unique content, commitment to diversity, and high-quality production make it a standout publication in today’s media landscape.

 

Can I apply for KOL Social AdVantage for specific future issues?

Yes, you can specify in your application if you are interested in being featured in a particular future issue. Each application will be evaluated independently based on the criteria for that issue.

How will the KOL Social AdVantage ads or advertorial be placed in the magazine?

Ads will be strategically placed within the magazine to ensure high visibility and engagement from our readers. Placement does not include prime spots such as the back cover, inside front cover, and inside back cover.

What is the payment process if selected?

Once selected, we will provide instructions for KOL Social AdVantage payment. The £250 + VAT fee must be paid within seven days of approval to secure your spot. If payment is not received within this period, the opportunity will be offered to another applicant.

Will my business be promoted in any other way?

Besides the magazine ad, selected businesses may be featured on our social media platforms and newsletters, providing additional exposure.

How can an advertorial benefit my business?

An advertorial not only increases your product and brand visibility, driving sales, but it also allows you to state that your business has received press coverage. This boosts your brand’s credibility and trustworthiness, making it an invaluable tool for growth and reputation enhancement.

Is the KOLAdvantage offer refundable?

No, the KOLAdvantage offer is non-refundable. This policy is in place because the heavily discounted rate of £250 plus VAT is designed to cover only the basic costs of producing your advertisement or advertorial.

Once your application is accepted and payment is made, our team immediately begins the process of reserving your ad space, planning your content, and dedicating resources to your campaign. This commitment ensures we can maintain high standards and deliver the best possible service to all participants.

Who can I contact if I have more questions about KOL Social AdVantage?

If you have any questions that aren’t covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

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