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Zest: The Florida Foodie Insider’s Guide is a food and restaurant resource devoted to all things Florida. We cover everything from where to eat in Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville and Orlando, to secret recipes from Florida chefs, to the bon vivant obsessions of editor, Gina Girardot Melton. Zest is a Zagat featured blog and a top blog in each of Florida’s major metropolitan areas on Urbanspoon. We are currently producing webisodes on Florida food-related topics that will be distributed on various food channels and on the web.

What are the Quick Stats for Zest?

Zest has grown leaps and bounds in the last year. Our audience is growing and is loyally returning to our site, spending over 2 minutes on average per visit and viewing nearly 3 pages per visit. For certain search terms, we have a brag-worthy placement on page one on Google.

What are the benefits of advertising with Zest?

Our readers are foodies. People come to our site because they are either traveling to Florida, because they are looking for restaurant suggestions or because they want a new recipe. We can deliver targeted access to these readers via sponsorships and advertising. In addition, sponsors would be included in our social media campaigns. Our philosophy is that our sponsors are our partners and we are proud to cross-promote our partners in any way that we can.

What sponsorships are available?


We are currently seeking sponsorships for both our blog and our webisodes. We offer Right Column Sponsorships that are charged at a flat rate per month as well as gratis blog sponsorships for webisode sponsors.

We will work with webisode sponsors to strategize on the best way to integrate their brand and product in the websiode– be it through product placement, an advertisement, or in some cases, on-camera interviews. Of course, sponsors have final approval on any advertisements. Webisode sponsorships are charged at a flat, per episode rate.

What Ad Placements are available via direct ad sales?

We have a number of advertising opportunities that allow you to tap into one of the most lucrative markets on the web:

Right Column Primary Sponsorships
 (mentioned above) 125 x 125 pixel ad units. Max 6 sponsors. 
Ads randomly placed on grid. Charged at a flat rate per month.

Medium Rectangle CPM 
300 x 250 pixel single ad unit. 
Fee charged per thousand impressions.

Wide Skyscraper CPM 
160x 600 pixel single ad slot. 
Fee charged per thousand impressions.

Skyscraper CPM 
120 x 600 pixel single ad slot. 
Fee charged per thousand impressions.
Right Column Secondary Sponsorships
125 x 125 pixel ad units. Max 6 sponsors. 
Ads randomly placed on grid.
Fee charged per thousand Impressions.

What do I need to get started as a sponsor?

First, please email us for rates at zestfloridafoodie {at} gmail {dot} com. This allows us to get acquainted and discuss your advertising goals and our sponsorship needs. Generally for blog sponsors, payment and a company logo is all it takes to get started.

Thank you for your interest!

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