Partner with Best of the Bull

We love local advertising. Unlike others, we don’t view advertising as a necessary evil that pays for other stuff – we love it. Why? People want to hear from local business and discover new places around Durham. That’s why we exist and why locals follow us, visit our website, and subscribe to our newsletter.

We have advertising options for all budgets. We’re here to make sure your budget goes further and makes an impact.

Overview & Audience Snapshot

What We Do

We publish new, useful guides to Durham weekly, maintain a popular event calendar, spotlight local businesses, send a handcrafted newsletter each week, and do original reporting straight to Instagram and Facebook.

The Numbers

  • Monthly Pageviews: 72,000+
  • Weekly Newsletter Subscribers: 6,000
  • Social Media Following: 30,000+
  • Voted ‘Best Local Interest Website’ in the Triangle

Our Audience

Our audience is active, upscale and educated. They’re the social planners in their friend groups, families, and workplaces. The only reason our readers visit our website or follow our social media is to plan their own free time—and local entertainment budget. 

Partnership Options

Shop Durham Member

Free (Reserved for locally-owned Durham Businesses)

Current local business members include: Cocoa Cinnamon, Kaffeinate, Durham Distillery, Joe Van Gogh, Monuts, ZenFish, Durham Co-Op Market, Unscripted Hotel, Pine Cone, and nearly 200 other Durham businesses. Join for free here

Instagram Sponsored Content

$25-$175/per feature

Feature your product or business to our local followers to gain exposure and more followers. Buy here

Event Promotion
$20-$175/per event feature

Feature your event with these price-friendly options in our weekly newsletter or Instagram and Facebook feeds. Buy here

Newsletter Sponsor

$50-$75/per newsletter

Gain brand recognition and exposure by sponsoring one of our weekly newsletters with a reach of 5,000+ locals. Buy here

Sponsor a Guide to Durham

$250/per article

Gain brand recognition and exposure by sponsoring one of our popular guides or we can craft one that relates directly to your business. Our guides are not short-lived news stories, they are especially evergreen sources of important information for locals looking for places to eat, drink, shop, and explore daily. Popular guides average 15-20k views. Buy here

See an example of one of our most popular guides here

App Partnership

$300/per promotion

Our app is packed with useful guides to Durham and local businesses. Get more customers directly in the door with a custom deal for your business. Users will show our Best of the Bull app at your location for a exclusive deal. Example: 10% off your purchase for a limited time. Recent clients include Chet Miller and Tiny. Contact us to learn more!

Ready to do this thing?

YES! We can’t wait to work with you. Just fill out the form below to get touch with us and mention the partnership you’re interested in! We have a pretty awesome Director of Partnerships and he’ll be in touch with you soon.