The Scottish Foundries web site provides an ideal advertising opportunity for foundries, customers and foundry suppliers alike. These pages are visited on a regular basis by those involved in the industry, it's customers and suppliers, providing a direct route to your target client base.
There are two large, clickable banner advertisements located at the top and bottom of every page and each has an automatic link to your own web site, should it exist. You can use your own art work or have us create an eye-catching banner, in-house, to your specification. Your banner advertisement consists of a single gif image measuring 468 x 60 pixels. Artwork is included in the costs detailed below.
Advertising space ranges in price depending on which page it is located and on the length of time over which the advertisement is placed. Pages are graded from 1 Star through to 5 Star with the latter grading reserved for pages with the highest visitor hit counts. Each page is marked below the bottom banner advertisement with an image to signify its advertising value.
1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
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More that one advertisement can be placed on a page on a rotating basis. Each time the page is viewed, a different advertisement appears on a random basis. A page with a star rating of 1 has 4 rotating advertisements whilst a page with a star rating of 5 has 1 advertisements. Where a page allows more than one banner advertisement, you have a further option of buying additional space on that page (assuming the same art work) at a discounted rate. Just total the number of advertisements and reduce that total by 40%.
There are large percentage discounts available for advertisements placed for longer periods. The minimum advertisement period is 4 weeks and the maximum discount is attracted for advertisements placed for a year or longer. Advertisement space is sold in 4 week blocks which means even the shortest advertisement period gives significant coverage. Foundry members attract an additional 20% discount on the prices quoted below after any bulk discounts are taken off as above.
The following ready-reckoner will provide you with costs and discounts for each page type over varying periods of time.
  Page rating
Weeks Discount 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
40%7590105120150
810%135162189216270
1213.75%194233272310388
1617.5%248297346396495
2021.25%295354413472591
2425%338405472540675
2828.75%374449524598748
3232.5%405486567648810
3636.25%430516602688861
4040%450540630720900
4443.75%464557650742928
4847.5%472567662756945
5250%488585682780975
Max no of rotating ads: 4 3 3 2 1
  Please add VAT at the current rate
Example 1
An advertiser wishes to purchase banner advertisement space to run on a 2 star page for 4 weeks
Look down the first column to find the number of weeks (4) then look along to see the cost of advertising on a 2 star page (90).
Example 2
An advertiser wishes to purchase 2 randomly rotating banner advertisement spaces (same advertisement content) to run on the same 2 star page for 4 weeks
Look down the first column to find the number of weeks (4) then look along to see the cost of advertising on a 2 star page (90). Multiply this by 2 (180) then reduce this price by the bulk discount percentage of 40% giving a total of 108.
Example 3
A foundry wishes to purchase 2 randomly rotating banner advertisement spaces (same advertisement content) to run on the same 3 star page for 8 weeks
Look down the first column to find the number of weeks (8) then look along to see the cost of advertising on a 3 star page (189). Multiply this by 2 (378) then reduce this price by the bulk discount percentage of 40% giving a total of 227. Since the advertiser is a foundry, a further discount of 20% can be applied giving a total cost of 181.
The following calculator should assist you in calculating costs for various advertising options.
Number of weeks: Discount: 0% Star rating:
No of rotating ads: Member foundry: Total cost: 75
Please add VAT at the current rate
Special offers are available from time to time so please call our advertising agent and ask for details.
Tip: Save this page to your local hard drive and you'll be able to use the above calculator offline!
Please feel free to contact our advertising agent re availability or for any assistance you may require.
Advertising space is available in the following sections:-
Section: email Rating: 5
Description: When a member foundry posts sales or wants or when potential customers sends enquires to foundries or when a mailshot is sent to users on the Scottish foundries mailing list, a number of emails are sent automatically. A banner advertisement appears at the top and bottom of every email sent. This is the most direct means of targeting foundries and users on the mailing list with direct advertising.
Section: forward Rating: 5
Description: This section is the default opening page viewed every time a user visits the Scottish foundries web site.
Section: purpose Rating: 3
Description: This page details the purpose of the Scottish foundries web site and includes our Mission Statement.
Section: downloads/utilities Rating: 3
Description: A section where foundries can download useful utilities and computer programs such as drawing file viewers.
Section: enquiry system Rating: 3
Description: This page details how to use the various foundry search pages effectively. It is a help page which will assist a potential casting buyer to choose the best searching method to locate the foundries which will suit their requirements.
Section: full foundry list Rating: 5
Description: A list of all the Scottish foundries which displays alphabetically in order of membership type i.e. Full members are listed alphabetically followed by Accociate members. This is a common list which displays the search results from the various search pages. It allows potential casting buyers to automatically send enquires to a foundry or groups of foundries. In addition, drawings can be uploaded and sent to all selected foundries.
Section: by location (map) Rating: 3
Description: An interactive GIS (Geographical Information System) location map allowing users to drill down to specific geographical areas view the foundries located in those areas.
Section: simple search Rating: 4
Description: A simple searching mechanism allowing foundries to be located using a keyword or phrase. Fileds searched are contact information, name & address, metals cast and the foundry resume.
Section: advanced search Rating: 4
Description: This section allows potential customers to use advanced searching techniques to locate foundries with specific technical capabilities. It draws on information available within the technical database for each foundry.
Section: membership Rating: 2
Description: This section details the advantages and costs of the various membership types.
Section: news forum Rating: 4
Description: An advanced online news forum section available only to member foundries. This allows foundries to post news or information which can be read by other foundries. Subjects are grouped and displayed in date/time order.
Section: sales/wants Rating: 4
Description: A section available to member foundries only. Sales and wants can be posted and photographs can be uploaded to accompany items for sale. Emails are automatically sent to all foundries every time an item is posted.
Section: advertising Rating: 1
Description: This section details the advantages of advertising on the Scottish foundries web site. It also details costs and provides a ready-reckoner and calculator allowing potential advertisers to calculate various discount options available for longer advertising periods. A comprehensive list of sections where advertising space is available is provided.
Section: mailing list Rating: 1
Description: This page allows users to add their name to the Scottish foundries mailing list.
Section: suggestions Rating: 1
Description: A page which allows foundries, customers, suppliers and other users to make suggestions about how the Scottish foundries web site can be improved.
Section: contacts Rating: 2
Description: A page which lists all the contact details of the Scottish foundries web site.
Section: logon Rating: 4
Description: The logon and logoff pages. These are displayed every time a foundry logs on to the secure sections of the Scottish foundries web site.
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