1. Why Advertise Here? What Type of Ad?

  • Our content is ethnic/thematic, geo-targeted, so it is reached easily by people interested in events/news related to Iran or the Middle East.

  • Google also assigns high relevancy scores to us in 85% of “geo-targeted” searches on Iran-related news/events keywords, such as “Persian Classical Concert Los Angeles,” or “Ebi concert London,” or “Googoosh Concert New York,” or “Farhadi Cannes Cruz Bardem,” and keywords in Persian.

  • Kodoom.com is the only Independent hub for Iran-related news and events. The website traffic ranges between 250,000-600,000 a month, and some 200,000 users are also reached via subscriptions to weekly newsletter emails, and social media: Kodooms Facebook and Twitter (English and Persian News) pages. We are a cost-effective channel to locally or regionally promote to our target population. Ads often cost $10-$50 per thousand viewers, or $0.10-$0.50 per targeted click.

  • We have 5 types of ads. For ad position and traffic details please see schematic and chart below:

    1. LOCAL BUSINESS

      Ideal for advertising services, organizations or products on an “ongoing basis” to locally targeted users within 60-120 miles (100- 200 km) of ad location (To Start Click HERE):
      1. BRONZE package Ideal for very small business, organization or individual sole proprietorships, only includes a listing in local directory.
      2. GOLD package Ideal for small or mid-size businesses and organizations, allows local promotion of a business or brand on our website pages, Social media and in local weekly emails. You can buy from 1-4 weeks of ad placement in each 4-week cycle.
      3. PLATINUM package Ideal for Mid-size or large businesses and organizations, allows local promotion of a business or brand on our website pages, Social media and in local weekly emails PLUS placement of a Large banner on Homepage and priority in Top ad spot in all mobile devices. You can buy from 1-4 weeks of ad placement in each 4-week cycle.
    2. LOCAL EVENT

      Ideal for advertising a certain event such as concert, movie screening, party, celebration, gala, speech, festival, meeting, etc. to locally targeted users within 60-120 miles (100- 200 km) of event location for a certain number of weeks on our website pages, Social media and in local emails. (To Start Click HERE)
      1. FREE package Ideal for very small community events willing to wait in our pending Free submission queue which often takes days to approve and list. Free listings cannot include any images, links, pricing details, video, etc. If the event lacks proper Persian text or includes images, links, price details, the approval will be voided or delayed.
      2. GOLD package Ideal for small or mid-size events like parties, small concerts or small independent movie screenings. Allows local promotion of the event on our website pages, Social media and in local weekly emails. You can buy from 1-4 weeks of ad placement in each 4-week cycle.
      3. PLATINUM package Ideal for Mid-size or large events like concerts, fundraising, galas, and popular movies. Allows local promotion of the event on our website pages, Social media and in local weekly emails PLUS placement of a Large banner on Homepage and priority in Top ad spot in all mobile devices. You can buy from 1-4 weeks of ad placement in each 4-week cycle.
    3. REGIONAL BRANDING or TOUR ADS

      Ideal for brand awareness, Multi-city event tours, large businesses or brands, targeting users in an area larger than 60-120 miles (100- 200 km) to one or more of our regions (North America, Europe, Asia/Australia) or Global to our entire user base. (To Start Click HERE)
    4. VIDEO ADS

      Ideal for promotion of music, event, business or movie teaser videos on Kodoom TV channel’s playlist shown in website pages and on our Social media. A typical 4 week display in Kodoom TV playlist may generate 10,000-20,000 additional views for your video and make it easily searchable on Google and Youtube. (To Start Click HERE)
    5. SPONSORED NEWS ARTICLES, PRESS RELEASES

      For important event or business news such as cultural Press Releases you can pay for a sponsored Featured News Article shown and archived in our News Article sections, Social media and website pages. We usually offer this as part of Local, Regional or Video Ad packages and not separately. Also, content and final form needs our Editorial approval (To Start Click HERE)

2. Number of users? Demographics?

  • We are the only established and trusted community events calendar listing and marketing channel for the five million Iranians in diaspora.
  • In 2014, more than 2 million people visited our Local events and Global news pages, or searched for keywords or media links.
  • As a Special Interest Targeted Website Kodoom.com appeals to captive high-income, highly educated users:
    • 65% with income greater than $50,000
    • 75% in the 25-55 age range
    • 82% with college or advanced degrees
  • Our user base is located 55% in North America, 25% in Europe and 20% in Iran/Asia/Australia.

Region Monthly Visitors
Southern California, USA 62500
Northern California, USA 21500
New York (Tri-state) 14500
Washington, D.C. (Tri-state), USA 12700
Texas, USA 10500
Chicago, USA 8500
Southeastern, USA (FL, GA) 7500
Toronto, Canada 22200
Vancouver, Canada 11100
Montreal, Canada 7200
London, United Kingdom 24700
Western Europe
Germany, Benelux, France, Austria, Italy and ...
55000
Scandinavia, Europe 14200
Australia 12780
Middle East (Iran, UAE, Turkey) 21000
Southeast Asia + India + Japan 11800

3. Why advertise with Kodoom.com?

  • We are simply the most cost-effective channel to locally or regionally target this population.
  • Ads often cost $0.01-$0.05 per viewer or $0.10-$0.25 per targeted click.
  • Kodoom's content is distributed widely on different platforms:
    • Website (Kodoom.com and Kodoom.com/en/ reached 2 million unique users in 2014)
    • Affiliate sites (such as http://www.670amkirn.com/special-events-english.html)
    • Social networks, Search engines, and Email alerts to currently 80000 subscribers.
  • Example of previous advertisers:
    • The Smithsonian Institution
    • Live Nation (TicketMaster)
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • USA Wrestling
    • Warner Bros. Entertainment
    • Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
    • BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
    • Amazon Studios
    • Farhang Foundation
    • U.S. Census Bureau
    • Pars Equality Center
    • Book distributors
    • Non-profit groups
    • And more than 3000 local event promoters for events of Googoosh, Asghar Farhadi, Ebi, Shajarian, Andy, Maz Jobrani, Sattar, Omid, Khajeh Amiri, Benyamin and many others
  • We sell 20,000-30,000 online tickets every year for various events using our advanced interactive system.

1. How Does Online Ticketing at Kodoom work?

  • We have sold tickets for nearly 500 events so far, including concerts of Maestro Shajarian, Benyamin, Andy, Omid, Moein, Sattar, Leila Forouhar and many others such as movies, plays, and seminars shown on the mosaic tile here.
  • Tickets can be sold with seat or Table numbers on an interactive or static seating chart, or as General admission.
  • Each ticket sale confirmation will generate an email to event owner with name of purchaser. Event owner can also log in and check details of sales on Secure Event Management panel.
  • Ticket buyers can be admitted on a Will CALL (Pick Up) window on event day from a Guestlist or by scanning the QR Code printed on the tickets (shown below) using Kodoom.com’s admission panel.

2. Fees and Payments?

  • In most cases, the credit card processing fee of around 3% is charged to event owner. In special cases, upon request by event owner and approval by Kodoom, the card processing fee can be transferred to ticket buyer.
  • Proceeds from sales is sent to Event owner as a check (US only) or transferred via Paypal within 6-7 business days after the event’s end date.

3. How to Set Up Tickets?

  • You need to first register your event on our system and after clicking on My Account, My Events (link) , Edit Ticket Details. For Tickets sold by seat numbers and seating charts, you need to contact us (link) for set up. We can also create coupon codes, and define sales agents for you to manage such as stores, other websites, etc.
  • Event owners can log in regularly and check details of sales on Secure Event Management panel (example shown below).