I love collaborating with brands and sponsors that provide great products that my readers will enjoy knowing more about. Want to see how I've been doing that lately and how you can get on board?
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DESIGNED w/Carla Aston is updated at least twice a week with articles that focus on interior design tips, trends, inspiration, and industry innovations & analysis. I live, eat, sleep and breathe design; and, according to my readers, my passion can be felt through my "casually elegant" and very "personal" writing style. (Again, a compliment I'll gladly accept from my audience ;-)
DESIGNED w/Carla Aston is enjoyed by casual interior design enthusiasts, as well as design professionals from every area of the industry. Across the board, they're decisive, style-conscious, mid-high income, college-educated consumers, from young adults upward, and gender is balanced almost 50/50. They are highly open to innovation, remain practical, looking for utility as well as beauty. Many of my readers are capable of influencing a wide circle of clients, friends and colleagues.
DESIGNED w/Carla Aston would love to partner with brands, retailers and/or service providers whose offerings fall anywhere within the commerce category of interior design. Also wanted: Artists of all kinds, Etsy shop owners, and anyone else who sells beautiful, useful products for the home. ;-)
The DESIGNED Network
The DESIGNED w/Carla Aston brand's audience-reach spans beyond this blog, as it has continuously-growing followings on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. My blog currently has 4,200+ email subscribers.
During November of 2016, the pages contained within CarlaAston.com received the following traffic figures:
- Unique Visitors: 269,196
- Page Views: 369,869
Sponsored Blog Post
This is a blog post written by Carla Aston that contains links pointing to the home page or specific product pages of your website. Post will be promoted throughout my social media channels upon publication. This can be a one-time collaboration or on-going. Examples below.
Destination Feature Blog Post
Do you have an interesting boutique hotel, restaurant, rental, or event you'd like covered? I'm always interested in covering good design and love to report fabulous places to stay and eat that have interesting interiors. I have some examples below of these visits.
Conference or Show Sponsor
I'm always interested in conferences or shows that have products or information that will be useful to my audience. While I love a blogtour or retreat, I also enjoy going on my own and acquiring my own sponsors. I have two levels of sponsorship currently, Gold (booth visit), and Platinum (event visit, for special event during show).
Click on the links below to see how I've reported findings back to my audience in the past.
Blogtours and Retreats
I've been so lucky to attend some amazing blogtours and blog retreats. Here are some examples of how I've reported what I've learned back, to my audience.
1. I have the right to turn down advertisers who may not be fitting with my site.
2. Over the years I have received gifts from people and businesses in hopes that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless of this generosity, I only recommend products and/or services I know my audience and I will enjoy. I'm disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning The Use Of Endorsements And Testimonials In Advertising".