Current Promotion

Current Promotion

Current Promotion

Island Alpaca

Come visit and learn all about Martha's Vineyard alpacas.

http://www.islandalpaca.com/

American Auto Transporters

Nationwide transport, BBB A+, Guaranteed pick up date, on time delivery

shipcar.com

American Auto Transporters

Nationwide transport, BBB A+, Guaranteed pick up date, on time delivery

shipcar.com

Island Alpaca

Come visit and learn all about Martha's Vineyard alpacas.

http://www.islandalpaca.com/

American Auto Transporters

Nationwide transport, BBB A+, Guaranteed pick up date, on time delivery

shipcar.com

Advertising

Each year, the Steamship Authority carries over 2.5 million passengers to and from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. We are pleased to offer a variety of advertising opportunities for those businesses interested in promoting their services and/or products to our passengers.

Reach the Following Target Markets:

  • Seasonal Island Residents
  • Extended Stay Visitors
  • Day Trippers
  • Year-Round Island Residents

Opportunities Include:

  • e-News Sponsorships
  • Posters on Vessels & Terminals
  • Website Tile Ads
  • Brochure Display at Terminals
  • Digital Signage at Terminals

How Advertising With Us Can Benefit Your Business

  • The Steamship Authority carries over 2.5 million passengers per year. Click here to view our Traffic Report, which shows the volume of passenger traffic for each island by year.
  • Our on-board poster advertising offers up to 200,000 impressions on average per month.
  • Reach a variety of customer segments including upscale commuters and leisure travelers.
  • Direct your advertising message to a captive audience at the terminals and on-board our vessels.
  • Our website has over 100 million hits annually and over 1 million unique visitors each year.

For Rates and a Custom Quote, Contact:
Kimberlee McHugh, Director of Marketing
(508) 548-5011 ext. 306 – Fax: (508) 289-5306
Email: advertising@steamshipauthority.com

Download our Advertising Opportunities Form for a custom quote

Poster Advertising On Vessels & Terminals

  • Locations includes 5 vessels, Woods Hole and Hyannis Ticket Offices
  • One poster (22”W x 28”L) per location
  • Discounts for 3, 6 and 12 month ad buys are available.
  • Additional discounts will be offered for 2nd and 3rd poster placements.

Online Advertising

Benefits include: Diverse Audience, High Visibility, High Frequency and Local Opportunity
Online reservations, schedules, fares, vehicle availability and weather reports drive millions of consumers to our site. Advertise on our website and watch your website traffic increase. Random and rotating web tile ads offer click-through capability to your website.

Advertisers may choose from two different web tile ad types:

Premium Web Tile Ad
  • Includes a direct link to advertiser’s URL
  • Includes logo or image
  • Specs: Width: 194 X Height: 228 pixels, high-resolution in .jpg file format
Standard Ad
  • Text only
  • Includes: Company name, tagline, and direct link to advertiser’s URL
  • Specs: Maximum of 100 characters, 3 lines

Benefits include:
Diverse Audience, High Visibility, High Frequency and Local Opportunity.

Digital Signage

Digital displays are located at each terminal to provide up-to-the-minute trip alerts, news and other information for our passengers. The monitors are set up in a split-screen format. One side displays TV, while the other side runs a continuous loop of information and promotional advertisements, 7 days a week. Your advertising message will be integrated into a play list that will run continuously while the terminal is open. This play list is programmed via a software program with start and end dates that you determine. Ads run in 10-20 second increments.

Suggested Media Guidelines:

  • Short copy (less than 10 words)
  • Use fonts that are thick and bold, and stay away from thin lines and script fonts.
  • Use bold colors with high contrast.

Specifications:

  • Pixels: 462 x 425
  • Max. File Size: 100K
  • Animation: Static
  • Color: RGB
  • File Format: .jpg

A two-week lead time is required for all ads. Approved artwork needs to be submitted by the 15th of the month, and will be posted by the 1st of the following month. The Steamship Authority reserves the right to edit file size in order to meet technological requirements.

Steamship Authority e-News Releases Sponsorship of Steamship Authority’s monthly e-News includes your message (50 words or less) and logo or picture with a direct link to your website.

We launched an e-News program to encourage customers to sign up to receive Steamship Authority news, information, special travel discounts and a preview of island events. Customers may elect to sign up as island residents or travelers (visitors and/or commuters) to the islands, so your message can be targeted to either island and/or customer segment.

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Targeted customer segments include:

  • Martha’s Vineyard Residents
  • Martha’s Vineyard Travelers
  • Nantucket Residents
  • Nantucket Travelers

An advertiser may choose a minimum of one month up to a maximum of three months on a space-available basis, first-come, first-served. Discounted rates are available for multiple buys.

Brochure Display Program

The Steamship Authority offers space to display your brochures and fliers at all terminals. Put your company information in the hands of our passengers and watch your bottom line grow.

Our customers are interested in learning about:

  • Accommodations
  • Attractions
  • Unique Vacation Experiences
  • Dining
  • Spa Services
  • Rental Properties
  • Real Estate
  • Shopping
  • Island Services

Brochure Display Available Locations

  • Woods Hole Information Booth (seasonal)
  • Woods Hole Terminal
  • Vineyard Haven Terminal
  • Oak Bluffs Terminal (seasonal)
  • Hyannis Terminal
  • Nantucket Terminal

For Rates and a Custom Quote, Contact:
Kimberlee McHugh, Director of Marketing
(508) 548-5011 ext. 306 – Fax: (508) 289-5306
Email: advertising@steamshipauthority.com