Get the most out of your business or nonprofit partnership with Venice MainStreet by taking advantage of these marketing opportunities. They are available to Partners who are up-to-date on payment of their annual membership. JOIN OR RENEW today! For marketing submission guidelines and more information CLICK HERE.
Online Directory Listing
Reach: 100,000+ hits (peak season) on VisitVeniceFL.org
Includes: Your business profile, logo, photos, address, map, phone, email, website, social media links, and a video (if available)
Printed Directory Listing
Reach: 15,000 copies
Includes: Your business name, address, phone, website
Reach: 13,000+ subscribers
Includes: New partner welcome; renewal acknowledgement with your logo; your submitted events, fliers or ads
Online Community Calendar
Reach: 100,000+ website hits annually on VisitVeniceFL.org
Fill Out Form: visitvenicefl.org/calendar-submission-request/
Includes: Your event flier posted in the Centennial Park kiosk windows.
Reach: 22,000+ Facebook followers
Includes: Downtown district event posts upon request. Other requested shared posts are at the discretion of VMS staff.
Gateway Arch Sign
Includes: Business or nonprofit events taking place in downtown Venice; typically large-scale, free events open to the public (some exceptions may apply; subject to VMS Board approval)
Additional Marketing Opportunities
Upgrade your marketing reach by taking advantage of affordable advertising in Venice MainStreet’s printed directory, website, and at Signature VMS Events. Sell your products or services online by signing up to be a part of ShopVeniceFL.com. Discounted ad rates with the Venice Gondolier Sun and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport are also available.
Full Color Ads in Printed Directory
Reach: 15,000 copies
Distribution: Kiosk in Centennial Park, VMS office, all VMS events, Visit Sarasota Welcome Centers, Venice City Hall, Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, and SRQ Airport
ShopVeniceFL.com Online Marketplace
ShopVeniceFL.com is an online shopping platform launched in 2023 where Partners can sell their Venice products and services in a virtual marketplace. Let Venice MainStreet help you set up your page and we can even professionally photograph your products. It’s affordable and easy! Please contact Kara Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about becoming an online vendor.
Website Ads on VisitVeniceFL.org
Reach: 100,000+ (November-April); 30,000+ (May-October) on visitvenicefl.org
Sponsor Signature VMS Events
Get your brand out there by sponsoring a Venice MainStreet event. From wine walks to the Venice Beach Party there are 30+ VMS events with thousands of people attending held throughout the year.
Discounted Newspaper Advertising
Get discounted rates by advertising on the Venice MainStreet group page published twice every month in the Venice Gondolier and Sun Weekly South Sarasota County. This offer also includes Free Color! These rates are effective starting June 1, 2022.
Reach: 45,000+ readers plus digital subscribers
Contact: Contact Laureen Martel 941-207-1661 or Laureen.Martel@yoursun.com
SRQ Digital Display Ads
Since 2017, Venice MainStreet has a large advertising mural titled “Venice Is” with digital displays at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) Baggage Claim. Leverage discounted co-op advertising opportunities with VMS in this high traffic area!
Reach: 1,300,000 annual passengers visit SRQ with the majority passing through the Baggage Claim.
Sponsorship is critical to develop and grow the economic impact VMS has on our community and your business. A sponsorship with VMS is both strategic and mutually beneficial. Our sponsors are loyal supporters of our initiatives of economic vitality, historic preservation and beautification. Our influence and reach is wide, reaching seasonal guests and year-round residents. This makes your investment a return that is second-to-none in the Venice community.