Monday, July 12, 2010

About

The Wiz of Odds.com was launched in August 2005 and offers breaking news, insight and opinion on college football. The New York Times calls The Wiz "one of the best college football blogs out there. Intelligent and comprehensive, it always provides plenty of good reading material."

A team of correspondents and editors offer a daily aggregate of news and the site serves as a springboard for college football writers and broadcasters nationwide. With an expected 1 million visitors in 2012, The Wiz has earned mention in nearly every major newspaper and has found a permanent link on blogs of the New York Times, Orlando Sentinel and San Jose Mercury News, among others. Its influence in the blogosphere is equally impressive, with linkage on sites such as Deadspin, ESPN and the Huffington Post.

The site is managed by Jay Christensen, who spent nearly 20 years as an editor and writer at the Los Angeles Times. Jay is also a former co-host of "Sports Overnight America" on the Sports Byline USA Radio Network, and is a frequent guest on radio and TV sports talk shows around the country, including "NBC Sports Talk" on the NBC Sports Channel. Link to resume.

Advertising

The Wiz's status as the Internet's No. 1 independent college football site makes it a special place for advertisers. The average reader is male with no kids, between the ages of 35-49 with a college or post-graduate education and income of $60,000-$100,000:

We offer three standard ad sizes:

  • Leaderboard 728 x 90 (above the banner). This ad space is available on Nov. 1, 2010.
  • Skyscraper 160 x 600 (in columns 2-3).
  • Vertical banner 160 x 240 (in columns 2-3 and below Skyscraper)

Each size can be tweaked to meet your need, and we offer rates on a monthly basis. Ads that appear on The Wiz also appear on The March to Madness, our sister college basketball site.

Make your advertising dollars stretch! Compare our cost per thousand impressions (CPM) to other sports sites:

  • ESPN: $22
  • Yahoo.com: $20
  • SI.com: $20
  • Rivals.com: $20
  • The Wiz: As low as $1.25!

For a flat-rate quote, contact us by email.

Internet Radio Advertising and Podcasts

College football and Rock and Roll. It's as American as apple pie.

In July 2012, The Wiz launched All Dixie Rock.com, a streaming Internet radio station that features "Finger-Lickin', Guitar-Pickin' Southern Rock." To listen live, click here.

The Wiz's entry into Internet radio creates exciting opportunities for advertisers. Consider that over half of Internet radio listeners are male and fall between the ages of 18 and 49. They are tech-savvy consumers, often listening on multiple devices, and stay tuned for an average of one-to-three hours a day. About 25% of Internet radio users spend three or more hours listening at a time, and 27% don't change the channel.

Fifteen- or 30-second advertising spots are available at weekly or monthly rates.

In addition, The Wiz will be doing a weekly podcast featuring guests from the world of college football. Podcasts are available for download on iTunes and, in keeping with our college football and rock and roll connection, will be broadcast on All Dixie Rock.

Email The Wiz for details on sponsorship opportunities for All Dixie Rock or podcasts.

Submissions

The Wiz welcomes submissions from accomplished writers. We're looking for thoughtful and researched pieces that offer a unique perspective for our well-informed readers. Please send an email to discuss your idea.

Disclaimer

The Wiz reserves the right to accept or reject any advertisement on its websites or Internet radio properties. The Wiz does not attempt to investigate or verify claims made in advertisements appearing on its sites or Internet radio properties, and information contained on sites of some advertisers is for news and entertainment purposes only. The appearance of advertising on The Wiz's sites or Internet radio properties in no way implies endorsement or approval by The Wiz of any advertising claims of the advertiser, its product or services. The Wiz disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with advertising appearing on its sites or Internet radio properties. Any use of information in violation of any federal, state or local law is prohibited.