Thank you for considering a media partnership with Ventura County Star.
Ventura County is rich with various community service organizations and special events. We are proud to support many of them. Our goal is to reach target markets through events that provide educational, entertainment or cultural experiences relevant to our readers’ lives while making a positive difference in our community.
The Ventura County Star receives dozens of sponsorship requests each month. Each request is reviewed by our Executive Marketing Committee. The committee carefully reviews the information provided and makes a final decision based on certain criteria and available resources. Although we consider each request carefully, we are primarily interested in sponsorships that support literacy, environment, health, theater arts, and diversity.
The Ventura County Star partners with as many organizations as possible within our guidelines and budget. The Star will not support events, programs or initiatives that discriminate against, denigrate, exclude or offend minorities.
For the Ventura County Star to consider a sponsorship or partnership agreement, an event, or program, the criteria below must be met.
Criteria for Support:
- Make a positive difference in Ventura County.
- Be produced by or benefit a not-for-profit organization.
- Have an application submitted by an officially authorized representative of the charitable organization.
- Provide positive visibility for The Star.
- Subscribe to the Ventura County Star.
- The Ventura County Star will be the sole newspaper sponsor.
- Submit sponsorship request 90 days prior to event date.
With the volume of events held each year in Ventura County, it is difficult to create a policy that applies to each event. Instead, we offer the following guidelines for your review.
Ventura County Star will be the sole newspaper sponsor.
As a sponsor, Ventura County Star will be recognized on all promotional materials such as posters, fliers, programs, tickets, signs, print and broadcast
advertising, press releases, etc.
The appropriate Ventura County Star logo should be used. The logo cannot be altered in any way. The size of the
logo must be in proportion to the size of the ad.
When appropriate and commensurate to the level of support, The Star shall be provided with invitations and/or tickets to the events.
Booth space and signage
If the event is one where booths are set up, Ventura County Star will select a booth space to distribute promotional items, as well as sell daily newspapers
and/or solicit subscriptions. In addition, areas will be assigned for display of a Ventura County Star banner or banners.
Disposable banners are available from the Star's Marketing Department.
All sponsorship ads shall be published on a space-available basis. Placement and publication dates cannot be guaranteed. For guaranteed position, please
contact our Advertising Department.
Ads are to be used to promote the special event or initiatives described in the application, and are not transferable. All thank-you ads are handled
through our Advertising Department.
Agreement of confidentiality
The specific terms and conditions of sponsorship agreements are confidential. They shall not be made available to any third party without the prior written
consent of the Ventura County Star and the event organizer.
Sponsorship agreement termination
The Ventura County Star reserves the right to change these guidelines or terminate this program without notice.
Sponsorship Request Form