Connect with the Linux Community
Linux.com is the primary resource and online destination for Linux users, developers and data center professionals. Supporting Linux.com is a unique way to build awareness for your brand, product or project since you are supporting the Linux Foundation and will gain community awareness through the Foundation’s direct media channels.
A Linux.com media buy helps you reach the passionate, influential and elusive Linux user and developer community:
- Average 2m pageviews per month
- Nearly 1m unique visitors per month
- More than 15,000 registered Linux.com community members, of which more than 80% consider themselves systems administrators or IT operations professionals
Our audience is loyal and motivated, and makes and influences purchasing decisions in the following technology areas:
- Server/desktop Hardware
- Networking Equipment
- Virtualization Software
- Systems Management Software
- Cloud Computing
- Linux software and services
- Personal Electronics
- Mobile and Embedded Development Products
We can work with you on one of the following packages or talk in more detail about a custom package to meet your campaign objectives.
PACKAGE 1: Linux.com Takeover & Executive QA Feature
A full-site, one-month “takeover,” which includes:
- Custom Linux.com take-over header with your branding;
- Front page prime real estate promotion for your brand and custom content;
- Exclusive Sponsorship of 4-part series of Linux Foundation articles written on demand on the chosen topic;
- Exclusive C-level QA featured in Linux.com blog;
- Sponsorship integration in Home, Section and Article pages; and
- Medium Rectangle Ad and optional asset module for messaging or asset promotion on article page.
Reporting will include all impressions and clicks. Estimated monthly sponsorship impressions = 1.8 million+.
PACKAGE 2: Linux.com Series Sponsorship
Linux.com hosts a variety of article series, such as Weekend Project, features on Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Systems Management, among others. The Linux Foundation staff can work with you to customize a series of articles to run for a pre-determined amount of time or you can choose an existing series to sponsor.
- Option to choose topic or sponsor existing series
- Medium Rectangle Ad and optional asset module (for your white papers) for messaging or asset promotion on article page
- Social media mentions of you being a sponsor of this content
Your Message is Amplified with The Linux Foundation’s Third-Party Identi.ca, Twitter & Facebook Channels
The Linux Foundation has a strong and credible presence and influence on social media channels. Linux users and developers follow the Foundation and its news closely.
The Linux Foundation’s social networks include over 220,000 people with over 100 million average monthly impressions. Facebook has more than 99,000 fans with tens of thousands of people interacting with content each week. Twitter and Identi.ca boast 94,000 with average monthly impressions reaching well over 12 million and much higher during weeks with big news cycles and/or campaign promotions. On Google+, more than 19,000 individuals include Linux Foundation messages in their circles and streams and the Linux Foundation’s LinkedIn group includes over 9,000 Linux professionals.
Your Linux.com media buy is amplified and customized with promotion of content through all of these channels, and you gain awareness for directly supporting Linux and The Linux Foundation.
Other Sponsorship Opportunities
You can also purchase traditional CPM-based advertising on Linux.com via the following ad units. Please contact us for pricing and minimums.
Event Tie Ins
By working with The Linux Foundation, you can take your message beyond the standard advertising packages. The Linux Foundation hosts a variety of annual events including LinuxCon (North America, Japan and Brazil), the Collaboration Summit and the Kernel Linux Summit, among others. Opportunities can range from traditional event sponsorship to contests and giveaways.