Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

The Next Summit offers a unique platform to connect brands directly with an audience passionate about outdoor recreation in Colorado and beyond. With a highly engaged newsletter audience, significant website traffic, and a robust social media presence, we are the ideal choice to reach a targeted audience in this niche.

Audience & Engagement Metrics

We create authentic, helpful, and compelling content proven to resonate with our readers. We consistently achieve higher-than-average engagement rates, demonstrating our brand authority, trust among our readers, and the quality of what we create and share. 

Alex Derr, Founder & Director of The Next Summit


  • 4,000 engaged subscribers (200+ new monthly subscribers).
  • Open rate: 49% (above industry standard)
  • Click rate: 5.3% (above industry standard)
  • Unsubscribe rate: 0.2% (below industry standard)


  • 404,000 annual visitors
  • 567,000 annual unique page views
  • 91% of site visitors live in the United States and speak English
  • 76% of site visitors live in or are interested in visiting Colorado
  • 85% of site visitors are interested in hiking, camping, and other forms of outdoor recreation

Social Media

  • Facebook: 6,000 followers; Twitter: 23,000 followers; Instagram: 1,200 followers

How to Work With Us:

We recommend purchasing a comprehensive sponsored content package, which provides the best value for what you get. We also offer a la carte sponsor packages for those specifically interested in sponsoring a blog, webinar, newsletter, or social media campaign. Please note, we reserve the right to reject or request edits to any proposed content if we identify misalignment with our brand values and style.

Comprehensive Sponsored Content Package

Price: $1,500 (Introductory Offer)

We will create a custom blog post to meet your needs, posted on The Next Summit. Here’s how it works:

  • You submit an initial draft which we will edit to match our tone and style, optimize for SEO, add graphics, and publish on our blog.
  • Editorial Guidelines: 1,000-2,500 words maximum. Provide an SEO keyphrase 1-3 words long for optimization.
  • Alternatively, you can provide answers to a list of questions, and we will use them to create a first draft for an additional $250.
  • NOTE: We reserve the right to request edits or reject blogs or content that does not align with our brand, style, and values. Additionally, all links in sponsored posts, blogs, etc. include a “sponsored” attribute value to comply with Google policies. There are no exceptions.


  • Receive a feature of the sponsored post in our high-performing newsletter to 4,000+ subscribers.
  • Be named as a sponsor of one of our monthly skill development webinars with two 45-second placements you can write.
  • Leverage social media promotion of the post across all platforms (1 on Facebook, 3 on Twitter, 1 on Instagram, 1 on Pinterest).

Our Introductory Price won’t last long – take advantage of this low price before they go up in 2024.


À La Carte Sponsorship Packages

If you want something a bit more specific or affordable, consider buying an a la carte sponsorship package.

Sponsored Blog Post
: $800

  • Custom content crafted to suit your brand’s messaging.
  • SEO-optimized for greater visibility.
  • Cost depends on length and topic – inquire to receive a custom quote.
  • NOTE: All links in sponsored posts include a “sponsored” attribute value to comply with Google policies.

Sponsored Webinar:
  • Named as a sponsor of one of our monthly free skill development webinars
  • Create two custom advertisements up to 45 seconds long which will be shared at the start and end of the session
  • Webinars are posted online so your ads will continue to be seen by thousands in the future.

Newsletter Feature
: $300

  • Your sponsored content featured in our bi-weekly newsletter sent to 4,000 highly engaged subscribers. 
  • This can be a sponsored post we prepare or a custom advertisement you provide (with our approval).

Social Media Promotion
: $100

  • A custom post across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • Include graphics, video, copy, links, and more to meet your marketing program goals.
Bulk Order Discount: Buy 3 or more a la carte options or content packages and receive 15% off your entire order. For example, buy three $1,500 packages and pay only $3,825, saving you $675. Max Limit of 6 packages or a la carte options total. 

Social Impact Discount: If you are a non-profit or government sector organization, you will receive 25% off all sponsorships and ads. This can be combined to our Bulk Order Discount for a 40% overall discount if you buy 3+ orders. 

Proven Results: Check out our Performance!

Over the past 12 months, our content has generated:

  • Total Revenue for our Partners: $44,888
  • Total Individual Purchases: 286

Additionally, our site has generated the following Google Ad clicks and impressions:

  • Total Google Ad Impressions: 2,630,000
  • Total Google Ad Clicks: 10,502

These metrics underscore our ability to influence customer behavior and effectively promote products or services.

Why Choose Us?

Targeted Audience

Reach outdoor enthusiasts interested in hiking, camping, climbing, and other outdoor activities.

High Engagement

Take advantage of our high newsletter open and click rates and social media engagement.

Trust & Credibility

Leverage the trust and credibility we've established with our audience through authentic content.

Proven Return on Investment

Be certain you are investing wisely with our demonstrated ability to drive sales and create revenue.

Cross Channel Coverage

Meet your target audience wherever they are, including blogs, SEO, emails, webinars, and social media.

How to Get Started: Fill Out an Interest Form

Complete the form below with more information about your needs and interest and I will get back to you within 72 hours with more information on how to move forward. I look forward to connecting and working with you!

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept guest post submissions, link swaps, or other content except for sponsored posts.

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