Josiah Schmidt, Professional Genealogist: Specializing in Iowan, Midwestern, & German Immigrant Ancestry Association of Professional Genealogists

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Want to advertise your product or service on The German-American Genealogist Podcast? Of course you do!
Contact Josiah Schmidt today to snag a slot on the show.
Advertising rates are as follows:
$25.00: 30 second ad on 1 episode + link to your product's website in the episode's web post
$49.00: 60 second ad on 1 episode + link to your product's website in the episode's web post
Available ad slots:
Beginning: Have your ad play at the beginning of the episode, after the introduction, to hook listeners early.
Middle: Have your ad play in the middle of the episode, right when things are getting good.
End: Have your ad play towards the end of the episode, so it's one of the last things listeners hear.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I make the ad, or does Josiah read it on air?
A: You can supply your own ad to be stitched in to the episode, or you can supply Josiah with a script and he will read your ad for you.

Q: If I make my own ad, what do the technical specifications need to be?
A: Your ad should be in MP3 format, 44100 Hz, stereo, 128 bit rate, as free of background "fuzz" as possible, and any speech should be clear and recorded with a pop filter.

Q: If I send Josiah an ad script to read on air, how many words long should I make the ad, in order to fit within the 30- or 60-second time frame?
A: Generally, shoot for about 70 words for a 30-second ad, and 140 words for a 60-second ad. Josiah can adjust his speaking speed a bit lower or higher to accommodate your ad, within reason, if need be.

Q: If I have Josiah read an ad script, can you add music behind it?
A: Yes! We like to use classical music recordings that are in the public domain on our show, but if you have a musical track (that is in the public domain, or that you own the copyright to) you would like to be played in the background of Josiah's reading of your ad, you may send that to us in mp3 format to use in your ad.

Q: You said that, along with each audio ad, a link to my product's website will appear in the episode's web post. Where exactly will that be?
A: A link will appear underneath the description of that particular episode, both in the podcast archive, and on that particular episode's post on the blog.

Q: Can I purchase ad slots for several future episodes, all at once?
A: Yes!

Q: Can I purchase more than one ad slot within a single episode?
A: Yes!

Q: Are there any restrictions on what I can advertise on your show?
A: Just a few restrictions: we can't run ads with explicit, profane, deceptive, hateful, or violent content, ads with particularly poor audio quality, nor can we run ads with content that violates other individuals' copyrights or trademarks. We also reserve the right to disapprove ads for other legitimate reasons that we might not have thought of yet.

Q: When do I need to pay?
A: Only send your payment after we have reviewed and approved your recording or your script. Your ad will run on the next episode after payment is received and processed.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Cashier check, money order, or PayPal.

Q: If I make arrangements for an ad and complete a payment, but later decide not to run the ad, can I get a refund?
A: Unfortunately, due to the transaction fees we incur when we accept your payment, we do not offer refunds to advertisers.