Have you seen the LinkNYC kiosks popping up all over the five boroughs over the last few years? You know, those big vertical stands on the sidewalks of the city that have replaced old school pay phones. On them, you can make phone calls, charge your cell phone and even stay informed about what’s happening around the city.
Well, LinkNYC teamed up with the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to offer NYC small businesses FREE advertising on their 55-inch computerized screens for up to one month via the LinkLocal program. With a plan to install 7,500 kiosks throughout NYC by 2020, this could mean major visibility and increased sales for your business.
Why is LinkNYC being so generous to NYC entrepreneurs and small businesses?
LinkNYC has a social mission to support local businesses and ensure that they are viable in their neighborhoods and throughout NYC. Thank You LInkNYC :)
How do I apply because my business could use some free advertising, like yesterday?
To apply to receive free advertising on the LInkNYC kiosks is pretty simple. You just need to complete their online questionnaire here. The decision makers over at LinkNYC and the LinkLocal program don’t have a strict criteria on how they choose businesses to advertise with them for free, but they largely go off of instinct according to Kate Blumm, Assistant Commissioner for Communications at the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
Shoot your shot NYC entrepreneurs and businesses. Apply here.
Why is this a big deal for NYC businesses and entrepreneurs?
This is a big deal because tens of thousands of people could view your ad via the LinkNYC kiosks helping you to gain brand awareness and increase sales (fingers crossed). Because many mom and pop businesses cannot afford to advertise their businesses to their communities on the LinkNYC kiosks, it helps level the playing field some.