High-performing international & targeted local
Sunshine Coast advertising + PR

For your destination company, organization,
small business or event

Bigpacific.com has been the go-to community website in our region since 1997. Why? Because our site is driven from the heart, recognizing + celebrating what makes life so uniquely special here on the Sunshine Coast. We are THE one stop place for the most relevant information on the Sunshine Coast. We curate trending social media to get all the updates that matter, constantly add original content, have an outstanding visual events calendar, video channel, interviews, photo galleries and beautiful 'shows' on places, topics and ideas.

Showcasing your business on Bigpacific.com matters in statistically measurable ways! And it supports the protection and enhancement of our Coast culture by giving everyone - not just visitors, or businesses - a place to get together online and share what it means to be a 'Coastie'.Your advertising content is a vital part of this story, and one you get total control over. Bigpacific.com is here to amplify your message, in a highly personal and personable way that will help you stand out.

We understand how incredibly challenging it is to effectively market your business and we offer the unique opportunity to attract online traffic & customers to your door using the extensive range of strategic online marketing tools & technology.

Marketing, advertising and PR services range from 'Hey, I'm here' visibility packages at only $197/year to highly targeted, customized, comprehensive media campaigns including events promotion, Press Release broadcasts, multi-media content creation that you can also use on your site. We can even mobilize your web site!

BigPacific.com is the ambassador for your business that you have been looking for!

Explore our Advertising Packages below and contact us if you need help determining the best package or would prefer a custom plan developed for your budget. webmaster@bigpacific.com / 604-885-5913.

What Bigpacific.com Member Businesses and Organizations Say

““I hired Laurie and her team at Bigpacific.com to provide strategic guidance on the promotion of my live Soul + Strategy Retreat and the launch of my Business Development Course that followed. Laurie wrote and distributed a Press Release that to this date, has my retreat listing in the TOP EIGHT Google listings above some of the biggest names in my industry. Laurie interviewed me and promoted my course on Bigpacific.com and that interview resulted in two new clients and direct sales of the course. Laurie’s extensive expertise in optimization of your online presence combined with the exceptional reach through Bigpacific platform is a unique and extremely powerful marketing tool that delivers tangible results." - Leah Goard / Define Design Align / www.leahgoard.com - Leah Goard / Define Design Align / www.leahgoard.com
As the Promotions Director for Sea Fair, I spearheaded a web site redesign in 2013, which also involved adding a web tracker to the Sea Fair site for the first time. When I began to review the first 2 weeks of web stats, I was surprised to see bigpacific.com as the 4th largest referring site (after google, bing and facebook). Of course, I looked it up and was pleased to find a great resource for events and festivals throughout the Sunshine Coast. What a great web site for getting the word out about Sunshine Coast events and helping to attract tourists to our region, great job! - Jenny Garden, Powell River Sea Fair Society.

Advertising Packages Available

  • Small Business

    • Directory Listing, Banner
    • Small Display Advertisement
    • Calendar of Events & promotions (upload sales & events into Calendar)
    • Social Integration – Include visual links to all of your social content online at sites like Facebook and Twitter

    Bigpacific Small Business Sunshine Coast advertising package

  • Premium Business

    • Feature Image on relevant one high traffic editorial page 3 months (value $97 month / $291)
    • Social Media Promotion / Engagement 3 x year – Big Pacific FB Page, Twitter, Pintrest, Extended Network ($97 value)

    premium sunshine coast business advertising

    • Feature Article / Interview ($500 Value)
    • Feature Image on ONE relevant high traffic editorial page (value $97 month / $1150/yr; ask about additional premium categories)
    • Feature Article Newsletter Distribution 2,500 ($97 value)
    • Social Media Promotion / Engagement 12 x year – Big Pacific FB Page, Twitter, Pinterest, Extended Network ($197 value)
    • Geek on Tap support up to 30 minutes per month for Q&A, support
    • Promotion of your business in all my circles, on and offline, creating great connections for you.
    • PLUS LEVEL: Quarterly Mailchimp Direct Email send out and help setting up list & tracking
    • PLUS LEVEL: Strategic review of marketing & planning, SEO assistance, Google+ management, occasional content creation

    $1597 per year or $2364 for PLUS
  • Events/Focused Promotions

    • Feature Article / Interview
    • Newsletter Distribution 1 x
    • Display ad
    • Social Promotion – 1 x week (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
    • Event Listing in online directory
    • Calendar Event Listing on main page and festival Calendar (if applicable)
    • Submission to other local and regional calendars

    $397 per event
  • Press Release Creation

    $247 per release; bulk discount available for 12 x releases
    • A search engine optimized press release will be created in high-value natural language for best optimization results in Google and other search directories. This includes using quoted information, testimonials, and referring to other marketing you may be using such as social media profiles, blogs and reviews of your business.
  • Press Release Distribution

    $197 (US with pick up from Canada to maximize the event coverage & SEO)
    • Deliver your news (award, new product launch, special event date, current promotion etc) to every major news site and search engine on the web, and in front of consumers and journalists. Prices start at $197.
    • Track your release for reads, shares, visits to your site from your release, media deliveries, traffic sources, keywords, and referrals by search engines.
    • Share your release by major industry grouping and/or regional groupings
  • At event coverage & PR

    Bigpacific.com will attend and cover your event, provide written coverage and images and will update live through social media. Per Day Fee: $247
    • Ensure your event has professional coverage and maximize your return on investment on hosting events.
    • Select a shot list to create a gallery of images you can use in your social marketing and web site.
    • Create and manage hash tags (#) for your event so your attendees can increase your brand's visibility throughout the event.
  • Mobilize your web site

    Starts at $997 setup fee for basic site + $237 year.
    • Can include specials and dashboard administration for managing your time-limited offers, or we can provide that as an ongoing service.
    • OVER 50% of today's web traffic comes via tablet and mobile. Make sure your customers can view and use your web site regardless of how they access it.
Display ads are visually appealing and always show on the page

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Premium features are extra large, photograph-art based, and hot linked to your web site from highest level pages

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social platform promotions and monthly social media management




  • Strong Community Partnerships: Sunshine Coast Tourism, Coast Cultural Alliance, Festival of the Written Arts, Music Festivals +, Community Futures, DuaneBurnett.com
  • Leadership role in formation of Sunshine Coast Bed & Breakfast, Cottage Owners Association and formal Tourism Organization development.
  • Board Director, Community Futures Sunshine Coast Board and Loans Committee
    Committee Member, Christmas Carol Cruise Sunshine Coast
    Pro Bono Service Provider: Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, Pender Harbour Garlic Festival, Christmas Carol Cruise Sechelt, Sunshine Coast Dragonboating, Sunshine Coast Mushroom Society


Editor/Publisher & Founder Bigpacific Creative (formerlyBad Dog Design Inc). - BC Web Design & Digital Strategies
Laurie McConnell webmaster@bigpacific.com

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