For use on websites, this graphic tells the public you’re a supporter of The 3/50 Project. To use the badge, copy the coordinating code below, then paste it into the HTML of your website’s homepage where you want the badge to appear.
Do not change any of the code or edit the image as this is trademark and copyright protected.

Want us to link your name on the Supporters page back to your website? Cool.

  1. Confirm your listing appears on the Supporters page first (takes 7-10 days) so you don't have to do this part over again later.
  2. After your listing appears and the member badge is on your homepage, tell us about it. We’ll link your listing on the Supporters page back to your website (applies only to placements in the layout of your website homepage...not blogs or alternative pages). are the badges....

Small: 150 x 133 pixels; great for home pages and blog sidebar placement.

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Large: 200 x 177 pixels; best for blog post titles and online magazines columns

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Countertop sign
Perfect for the top of your cash/wrap counter; fits a standard 8 x 10 frame. Just download the PDF file, print, and trim (there are even guide lines provided).

Window signage
Measures 36” x 50” to accommodate most large format printers. If you don’t have a locally owned printer who can print this, try Kinko’s as a last resort (hint: get a group of businesses together who want to order banners, then take advantage of the multi-banner discount—first one full price, each additional banner 35% off). Click
here to download the zipped file.

Radio spots (PSAs)
Four 60-second spots that remind consumers to shop with local independent businesses. Intended solely for use as PSAs (public service announcements), not part of a paid advertising campaign. To download the mp3 files, click here.

Ads and media
Color art for use in newspaper and magazine ads, as well as in editorial pieces. Resizable, in high resolution jpg and pdf formats. Please note: In keeping with the legal notice at the top of this page, you can drop these into ads or editorial layouts as provided, with no edits or alterations. Well...not unless you’re really anxious to discuss trademark and copyright law with a really nice attorney we know.

Click here for media notes that will help you avoid “oops” moments
here to access available photos and graphics
Scroll lower on this page for press releases

If you’re in need of custom graphics to fit specific ad sizes or needs, we do our best to accommodate. Drop us a line including full press specs. Custom work is based on availability; fees apply.

Are you a media outlet interested in selling ads using The 3/50 Project name? Please check our FAQ page for guidelines.

Movie theater screen ad
For use in movie theaters, this ad fills the screen as audiences wait for the film to begin. Sized to fit standard screens; static ad, no video. Please have the movie theater drop us an email to request it, including their preference of file format.

Facebook Supporter Profile Pics
Feel like promoting The 3/50 Project on your Facebook page? Cool. Just visit our Facebook page, then click the Photos link. You'll find a number of options there, including directions. (P.S. Each new promotion gets its own Profile Pic, so check in, check often!)

Enclosure cards
Created for florists and gifts stores, this small insert fits into the same envelope as a standard enclosure card. To make this as affordable as possible, it has been designed for digital press; please do not convert to black and white for litho or offset printing. NOTE: It is not intended to be used as a business card or calling card, so please don’t. Click here to download the zipped digital image.

Created for printing on professional digital presses, these run 3-up on 8.5 x 11 cover stock (also printable on desktop units capable of running color with 1/4” margins). Click
here for the pdf file.

Yard signs
Not just for election years, here’s the artwork for yard signs showcasing The 3/50 Project logo and web address. They can be found in our store (see that tab at the top of this page?); just select the category featuring our logo to find them.

T-shirts, mugs, buttons, and other cool stuff
From magnets to mugs and t-shirts to tote bags, it’s all here. Hey, there are even bumperstickers for those who want to make the most of rush hour traffic. A portion of sales goes toward maintaining The 3/50 Project (since we don’t charge for any of the above materials). Visit The 3/50 Project Online Store by clicking here or on the tab at the top of the page.

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On Facebook
Visit us on Facebook at Become a fan!
Be sure to grab our button from Pieces of Flair for adorning your Facebook page.

On LinkedIn
Click here or search Groups for “The 3/50 Project.” Please join us.

You have a couple of options:

• Follow the founder of The 3/50 Project at @cindabaxter
Cinda tweets updates about The 3/50 Project, in addition to new post alerts from her blog.

• Use our hashtag, #350proj
Type that at the end of tweets you want to share with other fans of The 3/50 Project and it will blast right out to those of us who follow hashtags.

Are you a Tweetdeck fan? Set up a new column for “3/50 project” and be in the know 24/7. To download Tweetdeck for free, click here.

To sign up for a free Twitter account, click here.

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Press releases
Feel free to forward these to local media; be sure they’re clear on the $50 part though—it’s $50 per month, not $50 x 3 stores per month. The media seems to misread this sometimes. Unlike other items on this page, it is acceptable to selectively quote portions of a press release without using the entire thing intact.

If you think including Cinda Baxter’s voice (aka: The 3/50 Project founder) to the mix will improve the odds of getting coverage, please don’t hesitate to have your media contact drop us a line (see the Contact page for the press inquiries link). Interviews and comments are no sweat. Happy to help!

Former Retailer Provides Her Own Economic Stimulus Plan for Main Street
March 19, 2009 (click here to download the pdf)

The 3/50 Project Goes Viral
April 6, 2009 (click here to download the pdf)

The 3/50 Project Hits 5,000 Supporters Mark
May 31, 2009 (click here to download the pdf)

The 3/50 Project! How YOU Can Save Local Business
Produced by IE News Services LLC, November 20, 2009 (click here to download the pdf)

The 3/50 Project launches LookLocal iPhone App
August 9, 2011 (click here to download the pdf)

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Other organizations

A private, territory-protect online community for independent brick and mortar retailers in the gift, stationery, and home accessory industries. No competitors, no vendors, no paid sponsors. It’s all storefronts, all the time.
Visit the site

A Buy Local campaign launched by the American Booksellers Association, this promotes independent retailers of all types, not just bookstores.
Visit the site

Main Street
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.
Visit the site

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Other marketing materials

Web panel
Made specifically for those who want to show an image of the flyer on their website or blog. To use the web panel, copy the HTML code below, then paste it into your website template where you’d like the panel to appear. Do not change any of the code, edit the image, use clipped portions of the image, etc. as this is trademark and copyright protected, just like it says at the top of this page.

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Member badge
(for Facebook pages, please see Facebook Profile Pic section below)

Resource Library

Ooh...don’t miss this. It’s important.
If you skipped right to this page, but haven’t registered your company or organization with
The 3/50 Project yet, drop everything and click here. That way, we can keep you
abreast of what’s going on with our little “independent business lovefest.”
Eat Down the Street
For independent
eateries of all types
Roll Local
For independent
bike shops
® © The 3/50 Project LLC and TM © LookLocal; all rights reserved.
Website and graphic design by Cinda Baxter

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Big, hairy, important legal info:

The items offered below are protected by federal and state trademarks and copyrights. Questions? Check out our Terms of Use and FAQ page for more info.

Note: We do not ever, ever, ever allow third party use of our horizontal banner logo, shown at the top of our website pages, flyers, signs, window signage, etc. Doesn’t matter what you intend to do with it. That one’s off limits. Sorry.

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Special promotions
From time to time, the creative juices work overtime and a special promotion pops out. Sometime run all year long; some are season-specific. Click the associated links for more info...and feel free to print out posters then slap ‘em all over the place. (Check out The 3/50 Project store too, since some of these show up on mugs, t-shirts, and all sorts of cool stuff.)

Year round campaigns:
Holiday campaigns:
Locals love you more
Valentines Day
Big Things Campaign
4Q Holiday season
Locals Love You More
For all independent
brick and mortars
See all that cool stuff below? Guess what? It's free.

If you think what we're doing is worthwhile, and like the fact we provide a plethora of marketing materials to you at no charge, please drop a tip in the jar.

That way, we can continue bringing the local independent message to consumers far and wide.

*Employment statistics courtesy
U.S. Labor Department 2/6/09 report;
68/43 stats courtesy Civic Economics

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The free flyer
Here’s where it all began. Just download...print out...and hand customers. It’s that easy.
The flyers work best when handed directly to customers with their purchase or receipt, not stuck in the bottom of a bag. Look them in the eye, smile, and tell them thanks for coming into a locally owned business. Everyone likes to feel appreciated, after all.

Click here to download the high res PDF file
The flyer will open in a new window, and can take a while to load on slow connections since it’s high resolution. If a new window does not open, please adjust your browser settings to allow new windows or tabs to open when clicking on a link.

LookLocal iPhone app
Do you own a local independent brick and mortar business?
Register as a supporter of The 3/50 Project and you'll be listed on both the website and in the app, free of charge. How's that for easy peasy?

To download the app, click here (page will open in a new tab or window)

Proud Sponsors:

Keep the Cheer Here
4Q Holiday season