This week we were pleasantly surprised to hear that ‘Big Red’ (aka Rogers) would be lending a helping hand to small businesses. In celebration of small business month (October, who knew.) Rogers has created a micro site offering free web advertising for small businesses who submit a web banner, companies who submit are also entered to win $20,000 in advertising. Select ads will also be featured on other Rogers sites during small business month.
Most of the of the banners that are up are quite ugly though! You would think that with the advertising space being free people would put a little more effort into the design of their ad, guess not.
Regardless, it is nice to see some give from a large corporation in contrast to the constant take. Maybe paying my phone bill this month will be a little less painful.