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More than 600 Vermont businesses advertise on FPF. Here's why:

"I will definitely renew our annual advertising contract. I just did a marketing survey and Front Porch Forum was the most popular way people heard about our events and programs!" - Diana Wood, Marketing & Outreach Manager, Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront

"Can we stop running the ads now? I'm just going over the latest numbers this morning and WOW! We have received a tremendous response so I think we should stop running now. Let me know when we can turn off the faucet!" - Dawn Leuschner Consulting Team

"Thanks - great response rate and cost per click! I am also really happy with the distribution of clicks." - Julia Andrews, J. Andrews Marketing

"We have had a ton of responses coming in each day for our ad that is running this month. I think expanding into Washington County really did the trick. My study is fully enrolled (I even over-enrolled it). I will definitely be in touch about more ads soon!" -Julie Dumas, Associate Professor, UVM Department of Psychiatry

"Many people who came to our annual sock sale said they saw our ad on Front Porch Forum. Some clicked while others just saw the ad and came. You have a good thing going!" - Gail Wheel, Wheel House Designs

“At the Y, we value the level of interaction and engagement you can have when advertising on Front Porch Forum. It is also hard to match the low cost per click that we have seen through our FPF advertising.”  - Doug Bishop, Greater Burlington YMCA

"We are extremely satisfied with the results we’ve gotten advertising with Front Porch Forum. We have found it to be the most effective method for recruiting a difficult population in the community. It has really helped to get our study out of the doldrums!" - Merelise Ametti, Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine

"We have used FPF to reach beyond our traditional audience on a few occasions and I have been excited that people we’ve never heard from before have started contacting us after our FPF ads started running." - Phillip Kolling, SerVermont

"Yes, the response from the ad was great!" -Victoria Fosher, Comcast Cable

"FPF has generated more leads for our business within the last year than all of our other marketing efforts combined!  We look forward to many more years of partnering with you – THANK YOU!" -Harmony Wilder, Big Rock Landscaping

“I’m looking forward to working with FPF. I open every single FPF e-newsletter I get and read them (ads and all) from beginning to end every day. In a world of way too many subscription emails, I tend to delete 99% of what is in my inbox. FPF is that one that is the keeper. I believe in the service and am thrilled to be promoting our business with you.” -Lisa Rowell, Thomas Hirchak Company

"FPF was a great resource for our real estate business. We generated quality leads each week from our advertising and also increased our local brand awareness. I would recommend FPF to any Realtor or local business looking for a cost effective source of advertising"  -David Laven, Vermont Realty Team

"As a local vegetable farm, nearly all of our customers live or work within several miles of the farm.  FPF is our best advertising dollar, as it alone allows us to target specific neighborhoods and communities with the most potential.  We only put our resources where our most likely customers are.” - Andy Jones, Intervale Community Farm

"Thank you to the community for helping to make the Alzheimer's Association's event The Longest Day a success for team Moving Mountains for a Cure. We climbed 5 High Peaks: Haystack, Basin, Saddlebag, Gothics and Sawteeth on June 21- The Longest Day of the year- to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. Donations from the FPF community helped us reach our goal of raising over $4,000 dollars." - Jessie Cornell, Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter

"FPF outperformed all other digital media, including Google and local media outlets." - A Vermont ad agency

"We keep coming back because advertising on Front Porch Forum seems to work better than any other avenue we've tried so far!' - Michelle Cunningham, The Doughnut Dilemma

"We’d like to run another $1000 worth of impressions in the same Burlington forums we did before…as you said, the ad was a big hit!" - Meghan Fitzpatrick, Lake Champlain Chocolates

"The ads have definitely helped our business as we regularly hear from customers that they saw our ad in FPF." Sam Jones, Computers for Change

“There are lots of factors that affect turnout, of course, but this year we ran *exactly* the same digital, print and tv campaigns that we have for the last three years. The only new campaign was FPF. The turnout for our Open House event was higher than it has been in years. Coincidence? I think not.” - Robin Lane, School in Essex

"FPF was definitely the best use of our ad dollars." - Andy Jones, Intervale Community Farm

"I've already gotten four responses and my ads started last night! The ads are great!" ...and later... "I got 4-6 new clients by the end of the week. The ads definitely paid off. Thanks again FPF!"  - Dave Link, DaveLink MacSupport

"Our classes filled in 2 days so that's fantastic. We will definitely advertise again with you when we have another group of classes to offer."  - Christina Braun, Robotics 4 Kids 2 

"We appreciate all of your support in our mission & helping us spread the word. Front Porch Forum has played a huge role in our growth!" - Sara & Ally, Neighborhood Savings Group

"Honestly, we try to refrain from just using FPF as a marketing tool... but virtually all of our business has come from people on the forum!"- Patti Delaney, Backdoor Bakery

"We book with FPF because we feel it's a great, cost-effective way to reach local consumers who are actively engaged with their communities and looking to support local businesses/organizations." - Elisa Garcia-Rey, Karen Fahey Advertising

After buying 20,000 impressions spread over 2 weeks that generated 104 unique clicks… “The ad generated 3 solid client leads, not a bad start. 1 in Shelburne, 1 in Center City and 1 in NNE.”  - Ethan Thompson, The Urban Homesteader  

“Sweet! This is great customer service, you guys. I frequently tell people about the good results I've gotten from FPF, and I will continue to toot your horn enthusiastically.” - Robin Lane, School in Essex

"We just conducted a survey, seeking respondents through many local news channels.  Our Front Porch Forum campaign outperformed every other link by a huge margin!  So huge in fact, that we needed to retool our workflow to manage the high number of FPF-generated responses.  Front Porch Forum is amazing!  It will always be an integral part of our  ongoing community outreach effort." - Cal Workman, Greater Burlington Y

"We are getting more hits to our web site from Front Porch Forum than from Google at this point!" - Karen Thuesen, Building Energy Vermont 

"In the past I have had horrible luck with expensive advertising that simply didn't get the results that I was needing. A very friendly and knowledgeable representative from Front Porch Forum contacted me about advertising options with them. I signed up for a two week ad, and I am still getting calls every day. FPF has been fantastic for business and meeting some great people along the way. I would highly recommend FPF to anyone from young start up companies to well established ones looking for inexpensive and very effective advertising" - Peta Blake, Blake Tree and Landscape

"Front Porch Forum has given my clients results. We’ve been able to see a bump in interest and response every time we’ve run." - Nilda Kerr, Kerr Advertising

"Front Porch Forum is one of the best outreach formats we have … well worth the money!" - Cassandra Brush, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District 

"75% of the attendees at our Open House said they saw it on Front Porch Forum. Goooo FPF!" - Liz Shayne, The Schoolhouse

"If you rely on word of mouth advertising for your business, FPF can't be beat. By far the best results we've ever seen." Peter Carreiro, Rise N' Shine It's the Milkman

"Front Porch Forum ads are a great investment with an immediate payback." - Aaron Fastman, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

"Front Porch Forum has proven to be an excellent, cost-effective tool for us to spread the word on the addition of our new resort spa! The targeted delivery process allowed us to focus our message in the neighborhoods surrounding the resort. Thank you FPF!" - Jim Glanville, The Essex, VT's Culinary Resort & Spa

"As a Video Producer for DR Power Equipment, I need to find locations to highlight my company's products. Front Porch Forum makes my job much easier and I get to meet really great folks. Thanks for your help! - DR Power Equiptment

"Front Porch Forum advertising is a great way for our business to reach out to our local community." - Jackie Decarreau, Woolen Mill Health Club

"COTS found several volunteer painters plus a ton of donated materials as a direct result of Front Porch Forum!"- Deb Bouton, COTS

"As an organization that spends very little money on advertising, we love Front Porch Forum.  We were getting calls for mortgage refinancing from our FPF ads before news of lower rates even hit the mainstream!" - Jodi Harrington, Opportunities Credit Union

"FPF helped increase traffic to my website by 300%." - Edward Pais, Pais Architects

"After I posted my landscaping ad a week ago on Front Porch Forum in Richmond, I have received more than ten job offers." - Evan Forward, landscaping contractor

"We received more Valentine's business from our Front Porch Forum ad than from any other media." - Diana Doll, StrayCat Flower Farm

"Be careful what you wish for... advertising on Front Porch Forum drew such an overwhelming response I had to scramble to keep up with the calls! Thanks FPF; I'll definitely be back for more!" - Bill Agnew, The Essential Arborist

["Last week I posted a notice on Front Porch Forum about ZoomBikes, a new business I’ve started with a friend selling e-bike kits (to add an electric motor to a bicycle). Thanks for your response!"] "In just three days we had more than 300 hits on our website. In case anyone wonders, FPF works!" - Larry Gilbert, ZoomBikes

"There is no doubt that Front Porch Forum was immensely helpful in making this year’s conference our most successful event ever." - Charlie Brooks, 15th Annual Vermont Breast Cancer Conference

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