Media Kit

Grand Strand HappeningGrand Strand Happening is a Horry County’s premier online magazine. Written by locals, Grand Strand Happening provides real-time local coverage of restaurants, events, people, and everything else fun & exciting in the area- online! provides an insider’s view of events and information for Myrtle Beach and  surrounding areas in Horry County, SC.

Our online network is vast and growing as users turn to each month as their go-to guide. Leveraging social media, e-newsletters, and events, GSH interacts with its readers daily.

We pride ourselves in the variety of advertising we provide to local business owners- from banner ads, to sponsored content, to integrated e-marketing campaigns. We are confident that you will find a solution that fits your budget and business need. Join our advertising network to gain immediate access to local consumers who are engaged and savvy!

Measurable, scalable, targeted; the beauty of online advertising is many-fold. GSH develops customized solutions for each and every sponsor. Check out some of our basic offerings, then contact us to receive your customized solution!

Banner Ads

Placed in the margins of and its sub-sites, these graphic ads are akin to a print magazine ad.

Choose from:

Premium Page Curl: Top right of page
Background Takeover: Entire background; clickable
Leaderboard: 728 x 90 px; above the logo
Medium Rectangle: 300 X 250 px; sidebar
Button: 125 X 125 px; sidebar

Sponsored Content

Beyond the banner ad. GSH provides engaging & informative CONTENT-driven advertising. We are innovators in this arena. The advantages of content-driven marketing are many. Sponsored content is not only searchable, but improves your company’s search engine optimization (show up in search engine more often and closer to the top). Whereas banner ads may be able to catch an eye, they are unable to tell a story. Customized sponsored content provides readers with an enjoyable way to learn about who you are and what you do. Further, content allows us to position an advertiser in a targeted fashion- be viewed as a knowledgeable expert in your field, show your fun side, highlight your charitable contributions. The possibilities are endless.

Seasonal Guides

Seasonal guides are placed on Grand Strand Happening to be a resource to locals for an extended period of time. While each guide varies slightly in format, they always highlight the best events of each season and are consistently viewed for long periods of time. In the past, Happening Media websites have published seasonal and holiday guides.

Social Media

Whether you have adopted social media for your own business, or whether you have never tried it, you have undoubtedly heard about social media in the news and it’s ability to harness large-scale power. Grand Strand Happening can currently be found on Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest & Google +, and is constantly interacting with its network of locals.

Event Marketing

There is nothing quite like experiential marketing. Partnering with Grand Strand Happening for your event throws a spotlight on your event, instantly making it social online.  Grand Strand Happening offers a range of levels of involvement, from event advertising, to event partnering, to hosting the event.

Grand Strand Happening can:

– Promote your event via website & social media

– Manage contests to build buzz

– Provide photography/video coverage options

– Follow-up posts – get the most buzz for your buck

Additional Services

The sky is the limit with Grand Strand Happening. If you can dream it, we can implement it in your marketing strategy.

What people are saying about us:

MP: “Thanks for creating your awesome web site ! I check it all the time for events and what to do on weekends! Love it.”

SK: “As soon as my post went online, I received two new customers in the first week; just the kind of people I need in my business.”

FH: “I actually booked an appointment with Saralee for a color & cut basses on your article. The results are fantastic. I am so glad MB finally has a top-of-the-line metropolitan hair designer who gives flawless cuts and a color expert who knows all about texture and dimension in three-color processing.. Thanks GSH! for the info.”

AB: “It’s the place I go to when I need to know what’s going on.”


4 Responses

  1. Skip Yeager
    Skip Yeager October 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm |

    We are a non-profit animal rescue and sanctuary in GT. Our next fund raiser is a BBQ at the Beaver Bar in Murrells’ Inlet on Oct. 27 from 1pm to 6pm. We will have animals there to meet & greet. What can you do to help us get the word out, we are overloaded already and need some expert help, we spend hours posting to websites, news outlets, etc.

    1. Sherrie
      Sherrie October 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm |

      Go to our website and look at the top right and see contribute. Click down and feel free to enter your events. Call if you have any questions 215-630-0560.

  2. Priscilla Rivera
    Priscilla Rivera August 9, 2014 at 11:00 am |

    Hi Sherrie I hope and pray all is well. I would like to know if you would advertise for us our Annual Red and Pink Hat Christmas Ball. for Dec.06th . it will be at Planet Hollywood at broadway at the beach. cost $30 per person. time 5 to 10pm. lots of entertainment, great food, call Priscilla QM of The Ruby Gems Sisters at 8943-455-9489. hotel package available .

    1. Sherrie
      Sherrie August 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm |

      We have included it in our calendar, Priscilla. I hope it is a great event!


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