Jan 1, 2014
2014 is here! Out with the old and in with the new. 2013 was a fantastic year for movies, in fact one of the best the industry has seen in a decade. 2014 is looking like it too will be great year for movies looking ahead at what's coming out this year. Starting thinigs off in January we have: Lone Survivor, Jack Ryan and I, Frankenstein. Then in February during the Valentines season there's: The Monuments Men, The Lego Movie, RoboCop and Three Days to Kill. In March things heat up with: 300: Rise of an Empire, Need For Speed, Muppets Most Wanted, Divergent and Noah. Then the April showers brings us: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Sabotage, Rio 2 and The Other Woman right before we kick off the summer season in May.
April 1, 2014
Make sure your business is being seen by every eyeball in the cinema during this summer's exciting blockbusters. Sign up now while space is available and use promo code SUMMER14 to take 10% off when placing your order. You must sign up for a minimum of four weeks, but you still get four bonus weeks when you sign up for at least 16 weeks, six bonus weeks for at least 30 weeks and eight bonus weeks for an 11 month package. Offer expires July 31st. Don't forget to get your May Mother's Day promotions onscreen in April, your June Father's Day promotions onscreen in May, your 4th of July promotions onscreen in June and your August Back-to-School promotions in July!
Aug 23, 2012
Alaska Grafix has finally joined the 21st Century and is now accepting Visa & Mastercard, so now Alaska Business Owners can start earning miles on their Onscreen Advertising Orders. Although we do not have an online transaction page you can call into the office during regular business hours and we'll run your card over the phone. Please, keep your credit card information safe and do not ever send your credit card information by email.
March 3, 2012
Adding a QR Code to your ad is a fancy way to direct smart phone users to your web site, contact information or special promo page by scanning your onscreen ad right there in the theater. It is recommended that you only add QR Codes to ads that display for at least 15 seconds on the screen to allow enough time for smart phone users to get their devices ready. Also be sure to consider making your QR Code at least the height of your ad to ensure it can be scanned even from the back of the auditorium.
Nov 2, 2011
At all Gross-Alaska theatres in Juneau and Ketchikan, digital menu boards are prominently displayed in the concession areas. If you are currently advertising on the screens in the cinemas you can also display your ad on the menu boards for an additional monthly charge of $20/theater (Glacier Valley Juneau, Downtown Juneau & Ketchikan). There are different design specifications for creating menu board ads in each theater so please contact us if you are trying to put together your own.
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Edge of Tomorrow
22 Jump Street
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Fifty Shades of Grey
Guardians of the Galaxy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Expendables 3
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For
No Good Deed
The Maze Runner
7 Screens TotalShowtime Hotline: 463-FLIX
20th Century Twin (Downtown) = 2 Screens
Glacier Cinemas (Valley) = 5 Screens *
* The Five screens at the Glacier Cinemas are all networked together and cannot be split up.
2 ScreensShowtime Hotline: 225-2294
2 ScreensShowtime Hotline: 747-0646
Arbitron Inc, a media information and consumer research company, in conjunction with the National Association of Theater Owners and the Cinema Advertising Council, did a market research study examining the effective use of advertising in the traditional media including television, radio, newspaper, outdoor, internet, as well as cinema advertising. There are some great findings determined in the study that shows cinema audiences do not mind the advertising that is part of their cinema experience. Americans feel movie advertising is more acceptable than advertising on the Internet. Cinema advertising also delivers traditionally hard-to-reach but highly desirable demographic groups. More than 60% of cinema audiences are in their seats 10 minutes or more ahead of their movie, and nearly all remember specific ads they saw during the cinema pre-show advertising. For more key findings read the full study.
"We've been using Alaska Grafix Onscreen Advertising since 2002 because we've had such great results with them. Year after year, our customers mention seeing our ads onscreen. This is the most effective form of advertising we've invested in for reaching the local market. Alaska Grafix are experts in providing quality advertising and designing professional ads for our company. Thank you for offering this service in Juneau!"
"Alaska Grafix Onscreen Advertising is great exposure for any local or Southeast non-profit or business . They make it easy and cost effective to get the word out about our programs and events. At a time when ways to get the word out are increasingly diversified, we recommend Alaska Grafix."
"I think I've had more response from onscreen advertising than anything else I've tried. People would come in and say, 'I didn't even know you existed until I saw you at the movies.' It was the smartest way that I've ever spent money on advertising."
"One of the biggest challenges for our services is getting the word out to the general public about what we do and offer. With theaters in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka, we have found onscreen advertising to be one of the most effective ways to reach a large and diverse audience. In addition to the great advertising opportunity, Onscreen Advertising is a joy to work with - always helpful and prompt. Bottom line: We are a big fan of onscreen advertising!"
"As a small business owner & operator getting my name out there is important for business and growth. With Alaska Grafix Onscreen Avertising I've had more business everyday since I started. It's not only helped my business grow, but helps my family as well."
"I've received lots of positive feedback from people who said they saw our ad at the theatre, and to me that means it's making an impression. You spend tons of money on advertising, but you never really know what is working. With onscreen advertising I know it works."
"We loved the onscreen ad that Alaska Grafix created for us - it was bright, eye-catching and communicated exactly what we wanted to say. Alaska Grafix service was prompt, helpful and professional. Thank you Alaska Graffix for helping Gastineau Channel Little League get the word out about our program."
"Alaska Grafix Onscreen Advertising delivers. We have used this advertising opportunity for many of our programs throughout Southeast Alaska and the results are consistent and steady."
"Litter Free provides opportunities for youth groups to earn money by picking up litter in the community. No advertising method directly reaches our target demographic as effectively as Onscreen Advertising with Alaska Grafix."
"Advertising in the cinemas with Alaska Grafix has been one of the most effective forms of advertising our company has used. We get extensive feedback from our on screen ads, so we KNOW they are being seen. Not only do we reach out to existing customers using on screen advertising but every year we reach new customers who come in to our business because they saw our ad at the movies! The ads are professionally designed and effective. Alaska Grafix makes advertising smooth and easy!."
"Alaska Grafix Onscreen Advertising works for us. Very reliable advertising that effectively reaches our valuable customers. In addition, their in-house art department makes my job easier as they handle all the design and graphics. Money well spent!"
Use the image above as your background template. Image Size is 1080px X 460px. Extend your background image, color or design to the outer edges. However, please contain all text, logos and ad images inside the Design Area which includes 80px margins on both sizes and 30px margins at the top and bottom. Large, bold sans-serif fonts work best at 12pt or bigger.
When you have completed your final design save the file as .jpg or .pdf at the highest quality with 0% compression. Other formats may be acceptable depending on quality.
Because of the way Microsoft Office products rasterize images we will not be able to accept Word, Publisher or Power Point files. Our graphics team would have to redesign the ad for you if that is the only format you can provide and you will be charged additional production time.
Email your final design image files to . Please contact us for menu board design specs if you are planning to design your own ads for the concession menu boards.
Use the same template image above for setting your video specifications and be sure to keep your text, logos and ads images inside the Design Area. Composition dimensions are 1080px X 460px NTSC. Use square pixels at 29.97 frames per second. Ad display times can be 15, 18, 24 or 30 second durations plus a half-second at the beginning and the end for transitioning between other ads. When your video is complete and final save the file in Quicktime (.mov) or H.264 (.mp4) format at as high a quality bit rate as you can save the file.
Because this video layout is a high ratio widescreen format if you are incorporating conventional video into your ad, you'll either have to crop the top and bottom of your imported video or place your imported video inside the Design Area on the right or left and fill the empty space on the opposite side with either contact information or a QR Code. See our Examples section on how to incorporate conventional video into your onscreen ad.
Once your video file is ready please send to for free using yousendit.com, Google Drive or any of the other FTP or file transfer options available on the internet. Please do not send hard copy media to our postal address because of cost, time consideration and risk of damage.
Our professional graphics team at Alaska Grafix can design your advertisement for you, whether it be a static image ad, animation, video and/or provide audio if you chose. We charge $50/hour for production time, but your first hour of design production is free. Static image ads can take 1 to 3 hours to produce and animation, video & audio can take anywhere from four hours to much longer, depending on the complexity of how many different elements you want to include in your advertisement. Alaska Grafix also offers logo design and can provide professional media equipment for on-site filming, which would be added to your total production time.
Gross Alaska - Film Logo
Sitka Coliseum - Stone Logo
Gross Alaska - Gold Logo
Alaska Grafix - Glitchy Promo
City Center Chiropractic
Sea Mountain Golf Course
Alaska Grafix - QR Code
The Art Department
Capital City Fire Rescue
University of Alaska Southeast
Alaska Grafix - Star Wars Promo
Above & Beyond Alaska
Mendenhall Auto Center
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