Last Updated on March 3, 2023 by Jeremy
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Discover the Burgh is one of the most read websites in Pittsburgh, and is all about sharing the best attractions, restaurants, and activities to do in the region for both visitors and locals alike!
Our articles are review-based and follow Jeremy and Angie's personal experiences visiting businesses and attractions in the greater Pittsburgh area, and since founding our site in 2015 we have featured more than 1,000 unique spots with more added weekly.
What you see is what you get here. We live in the city of Pittsburgh. We do not farm out work to staff two states over. We take our own photos. We are not owned by a media conglomerate, venture capital firm, or have any global sponsors. All articles are written by the two of us alone and feature our honest opinions good, bad, or otherwise.
We are Pittsburghers, writing for Pittsburghers and visitors to Pittsburgh, and we sure do love this great city!
Disclaimers: We do not accept guest posts. We do not sell dofollow links. We receive many requests for these but we are unable to accommodate them at this time.
Discover the Burgh Stats at a Glance
In 2022, Discover the Burgh received over 2.3 million page views (with monthly averages between 145,000 and 250,000 page views) and in February 2023, we received approximately 147,500 page views. We have 145,000+ fans on social media, 55,000+ members in our Facebook group, just under 9,000 active newsletter subscribers with over a 50% open rate, and we generate 500k-750k impressions on social media every month. Since being founded in 2015, our site has received over 11,000,000 page views and counting.
As 75% of our audience is located within driving distance of Pittsburgh (4-hour radius), you can be certain your brand will reach readers who are capable of visiting your business in the immediate future!
- For our January 2023 media kit, please click here. Our Media Kit is updated in January each year. Rate card available upon request.
For more information about our coverage capabilities, please continue reading.
Available Coverage Options on Discover the Burgh
Discover the Burgh primarily features first-hand reviews of attractions, hotels, restaurants, bars, breweries, annual events, and other experiences in southwest Pennsylvania. For potential partners, we can offer promotion within three categories: editorial, advertorial, or affiliate.
For editorial coverage, we offer content in review format in exchange for a hosted experience (e.g. hotel reviews, attraction reviews, etc.). In this option, we retain full editorial discretion with regards to hosted topics, featured copy, opinions stated, publication date(s), social share quantities, and more. These articles are exclusively first-hand reviews with included content at our discretion only. Any content created from this option will include “hosted” language as well.
- Please note that editorial coverage may be limited due to our schedules in any given month. At this time we are prioritizing advertorial and affiliate opportunities. These are outlined below.
For advertorial packages, we are happy to provide a rate card for any promotion that requires branded messaging, fixed post quantities, deadlines, and more. All rates are quoted in USD and we do not accept in-kind payment for any advertorial packages. Any content created from this option will include “advertisement” or “sponsored” language as well.
Our advertising capabilities include custom promotional articles, fixed social media shares of 3rd party content (best value), contests, product reviews, newsletter sponsorships, features in an event listing calendar (launching April 2023), sponsored event feature in monthly event guides, and more. We are also able to offer programmatic display advertising through our ad network, Mediavine (click here for an immediate quote).
For affiliate packages (our preferred option), we can offer a hybrid approach between our editorial and advertorial options. Here, we can offer a custom discount code to our readers in existing articles (if applicable), in our newsletter, and via additional social shares. For select promotions from the above, we are able to negotiate payment as a fixed percentage based on sales such that we only get paid if you do (limitations may apply).
- Please note that tracking of conversions would be required on your end (e.g. via payment systems like Stripe and Toast, your web portal, or your Eventbrite listing). Any content created from this option will include “advertisement” or “sponsored” language as well.
All hosted content on Discover the Burgh is at our discretion, availability, and fit for our site. We reserve the right to decline any invite or advertising request for any reason. For advertising options outside of southwest Pennsylvania, we are able to offer coverage on our global travel blog, Living the Dream.
About Jeremy and Angie
Jeremy and Angie are the authors behind Discover the Burgh. Together we have been to more than 1,000 attractions, restaurants, events, parks, bars, and breweries in southwest Pennsylvania since founding the site in 2015.
Jeremy is a full-time travel writer who also blogs at Living the Dream, a global travel blog that he founded in 2008 (plus several other new projects including This Week in Blogging, The Grape Pursuit, and Hipster Homesteaders). He has over 13 years of experience in destination marketing, SEO, social media marketing, photography, and has given talks at travel conferences including TBEX and Travelcon on the topics of local blogging and social media marketing.
In early 2019, Jeremy founded World of Discovery Media LLC in which Discover the Burgh and Living the Dream are member websites. Jeremy is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). In 2019, Jeremy won a Bronze photography award from NATJA in the category of “Landscape, Nature, and Architecture (Online)”. In 2021, Jeremy completed his WSET Level 3 certification in wine and is currently enrolled in WSET Diploma with a 2023 estimated completion date.
Angie is the resident foodie of Discover the Burgh and focuses on finding all of the best restaurants and coffee shops in the city. Her passion for restaurants and coffee is matched by her desire to re-create the best dishes and coffee styles at home in her spare time where she can be found roasting coffee, baking sourdough bread, perfecting pizza dough, and so much more. In 2020, Angie completed her WSET Level 2 certification in wine.
Together, Jeremy and Angie have been named one of USAToday's 10Best Travel Couples in 2014, were voted “Best Local Foodie Influencer” in Pittsburgh City Paper's annual poll in 2020, voted “Best Blog” in the 2021 and 2022 polls, and won't stop until they have explored all of Pittsburgh and southwest Pennsylvania!
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We try and reply to all emails as quickly as possible, but sometimes we may be delayed due to our travel schedules. For time-specific invites, such as for media previews, events, and more, please get in touch two to four weeks in advance for our best availability.
Discover the Burgh is part of World of Discovery Media LLC.