Hiking with Shawn, LLC

Media Kit for Brands

About Hiking with Shawn, LLC

Founded in December of 2016, Hiking with Shawn, LLC is a company based on providing free video and internet content about hiking, backpacking and outdoor recreational opportunities in the Shawnee National Forest and southern Illinois using YouTube as the main platform while expanding into other social media platforms as well.

Hiking with Shawn, LLC was founded by Shawn J. Gossman, MBA. Shawn is a native of southern Illinois and grew up in the Shawnee National Forest and Illinois State Parks. He is passionate about hiking, backpacking and outdoor recreation as well as promoting the use of the forest and local parks in the area. YouTube started as making videos and now is a filming work of art for him.

Hiking with Shawn is a registered Limited Liability Company in the State of Illinois. The term ‘Hiking with Shawn’ is currently pending trademark through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Timeline of Hiking with Shawn, LLC

December 12, 2016

The Hiking with Shawn YouTube Channel was created and the first video was uploaded.

March 2, 2017

The Hiking with Shawn YouTube Channel passes its 3,000 views milestone.

June 6, 2017

The Hiking with Shawn YouTube channel passes its 10,000 view milestone.

December 3, 2017

The Hiking with Shawn YouTube Channel gains 500 subscribers.

February 14, 2018

The Hiking with Shawn YouTube Channel passes its 35,000 view milestone.

Connect with Hiking with Shawn, LLC

Hiking with Shawn, LLC
P.O. Box 368
Hurst, Illinois 62949
Business Phone: 1-618-694-7034

Why become a sponsor of Hiking with Shawn, LLC?

If you are a local business, organization or other local entity – Hiking with Shawn may be right for you. Hiking with Shawn primarily focuses on outdoor recreation in the Shawnee National Forest, State Parks and the southern portion of Illinois.

Hiking with Shawn focuses on hiking, backpacking and outdoor recreational niches. All sub-niches such as hiking gear, camping equipment, road biking, mountain biking, outdoor preservation and related topic also fit into the niche of our company.

Hiking with Shawn is a diverse platform utilizing many different nodes of marketing including blogging on this website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms. Hiking with Shawn wishes to grow while helping you grow!

Sponsorship Options

The ways Hiking with Shawn will sponsor you!

Simple Shout Out Sponsorship

In video, the blog or social media – Hiking with Shawn will shout your company and/or product out as recommended to be used by the viewing audience.

Example Shout Out Scenario: While showing footage of hiking up some bluffs, Shawn shows how easy it is by using his trekking poles. The poles are sponsored by ACME Trekking Pole Inc and Shawn then cuts to a scene showing the poles and recommending to viewers that the poles are very beneficial and where they can find them.

Shout outs are usually short and will include a sponsorship statement in the description of the video or other content that it it displayed on.

Focused Sponsorship Ad

The focused sponsorship ad will utilizing the entire method of view to a company. For example, an entire video may be create using and reviewing a pair of sponsored hiking shoes or a pair of sponsored bib-shorts for road biking. The entire video will be dedicated to the brand. Videos will be marked as sponsored ads.

Customize Your Sponsorship

Hiking with Shawn will work with brands on finding the right way to announce their products, services and company. If you desire a specific method of delivering your message, we will work with you to accomplish that desire.

Categories of Brand Types covered by Hiking with Shawn

  • Hiking (our main topic and niche)
  • Backpacking
  • Easy Camping
  • Wilderness Camping
  • Wildlife (Not including Game Hunting or Wildlife Harvesting)
  • Biology of the Environment
  • Environmental Preservation and Awareness
  • State Parks
  • Shawnee National Forest
  • Equestrian
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Biking
  • Trail Running
  • Picnicking
  • Outdoor Educational Programs
  • Getting kids outside
  • Family-friendly outdoor recreation
  • And related topics…

NOTICE: Hiking with Shawn, LLC will only work with brands that are considered family-friendly. All usage of political, religious, adult beverage, illegal, violent and/or dangerous brand-related advertising will be rejected. Brands must be friendly to outdoor recreational users of ages.

Contact us to become a Sponsor or Lean more today!

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