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Effective Date: Friday, 01. June 2018
Last Editorial Updated : Thursday, 28. June 2018
Purpose of the bubble.kg lists
Bubble.kg strived to provide the international community of Bishkek with useful information about events and market offers useful for expats and English speaking residents.
The usefulness of the information for the list subscribers is the main moderation criteria.
Commercial information is allowed on the list and the advertisement fees and sponsorships are used to finance the technology and work behind the bubble.kg info service.
This ad policy applies.
This advertisement policy document covers:
- Email categories and advertisement fees at bubble.kg
- Style Guide
Conditions and Cost - Quick ReferenceSummary of the in detail price description below.
|Subject of Ad||Advertisment Fee|
|Apartment for rent||100 KGS|
|Apartment for sale||500 KGS|
|Car/Truck < $20K||200 KGS|
|Car/Truck > $20K||1000 KGS|
|Commercial real estate (rent or sale)||500 KGS|
|Default Price (Sponsorship)||3000 KGS|
|Job posting||100 KGS|
|Search for rent||free|
|Small Business||see below|
|Yard Sale 1st ad||free
|Yard Sale repost||100 KGS|
Means of Payment - Summary
|Megacom (Mobile Credits)||0557888604||use as last resort only please.|
Conditions and Cost of advertisement
- Sending commercial information requires to become a sponsor of bubble.kg.
- The price of sponsorship is 3000 KGS per month.
- With the exceptions named below, the use of the list for commercial information requires to become a sponsor.
- Sponsorship includes a budget of one email per month without additional charge.
- Unused email budget can be used in the following months while the sponsorship agreement is valid.
- The sponsor may send up to one email per week to avoid annoying our subscribers.
- Addition email budget can be bought for 1000 KGS per email.
- Each email will have a different topic, event or offer.
- Each topic may only be advertised once in 30 days.
- Unused email slots default after the sponsorship has been resigned.
- Style guidelines and repetition rules still apply in any case.
Exceptions: Discounts and Special conditions of advertisement:
For emails of these categories, special conditions apply. A sponsorship agreement is no necessary.
Gastronomy and Hospitality
- Individual emails: Gastronomy and Hotel ads are 1000KGS per email.
- By September 2018 we will offer a special Gastronomy sponsorship offer.
Apartment and real estate offers
- Apartment or house for rent: a fee of 100 KGS per email.
- Apartment or house for sale: a fee of 500 KGS applies.
This includes up to 3 send-outs if the house is unsold – one per month.
- Commercial real estate for rent or sale: a fee of 500 KGS per email.
- Offers for shared apartments and rooms with a rent below 20.000 KGS (ca. $280) are free.The Subject line of the email and description must clearly state that a room in a shared apartment or house is offered.
- Search requests for apartments are free
- Starting September 2018: Selling ads will be restricted to distribution with our weekly newsletter. A detailed package description will be introduced by September 2018.
- Car/Truck Sales (value < $20.000): 200 KGS per email.
- Car/Truck Sales (value > $20.000): 1000 KGS per email.
- Job postings: 100 KGS per email.
- Job search: free
- Yard sale announcements or household sell-offs: The first posts is free.
- Yard Sales: Repetitions are 100 KGS per email.
Posts of ‘real events’ are free and stay free. However, starting September 2018 free distribution will be restricted to the weekly newsletter. Further details will be posted by September 2018.
Definition of the event types:
- A unique non repeating concert of a specific performer is a ‘real’ event.
- An opening, theme day or sale is a ‘promo event’ and requires payment of 1000 KGS (gastronomy).
- If in doubt, just post – I will notify you if payment is required.
- Personal ads, search requests and pro-bono ads will remain free.
Small Business service advertisements
- small volume but commercial in nature, e.g. selling of factory new clothes or gadgets. – 200 KGS
- commercial services or paid services (language schools, cosmetic services, etc.) – 200 KGS
- lessons private teacher, no company (language lessons, music lessons, etc.) – 100 KGS
If you type of advertisement is not listed and you feel that a special rate should apply to you kind of content, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via WhatsApp to discuss the matter.
Moderation of the list
Moderators will ensure that ads …
- stay low in volume
- are informative
- and are of value to the subscribers
Payment of the advertisement fee
Please send your payment to Elsom account: 0557888604
This is also our WhatsApp contact. Please notify us of your payment.
Detailed infos about payment: To make payment as easy as possible we decided to use Elsom. This electronic cash system is available to everyone without registration via using one of the countless payment machines in Kyrgyzstan. Unfortunately Elsom does not yet provide a good comment function, so your payment will be anonymous and we need you to WhatsApp us a photo of the receipt or text us info about the transaction, so we can assign your payment to you.
More Info about Elsom: https://www.elsom.kg/en/
To make sure, our subscribers are not annoyed by overly frequent repetition, we will not allow the resending of posts with the same or similar content within 30 days – paid or not.
Senders who use the list repeatedly and with a clearly commercial background will be approached and asked to enter a sponsorship agreement with us.
We respect the privacy of all our users and therefore collect and store only the data we require to provide our services. We exercise due diligence to ensure the data is stored in a safe manner ensuring your privacy and to keep the employed software up so date with the latest security fixes.