Organizations and companies can support WEDU through a variety of corporate sponsorship opportunities, including community partnerships, online advertising, and on-air underwriting.

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For questions or more information, use our online feedback form or contact our Marketing Department at 1-800-354-9338, option 6.


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Why are there banners on the WEDU website?

WEDU is currently funded in a number of ways – from government agencies, foundations, associations, corporate sponsors, and most importantly, from viewer donations. In order to continue to provide access to a wide range of free, high-quality content and services, from television programs and websites to tools and training for teachers, WEDU continues to explore new, responsible ways to expand our funding. The banners you see on our website are one part of this effort. They are paid messages from companies that support our online initiatives. These companies do not have any control over or involvement in the editorial processes of WEDU or PBS.

While WEDU makes every attempt to ensure that banners adhere to our specific content guidelines, please be aware that when you click on a banner, you will leave www.wedu.org. These websites may differ from WEDU in editorial approach, technologies used, and privacy guidelines. It’s important that you make yourself aware of other sites’ privacy policies and your browser’s security settings when navigating the Internet.

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Corporate Sponsorship

Through partnerships with WEDU, companies and organizations have the opportunity to reach an engaged audience by leveraging WEDU’s on-air, print, online, social media, and community outreach platforms.

Sponsorship of local programming adds impact and prestige to any marketing mix by associating your company with one of the most respected brands in America — PBS.

Our station is owned by the people of West Central Florida and exists through the direct financial support of the community with nearly 40,000 annual contributors.

WEDU reaches more than one-fourth of Florida’s population and is watched by an estimated 700,000 households each week — that’s about 1.5 million viewers!

A recent PBS Image Study revealed that a strong majority of PBS viewers:

  • Feel that companies that fund PBS have a commitment to quality and excellence.
  • Believe corporate partners are usually industry leaders.
  • Would choose to buy a product from a company that supports PBS, all other things being equal.
  • Community leaders recognize that PBS program sponsorships are an effective communication tool that brings special acknowledgment and appreciation from customers and PBS viewers.

To learn more about how to become a WEDU Community Partner and reach our engaged and influential audience through corporate sponsorship, please contact our Marketing Department at 1-800-354-9338, option 6.

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