MISSION: To be an informative, entertaining, 'edgy' insider source - neither politically correct or gossip driven - for information about the "high end" of the New York fashion industry.
HISTORY & SITE DESCRIPTION: Lookonline.com is a true "insider's guide" to the who, what, where, and why of New York fashion. The service, on-line first as a BBS in early 1994 and then on the web independently since March 1995, offers both consumer and industry users sections including the first streaming ( beginning in 1999) video reports covering the New York fashion industry; In addition, our main news page has since 2002 been designed in the Pro Blogger format (we are also the first fashion blog on the Internet) and is called the (DFR: Daily Fashion Report) with over 2,200 articles/posts archived,
AUDIENCE: Fashion industry's "top influencers":
editors, reporters, fashion directors, retailers, designers, buyers; on-line
publishers, TV producers, and educators. Here is just a partial list of the
mostly current and some past publications, companies and stores our
subscribers/readers are from: The New York Times, Fashionista.com, The New
Yorker, Huffington Post, Financial Times, French Vogue, The Wall Street
Journal, PBS Newshour, Voice of America, Reuters, InStyle Magazine, Time
Magazine, Worth Magazine, The Washington Post, American Vogue, British Vogue,
Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Swarovski, Hickey Freeman, Chanel USA, The New
School, Loving & Company,The New York Post, Doneger, The Boston Herald,
Sportswear International, Neiman Marcus, WWD, People Magazine, IMG World,
Fashion Group International, Diffa, The LA Times, Rizzoli, Doyle Galleries, The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMa, New York Daily News, New York Magazine, CBS
News, Asian Magazine, Elle Magazine, Paul Wilmot Communications, New York 1
News, The Miami Herald, The Museum at FIT, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks
Fifth Avenue, Macys, Playboy, Modeparis.com, Variety, Hollywood Reporter,
Brides Magazine, MTV, Ebony, Dallas News, Condé Nast, Essence, The
Observer among many others.
TRAFFIC: Current April 2018 daily usage average is about 2,100
page views a day to our free access areas. (Please note our main news page
DFR: Daily Fashion Report is actually hosted on Pro Blogger so its users
sessions must be added to lookonline.com's server statistics. In addition, we
reach directly via our e-mail newsletter 'DFR: Daily Fashion Report Update'
1.830 key fashion industry leaders: top editors, columnists, TV producers,
fashion directors, publicists, designers, stylists and educators.
ADVERTISING: The site along with its mailings delivers a current average of about 70,000 ad impressions a month.
We do not accept click through based advertising as part of a targeted campaign on our site. However, we do offer banner ad/text ad sponsorships - rates are negotiated depending on frequency, size and position on a case-by-case basis. There are so many possible combinations for advertising on our site beginning at $400 a month and up.
Another opportunity would be to run a sponsor banner ad on all four ongoing columns (once per month) that are posted on our site and mailed out to our subscribers. A text ad would also appear on our main news page the DFR: Daily Fashion Report. These regular columns are The New York Market Report by Marilyn Kirschner; Wednesdays at Michaels by Diane Clehane; New York Fashion Cool-Aid by Laurel Marcus; and New York Evening Hours by Lieba Nesis.
Advertisers may sponsor some of our annual articles like The Costume Institiute Gala, The New Best Dressed List, the CFDA Awards coverage or other special reports
Entertainment Editor: Diane Clehane The New York Times best selling author who was a regular contributor of entertainment articles and celeb interviews to People Magazine, Variety, Forbes and TV Guide. Her very popular media column is "Wednesdays at Michael's",Feature Editor: Laurel Marcus who is the creator and author of our "New York Fashion Cool-Aid" column. She is a graduate of the Boston University's School of Public Communication with a B.S. In Magazine Journalism.
Press Event Editor: Lieba Nesis who is the
creator and author of our "New York Evening Hours" column. Lieba
graduated Harvard Law School and is a former dancer. She covers many high
profile social events for our site.
Feature Editor: Rhonda Erb creator and editor of her popular shopping & lifestyle column "Better Bets" - what is hot and new in New York. She is a graduate of Wellesley college.
SITE AWARDS: They include: Microsoft "Best of the Web" listing for fashion; Elle Magazine "Great Site" selection; New York Magazine's Site of the Day; Topcache "Best of the Web"; NBNSOFT Content Award; "Best on the Planet" Award; Luckman Five Star Award; Angel of Fashion Award "Hall of Fame"; LookSmart Editor's Choice; WebSelect Site; and Yahoo "New York Cool Site" link.