Advertise with Marguerite
Bus Advertising Overview
Stanford's Marguerite shuttle offers interior bus advertising space to campus departments and offices. Interior bus advertising is a great opportunity to promote your department or office's products, events, and services. Advertisements on Marguerite shuttles are highly visible and a very effective way to reach the campus population. They are installed in up to 40 of our 43 vehicles and are present on all 15 of our routes. This exposes them to an estimated 6,000 daily student, staff, and faculty riders of the system who are a captive audience looking for something to read.
Advertisements are displayed for a minimum of one month and can remain up for an indefinite amount of time. Standard prices start at $225 for one month and are discounted for longer commitments. See below for full pricing information, signage and other details.
Interior Bus Advertising & Signage Rates
(18" x 11")
(36" x 11")
(72" x 11")
|12+ Month Commitment||$150/mo||$250/mo||$400/mo|
|9-11 Month Commitment||$175/mo||$275/mo||$450/mo|
|3-8 Month Commitment||$200/mo||$300/mo||$500/mo|
|1-2 Month Commitment||$225/mo||$325/mo||$550/mo|
Summer Quarter Special
Signage & Space Rental
- Interior advertising space may be rented by a department or office of Stanford University for a predetermined rate set by Stanford Transportation. Stanford Transportation will determine eligibility for all other non-Stanford departments, offices, businesses and organizations.
- Interior signage created for use in Stanford Transportation vehicles must conform to standards specified by Stanford Transportation. Non-standardized signs will be returned to the requestor.
- Signage may only be used for advertising a Stanford University product, a Stanford University service, or a Stanford University approved function. Signage may not be used to promote political, religious, personal, biased, slanderous, discriminatory, or inappropriate views and/or propaganda. All signage is reviewed by Stanford Transportation for approval in Stanford Transportation vehicles. Stanford Transportation reserves the right to refuse signage from any department, office, or other source.
- A sample (in printed or electronic format) of the sign to be published must be presented to Stanford Transportation before signage is accepted onto any Stanford Transportation vehicle. The sample becomes property of Stanford Transportation. Artwork must be submitted for approval at least 10 business days before installation date.
- Signage must be received at least five (5) business days before the start of advertising per the agreement in order to be installed for the date specified on the Bus Advertising Request (BAR) form.
- Stanford Transportation determines the location each ad is place in the bus based on availability.
- The renting department is responsible for reproducing signs that are vandalized, stolen, worn-out, or damaged due to the public, riders or natural wear and tear. Stanford Transportation will inspect signs on a regular basis and remove any signage that has become too damaged to remain in place, has been vandalized, or has become unsightly.
- Space rental requires a completed BAR form to reserve one or more spaces per bus. A minimum of one space per bus (currently a total of 32) is required.
- Reservations are made based on availability for monthly commitments to begin at the 1st of each month. Rates are recharged/invoiced on a monthly basis.
- A Stanford University department or office may opt to order ongoing signage. This means that signage will remain posted and the client recharged/invoiced monthly until the client requests the signs be released. Ongoing signage or any duration of advertisement must be specified on the original BAR form or a new BAR form to make changes to the initial agreement.
- Literature pockets for brochures and detachable "take one" information sheets are allowed to be affixed to the ads. Content must be approved by Stanford Transportation.
- The renting department is responsible for collecting their ads within 30 days upon conclusion of the reservation dates. Signs are to be picked up from the SFO Shuttle office at Parking Structure 5, 360 Oak Road, Suite 1, Stanford.
- The renting department is responsible for the design and production of their advertisements.
- All signage must conform to the following standards:
» Half-size: 18" (length) x 11" (height). Standard size: 36" (length) x 11" (height). Double size: 72" (length) x 11" (height). Remember that the top and bottom edges will be seated in a groove, reducing the height of visible artwork to 10½".
» Sign thickness:10 mil (can use 50# paper with 5 mil laminate on front and back of sign)
- A total of 40 advertisements (38 + 2 extra in case of damage or loss) should be produced for installation in all buses with ad space.
- Signage made by the requestor must be approved by Stanford Transportation. A sample (in printed or electronic format) is required prior to their release onto Stanford Transportation vehicles. The sample becomes the property of Stanford Transportation.
To maximize readability of text, use large type sizes. 100 points reads well; Try not to go smaller than 40 points.
Interior Bus Advertising Billing
- Recharge billing/invoices are generated monthly after the close of the month.
- Expenses will be recharged/invoiced on the first month's billing cycle of the agreement (BAR).
- Interior Bus Advertising Billing questions should be directed to Danny Finale at (650) 725-4495 or email email@example.com
- Associated costs of advertising include a mandatory monthly space rental rate for each month in which service has been provided, based on the commitment period.
- Fees, rates and any other related expenses are subject to change with notice.
These terms and conditions comprise the Agreement between Stanford Transportation Charter Services ("STCS") and the credit card holder and/or person making this reservation, each of whom is or may be named on the reservation form (collectively "Customer").
Customer acknowledges that the charge indicated on the reservation is for Marguerite bus advertising and printing services if requested.
STCS promises to install Customer ads on a minimum of 38 vehicles with a maximum of 40 vehicles for the specified timeframe or longer at the discretion of STCS.
If Customer cancels a reservation printing fees will not be refunded. Likewise, any downsizing of service may not relieve Customer of the responsibility of paying the full contract price. All cancellations must be processed through the website, in writing, or verbally with STCS. Cancellations over the weekend, after normal business hours, by voicemail or on Stanford University holidays are not accepted until STCS acknowledges.