Turning bloggers into brands

Thanks to the strength of our many strategic partnerships, we can promote our influencers to the world in a way that no other company can match.

What we do

We do all the things. Check out the various ways we can take your brand beyond the blog.

Influencer marketing

We know that influencers are the real stars of the web. That's why we don't just take your visitors beyond the blog – we turn your blog into a brand


Whether raising a glass to Martha Stewart at a national USA TODAY Wine & Food event, or chowing down at a Food Truck Mash-Up, we're seen on the scene.


Grateful Ink is creating products offline – including cookbooks and magazines, along with apparel, innovative gadgets, and more. If you can dream it, we can make it.


If you're talking social – YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or beyond – we're exploring, participating, creating and growing... and take our partners with us.


We've got it all: An award-winning production crew, the latest software & hardware, complete in-house staff, and quality & authenticity as top priorities.


Online and off, we take viewers and readers through verticals – including food, health & wellness, parenting, beauty & fashion, and sports – all boosted by an approachable style and an emphasis on storytelling.

Web development

Our developers go beyond the code and create fresh and unique experiences that keep Grateful on the leading edge of digital media.


Want to make money from your blog? We have a huge team to coordinate digital advertising, so you get to earn while focusing on what you do best.

How we do

Grateful’s strong family of sites and partnerships allow us to feature your content across not only our owned and operated sites, but also USA TODAY, its social channels, and our influencer sites and social platforms.

We don’t stop at digital. We also have Grateful & USA TODAY books, magazines and newspapers in our arsenal. Our visibility is unmatched.

Here's some of what we can do for you


More than 1,000 — yes, literally more than one thousand — dedicated sales reps are constantly building relationships and sourcing new leads in both national and local markets. That way, they'll be able to pitch you for integrated sponsorships across a huge variety of media types: branded content, video, print, events and more.


We have 50+ people dedicated to programmatic, plus more than 100 on AdOps. Our proprietary header bidding technology is built and maintained by an army of software engineers. Since we work with the best of the best — like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Index Exchange and Pubmatic — no ad rep firm on this planet can compete with us.


We flex for you by utilizing our direct and exclusive relationships with some of the largest companies in the world: Google, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube and others. We tap you into our family of over 20,000 employees, our 109 newspapers, and our 135* million online visitors.

* We BIG: #15 in U.S. traffic - Top 3 for news - Top 10 for food (Comscore)

We take care of our family

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Beth Moncel

Food blogger —

“Working with Grateful has been a total game-changer, and I honestly don't know where I'd be without them... I've been able to spend time with the Grateful team, face to face, which really creates a strong business relationship and results in incredible customer service."

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Monique Kilgore

Food blogger — Divas Can Cook

"Since starting my blog back in 2009, I have been a part of many ad networks. It actually seems odd calling them an ad network because  I've received so much more. From optimizing my site, increasing my revenue, connecting me to brand opportunities and product development, it’s been the complete blogger package."


Jessica Gavin

Food blogger —

"I truly share the Grateful vision for the future of digital media. I want to work with a company that's more than just an Ad Network. I'm excited to be expanding my exposure beyond the blog in new creative ways that I didn't think was possible. From the start, the staff at Grateful have been completely professional and supportive of my goals, it's clear we've formed a lasting partnership.”

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