FrontGate Media Announces the Addition of,
the #1 Entertainment Site Intersecting Faith and Pop Culture,
Into Network of 24 Christian Media Opportunities

Laguna Hills, CA – The premiere online Christian entertainment force for nearly a decade, is now opening its gates to advertisers through a partnership with FrontGate Media, the leading faith-based independent media group. This new partnership will help to build awareness and relationships with advertisers through the web site, newly-redesigned to provide 6.5 million ad views through the most aggressive Internet Advertising Board (IAB) standardized ad sizes.

Founded in 1998, Hollywood Jesus has become one of the Internet’s most popular sites for those who find themselves at the intersection of faith and pop culture. Through its online reviews and features of movies, DVDs, music, books, comix, and tv, Hollywood Jesus’ entertainment portal has provided a “common ground” that unites those of various religious and secular standpoints—without the stone-throwing that often characterizes religious sites.

With comments from Hollywood Jesus appearing in hundreds of publications around the world, including the New York Times, ABC World News Tonight, The Wall Street Journal and others, the site has played a significant role in creating a major shift in how entertainment creators have perceived “Christian media”.

“The unique thing that Hollywood Jesus brings to the table is that we are a non-polarizing influence,” states Greg Wright, managing editor for HJ. “Right there in the title of the site you have enough to offend everyone on both extremes: those who believe that Jesus has no place in the public arena and those who believe pop culture has no place in the Church.”

“But we don’t live in those extremes and we don’t fan those flames. Hollywood Jesus spends its time in the broader universe of culture and church.” According to White, this approach has attracted a larger, faithful audience — not just faith-active people, but also people who might be on their way out of the Church for one reason or another, or they might be discovering Jesus for the first time.”

FrontGate Media serves as the “Gateway to the Christian Audience sm;” the conduit and coach for brands and companies desiring to reach faith-based consumers in the Christian market segment, exemplified by projects like Mel Gibson’s The Passion or Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life. Home to the largest independent family of Christian media, the FrontGate Media network features leaders in emedia, live events and magazine brands providing millions of total ad views to faith-based consumers.

“Hollywood Jesus’ long history combined with their loyal readership base delivers exactly the high level of marketing value that we search for as we have expanded our exclusive, faith-based FrontGate Media group,” points out Shuford. “Hollywood Jesus is equipped and excited to create the same level of value for advertisers as they have created for consumers, by providing some of the most aggressive ‘real estate’ on their site for ad campaigns.”

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