Sponsorship

Sponsor at the Great Western Audience Development Summit

Now more than ever, your support matters. But we commit to making this a two-way street. GWADS delivers the audience of news media professionals who want to hear from you.

With GWAA, this vibrant annual event represents 11 states and 4 Canadian provinces. Fully engaged participants attend because of the powerful speaker line-up, the networking time with peers, and the opportunity to meet and get ideas from trusted business partners.

"...a Do Not Miss event.  By far, the most substantive, informative and collegial gathering of any group across the country."
     -- Rick Hively, Wilson Gregory

"WOW!!   Each year the program is outstanding and the networking opportunities are fantastic."
     -- Jim Smith, Steel City

"The program and the opportunities to connect with clients and colleagues are unmatched. It is a must attend."
     -- Pat Dennis, The Pisa Group

"The Great Western Audience Development Summit is the leading Audience conference in the entire United States. It's stronger than any conference I've been to."
     -- Evan Mecak, Inka Solutions

2020 SPONSORSHIPS

*Note: Sponsorship sign-ups coming soon. Sponsorship fees are non-refundable.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Entry into Las Vegas Travel Package if Paid by 12/1

Premier

$7,500 / $12,750 Value

 

  • Sponsorship of the President's Cocktail Reception
  • Signage on all marketing materials
  • 2 full-page color ads
  • 4 conference registrations
  • Business Partner Best Practice Spotlight - 5 minutes
  • 1 Diamond Club access card
  • 1 upgraded suite
  • Rapid fire introduction - expanded to 1 minute
  • Logo on the sponsor page with link to your website
  • Advance copy of attendees on June 1
  • Display table in exhibition area
  • 3 newsletter advertisements
  • Promotional advance ad in Editor & Publisher

 

Ads run from June 18, 2020 through June 17, 2021

Presenting

$6,500 / $11,500 Value

 

  • Digital sponsorship - website / emails
  • Signage on all marketing materials
  • 2 full-page color ads
  • 4 conference registrations
  • Business Partner Best Practice Spotlight - 5 minutes
  • 1 Diamond Club access card
  • 1 upgraded suite
  • Rapid fire introduction - expanded to 1 minute
  • Logo on the sponsor page with link to your website
  • Advance copy of attendees on June 1
  • Display table in exhibition area
  • 3 newsletter advertisements

 
 

Ads run from June 18, 2020 through June 17, 2021

Influencer

$5,500 / $8,950 Value

 

  • 2 full-page color ads
  • 4 conference registrations
  • Business Partner Best Practice Spotlight - 5 minutes
  • 1 Diamond Club access card
  • 1 upgraded suite
  • Rapid fire introduction - expanded to 1 minute
  • Logo on the sponsor page with link to your website
  • Advance copy of attendees on June 1
  • Display table in exhibition area
  • 3 newsletter advertisements
  • Banners with logo throughout conference area
  • Thank you email/advertisement
  • Logo on tent cards


Ads run from June 18, 2020 through June 17, 2021

Motivator

$3,500 / $4,200 Value

 

  • 1 full-page color ad
  • 2 conference registrations
  • Rapid fire introduction - expanded to 1 minute
  • Logo on the sponsor page with link to your website
  • Advance copy of attendees on June 1
  • Display table in exhibition area
  • 2 newsletter advertisements
  • Banners with logo throughout conference area
  • Thank you email/advertisement
  • Logo on Tent Cards

 
 
 

Ads run from June 18, 2020 through June 17, 2021

Ambassador

$1,500 / $2,775 Value

 

  • 1 full-page color ad
  • 1 conference registration
  • Rapid fire introduction - expanded to 1 minute
  • Logo on the sponsor page with link to your website
  • Advance copy of attendees on June 8
  • Display table in exhibition area

 

Ads run from June 18, 2020 through June 17, 2021

Supporter

$950 / $1,400 Value

 

  • 1 full-page color ad
  • Does not include conference registration
  • Copy of attendees post-conference (to be delivered no later than June 17th)
  • Display table in exhibition area

 
 

Ads run from June 18, 2020 through June 17, 2021

NEW! Newsmedia Co. Supporter

2 Additional Opportunities

$500 Level

$1,000 Level

NEW! Make a Donation

Webinar Series

(non-GWADS event)
$2,500 each

  • Webcasts include independent contractor legal matters, consumer marketing, and digital acquisition & retention
  • Logo & Presenting Sponsor on all invite communications
  • Logo & Presenting Sponsor on thank you communication
  • Slide on deck with all contact information
  • Thank you and logo/site link on GWAA website

Add-On Event Sponsorships

13 Additional Opportunities

Wednesday Breakfast

$1,800

Wednesday Breaks

$1,500

Wednesday Lunch

$2,200

Thursday Breakfast

$1,800

Thursday Breaks

$1,500

Thursday Lunch

$2,200

Thursday Reception

$4,500

Friday Breakfast

$1,000

Name Badge & Lanyard

$800

Awards Sponsor

$1,000

Daily Event Recap / What's on Today Emails

$750

Round Table Sponsorships

$1,000

Coffee Sponsorships

$2,000

BECOME A MEMBER

Your membership goes to support GWAA, a nonprofit organization committed to continuing education and sharing of ideas. Members get preferred rates at all GWAA sponsored events, the opportunity to network, learn revenue-generating strategies, and stay in the forefront of ongoing digital engagement. The GWAA Executive Board of Directors and Board Members look forward to your participation and support in advancing our audience development program.

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