Sponsor BrandSmart 2020

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Smart brands rule the day. Smart marketers gain valuable brand insight at BrandSmart 2020.

Now in its 18th year, BrandSmart is the longest-running conference of its kind in the country. We bring together noteworthy industry speakers, marketing decision-makers and future-forward brand associates looking to share proven tools, strategies and stories. Everyone associated with a brand has a stake in its success.

Be smart. Don’t miss BrandSmart 2020.

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Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship Package

Platinum Sponsor – $10,000

  • Sole sponsor of BrandSmart Awards with exclusive benefits: program ad in inside cover, luncheon sponsor, linked logo on award webpage for one year
  • Banner ad in one pre- and one post-event email
  • Company video (provided by sponsor) on BrandSmart webpage
  • 7 social mentions from AMA Chicago’s channels
  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails
  • 10 attendee passes for staff, clients or other guests – $395 value
  • 1-minute live pitch or video in the afternoon
  • Logo on reverse of attendee name badges
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag given to every attendee
  • 2 hosted lunch tables to engage with attendees
  • Logo in looping slideshow that plays during registration
  • 6-foot exhibit table in happy hour and networking space
Sponsorship Package

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

  • Company video (provided by sponsor) on BrandSmart webpage
  • 5 social mentions from AMA Chicago’s channels
  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails
  • 6 attendee passes for staff, clients or other guests – $395 value
  • 1-minute live pitch or video in the morning or afternoon
  • Logo on reverse of attendee name badges
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag given to every attendee
  • 1 hosted lunch table to engage with attendees
  • Logo in looping slideshow that plays during registration
  • 6-foot exhibit table in happy hour and networking space
Sponsorship Package

Silver Sponsor – $3,000

  • Company video (provided by sponsor) on BrandSmart webpage
  • 2 social mentions from AMA Chicago’s channels
  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails
  • 4 attendee passes for staff, clients or other guests – $395 value
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag given to every attendee
  • 1 hosted lunch table to engage with attendees
  • Logo in looping slideshow that plays during registration
  • 6-foot exhibit table in happy hour and networking space

Package Discount: Get Silver sponsorships for BrandSmart and CMO Smart for $5,000 (83% savings).

Sponsorship Package

Bronze Sponsor – $1,500

  • 1 social mention from AMA Chicago’s channels
  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails
  • 2 attendee passes for staff, clients or other guests – $395 value
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag given to every attendee
  • 1 hosted lunch table to engage with attendees
  • Logo in looping slideshow that plays during registration
  • 6-foot exhibit table in happy hour and networking space

A La Carte Opportunities

Networking Sponsorships

Refreshment Break – $2,000 each (AM and PM)

The creative energy of the day gets us running, but our snack breaks are vital to keep us focused. Sponsor one or both of the day’s 30-minute refreshment breaks to see us at our best.

Core benefits:

  • Logo or name (as format permits) on all agenda listings
  • Dedicated break room signage
pay it forward

Student Sponsorship – $1,200+

Secure the future of marketing by sponsoring local college students to attend BrandSmart. Donate 4 or more tickets ($300 each) to receive an email shout-out as ticket benefactor.

Swag Sponsorships for 400

Attendee Tote Bags – $5,000

At registration, every attendee, speaker and sponsor will be given a branded tote, with BrandSmart on one side and a sponsor’s logo on the other. Sponsor may also include a giveaway in the bag. Your logo will be on display everywhere as attendees carry their bags around to collect resources and swag.

Swag Sponsorships

Lanyards – $5,000

Get your logo on every single attendee, speaker and sponsor by branding the lanyards that hold our name badges. Guests keep their lanyards, so this is an at-event and a take-home opportunity.

Package Discount: Be the sole lanyard sponsor for BrandSmart and CMO Smart for $7,500.

Swag Sponsorships

Tote Bag Insert – $1,000

We’ll place your small branded items in the branded tote every attendee gets at registration. (Think more tchotchkes than sell sheets.)

A Few Past Sponsors

Secure your sponsorship

Ready to reach top marketers in the Midwest at the longest-running brand conference in the country? Contact us now to get started.

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Contact Chris McGuire: chris.m@mcguffincg.com

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