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Be smart.

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.

Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship Package

Platinum Sponsor – $10,000 SOLD OUT

  • Sole sponsor of BrandSmart Awards with exclusive benefits:, luncheon sponsor, linked logo on award webpage for one year, logo overlaid on mainstage screen during the awards
  • Banner ad in one pre- and one post-event email
  • Company video (provided by sponsor) on BrandSmart webpage.
  • 7 Social mentions on 
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or Instagram
  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails 
Approx. 8 emails sent Jan. to June, circulation 8,000
  • 10 attendee passes for staff, clients or other guests – $245 value
  • 1-minute video on event mainstage during lunch
  • Logo in rotating overlay on main stage presentations
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag mailed directly to every attendee’s home address
  • Hosted topic-focused discussion table, built-in to the agenda (25 minutes)
  • Logo displayed on event reception page within Hopin and in looping slideshow that plays during event breaks
  • Large virtual exhibitor booth with custom branding, video and built-in lead generation
  • Event analytics report with referral source, turnout percentage, registration visits vs. conversions, connections made during event, city, device, etc.
Sponsorship Package

Gold Sponsor – $5,000 SOLD OUT

  • Company video (provided by sponsor) on BrandSmart webpage
  • 5 social mentions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or Instagram
  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails 
Approx. 8 emails sent Jan. to June, circulation 8,000
  • 6 attendee passes for staff, clients or other guests – $245 value
  • 1-minute video on event mainstage during morning or afternoon
  • Logo in rotating overlay on main stage presentations
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag mailed directly to every attendee’s home address
  • Hosted topic-focused discussion table, built-in to the agenda (25 minutes)
  • Logo displayed on event reception page within Hopin and in looping slideshow that plays during event breaks
  • Large virtual exhibitor booth with custom branding, video and built-in lead generation
  • Event analytics report with referral source, turnout percentage, registration visits vs. conversions, connections made during event, city, device, etc.
Sponsorship Package

Silver Sponsor – $3,000

  • Company video (provided by sponsor) on BrandSmart webpage
  • 2 social mentions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or Instagram
  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails 
Approx. 8 emails sent Jan. to June, circulation 8,000
  • 4 attendee passes for staff, clients or other guests – $245 value
  • 15-second video of brand marketing tip played twice (once each day)
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag mailed directly to every attendee’s home address
  • Hosted topic-focused discussion table, built-in to the agenda (25 minutes)
  • Logo displayed on event reception page within Hopin and in looping slideshow that plays during event breaks
  • Medium virtual exhibitor booth with custom branding, video and built-in lead generation
  • Event analytics report with referral source, turnout percentage, registration visits vs. conversions, connections made during event, city, device, etc.
Sponsorship Package

Bronze Sponsor – $1,500

  • 1 social mention on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or Instagram
  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails 
Approx. 8 emails sent Jan. to June, circulation 8,000
  • 2 attendee passes for staff, clients or other guests – $245 value
  • 15-second video of brand marketing tip played once
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag mailed directly to every attendee’s home address
  • Hosted topic-focused discussion table, built-in to the agenda (25 minutes)
  • Logo displayed on event reception page within Hopin and in looping slideshow that plays during event breaks
  • Small virtual exhibitor booth with custom branding, video and built-in lead generation
  • Event analytics report with referral source, turnout percentage, registration visits vs. conversions, connections made during event, city, device, etc.

A La Carte Opportunities

Swag Sponsorships

Tote Bag Insert – $1,000

We’ll place your small branded items in the branded tote every attendee gets mailed to their home before the conference begins. (Think more tchotchkes than sell sheets.)

Networking Sponsorships

Refreshment Break – $2,000 SOLD OUT

  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails 
Approx. 8 emails sent Jan. to June, circulation 8,000
  • 1 social mention 
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram
  • 2 attendee passes – $245 value
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag mailed directly to every attendee’s home address
  • Hosted topic-focused discussion table (25 minutes)
  • Logo displayed on event reception page within Hopin and in looping slideshow that plays during event breaks
  • Small virtual exhibitor booth with custom branding, video and built-in lead generation
  • Logo or name (as format permits) on all agenda listings
  • Logo overlay on mainstage screen during the cocktail reception
Swag Sponsorships

Lanyards – $5,000 SOLD OUT

  • Linked logo on BrandSmart webpage
  • Linked logo in dedicated, pre-event emails 
Approx. 8 emails sent Jan. to June, circulation 8,000
  • 6 social mentions 
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and/or Instagram
  • 4 attendee passes – $245 value
  • Company materials can be shared in tote bag mailed directly to every attendee’s home address
  • Hosted topic-focused discussion table (25 minutes)
  • Logo displayed on event reception page within Hopin and in looping slideshow that plays during event breaks
  • Large virtual exhibitor booth with custom branding, video and built-in lead generation
  • Sole sponsor of virtual scavenger hunt, coordinated with AMA Chicago and 1-minute video on event mainstage

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.

Contact Chris McGuire: chris.m@mcguffincg.com

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