Sponsor Social Media Marketing World: Options

Below you will find event demographics, sponsorship options and pricing details.

Social marketers come to Social Media Marketing World for education, information and solutions. Being in front of this audience with meaningful messaging, insights and education can help you reach and influence those marketers.

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Who attends?

3,000 marketers will travel from around the globe to hear from the leading pros in social media. The event roster is a literal Who’s Who among industry thought leaders and big brands.

ATTENDEE DEMOGRAPHICS: Nearly all attendees are social media marketers. Of these business marketers, 45% of attendees work for a business with 10 or fewer employees, 27% work for businesses with 11-99 employees and 28% work for companies with 100 or more employees.

Business-to-consumer represents 59% of attendees focus and 41% are business-to-business. 57% of attendees have been social media marketers for at least 3 years (33% for 5 or more years). Their job titles are as follows: CEO/owner (34%), C-level/VP/director (17%), Manager (38%) and Specialist/other (11%).

Wondering what types of brands attend?

Some of the recognized brands that attended our 2016 conference include Adobe, Airbus, Allergan, Allstate, Amazon Web Services, Ashley HomeStore, BeachBody, Best Buy, Bigelow Tea, Blinds.com, BMW, Campbell Soup Company, Canon USA, Capital One, Cisco, Citrix, Charles River Apparel, Constant Contact, Crane USA, Dell, Discover, Dollar Tree, Inc., Doubletree by Hilton, Duke Energy, Elmer’s Products, Experian, Facebook, BFI, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, First Interstate Bank, Fox Rent A Car, Gap, Google, Home Depot, Hershey, HP, HSN, IBM, IKEA, Intel, K-LOVE & Air1 Radio, Kellogg’s, Kwik Trip, La-Z-Boy, LinkedIn, Macy’s, Mitchell 1/Snap-on, Morton Golf, Nordstrom, NutriSystem, Oracle Marketing Cloud, OtterBox/LifeProof, P&G, Payless Shoes, Planet Fitness, PURE FIJI, Priceline, Silver Jeans Co., Sprint, State Farm, The Salvation Army, The Sherwin-Williams Company, The Toro Company, Twitter, Tyson Foods, U.S. Olympic Committee, UPS, USAA, Verizon, Vistaprint, Walmart, WD-40 Company, Westar Energy, Wiley, World Gym, World Vision, YMCA of the USA and more.

In 2016 marketers from 55 countries were in attendance, including, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, India, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria and Israel.

Sponsors from 2016 include Simply Measured, Hootsuite, Cox Business, Adobe, Cision, Animoto, ICUC Social, Union Metrics, Synthesio, ClearVoice, 17Hats, LiftMetrix, Talkwalker, GaggleAMP, Brandwatch, Dynamic Signal, Start A Fire, IZEA, Canva, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Networking Plaza

The Networking Plaza at Social Media Marketing World is a 40,000 square foot “Town Hall” environment where thousands gather to network throughout the event, eat lunch and meet sponsors. It’s where business deals take place.

Attendees gather in the Networking Plaza to network:

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Sponsors are strategically located on the perimeter of the Networking Plaza for exposure and traffic flow:

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Networking Plaza layout (click for PDF):

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Networking Plaza: Marketplace Display

Your brand is displayed in our busy Networking Plaza where people come to network, snack and attend sessions.

  • Table and chair: 4’ x 2’ draped table in Marketplace area of Networking Plaza.
  • Conference pass: 1 conference pass ($1,597 value).
  • Website listing: Your name linked to URL listed as exhibitor on event page.
  • Internet: WiFi access only.
  • Power: Dedicated power line, 5 AMP power and power strip.
  • Sponsor display must fit on top of table.

PRICE: $9,000

Networking Plaza Sponsor: Standard

Your brand has a dedicated booth in our busy Networking Plaza.

  • Booth: 10’ x 10’ exhibit space in Networking Plaza.
  • Conference pass: 1 conference pass ($1,597 value).
  • Mobile App: 100-word listing as a sponsor in the mobile app and the ability to program in a special offer along with engaging with registered attendees.
  • Website listing: Your logo and URL listed as sponsor on event page.
  • Furnishings: Draped table (6’ x 2.5’), two chairs and black pipe-and-drape backdrop.
  • Internet: WiFi access only.
  • Power: Dedicated power line, 5 AMP power and power strip.
  • Sponsor provides booth decorations.

PRICE: $12,500

Marketplace and Standard sponsor upgrades:

  • Lead retrieval app: Access to Qrious smartphone-based lead retrieval from EventHero to help you collect and follow-up on more leads, more quickly. PRICE: $800
  • Dedicated Internet access: Direct connect via Ethernet to the event internet. PRICE: $1800

Networking Plaza Sponsor: Premium

Your brand has a dedicated booth in a premium location in our busy Networking Plaza.

  • Premium Booth Location: 10’ x 10’ exhibit space in Networking Plaza in prime location.
  • Lead retrieval app: A mobile app for easy scanning of name badges to collect leads.
  • Conference passes: 2 conference passes ($3194 value). Additional passes may be purchased at $947 each, a $650 savings.
  • Dedicated Internet access: Hard line Internet access ($1800 value).
  • Conference guide ad and listing: Half-page, full color ad ($3500 value, sponsor provides art) plus a 100-word description in conference directory.
  • Mobile App: 100-word listing as a sponsor in the mobile app and the ability to program in a special offer along with engaging with registered attendees.
  • Website listing: Your logo and URL listed as sponsor on event page.
  • Furnishings: Draped table (6’ x 2.5’), two chairs and black pipe-and-drape backdrop.
  • Power: Dedicated power line, 5 AMP power and power strip.
  • Sponsor provides booth decorations.

PRICE: $16,000

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Lead Sponsor (3 available)

Your brand has receives the most conference-wide exposure and the best booth location in our busy Networking Plaza.

  • Entrance Booth Location: 20’ x 20’ exhibit space in Networking Plaza near one of three main entrances.
  • Keynote recognition: We recognize your brand prior to each keynote and will mention optional giveaways to drive people to your booth.
  • Keynote chair drop: One chair drop of promotional material at keynote or other session of choice ($10,000 value, sponsor to provide).
  • Attendee email promotion: Drive people to your booth with a mention in one of our daily broadcasts to all attendees.
  • Six conference passes: 6 conference passes ($9582 value). Additional passes may be purchased at $947 each, a $650 savings.
  • Lead retrieval app: A mobile app for easy scanning of name badges to collect leads.
  • Dedicated Internet access: Hard line Internet access ($1800 value).
  • Conference guide ad and listing: Full-page, full color ad ($5000 value, sponsor provides art) plus a 250-word description in conference directory.
  • Mobile App: 100-word listing as a sponsor in the mobile app and the ability to program in a special offer along with engaging with registered attendees.
  • Website listing: Your logo and URL listed as sponsor on event page.
  • Power: Dedicated power line, 5 AMP power and power strip.
  • Sponsor provides booth furnishings and decorations meeting the specifications of the Social Media Marketing World staff.

PRICE: $60,000

Coffee Bar Sponsor (3 available)

Let your brand be seen every time attendees grab a cup of ‘Joe.’

  • Sign promoting your brand at coffee bar (provided by sponsor)
  • Conference Pass ($1597 value): 1 conference pass.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide.
  • Conference website: Your logo and URL listed.

PRICE: $9,500

Charging Station Sponsor (3 available)

Your logo / brand presented at a charging station at the conference.

  • Flyers promoting your products or services stacked at charging station (provided by sponsor).
  • Conference Pass ($1597 value): One full-access conference pass.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide.
  • Conference website: Your logo and URL listed.

PRICE: $9,500

Table Talk Sponsor (5 available): (Add-on for Standard Sponsors and higher)

Pick a Topic, Join the Conversation: have an in-depth conversation on one of many hot topics, from measurement and sales to community building and brands

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  • When: At lunchtime on Thursday or Friday.
  • Where: Sign promoting your brand at Topic Table (provided).
  • Conference Pass ($1597 value): 1 conference pass.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide.
  • Conference website: Your logo and URL listed.

PRICE: $4,000

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Sponsorship Opportunities: Evening Events

Host Exclusive Pre-Event Speaker Party (1 available)

You become the “official sponsor” of the pre-event speaker party where you get to connect with our speakers in an intimate social gathering. Takes place Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, for 2 hours prior to the official opening night party on the U.S.S. Midway.

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  • Party: Host a two-hour party in a private outdoor venue.
  • Speech: Give a short speech to all speakers.
  • Food and beverage: Includes light appetizers and open bar (enhanced menu at added cost).
  • Conference pass: 1 conference pass ($1597 value).
  • Signage: Your brand will be prominently displayed on signage at the event.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide as sponsor.
  • Website listing: Your logo and URL listed.

PRICE: $20,000

Opening Night Party Sponsors (2 available): U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier

You become one of the “official sponsors” of the opening night party aboard a naval aircraft carrier (Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 4 hours).

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  • Brand display at party: Your brand will have a table in a prominent location on the aircraft carrier.
  • Networking bingo: You brand is prominent on the Networking Bingo card. This is a fun activity where attendees network with each other, gathering Twitter handles. Completed cards are dropped off at your display area on the aircraft carrier. Optional prizes provided by sponsor.
  • Flight simulators: Your brand is prominently displayed as the sponsor of multiple flight simulators within the ship.
  • Exit gift: You provide an optional gift or flyer to all attendees as they leave the party (sponsor to provide gifts/materials, subject to approval).
  • Conference Passes: 2 conference passes ($3194 value).
  • Conference guide ad and listing ($3500 value): half-page, full color ad (sponsor provides art) and a 100-word description in conference guide as sponsor.
  • Website listing: Your logo and URL listed as sponsor on event page.
  • Mobile App: 100-word listing as a sponsor in the mobile Bizzabo App and the ability to program in 1 special offer/2 buttons along with engaging with registered attendees.

PRICE: $20,000 (or discounted to $15,000 with a Standard Sponsorship or higher)

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Sponsorship Opportunities: Other

Branded Lanyard Sponsor (1 available)

Imagine your brand is in each selfie and every video all attendees take at Social Media Marketing World…

  • Conference pass: 1 conference pass ($1597 value). Added passes may be purchased at $947 each, a $650 savings.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide.
  • Conference website: Your logo and URL listed.
  • Sponsor must provide 4500 lanyards meeting the specifications of the Social Media Marketing World staff.

PRICE: $14,000

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