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.

We offer three types of opportunities for your business:

  • Networking Plaza (booths)
  • Content (sponsor tracks or speak)
  • Experiences (sponsor parties or lounges)

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Who Attends?

5,000 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, 12% are solopreneurs, 46% of attendees work for a small business, 21% work for medium-sized businesses with 101-1000 employees and 21% work for large brands with 1000+ 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 (33%), C-level/VP/director (14%), Manager (24%) and Specialist (25%) and other (5%).

Wondering what types of brands attend?

Some of the recognized brands that attended in 2017 include AARP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apple, Autodesk, Capital One, Cedars-Sinai, charles Schwab, Cisco, CBS Interactive, DHL Express, Duracell, Goodwill, HP, HSN, IBM, Deloitte, Hilton, Humana, KornFerry/Alcon, La-Z-Boy, Lennar, Macy’s, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, McDonald’s, Nissan, Omnicom Media Group, Oracle, ReMax, Reuters, Ricoh, Russell Athletic, Sprint, Staples, Toyota, the United Way, UPS, Verizon, WalMart and many more.

In 2017 marketers from 50 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 2017 include 17Hats, Adobe Spark, Animoto, Animatron/Wave, Capital Numbers, Capzool, Chatmeter, Clarabridge, Cox Business, Design Pickle, Easy Media, Flipboard, G2Crowd, HostGator, Jumpwire Media, Klipfolio, Leadpages/Drip, LogoGrab, Love Handle, PromoRepublic, SOCi, Tack App, Talkwalker, VRguest and Zoho Social.

Networking Plaza

The Networking Plaza at Social Media Marketing World is a 90,000 square foot “Town Hall” and meet up environment where thousands gather to network throughout the event, eat lunch and meet sponsors. It’s where business deals take place.

We have many sponsorship opportunities here, including:

  • Live stage
  • 20×20 foot booths
  • 10×10 foot booths
  • 4×2 foot table displays
  • And more!

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:

Networking Plaza Map:

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Entry Level Options:


Networking Plaza: Tabletop Marketplace Display

Your brand is displayed in our busy Networking Plaza as attendees travel to creator and social track sessions.

  • Table and chair: 4’ x 2’ draped table in one of two Marketplace areas.
  • Two (2) Networking Plaza tickets: This allows your team to man the booth and work the floor. Additional tickets may be purchased at special sponsor rates.
  • Lead retrieval app: A mobile app for easy scanning of name badges to collect leads.
  • Mobile app listing: 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 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. Size restrictions on signage.

PRICING: $8,000. Sale: $7,500 if contracted by 9/30/17


Networking Plaza Sponsor: Standard

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

  • Booth: 10’ x 10’ exhibit space in Networking Plaza.
  • Three (3) Networking Plaza tickets: This allows your team to man the booth and work the floor. Additional tickets may be purchased at special sponsor rates.
  • Lead retrieval app: A mobile app for easy scanning of name badges to collect leads.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING: $12,000. Sale: $11,000 if contracted by 9/30/17


OPTIONAL UPGRADES OR EXTRA TICKETS:

  • Dedicated Internet access: Direct connect via Ethernet to the event internet. PRICE: $1800
  • Conference guide ad: Half-page, full color ad in Conference Guide, sponsor provides art. PRICE: $3500
  • Conference guide ad: Full-page, full color ad in Conference Guide, sponsor provides art. PRICE: $5000
  • Networking Plaza ticket: Access to keynotes and Networking Plaza. PRICE $99 (Restrictions apply)
  • Creator conference ticket: Access to keynotes, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza. PRICE $447
  • All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza. PRICE $947

Mid Level Options:


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.
  • Three (3) Networking Plaza tickets: This allows your team to man the booth and work the floor. Additional tickets may be purchased at special sponsor rates.
  • One (1) All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Lead retrieval app: A mobile app for easy scanning of name badges to collect leads.
  • Conference guide ad: Half-page, full color ad ($3500 value, sponsor provides art).
  • Conference guide listing: A 100-word description in conference directory.
  • Mobile app listing: 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

PRICING: $16,000. Sale: $15,500 if contracted by 9/30/17


Networking Plaza Sponsor: Premium Plus

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

  • Premium Booth Location: 10’ x 20’ exhibit space in Networking Plaza in prime location.
  • Four (4) Networking Plaza tickets: This allows your team to man the booth and work the floor. Additional tickets may be purchased at special sponsor rates.
  • One (1) All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Lead retrieval app: A mobile app for easy scanning of name badges to collect leads.
  • Conference guide ad: Full-page, full color ad ($5000 value, sponsor provides art).
  • Conference guide listing: A 250-word description in conference directory.
  • Mobile app listing: 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. Additional power may be required and will be available at additional cost.
  • Sponsor provides booth decorations.

PRICING: $25,000. Sale: $24,000 if contracted by 9/30/17


Power Networking Lounge Sponsor

You become the “official sponsor” of the lounge in the Networking Plaza where people kick back on couches and power their devices.

  • Signage: Your brand will be prominently displayed on signage entering the lounge.
  • Promotion: Flyers promoting your products or services stacked in lounge (provided by sponsor).
  • Two (2) Networking Plaza tickets: This allows you to man the lounge and work the floor. Additional tickets may be purchased at special sponsor rates.
  • One (1) All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING:: $22,500 until September 30th, 2017; $25,000 after September 30th, 2017.


Premium Options:


Lead Sponsor (4 available)

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

  • Central Booth Location: Premier 20’ x 20’ exhibit space in Networking Plaza.
  • 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 flyers).
  • Attendee email promotion: Drive people to your booth with a mention in one of our daily broadcasts to all attendees.
  • Six (6) Networking Plaza tickets: This allows your team to man the booth and work the floor. Additional tickets may be purchased at special sponsor rates.
  • Two (2) All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • 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: Full-page, full color ad ($5000 value, sponsor provides art).
  • Conference guide listing: A 250-word description in conference directory.
  • Mobile App listing: 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. Additional power may be required and will be available at additional cost.
  • Sponsor provides booth furnishings and decorations meeting the specifications of the Social Media Marketing World staff.

PRICING: $45,000. Sale: $40,000 if contracted by 9/30/17


Live Stage Sponsorship

Your business is the “exclusive sponsor” of the Live Stage in the Networking Plaza for two days of custom content and programming that will be live-streamed via Social Media Examiner’s Facebook page to 500,000+ fans. This is where high profile speakers and guests will be interviewed.

  • Lower-third live stream brand display: Your brand will be displayed in all live broadcasts as the official sponsor of the live stream.
  • Email broadcast to 680,000+ Social Media Examiner subscribers: Your brand will be mentioned as the official sponsor of the live stream in an email broadcast with a special offer.
  • Stage mentions: Live read by host while introducing guests and speakers for each segment.
  • Branded segment: Your brand will have five-minute dedicated segment each day where you can make an offer.
  • Attendee email promotion: Drive people to the live stage with a “brought to you by” mention in our daily broadcasts to all attendees.
  • Four (4) All-Access conference tickets: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Conference guide: Your logo displayed as Live Stage  sponsor in the conference guide’s “quick reference guide.”
  • Conference guide ad: Full-page, full color ad ($5000 value, sponsor provides art).
  • Conference guide listing: A 250-word description in conference directory.
  • Lead retrieval app: A mobile app for easy scanning of name badges to collect leads.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING: $75,000


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Content Opportunities

We provide you the option to appear in our track content for contextually relevant exposure to session attendees.


Track Sponsorship: Standard

Your business is an “official sponsor” of a track with up to 10 sessions. Standard tracks include Social Strategy, Instagram, Creator: Live Video, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Analytics, Corporate Social, Content Marketing, Snapchat, and Podcasting.

  • Session Mentions: Live read by track leader prior to introducing the speakers for each session. You script may include a special call-to-action.
  • Room agenda sign: Your logo will be prominently displayed on signage as attendees enter sessions..
  • Podium logo: Your logo will be displayed with the Social Media Marketing World logo from the podium in the room.
  • Conference guide: Your logo displayed as track sponsor in the conference guide’s “quick reference guide.” A 100-word description in conference directory is also included.
  • Lead retrieval app: A mobile app for easy scanning of name badges to collect leads.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING: $12,000


Track Sponsorship: Premium

Your business is the exclusive “official sponsor” of a track with more than 10 sessions. Premium tracks include Facebook, YouTube and Video, and Blogging.

  • Session Mentions: Live read by track leader prior to introducing the speakers for each session. You script may include a special call-to-action.
  • Room agenda sign: Your logo will be prominently displayed on signage as attendees enter sessions.
  • Podium logo: Your logo will be displayed with the Social Media Marketing World logo from the podium in the room.
  • Conference guide: Your logo displayed as track sponsor in the conference guide’s “quick reference guide.” A 100-word description in conference directory is also included.
  • Lead retrieval app: A mobile app for easy scanning of name badges to collect leads.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING: $15,000


Sponsored Speaking Opportunity (4 Available)

You deliver a 45-minute session in a dedicated space in the second half of our lunch and networking break on Thursday March 1, 2017.

  • Content must be educational and not a product or service pitch.
  • Subject must be approved by Social Media Marketing World staff.
  • Your session is listed in the conference guide as sponsored content.
  • One (1) All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide as sponsor.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING: $15,000


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Additional “Experiences” Opportunities

Here you will find sponsorship opportunities for our parties, a lounge, coffee and power.


All-Access Coffee Sponsor

Let your brand be seen by marketers as they grab a cup of ‘Joe’ between All-Access sessions.

  • Sign promoting your brand at a single coffee bar location (provided by sponsor).
  • One (1) All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING:: $8,500 until September 30th, 2017; $9,500 after September 30th, 2017.


Charging Station Sponsor

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

  • Sign promoting your brand at coffee bar (provided by sponsor).
  • Two (2) Networking Plaza tickets: This allows your team to work the floor. Additional tickets may be purchased at special sponsor rates.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING:: $8,500 until September 30th, 2017; $9,500 after September 30th, 2017.


Host Exclusive Pre-Event Speaker Party

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, February 28th, 2018, for 2 hours prior to the official opening night party on the U.S.S. Midway.

  • Party: Host a two-hour party in a private venue.
  • Speech: Give a short speech to all speakers.
  • Food and beverage: Includes light appetizers and open bar (enhanced menu at added cost).
  • One (1) All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Signage: Your brand will be prominently displayed on signage at the event.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide as sponsor.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING:: $15,000 until September 30th, 2017; $20,000 after September 30th, 2017.


Opening Night Party Sponsors (4 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, February 28th, 2018, 4 hours).

  • 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 accounts. Completed cards are dropped off at your display area on the aircraft carrier. Optional prizes provided by sponsor.
  • 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).
  • Two (2) All-Access conference tickets: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Conference guide ad: Half-page, full color ad ($3500 value, sponsor provides art).
  • Conference guide listing: A 100-word description in conference directory.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

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


Social Karaoke Party Sponsors (3 available): Parq in San Diego Gaslamp

You become one of the “official sponsors” of the second night party at the amazing Parq restaurant and nightclub (Thursday, March 29th, 2018, 3 hours).

  • Brand displayed at party: Your brand may choose an available sponsor spot in the venue (1-Front Room, 2-Powder Room, 3-Downstairs Room) and will also have VIP reserved seating in the main stage area. Selections will be made in order of contract signing date.
  • 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).
  • One (1) All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Conference guide:  Recognition in conference guide.
  • Website listing: Your logo and URL listed as sponsor on event page.

PRICING: $15,000 (or discounted to $10,000 with a Standard Sponsorship or higher)


Refresh Lounge Sponsor

You become the “official sponsor” of the refresh lounge where creators and marketers relax and refresh, located at the top of the south escalator.

  • Signage: Your brand will be prominently displayed on signage entering the lounge.
  • Promotion: Flyers promoting your products or services stacked in lounge (provided by sponsor).
  • Two (2) All-Access conference tickets: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • One (1) All-Access conference ticket: Access to networking parties, keynotes, social media track sessions, creator track sessions and Networking Plaza.
  • Conference guide: Recognition in conference guide.
  • Mobile app listing: 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.

PRICING:: $22,500 until September 30th, 2017; $25,000 after September 30th, 2017.


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