Public Media Summit Prospectus 2013
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1979 to represent the interests of the local public television stations on a national level. APTS is the national voice of its member stations – the more than 360 local public television stations across the country.
About The Public Media Summit
The APTS Public Media Summit (The Summit) is the largest annual gathering of public broadcasting general managers and community leaders, representing both television and radio, who come together to explore all the issues vital to the future and mission of public service media. The Summit features experts in education, technology, media innovation, fundraising, public policy and more. Your company’s participation will provide a unique opportunity to offer your solutions and services to the $2 billion public broadcasting industry.
Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities
The Summit is an unparalleled opportunity for your organization to gain direct access to key executive level decision makers while demonstrating your company’s support for public broadcasting. Your presence at this event will ensure that you establish and enhance your profile among business prospects with real purchasing power.
Exhibiting and/or sponsoring events at The Summit:
- Provides you the opportunity to make contact with nearly 300 public broadcasting executives – primarily station presidents, general managers and board members
- Allows you to educate decision makers about your company’s products and services in a variety of ways, from exhibiting in a favorable environment to addressing the audience during a general session.
- Gives you a forum to build relationships with other industry leaders and potential business partners.
APTS has a history of providing top-notch quality customer service to our valued sponsors and exhibitors.
Click here to see what organizations had to say about the 2012 Public Media Summit.
Exhibitor and Sponsor Categories
Supporting The Summit is invaluable to increasing your visibility and inspiring loyalty among the leadership of the public broadcasting industry. Because sponsors are necessary for The Summit to provide essential services, each sponsorship level offers a unique opportunity for your organization.
Categories of sponsorship and exhibiting include:
Whether you choose a Diamond, Platinum or Gold level sponsorship, or participate as an Exhibitor, supporting The Summit is invaluable to increasing your visibility and inspiring loyalty among the leadership of the public broadcasting industry. For assistance with a sponsorship level that meets your organization's goals and objectives, contact Tela Hansom-Pitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-654-4224.
Diamond Level Benefits
Opportunity to address attendees at sponsored event | Free Exhibitor Table | Two complimentary conference registrations | Four complimentary tickets to sponsored event | Exclusive signage in General Session rooms and prominent signage throughout conference area | Three emails to conference attendees about your company and sponsored event | On-stage acknowledgement during general session | Acknowledgement on the APTS website with hyperlink to your website | Full-page, color acknowledgement in our 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide
You’ll find that most public broadcasting leaders consider attendance at meal events a must. Meals will feature a speaker to provide insights into issues important to public broadcasting. Meal events also offer sponsors a chance to customize their event as it is here where you can speak directly to station managers about your organization. Breakfast and lunch sponsors are given 5 minutes to speak, dinner sponsors are given 10 minutes to speak.
Meal sponsorship fees include cost of food, beverage and A/V for the event, but additional set-up costs may apply.
APTS will work with sponsors to design a meal menu for all events.
Platinum Level Benefits
Free Exhibitor Table | One complimentary conference registration | Exclusive signage in General Session rooms and prominent signage throughout conference area | Two complimentary tickets to sponsored event | Three emails to conference attendees about your company and sponsored event | On-stage acknowledgement during general session | Acknowledgement on the APTS website with hyperlink to your website | Half-page, color acknowledgement in our 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide
Red Carpet Reception
Sponsorship Fee: $10,000
Join us as we kick off our award winning night! The exhibit booth for the sponsor of this event will be given prime location in the exhibit hall, have napkins designed with their company’s logo displayed and co-present an award to one of our public broadcasting stations with our president & CEO, Patrick Butler, at our Awards Banquet that evening. During this event attendees will be interviewed about their organizations in front of our APTS backdrop with your logo alongside on our red carpet. Interviews will be videotaped and featured on our website. This event, which will provide music, food and beverages, is surely a great atmosphere to meet old friends and make new ones. Your organization will also have the opportunity to address the audience during a general session on Sunday, prior to the reception.
Sponsorship Fee: $5,000
Breaks are strategically held in the exhibit hall for maximum traffic. By sponsoring a refreshment break, you will be able to address attendees in our general session for 3 minutes prior to your sponsored break, giving you valuable recognition when networking with influential decision makers in public broadcasting.
Cyber Center and Evaluation Port
Sponsorship Fee: $3,000
As attendees enter the exhibit hall, they won’t be able to miss the adjoining Cyber Center and Evaluation Port. Your sponsorship will provide vital business services to attendees such as access to computers, the Internet and printers. Additionally, your organization’s sponsorship will provide attendees with the needed technology to fill out conference evaluation forms, which help APTS build a better conference while attendees increase their chances to win valuable prizes! Your customized screen-saver will remind public broadcasting leaders of your support each time they log-on.
Capitol Hill Breakfast Rally
Sponsorship Fee: $7,500
The Summit culminates in the Capitol Hill Breakfast Rally, a motivating session that prepares public media leaders for addressing their members of Congress. Show your support for attendees’ efforts on Capitol Hill by sponsoring a hearty breakfast and emotionally-charged session where conference members hear from members of Congress and famous names in public broadcasting. Additionally, your sponsorship will allow your organization to address an audience during a Monday general session, the day before the breakfast rally.
Gold Level Benefits
On-stage acknowledgement during general session | Acknowledgement on the APTS website with hyperlink to your website
Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide
Full-page acknowledgement: $1000
As key decision-makers search for strategic solutions for their stations, your organization’s brand can be at the forefront with an acknowledgement in the 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide. The 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide contains information on all APTS services, our sister organizations and company contact information from our vendors making it a necessary, year-round reference guide for public media leaders. Additionally, the 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide will serve as attendees’ primary resource during The Summit for agendas, events, reminders, speaker bios, participants,sponsors and maps. Please contact Tela Hansom-Pitt for specs and details.
Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide
Sponsor Fee: $500
A half-page acknowledgement shows influential leaders that your organization has a stake in public media. This economical sponsorship option is a once-a-year opportunity. The half-page acknowledgement is in color. For added attraction, your acknowledgment may contain information on how attendees can contact your company to learn how they can benefit from your services.
Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide
Sponsor Fee: $1,000
Make a statement in the 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide with a full-page, color acknowledgement, and your organization’s support won’t go unnoticed. We will work to strategically place your acknowledgement with content relevant to your organization, maximizing exposure. The full-page acknowledgement is in color! For added attraction, your acknowledgment may contain information on how attendees can contact your company to learn how they can benefit from your services.
Cover Sponsor: $2,500
The Congressional Directory is given to all attendees and serves as their year-round resource for contacting their congressional delegation. Sponsors may purchase space in the directory, including the back and inside covers. Sponsors who purchase any cover page will also receive an acknowledgement in the 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide. Please contact Tela Hansom-Pitt for specs and details.
Sponsorship Fee: $1,500
Sponsors receive a full-page inside the Congressional Directory. This space is ideal for keeping your company in front of key decision makers throughout the year. As an added bonus, your sponsorship will appear on a half-page of the 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide that is distributed to all attendees at The Summit. (See above for additional information about the Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide).
Sponsorship Fee: $2,500
Stand out at The Summit and throughout the year with the purchase of a Congressional Directory cover page! As an added bonus, your sponsorship will appear on a full-page of the 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide that is distributed to all attendees at The Summit. Cover sponsors may choose from the front inside, back inside or back outside covers of the Congressional Directory. (See above for additional information about the Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide)
Inside Room Drop
Sponsor Fee: $1,500
Be in front of summit attendees the minute they enter their hotel room! Provide a company gift, promotional item or take-away to be delivered to every attendee’s guest room prior to the event.
Under Door Delivery
Sponsor Fee: $1,000
Get The Summit attendees’ attention as they walk into their hotel room or when they first wake up! Provide a flyer or informational material to be delivered under the door of every meeting attendee’s hotel room.
Sponsor Fee: $2,500
Help meeting attendees reach the Capitol Hill Breakfast Rally while educating them about your organization.
DVD players are available to play your promotional and educational materials.
One complimentary conference registration | Two booth-only exhibit registrations | Three emails about your company | On-stage acknowledgement during general session | Acknowledgement on the APTS website with hyperlink to you website | Half-page, color acknowledgement in our 2013 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide
Exhibitor Fee: $3,000
Our exclusive conference exhibit hall is the ideal location for promotion of your organization. Throughout the two-day conference, the exhibit hall houses coffee breaks, receptions, a Cyber Center and Evaluation Port and boasts a relaxing lounge area for conference guests.
Additionally, The Summit’s Passport Incentive Program will encourage attendees to visit your booth. Conference attendees will receive an Exhibitor Passport Book with their registration materials and each exhibitor will be represented by a space on the passport with their company’s name or logo. Attendees who receive stamps from all participating exhibitors will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. Our evaluation port will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about your company through a questionnaire and as they fill out session evaluation forms! This program will entice attendees to visit every booth to increase their chances for winning our grand prizes.
Exhibitor fees for booths include background drape, one 6-foot draped and skirted table, two chairs, one wastebasket and one ID sign. We recommend exhibitors sign up early, as the limited number of exhibitor spots fills quickly.
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Agreement Form
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Please note: All invoices MUST be paid prior to February 1, 2013.