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THE 2015 PUBLIC MEDIA SUMMIT PROSPECTUS

The 2015 Public Media Summit Prospectus

 
About APTS

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 – with more than 360 local public television stations nationwide.

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.

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.
 

Diamond Level Benefits

Opportunity to address attendees during sponsored event | Complimentary Exhibitor Table | Individual recognition during Opening General Session with prominent signage during meal event | Four complimentary tickets to sponsored event (dinner sponsors receive eight) | Two complimentary conference registrations (dinner sponsors receive four) | Emails to conference attendees about your company and sponsored event prior to and during Summit | Acknowledgement on the APTS website with hyperlink to your website | Full-page, color acknowledgement in our 2015 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide

MEAL EVENTS
Sunday, February 22 - Tuesday, February 24
Sponsorship Fees:
SOLD

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 five minutes to speak, dinner sponsors 10 minutes to speak.

"OSCAR" OPENING RECEPTION
Sunday, February 22
Sponsorship Fee:
SOLD

The Association of Public Television Stations will kick off The Public Media Summit by paying tribute to the Oscars! The exhibit booth for the sponsor of this event will be given prime location in the exhibit hall. Videographers will be on hand to capture the evening’s events, allowing exhibitors to share their organization’s award winning moments and tell us how public broadcasting has influenced their organization. APTS will have napkins designed with your organization’s logo displayed.

LUNCH
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD
Sunday, February 22
"OSCAR" OPENING RECEPTION
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD
Sunday, February 22
DINNER
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD
Sunday, February 22
BREAKFAST
Sponsorship Fee:
SOLD
Monday, February 23
LUNCH
Sponsorship Fee:
SOLD
Monday, February 23
DINNER
Sponsorship Fee:
SOLD
Monday, February 23

Meal sponsorship fees include cost of food, beverage and A/V for the event. However, additional set-up costs may apply. APTS will work with sponsors to design a meal menu for all events.

 

 

 


Platinum Level Benefits

Testimonial presentation to attendees by APTS staffer | Complimentary Exhibitor Table (excludes Tote bag sponsorship) | Preferential placement in Exhibit Hall | Individual recognition during Opening General Session with prominent signage during sponsored break | One conference registration | Emails to conference attendees about your company and sponsored break before, during, and after Summit | Quarterly, industry-related emails to stations about your company after The Summit | Acknowledgement on the APTS website with a hyperlink to your website | Full-page, color acknowledgement in our 2015 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide

 
REFRESHMENT BREAK
Sunday, February 22, Afternoon -SOLD
Monday, February 23, Morning - SOLD
Monday, February 23, Afternoon - SOLD

Breaks are strategically held in the exhibit hall for maximum traffic. An APTS staffer will give a testimonial about your company in our general session prior to your sponsored break. This will give you valuable recognition when networking with influential decision makers in public broadcasting.

SUMMIT TOTE BAG
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD

Every APTS Summit attendee will receive a tote bag. Help customize this bag with your company logo (co-branded with the APTS Logo) which will be used by registrants long after the meeting ends! Your sponsorship fee includes all costs associated with the production and processing of the tote bags. This includes but is limited to the bags themselves, printing of logos on the bags and shipping to the meeting site. (Production and design of the tote bag is under APTS supervision.)

CAPITOL HILL BREAKFAST RALLY
Tuesday, February 24
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD

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.

 


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
Sponsor Fee: SOLD

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 2015 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide. Make a statement with a full-page, color acknowledgement, and your organization’s support won’t go unnoticed. For added attraction, your acknowledgment may provide attendees with information on contacting your company. This will allow attendees to learn how they can benefit from your services. The 2015 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. The 2015 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. Additionally, The 2015 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide will house an "Oscar Winning Moments in Public Television" section outling major milestones in the Association's history, making the publication even more of a keep-sake. Please contact Tela Hansom-Pitt (tpitt@apts.org or 202-654-4224) for specs and details.

CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Inside Full-page Sponsor: SOLD
Cover Sponsor: SOLD

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 2015 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide. Please contact Tela Hansom-Pitt (tpitt@apts.org or 202-654-4224) for specs and details.

CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Inside Full-page Sponsor
Sponsorship Fee:
SOLD

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 2015 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).

CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Cover Sponsor - Front or Back
Sponsorship Fee:
SOLD

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 2015 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
Sunday, February 22 or Monday, February 23
Sponsor Fee: SOLD

Be in front of The 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
Sunday, February 22 or Monday, February 23
Sponsor Fee: SOLD

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.

TRANSPORTATION
Tuesday, February 24
Sponsor Fee: SOLD

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.

 


Exhibitor Benefits

One complimentary conference registration | Two booth-only exhibit registrations | Emails to
conference attendees about your company | On-stage acknowledgement during general session | Acknowledgement on the APTS website with hyperlink

 
EXHIBITOR
Sunday, February 22 - Monday, February 23
Fee: SOLD

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 and our conference registration booth.

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. 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.

To see the floor plan of the Exhibition Hall and read about the organizations already signed up, please click here.

 
For more information, contact:
Tela Hansom-Pitt
Phone: 202-654-4224 | Email: tpitt@apts.org

 

 
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Agreement Form
(Reservations and Payment Deadline: January 15, 2015)

For questions, please contact Tela Hansom-Pitt at tpitt@apts.org or 202-654-4224.

 

The Public Media Summit

Webinars/Conference Calls

The Grant Center Announces a 2017-2018 Webinar Series on Evaluation
Learn more and register for our three-part evaluation webinar series.
Through the Looking Glass: Distribution and Reflections
Date and time TBA. The final webinar in our evaluation series will help attendees understand how to communicate their impact to potential funders.