Sponsorship Information – Media Transformation 2017

Media Transformation 2017

A premiere Local Media Association event

About Media Transformation 2017: This will serve as LMA’s premiere event of the year. Formerly called the Innovation Conference and held in September, the event has been moved to August in beautiful Chicago. This separates it from the busy September/October conference season. Survey results from LMA’s media members showed great support for the move and timing of this conference. R&D partners also agreed that this was a good move and gave them breathing room in between the other fall events.

How We are Driving Attendance to this event: We have a number of strategies to drive media attendance and get the right people to this conference including:

  • The first 100 media execs that register will get a copy of Clay Christensen’s new book, Competing Against Luck. The opening session will feature a moderated discussion about the book and the media industry’s “jobs to be done” in order to truly transform.
  • A $150 discount will be available to the first 60 media executives that sign up to meet with five R&D partners in private, one-on-one meetings, in 15-minute increments. (Limit one per media company – see more details below).
  • The first 200 that sign up will get a ticket to the Cubs vs. Reds game (thanks to our sponsor – to be announced soon).

Announcing the R&D Innovation Showcase. An area for R&D partners to demo and share their latest technology, case studies and research.

We are reimagining the LMA exhibit hall. Goodbye pipe and drape, and hello new and modern. The new showcase will feature high top cocktail tables and flat screen monitors. No need to ship huge displays; just bring up to two pull-up banners. We’re creating a hip and cool setting that is more inviting and engaging.

All packages include the following benefits:

  • Pre-conference attendee list with contact information
  • Company logo and description in the onsite brochure
  • Company name and logo on the Media Transformation 2017 website
  • Placement of marketing materials in the conference tote bags or folders
  • One registration (at least)

Demo Area in the R&D Innovation Showcase (formerly called an exhibit booth)

Looking for your own space to demo your products and talk to potential customers? Reserve a demo area with a monitor, cocktail table, two stools, electricity and room for two pull up banners. The demo area also includes your choice of one premium sponsorship (see the list below for details). One registration included. Additional registrations at $795.
Members: $2,800 (no increase from 2016)
Non-Members: $3,800

NEW FOR 2017: All demo areas now come with the choice (first come, first serve, based on availability) of one of the following sponsorships (for NO extra money…this is a $1,500 added value):

Wednesday breakfast sponsor (2 available)

Thursday breakfast sponsor (2 available)

Wednesday refreshment sponsor AM (2 available)

Wednesday ice cream sundae break (2 1 available)

Thursday refreshment sponsor AM (2 available)

Full-page ad in program (2 available)

Speed dating table during the Wednesday drinks & demo (10 9 available)

We believe that a demo area combined with a premium sponsorship will deliver a higher ROI.

Floor Map for Demo Booths

One-on-One Meeting Packages (17 Sold/3 Available) Looking for a new way to be connected with potential customers and meet new customers? LMA is launching a whole new one-on-one meeting experience on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from noon-5:00. LMA is guaranteeing you 10 15-minute meetings (could be as high as 15 if all of your spots are chosen). You will walk into this conference with guaranteed meetings!

How it works: When conference attendees register for the event, they will receive a discount on their registration in return for booking 5 one-on-one meetings with participating companies. LMA will facilitate the meeting schedule and closer to the event, you will have the opportunity to request meetings with the attendees who are participating in the program.

Criteria for participating: Your company must provide products or services that can help local media companies grow digital revenue or assist them in their media transformation plans

For more information and questions, contact Lindsey Estes or Deanna Lewis and they will walk through all the detail with you.

Includes one registration, additional registrations at $795

Meetings Only (Sold Out)

Member: $3,000
Non-Member: $4,000

BEST VALUE (Save $1,300)! Meetings and Demo Area, includes one registration, additional at $795. (Meetings Sold Out)
Member: $4,500
Non-Member: $5,500

VIP Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Sponsors (2 Available)
This platinum package is for the R&D company who is looking to receive the most exposure and very one-on-one, VIP-level access to attendees. This package includes the following:

  • Invite to a private reception with the LMA board on Tuesday night from 6 -7, hosted by LMA board chair Gordon Borrell
  • LMA will help coordinate a VIP breakfast meeting with your identified top prospects (guarantee of 5-10 prospects)
  • Prominent demo area, monitor, and electricity
  • Table for the drinks and demo (speed dating) happy hour on Wednesday
  • Five-minute video to be shown during a general session
  • Registration desk or Twitter feed sponsorship
  • Full-page ad in program
  • Large thank you signage and website advertisement with link to your company
  • Introduction of a speaker during a general session (to be mutually agreed upon)
  • Three registrations included and $495 for each additional

Member: $10,000
Non-Member: $12,000

Gold Sponsors ( 4  2 Available)
The gold level sponsorship package is packed with great benefits. This package includes the following:

  • Invite to a private reception with the LMA board on Tuesday night from 6 -7, hosted by LMA board chair Gordon Borrell
  • Prominent demo area, monitor, and electricity
  • Table for the drinks and demo happy hour (speed dating) on Wednesday
  • Three-minute video to be shown during a general session
  • Thank you signage and website advertisement with link to your company
  • Full-page ad in program
  • Two registrations included and $495 for each additional

Member: $8,000
Non-Member: $10,000

Silver Sponsors ( 4  3 Available)
Looking for a way to stand-out above and beyond? The silver sponsorship package includes the following:

  • Invite to a private reception with the LMA board on Tuesday night from 6 -7, hosted by LMA board chair Gordon Borrell
  • Table for the drinks and demo happy hour (speed dating) on Wednesday
  • Demo area, monitor, and electricity (OPTIONAL: substitute the demo area for the one-on-one meetings program)
  • Pop-up banner up on the revenue stage on Tuesday and introduction of one of the sessions
  • Verbal acknowledgement to attendees during general session
  • Half-page ad in program
  • Two registrations included and $795 for each additional

Member: $6,000
Non-Member: $7,000

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Meetings and Sponsorship

Walk into the conference with pre-scheduled meetings and then enjoy a sponsorship below!

Add the meetings program onto any additional sponsorship listed below. (Sold Out)

Cost for sponsorships $3,000 and above (based on member pricing): $1,700
Cost for sponsorships below $3,000 (based on member pricing): $2,500

Wednesday Night at the Chicago Cubs Game
Sponsor group tickets to the Cubs game Wednesday night! Contact Lindsey Estes at Lindsey.estes@localmedia.org for more information and pricing.

Tuesday Happy Hour Sponsorship Options:

Photo Booth Sponsor- (1 Available) Everyone loves a fun photo-booth, especially during a happy hour! Be the photo-booth sponsor and everyone will walk away with their smiling faces printed out in fun props and your logo printed on the photo strip. Includes one registration and $795 for each additional.
Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $3,000

Wine Tasting Sponsor– (1 Available) After a long day of travel, help the attendees relax with a wine tasting. This is one experience they won’t forget because they will have your custom wine tasting glass to take home. LMA will work closely with you and the hotel to arrange logistics, pick wines to taste and provide custom napkins with your logo, You pick and pay for the wine and any food you’d like to provide. Includes one registration and $795 for each additional.
Member: $2,500
Non-Member: $3,500

Craft Beer Tasting Sponsor– (1 Available) Everyone is loving craft beer…especially in a fun city like Chicago. Help the attendees get a taste of the local brews out of your custom glasses and beer choices. LMA will work closely with you and the hotel to arrange logistics, pick some great local brews and provide custom napkins. You pay for the beer and any food you want to order. Includes one registration and $795 for each additional.
Member: $2,500
Non-Member: $3,500

Badge/Lanyard Sponsor (1 Available)
Everyone gets a nametag and everyone needs a way to show it off! Your company logo will be hanging around everyone’s neck the entire length of the conference as the lanyard sponsor. Includes one registration and $795 for each additional.
Member: $2,500
Non-Member: $3,500

Tote Bag Sponsor (1 Available)
Every conference attendee needs a way to carry all of the conference materials, and your logo will be on the tote bag! This sponsorship includes your logo on tote bag and one registration. Additional registrations are $795 each.
Member: $2,500
Non-Member: $3,500

Foot Print Sponsor (2 Available)
This hotel is a large one and your logo can help guide attendees find their way to the registration desk, demo area, or anywhere! Get creative and use the 10 footprints or 20  squares to share your brand. Includes one registration and $795 for each additional.
Member: $2,500
Non-Member: $3,500

Room Keycards Sponsor (1 Available)
Be the first thing every attendee is handed when they check-in to the hotel and access their room all week. The custom keycards are a blank slate to design and share your company logo or message. The sponsorship includes 1 color front-and-back room keycards with your logo and one registration. Additional registrations are $795 each.
Member: $4,000
Non-Member: $5,000

Coffee Station Sponsor
When everyone is asking, “Where’s the coffee?” Your sponsorship will save the day. The branded coffee cup sleeves and 5 gallons of coffee will help keep people going during breaks and drive traffic to your demo area if you have one. Includes one registration and $795 for each additional.
Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $3,000

Notepad Sponsor (1 Available)
With so much learning and idea-sharing going on during the sessions, every attendee will be looking for a place to take notes. Your custom branded note pad will be placed at each spot in the general session and break-out rooms throughout the conference. Includes one registration and $795 for each additional.
Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $3,000

Window Cling Sponsors (2 Available)

With floor-to-ceiling windows in the conference area, the design opportunities are endless. Use the large windows as your canvas. The sponsorship includes custom window clings and one registration. Additional registrations are $795 each.
Member: $3,000
Non-Member: $4,000

Massage Chair Sponsors (3 Available)
Help attendees relax after a long travel-day or late night. A traveling massage therapist will provide 10-minute back massages to anyone in need. Place your marketing materials next to those receiving a massage. The sponsorship includes the massage therapist for 3 hours and one registration. Each additional registration is $795.
Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $3,000

Lounge Area Sponsors (2 available)
When people are looking for somewhere to sit down and put up their feet, let your lounge in the foyer space be the gathering space. This is an open area with beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows you can use to create your own feel. Includes one registration and $795 for each additional.
Member: $3,000
Non-Member: $4,000

Internet Sponsor (1 Available)
Your company can be the answer to everyone’s question, “What’s the Wi-Fi password?” Sponsor the conference Internet and receive a custom password and custom designed business cards. Includes two registrations and $795 for each additional.
Member: $5,000
Non-Member: $6,000

Charging Station Sponsor

This charging locker-station is one you can’t miss. The lockers will be in the back of the general session room and provide a quick charge to someone’s device in need. Custom graphics will make this sponsorship stand-out. Includes one registration and $795 for each additional.
Member: $3,500
Non-Member: $4,500

Uber Rides Sponsor

Help local media executives scoot around Chicago in Uber. LMA will pre-load an Uber account with $1,500 and create custom cards to hand out to attendees with your special ride code. How you hand out the special code is up to you…visit your booth, stop by the registration desk, see your favorite sponsor in the back of the general session room…we’ll get creative with you. Includes one registration and $795 each additional.

Member: $3,000
Non-Member: $4,000

Contact Deanna Lewis or Lindsey Estes for more information.