2018 Media Transformation Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

2018 Media Transformation
Sponsor & Exhibit Opportunities
Sept. 25-27 | Kansas City

The R&D Innovation Showcase is back! An area for R&D partners to demo and share their latest technology, case studies and research.

The 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 2018 website
  • Placement of marketing materials in the conference tote bags or folders
  • One registration (at least)

Demo Area in the R&D Innovation Showcase (20 14 demo areas available)

Looking for your own space to demo your products and talk to potential customers? Reserve a demo area with a monitor, cocktail table (a couple 6ft tables available), two stools/chairs, 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 since 2016)
Non-Members: $3,800

All demo areas 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 (3 available)
  • Thursday breakfast sponsor (3 available)
  • Wednesday refreshment sponsor AM (3 available)
  • Wednesday break sponsor (3 available)
  • Thursday refreshment sponsor AM (3 available)
  • Full-page ad in program (4 3 available)

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

One-on-One Meeting Packages (20 13 available)

Looking for a new way to be connected with potential customers and meet new customers? This program was such a success last year we are bringing it back for 2018!

The one-on-one meeting experience will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25 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. For more information and questions, contact Lindsey Estes and she will walk through all the detail with you.

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.

Includes one registration, additional registrations at $795

This program is limited to 20 R&D Companies.

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

BEST VALUE (Save $1,300)! Meetings and Demo Area, includes one registration, additional at $795.
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, hosted by LMA board chairman Matt Coen
  • LMA will help coordinate a VIP breakfast meeting with your identified top prospects (guarantee of 5-10 prospects)
  • Prominent demo area, monitor and electricity
  • 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 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, hosted by LMA board chairman Matt Coen
  • Prominent demo area, monitor, and electricity
  • 3-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 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, hosted by LMA board chairman Matt Coen
  • Demo area, monitor, and electricity (OPTIONAL: substitute the demo area for the one-on-one meetings program)
  • 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.
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 Event Host- Contact Lindsey Estes for more details

Welcome bag Sponsor (1 Available)

Make sure every attendee feels welcome upon checking into the hotel. You can completely customize the welcome bags handed out at the hotel desk. Some suggestions include two bottles of local Kansas City beer, Werther’s Caramels (made in Kansas City), BBQ sauce, bottles of water, your company information…the options are endless.  LMA will work with you to coordinate the logistics, you just supply whatever you’d like placed in the bags. Includes one registration.

Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $3,000

Welcome to Kansas City hotel lobby Sponsor (1 Available)

The whole hotel is full of Media Transformation attendees so let’s make them feel welcome! This sponsorship includes a table of refreshments in the hotel lobby, balloon columns and signage. You can have your team work this welcome area in the hotel lobby and welcome attendees as they arrive at the hotel. Includes one registration.

Member: $2,500
Non-Member: $3,500

Room Drop Sponsor (1 Available)

Make sure the attendees receive your company’s special gift or information directly in their room. The room drop sponsorship is full of endless possibilities. Includes one registration.

Member: $1,500
Non-Member: $2,500

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) Craft beer is the latest rage… especially in Kansas City. Help the attendees get a taste of the local brews out of your custom glasses and craft 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 Key Cards 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 key cards are a blank slate to design and share your company logo or message. The sponsorship includes one color front-and-back room key-cards, 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

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

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, logo on screen slides and custom designed business cards. Includes two registrations and $795 for each additional.

Member: $5,000
Non-Member: $6,000

Charging Station Sponsor (1 available)

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

Don’t see something you are interested in sponsoring or creating?
Let us know! We are flexible and love new ideas!

Contact: Lindsey Estes at lindsey.estes@localmedia.org or 410.838.3018