BMA Chicago's Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are a great way to get in front of this elite group of B-to-B marketers. Throughout the year, companies donate people, materials, and money in order to further the mission of the organization. Through their donations, they demonstrate a commitment to Chicago's business-to-business marketing community. Please review options below.

For more details, please contact Marla Schrager at 312.943.8040.

For a list of our sponsors, please click here.

Tower Awards

Annual Creative Competition Gala and Ceremony: $5,500

Benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Sponsorship acknowledgement on BMA website homepage (rotating)
  • Sponsor directory placement
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in integrated marketing, including BMAIL, sent multiple times per month to our members and prospects (approximately 6,500)
  • On-site signage in print and/or digital format
  • Four tickets to gala/ceremony
  • Attendee list
  • Ad placement in leading publications
Fuel Keynote and High-Tech Expo

Presenting Sponsor (2 available or exclusive): $18,000

This is an outstanding way to reach the decision-makers within BMA Chicago and give your company the maximum benefit and visibility before, during, and after Fuel 2015.

This package includes:

  • VIP Reception in a private lounge with BMA Chicago board members, speakers, and special guests
  • Major recognition on the Social Media Wall/Jumbotron (based on venue location)
  • Enhanced recognition in the Fuel video showing in multiple locations
  • Recognition throughout venue (TBD based on venue location)
  • Inclusion in the post-event online video via the BMA website
  • Recognition on transportation trolleys
  • Acknowledgement in all advance publicity, email blasts, and on the website
  • Acknowledgement on all advance event tickets
  • Booth space at Expo
  • VIP and event tickets and recognition package TBD
  • Private branded Meet 'n' Greet lounge (based on venue location)

BMA Supporting Sponsorship (3 available): $5,000
This package provides excellent sponsor recognition in a variety of meaningful ways, such as:

  • Recognition on the Social Media Wall
  • Recognition in the Fuel video showing in multiple locations
  • Recognition on transportation trolleys
  • Inclusion in the post-event online video via the BMA website
  • Booth space at Expo
  • Event tickets (4) and recognition package

Upgrades for branded Private Meet 'n' Greet lounge (if available): $2,000

Exhibitor Booth (15 available): $3,000 or $4,000

An affordable and effective way for that all-important face-to-face contact with potential customers and clients. Two event tickets plus recognition package with each option.

Basic: $3,000. Includes 4' x 8' space with table, two chairs, and tablecloth. Electric available on request.

Premier (2 available): $4,000. Includes 4' x 8' space with table, two chairs, and tablecloth. Electric available on request. PLUS a private enclosed space behind the booth for meetings or storage.

Special Sponsorships

  • Keynote Speaker Introduction: Up to three minutes on stage. Great visibility for your top executive! Four event tickets and recognition package (call for details). $5,000
  • Trolley Branding (2 available): Runs every 30 minutes from downtown. $2,500
  • Hospitality Package (2 available): Bars. Includes two locations. $1,750
  • Welcome Package: Valet parking and coat check. $1,500
  • Music Package: $1,500

Recognition Packages (in addition to benefits otherwise listed)

Sponsorship recognition packages (depending on level) include but are not limited to:

  • Company name in all media relations
  • Company logo on invitations, web pages, electronic marketing, promotions
  • Customized web page with information about your company
  • Social media mentions throughout the year
  • Recognition at the April Marketing Innovators Luncheon
  • Event tickets (amount varies with level)
  • Booth space
  • Listing in BMA Resource Guide

Exhibitor Booth recognition package:

  • Customized web page with information about your company
  • Social media mentions throughout the year
  • Recognition at the April Marketing Innovators Luncheon
  • Two full event tickets and one exhibitor booth representative

Please contact Marla Schrager for more information.

Chapter Sponsorship

Benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Sponsorship acknowledgement on BMA website (rotating), mobile website, and iPhone app
  • Sponsor directory placement
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in integrated marketing, including BMAIL, sent multiple times per month to our members and prospects (approximately 6,500)
  • On-site signage in print and/or digital format at all BMA events except CMO Member Dinners
  • Three seats at each of the luncheons for you or your clients/prospects, with one of those seats able to be used at the speaker's table
  • Four seats at each of the breakfasts for you or your clients/prospects
  • Two tables of 10 at two different luncheons during the season
  • One seat at each CMO dinner
  • One seat at each Member dinner
  • Two tickets to the Tower Awards ceremony
  • Two tickets to Fuel
  • Company branding included on print promotions for luncheon series
  • QR code linked to your choice of URL featured at three luncheons
  • Ability to work on featured programs and presenters as relevant to the B-to-B marketplace
  • Special consideration for access to speakers upon request when possible
  • Four introductions to LinkedIn target marketers that you determine
  • Email distribution list twice a year

Cost: $18,000

Marketing Innovator Luncheon Series

High-level presentations by leading B-to-B marketing practitioners

Benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Sponsorship acknowledgement on BMA website (rotating)
  • Sponsor directory placement
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in integrated marketing, including BMAIL, sent multiple times per month to our members and prospects (approximately 6,500)
  • On-site signage in print and/or digital format
  • Three seats at each of the luncheons for you or your clients/prospects, with one of those seats able to be used at the speaker's table
  • Company branding included on print promotions for luncheon series
  • QR code table sign featured at four to seven luncheons
  • Ability to work on featured programs and presenters as relevant to the B-to-B marketplace
  • Special consideration for access to speakers upon request when possible
  • Monthly attendee lists upon request

Cost: $6,500

Breakfast Seminar Series

Interactive seminars on best practices in B-to-B marketing communications

Benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Sponsorship acknowledgement on BMA website (rotating)
  • Sponsor directory placement
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in integrated marketing, including BMAIL, sent multiple times per month to our members and prospects (approximately 6,500)
  • On-site signage in print and/or digital format
  • Four seats at each of the breakfasts for you or your clients/prospects
  • Ability to work on featured programs and presenters as relevant to the B-to-B marketplace
  • Special consideration for access to speakers upon request when possible
  • Monthly attendee lists upon request

Cost: $5,000

Member and CMO Dinners

Monthly member dinners held in Chicago or suburbs hosted by BMA board members
CMO/Speaker dinners held in Chicago with luncheon speakers, board members, and other senior-level marketers

Benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Sponsorship acknowledgement on BMA website (rotating)
  • Sponsor directory placement
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement on all dinner invitations, sent multiple times per year to our members and prospects (approximately 6,500) and on targeted email invitations
  • Introductions to board hosts and senior marketers
  • One seat for you and a corporate guest at each event
  • Ability to introduce yourself and your company in an intimate setting
  • Email distribution list twice a year (material must be BMA approved)
  • Opportunity to distribute material to our members once a year by mail

Costs:
Member Dinner: $1,000 per dinner
CMO Dinner: $1,500 per dinner
Full series sponsorship recommended

Young Professionals Events

Events focused on marketers aged 30 and younger

Benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Sponsor directory placement
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in integrated marketing, including BMAIL, sent multiple times per month to our members and prospects (approximately 6,500)
  • On-site signage in print and/or digital format
  • Three tickets to each event
  • Branded presence at each event
  • Branded table at each of the eight luncheons and one seat to use as you wish
  • Branded presence at five Young Professional events, including a public thank you, and the possibility of an "emcee" role

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