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Event sponsorship can play an integral part of your show strategy. Sponsorship provides an opportunity to raise your company profile and offers optimum exposure, especially in conjunction with an exhibit space. Customize your sponsorship package to fit your goals and budget.

Premium Sponsorships:

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Pre-Event Promotions

Sponsor's name or logo in pre-show press releases, emails and 3rd party ads where applicable.

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Prominent logo placement on event homepage and exhibitor/sponsor profile page visited by thousands of industry professionals before, during and after the conference, driving traffic to your site. Logo remains on the show site until the following year's event is live, after which point it remains on the archived SES events website.

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Listing of Sponsor/Exhibitor Profile details

  • Opportunity to include downloadable assets and showcase your products on a dedicated sponsor/exhibitor profile.
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Featured Sponsor/Exhibitor of the Week details

Opportunity to be featured on the event website homepage for 7 days. The promotion starts 4 weeks before the event via a rotating banner.

  • Exhibitor/Sponsor to provide 100 word promotional copy, graphic and one link.
  • The homepage attracts thousands of visitors before, during and after the conference.
  • Maximum of 2 featured sponsors per week.
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Social Media Channel Plugs details

  • One dedicated tweet from @SESConf thanking the sponsor sent out within the last 2 weeks before the event, plus a sponsor tweet to promote your presence at the event. The SES Twitter account currently has over 24,000 followers.
  • Sponsor has the opportunity to post a special offer message on the SES Conference LinkedIn group account with over 14,000 members.
  • Special offer message posted on the SES Conference & Expo's Facebook page.
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Logo on Promotional Email Blasts Sent to Our Extensive Database details

  • Registration emails
  • Accommodation promotional emails
  • Event update emails
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Group Promotional Email Blast details

  • Opportunity to be included in a group-sponsored email sent 1 week prior to the event to all pre-registered SES attendees.
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1 Dedicated Email Blast details

  • Personalized message sent to thousands of the pre-registered SES attendees up to 2 weeks before the event. SES to approve content in advance.
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On Site Promotions

Exhibition Space

20 x 20 ft. 20 x 10 ft. 10 x 10 ft.

Complimentary Platinum Passes

7 5 3

Logo on Exhibit Hall Entrance Unit details

Leads into the exhibition hall and conference session rooms seen by thousands of attendees.

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Theater Presentation details

Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 20 minute presentation to SES attendees open to all conference and exhibit hall pass holders.
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Literature Distribution details

  • Literature distributed in conference tote bags to the thousands of attendees at the conference. Sponsor is responsible for production and shipping.
  • SES to approve literature.
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Individual Hanging Banner in Showcase Hall

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Conference Badge Booklet Print Ad details

Given to all conference attendees, your company's information will be seen throughout the entire event.

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Lobby Cat details

  • Hand-distribute promotional material to all attendees in the registration area. Sponsor is responsible for production and staffing.
  • SES to approve material.
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Track Sponsorship details

Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Opportunity to sponsor an SES content track on the day of your choice, attended by paid conference attendees:

  • Branding on speaker podium, on-site signage and opening slide on any one given conference day.
  • Distribution of your company's literature or promotional item in the conference bags and display bins.
  • Thank you message by the track moderator.
  • SES to approve material.
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Logo on Opening Session Slide

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Post Show Promotion

Branding Continues After the Event for Many Months to Come details

  • List of all attendees (company and title).
  • Logo/branding on the show site until the following year's event site is live, then archived on the SES events website.
  • Logo/sponsor accreditation on post-show email to all attendees.
  • Logo on post-show PDF distributed to show attendees and used for future promotional campaigns.
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Additional Promotions

Preferential Advertising Rates on SES's Sister Brands details

  • ClickZ.com—covering news, expert advice and how-to's for audience segments including marketers and media buyers in search, social, mobile, email, analytics and much more.
  • Search Engine Watch—provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines.
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Sponsorship Options:

Networking Sponsorship
Official Cocktail Reception Sponsorship details

(Limited)

The Official SES Cocktail Reception Sponsorship provides a unique networking opportunity for your organization to meet your customers. This sponsorship includes:

  • Opportunity to provide guests with a promotional giveaway of your choice, promoting your business via a prize draw. All entrants' details that are submitted for the prize draw will be sent to you providing invaluable leads for your business.
  • Sponsor has the opportunity to announce the winner at the reception.
  • Branded bar or food station.
  • Literature racks by each bar or food station.
  • Up to 50 branded drink tickets available for distribution to your guests.
  • Endorsed as the Official Cocktail Reception Sponsor on event website.
  • Promoted on the networking events page.
  • Recognition and logo in networking events email sent out a week before the event.
  • Logo on Vivastream—SES's official social media platform.
Delegate Networking Lunch Sponsorship details

(Limited)

Host 1 or more of the luncheons held during the event. Providing lunch is an integral part of the conference and your sponsorship support will be well-advertised. All conference delegates are provided lunch and will receive a ticket to be presented in the catering area and their badges scanned to collect hundreds of leads for your business.

  • Leads delivered to sponsor from lunch attendee badge scan (company and title).
  • Opportunity for sponsor to greet lunch attendees at the lunch room entrance.
  • Logo on networking events webpage.
  • Logo on networking events email.
  • Seat drop in lunch hall—sponsor to cover shipping and labor costs.
  • Branding outside the lunch hall.
  • Sponsor to provide creative and SES to approve.
Content Sponsorships
Track Sponsorship details

(Limited)

Sponsor an SES content track on the day of your choice. Sponsorship of an SES track includes the following:

  • Company listing and logo on event website.
  • Opportunity to distribute literature or promotional item outside the track room.
  • Logo placement on speaker podium.
  • "Thank you" by track moderator prior to start of each session.
  • Logo on opening slide: "Session brought to you by..."
  • SES to approve items.
Keynote Sponsorship details

(Limited)*

Available on a first come, first served basis. This sponsorship enables you to position yourself front and center during the most highly attended and prestigious sessions at the show. Open to all attendees, the SES keynote presentations set the tone and the pace for each of the conference days and is the ideal opportunity to raise awareness of your brand amongst your target audience. All attendee badges at each keynote session are scanned, providing you with thousands of invaluable leads for your business. Sponsorship of the SES keynote includes the opportunity to distribute literature or promotional items outside the keynote room.

  • Leads delivered to sponsor from keynote attendee badge scan.
  • Placement of logo on speaker podium.
  • Company listing and logo on sponsor/exhibitor events webpage.
  • Inclusion of company logo as keynote sponsor on the on-site signage where Keynote is mentioned.
  • "Thank you" by keynote moderator prior to keynote presentation.
  • Logo on opening slide: "Keynote brought to you by..."
  • Promoted in special events email announcement one week before the event.
  • Promoted in LinkedIn announcements.
  • Promoted on Vivastream—SES's official social media platform.

*Economies of scale can be achieved through sponsoring multiple days.

Sponsored Session details

(Limited)

Sponsored Sessions are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis only and are scheduled by SES. Introduce the conference attendees to your products and services by hosting a Sponsored Session. All session attendees' badges will be scanned and their details given to the sponsor, providing high quality leads for your organization. The Sponsored Session includes:

  • Lead generation—opportunity to follow up with session attendees. SES to provide list of session attendees.
  • Leads delivered to sponsor from attendees who access the presentation on Vivastream (official social media platform).
  • Logo on sponsor/exhibitor webpage and on the special events webpage.
  • Promoted in special events email announcement one week before the event.
  • Promoted in LinkedIn announcements.
  • Promoted on Vivastream—SES's official social media platform.
  • Two 22"x 28" signs.
  • Standard A/V which includes screen, projector, and microphones.
  • 2 platinum passes.
Exclusive Sponsorships
Pen Sponsorship details

(Exclusive)

Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Your company name will be prominently displayed on this important attendee keepsake.

  • Your company's logo displayed prominently on the pens.
  • Opportunity to distribute in conference tote which is given to all conference attendees and press.
  • Sponsor provided. Sponsor is responsible for all costs including production and shipping.
  • SES to approve creative.
Notepad Sponsorship details

(Exclusive)

Put your company's brand into the hands of attendees by sponsoring the official event notepads.

  • Branded notepads with your company logo in full color.
  • Distributed to all conference attendees and press in the conference tote at registration.
  • Sponsor provided. Sponsor is responsible for all costs including production and shipping.
  • SES to approve creative.
Badge Booklet Sponsorship details

(Exclusive)

This invaluable marketing item is distributed to all attendees at the registration area, and this is an ideal opportunity to capture the attention of hundreds of attendees with your company's name seen throughout the entire event.

  • Logo on the front of the badge booklet.
  • Full page ad on the back cover
Lanyard Sponsorship details

(Exclusive)

Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Turn attendees into a walking advertisement for your company by displaying your logo and name around their necks. Lanyards guarantee elevated visibility of your corporate branding and everyone is wearing one!

  • Prominent logo placement on the lanyards - distributed at the registration area.
  • Sponsor provided. Sponsor is responsible for all costs including production and shipping.
  • SES to approve creative.
Bag Sponsorship details

(Exclusive)

Essential and in high demand, these bags feature your company's logo and the SES Conference Logo. The bags allow attendees to gather and carry information around at the event and back home. A lasting and practical item, that is highly visible during and after the event, will be used for years afterwards.

  • Prominent display of your company logo on the official conference totes.
  • Distributed to all conference attendees and press at the registration area.
  • Sponsor provided or SES produced. Sponsor is responsible for all costs including production and shipping if sponsor produced.
  • SES to approve artwork/creative.
Registration Sponsorship details

(Exclusive)

Promote your organization to the thousands of people registering for the event AND generate valuable leads by including 3 customized questions of your choice on the official SES online registration form.

  • Opportunity to include 3 customized questions on the registration form and all responses along with registrants' details (company and title) to be given to the sponsor.
  • Static banner on SES registration details web page.
  • Static banner in confirmation emails.
  • Co-branded registration counters—every other kick panel to include sponsor logo.
  • 5 floor decals in registration area.
  • Lobby cat on all exhibiting days (provided by sponsor).
  • SES to approve any creative.
Official WiFi Sponsorship details

(Exclusive)

Help conference attendees stay connected and keep up to the minute. Wireless service provides attendees access to the internet and email throughout the conference space. Customize a landing page so attendees see your message when they log onto the internet. As the sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Single branded splash page with custom graphics and text.
  • Attendees get a custom message from the sponsor.
  • Opportunity to tag your corporate message with a web link giving attendees more information about your organization.
  • Branded directional signage in conference area.
  • Branding as Official WiFi Sponsor on banners in each session room.
  • Acknowledgement as Official WiFi Sponsor on session slides.
  • Logo on sponsor/exhibitor profile page of event website.
Co-Hosting of a Post-SES Event Webinar details

(Exclusive)

Work closely with our expert content team to formalize your script and deliver your message to our audience of industry professionals. Generate quality leads to promote your business.

  • All registrants' contact details to be provided to the sponsor.
  • 60-minute webinar presentation to SES attendees.
  • Co-branded with SES, plus thank you message.
  • Available on-demand on ClickZ Intel.
Limited Sponsorships
Floor Decal Sponsorship details

(Limited)

Follow your logos to your stand. Printed in full color—a trail directly to you.

  • Full color decals starting at the registration area front entrance.
  • Includes production, installation, and removal.
  • 2 x 2 ft size & not to exceed 20 decals.
  • Sponsor to provide artwork.
  • SES to approve creative.
Featured Exhibitor/Sponsor of the Week details

(Limited)

Available to Exhibitors/Sponsors only on a first-come, first-served basis. Opportunity to be featured on the event homepage website for one week (7 days) commencing 4 weeks out to the event via a rotating banner.

  • Exhibitor/Sponsor to provide 100 word promotional copy, graphic and one link.
  • The homepage attracts thousands of visitors before, during and after the conference.
  • Maximum of 2 featured sponsors per week.
Elevator Cling details

(Limited)

Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Promote your organization on the elevator doors located in the venue over the course of the exhibition days of the conference.

  • Promoted on full elevator door (2 half doors).
  • Includes production, installation, and removal.
  • Sponsor to provide creative.
  • SES to approve creative.
Escalator Cling details

(Limited)

Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Capture the attention of attendees with a custom escalator cling.

  • Promoted on escalators between floors occupied by the SES event.
  • Includes production, installation, and removal—each cling is 2 x 2 ft.
  • Sponsor to provide artwork/creative.
  • SES to approve artwork/creative.
Email Promotional Blast details

(Limited)

Available to Exhibitors/Sponsors only on a first-come, first-served basis. Promote your presence or special function to all attendees.

  • One non-dedicated email delivered one week prior to event.
  • Opportunity to include a 50 word text, logo and link.
Literature Distribution in Conference Totes details

(Limited)

Showcase your company's products and services to all attendees. SES will place your literature in the conference totes.

  • Opportunity to distribute literature in conference totes which are distributed to all conference attendees at the registration area.
Literature Distribution in Display Bins details

(Limited)

Your company's literature will be placed in the conference display racks.

  • Opportunity to distribute literature in the display bins placed in the registration area.
Promotional Item Distribution details

(Limited)

Opportunity to distribute promotional merchandise in conference tote bag.

  • Sponsor to provide creative.
  • SES to approve creative.
Hotel Room Drop details

(Limited)

Achieve an inside advantage by delivering your materials and messaging straight to the hotel rooms of show attendees.

  • Items could include literature, flyers, gifts, etc. Sponsor is responsible for production of items and delivery to the hotel.
  • SES to approve items.
In-Room Video Presentation details

(Limited)

Use an in-house channel to promote your company's message.

  • The video must be approved by the SES management team and hotel's management team prior to the event.
  • Video played on a continuous loop—no rewinding necessary.

*Details of sponsorship offerings are subject to change.



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