Expand Your Brand Recognition & Booth Traffic

Looking for a steadfast way to increase the value of your marketing spend?

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research found that sponsorships can increase booth traffic by 104%. More leads and more traffic resulting in increased ROI and brand recognition—the ultimate goal for a successful marketing plan. Contact your account manager today to build your company’s unique bundle of effective, time-tested ad-dollar options. Keep your brand in front of existing and potential clients—pre-show, during and beyond—with PPAI marketing solutions.

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Investment in all advertising and sponsorship opportunities listed on promotional opportunities contract count toward sponsorship level. Product Pavilion and Spotlight Showcase entries do not count toward sponsorship level.

Show Sponsorships

  Lobby Sponsorship                $7,000 each  / 7 available  


Showcase your company and your products in the highest traffic area of the whole show; the main lobby. Sponsor will receive a dedicated area to set up a small booth or a pop-up display. 

To qualify for this sponsorship, the exhibitor must reserve booth space in the exhibit hall for The PPAI Expo 2022. The reserved square footage must not be less than the space they exhibited in for The PPAI Expo 2020. The sponsor is provided:

  • 10’ wide x 8’ deep exhibit space in the Level 1 lobby as assigned by PPAI
  • 8’ back drape and 3’ side drape
  • 6’ draped table
  • Identification sign (if requested)
  • Existing Mandalay Bay lobby carpeting. No additional floor covering will be permitted.

  Beer Garden Sponsorship               $6,000 each  / 3 available


Who doesn’t like a cold beverage after a long day on the show floor? As distributor attendees are taking a break, put your marketing dollars to work generating brand awareness and driving traffic to your booth.

This opportunity includes:

  • Recognition as the Beer Garden Sponsor in pre-show marketing from PPAI (based on production deadlines)
  • Your company logo on Beer Garden signage
  • 200 drink tickets for you to hand out to attendees at your discretion.
  • The option to have a product distributed at the Beer Garden. 

Logo Specs   Format   Color
    Vector - PDF, EPS, AI   Full Color​

 
Artwork and product must be approved by PPAI.


  Beer Garden Product Sponsorship              $2,000 each  


The Beer Garden product sponsorship is an exclusive opportunity per product category. Your exclusive product will be distributed by PPAI in the Beer Garden.

Sponsors are permitted to place their logo and messaging on the product to be distributed, with PPAI approval. Past products have included: floormats, cups and coasters. Contact your account manager for more information.


 


  Escalator Sponsorship              $6,500 each  


Nearly half of all distributor attendees take the escalators to the second floor of the convention center. Place your message in front of these attendees as they travel between floors to PPAI education sessions, meeting rooms and events.

Sponsorship is available per escalator bank.
• South Convention Center: 1st Floor to 2nd Floor by Bayside B Escalator (24' wide x 84' long)
• South Convention Center: 1st Floor to 2nd Floor by Bayside C Escalator (24' wide x 84' long)

Artwork deadline is December 9, 2021.


  Pop-Up Sponsorship              Contact Account Manager For More Information 


Increase your company’s exposure and drive traffic to your booth by becoming one of The PPAI Expo Pop-Up sponsors. Let us customize your Pop Up sponsorship package specifically for your company. Limited availability.

 

 

 

 


  Video Screen Sponsorship              $350 per slot  / Limited Time Spots (2 max per company)


Your company’s 15-second advertisement will be seen in high-traffic locations throughout the convention center.

One time slot means your advertisement is displayed once per rotation on all 40” video screens. Two time slots mean your advertisement is displayed twice per rotation on all 40” video screens.

Please note: There is NO SOUND projected from the video screens. Commercials must include your booth number in the video. We recommend you use simple, concise phrases in the text on the screen.

Video Specs  
Size 1920 x 1080 pixels
  (Keep copy 100 pixels from edges)

 

Still Format Vector art (.AI / .EPS) Preferred   Video Format .MP4 / .MOV
  300 DPI JPG/PSD Files Accepted     Call for info on other formats.


The deadline to submit videos is December 17, 2021. 


  Product Sponsorship              $6,000 each  


Exclusive opportunity per product category.

Depending on the product being sponsored, your exclusive product will be distributed in designated areas.

Exhibitors are permitted to place their logo and messaging, with PPAI approval, on the product to be distributed. Please contact your account manager with other product ideas and availability.

 


  Mascot Sponsorship              $6,000 each  


Your company mascot can generate traffic to your booth by interacting with attendees in the carpeted Level 1 lobby area and passing out marketing materials.

 

 

 


  Expo Live Commercial              $3,000 each  / 12 Spots Available


Bigger is always better. Be featured on the largest screen on the show floor. As a bonus with the Expo Live commercial, you receive an Expo Live Interview and Video Screen sponsorship. Discuss your business and products while steering traffic to your booth.

Your 30-second commercial will air on the Expo Live screen on The PPAI Expo show floor a minimum of four times per day. 

Video Specs  
Size 1920 x 1080 pixels
  (Keep copy 100 pixels from edges)

 

Still Format Vector art (.AI / .EPS) Preferred   Video Format .MP4 / .MOV
  300 DPI JPG/PSD Files Accepted     Call for info on other formats.


The deadline to submit videos is December 17, 2021. 


  Expo Live Interview              $1,000 each  


Showcase your hottest or newest item to a captivated audience of enthusiastic and motivated distributors – and drive more traffic to your booth.

Your interview airs at least twice on the Expo Live screen on The PPAI Expo show floor.

 


   Freestanding Graphic Panel              $1,400 each  


These singled-sided 4’ x 8’ graphic panels are placed prominently throughout the lobby, providing visibility of your company to attendees prior to them stepping on the show floor.

The placement of the panel(s) will be determined by PPAI.

Also available for exhibitor booths near a column, Show Floor Graphic Panels. Please contact your account manager for more details.

 

Ad Specs   Size (w x h)   Format   DPI
    Bleed: 50" x 98"    PDF/EPS   300
    Trim: 48"  x 96"     Vector only    

Please note: 200MB max file size. The file can be created at half-size. No text in the bottom 7”.

Art Deadline December 9, 2021 


   Carpet Graphic              $1,250 each  


A 3’ x 5’ carpet graphic logo will be placed in a premium location in the exhibit hall as determined by PPAI.

Ad Specs   Size (w x h)   Format   DPI
    Bleed: 62" x 38"    PDF/EPS   300
    Trim: 60"  x 36"    Vector only    

Please note: File can be created at half-size. 


Art Deadline December 9, 2021 


  Lobby Boxes  & Interactive Lobby Boxes               Limited Availability  


Showcase your company and your products in the highest traffic area of the whole show; the main lobby. Receive a dedicated area to set up a pop-up display. 

Lobby Boxes: $5,000 

Interactive Lobby Box: $6,00
This version allows for humans/actors to be incorporated into the box space.

 



It isn't Vegas without events after the show floor closes. We are still in the planning stages, but if your company wants to be involved in these networking events, contact your account manager.


  Registration Confirmation Email                 $6000 Exclusive Sponsorship  


Put your message out on the first email attendees receive as soon as they register. The confirmation is a valuable resource with details and frequently referenced. This is the confirmation email attendees use onsite to get their badge from the Quick Print area. 

Registration will open in mid-September.

Ad Specs   Size (w x h)   Format  Color DPI
    650 x 150 px   JPG/PNG  RGB 72




   General Distributor Emails              $500 each / Limited Availability  


A targeted audience of over 65,000 industry distributors, will see your message while providing all of the latest news and information for the event. These emails highlight can't-miss show features and your ad will drive readers directly to your website. On average, Expo emails have a 17% open rate. 

Email date selection is based on first-come, first-served. 

Ad Specs   Size (w x h)   Format  Color DPI
    200 x 250 px   JPG/PNG   72

 


   Sponsored Social Media Post              $500 / Limited Availability 


Reach our entire PPAI Facebook and Twitter audience with one post.


Sponsor a post on PPAI's Facebook and Twitter pages and gain access to over 20,000 followers. Choose from posts before and during the show.

Image Specs   Size (w x h)   Format   DPI
    1000 x 550 px   JPG/PNG   72


The exhibitor will supply the following content: 
- Opening sentence of post
- Up to 3 hashtags
- Company name (or link to Facebook and Twitter accounts)
- Location tag (optional)


   Other Sponsorships Available


Wi-Fi, Charging Station & Trash Can Sponsorship. Contact your account manager for more information.  

Product Pavilion

  Product Pavilion Sponsor                $6000 Exclusive Sponsorship  

The Product Pavilion Sponsor will receive:

  • Your company name or logo in pre-show marketing (based on production deadlines)
  • Option to provide product for distribution during the event
  • Your company logo on event signage
  • Contact your account manager for the additional sponsorship elements.
Logo Specs   Format   Color
    Vector - PDF, EPS, AI   Full Color​

 


   Product Pavilion Products              See Chart Below For Prices  / No Limit   
Designed to spotlight your latest and most popular products, the Product Pavilions help boost brand awareness and drive valuable foot traffic to your booth. Showcasing your products in the Product Pavilions lets distributors have an up-close and personal look at your best products from different categories.
All entries will be displayed on a table inside the Product Pavilion area with a sign featuring your company name, product name and booth number. 


  Rate Before  Rate After     
  May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021 Dimensions Weight
Standard Product Pavilion  $365 per item $410 per item Under 18" w x 4' h x 2' d  Under 75 lbs.
Product Entry        
         
Medium Product Pavilion  $500 per item $600 per item Under 18" w x 4' h x 2' d  Over 75 lbs.
Product Entry (due to weight)        
         
Large Product Pavilion Product Entry $750 per item $1,000 per item Larger than 4' w x 7' h Over 75 lbs.

Choose from the following Pavilion areas:


To qualify as a new product, the submitted entry must have been introduced to the marketplace after PPAI Expo Direct-2-You 2021 (January 11-14, 2021). The product must also be displayed in the exhibitor’s PPAI Expo 2022 booth.


ll participants in the PPAI Green Products Pavilion are required to align their product claims with guidance produced by Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC Green Guides are intended to help businesses better harmonize their product claims with consumer expectations and avoid making misleading environmental claims. The FTC’s Green Guides can be found here.  PPAI reserves the right to remove any product that does not meet these guidelines.

To qualify as a Made-in-the-USA product, the submitted entry must be manufactured in the USA.

To qualify as a First-Time Exhibitor Product Pavilion entry, The PPAI Expo 2022 must be the first time the company submitting the product entry has exhibited at The PPAI Expo.
To qualify as a Healthpitality product, the submitted entry must be sold to provide personal protection (PPE), social distancing or other health and safety benefits for the end-user. PPAI reserves the right to remove any product that does not meet these parameters.

Oversized Product Pavilion Entry

Medium Product Entry (by size or by weight)
Product entry is smaller than 4’ wide x 7’ high but larger than 18” wide x 4’ high x 2’ deep. If the product entry weighs more than 75 lbs but is smaller than 18” wide x 4’ high x 2’ deep, it also qualifies as a Medium Product Entry. 

Large Product Entry
Product entry is larger than 4’ wide x 7’ high. 

 


  Spotlight Showcase: Lobby              $250 per item  


Product displayed in lobby showcase. Your company name and booth number included on small sign with product.

Entry must be the same as displayed in Product Pavilion area to qualify.

 

 


  Spotlight Showcase: Beer Garden                 $250 per item  


Product displayed in Beer Garden spotlight showcase. Your company name and booth number included on small sign with product.

Entry must be the same as displayed in Product Pavilion area to qualify.

Exhibitor Directory & Mailers

The PPAI Expo Directory Guide is the go-to resource used by show attendees to navigate the event. Expand your visibility in the directory by highlighting your products with these unique advertising opportunities to drive traffic to your booth. 

Show Guides are distributed at hall entrances and registration. All advertisements are four-color. Space is limited.
 
The deadline for ads and artwork is Friday, December 10, 2021

  Directory Ads              Limited Availability             

  
Back Cover   $11,000  
Inside Front Cover   $4,000  
Inside Back Cover   $3,500  
Full Page   $2,500 each
Half-Page (horiz.)   $1,250 each
Quarter Page (vert.)   $650 each

 

All advertisement artwork is due by Friday, December 10, 2021.

 

Size (w x h)         Specs  
Full Page & Cover Ads Bleed: 11"  x 18.25"  0.125" bleed     DPI 300
  Trim: 10.75"  x 18"        Color CMYK only
  Live Area: 10.25"x 17.25"       File Format Uncompressed PDFs with all links /attachments embedded and fonts outlined. Include crop marks on all ads.
             
Half-Page (horiz.) 10.25" x 8.625" No bleed        
Quarter Page (vert.) 5" x 8.625 No bleed        

  


  Front Cover Ad                $8,000   


This full-color 5" x 5" ad appears on the bottom fold of the cover for the Exhibitor Directory Guide.  

Ad Specs   Size (w x h) Format DPI Color
    5" x 5"  PDF or JPEG 300 CMYK

 


   Featured Product              $250 each  


Your product image and description, along with company name, PPAI ID and booth number, will be featured in the only printed guide available during the show.

Please note: The Featured Product must be entered into the Product Pavilion.

Image Specs   Size (w x h) Format DPI Color
Photo   2" x 2"  JPEG 300 CMYK

 

Text   Number of Characters
Title Area   max of 65 characters with spaces
Description   max of 500 characters with spaces 


Art & Copy Deadline: December 10, 2021 

 


   Floor Plan Featured Sponsor              $5,000  


A 3” x 3” advertisement on the first page of the floor plan in the Exhibitor Directory Guide. On subsequent pages of each publication, the sponsor’s logo and booth number will be displayed on the perimeter of the floor plan.

In addition, the floor plan sponsor’s logo will appear automatically when any SAGE Mobile user selects The PPAI Expo floor plan.

Ad Specs   Size (w x h)  Format DPI Color
AD   3" x 3"  PDF or JPEG 300 CMYK
Logo     Vector- PDF/EPS   CMYK


Art Deadline: December 10, 2021 



  Floor Plan Logos              $500 each / Limited Availablity    


Your company logo and booth number will appear on the perimeter of each page of the floor plan in the Exhibitor Directory Guide. 

Logo Specs   Format   Color
    Vector PDF/EPS   CMYK


Art Deadline: December 10, 2021 


   Pre-Show Product Mailer              $1,500 each / Limited Availability 


Partner with PPAI to have your co-branded product delivered directly into the hands of thousands of industry distributors before the show.

Contact your account manager for more information.

Digital & SAGE Mobile Opportunities

  Show Website Ad                 $1,000 / Limited Availability   


Registration, show schedule, hotel/travel information… what do they all have in common? They are housed on The PPAI Expo website. Put your message in front of attendees as they plan for the upcoming show. Ads will link to a URL of your preference.

Ad Specs   Size (w x h)   Format   DPI
    300 x 249 px   JPG/PNG/GIF   72




  Upgraded Exhibitor Listing              $250                               


Buy an upgraded listing and call attention to your company in the exhibitor list (print & digital) through the following benefits:


• Your company name and booth number will be highlighted in the exhibitor list featured in the Exhibitor Directory Guide
• Your company listing will be highlighted in the exhibitor list featured in SAGE Mobile for The PPAI Expo 2022


Deadline for Exhibitor Director Guide highlight: December 17, 2021
 


   Featured Exhibitor              $750 / Limited Availability  


Featured Exhibitors will receive the following benefits

  • On the PPAI Expo website, ppai.org/expo, your company name and logo will be in an eye-catching, scrolling list at the top of the page
  • In SAGE Mobile for PPAI Expo, you will be part of the featured exhibitor list during and after the show
  • Your company name and booth number will be highlighted in the exhibitor list featured in the Exhibitor Directory Guide
  • Your company listing will be highlighted in the exhibitor list featured in SAGE Mobile for The PPAI Expo 2022
Logo Specs   Format   Color
    Vector - PDF, EPS, AI   Full Color

 


  Product Category Buyout                $250 per category 


Your company listing will be at the top of the category(s) purchased in SAGE Mobile for The PPAI Expo. Only one per category. Contact your account manager for the full list of categories. 



 


   SAGE Mobile for The PPAI Expo Sponsor              $5,000  


Every attendee who accesses SAGE Mobile for The PPAI Expo will see your company’s logo displayed on the main landing page.
In addition, you become a Featured Exhibitor, valued at $750. One purchase earns you all the following:

  • Logo featured on the opening screen in SAGE Mobile for The PPAI Expo
  • Listed in the featured exhibitor section in SAGE Mobile for The PPAI Expo
  • Your company listing highlighted in SAGE Mobile for The PPAI Expo
  • Listed in the eye-catching list of featured exhibitors at the top of The PPAI Expo website
  • Your company and booth number highlighted in the Exhibitor Directory Guide

Logo Specs   Format   Color
    Vector - PDF, EPS, AI   Full Color


Deadline for Exhibitor Director Guide highlight: December 17, 2021
 


   Push Notifications              $1,500 each 


Tailor your message to build brand awareness and drive traffic to your booth during the show, Monday through Thursday. Send a 200-character message directly to the attendees’ mobile devices (using SAGE Mobile for The PPAI Expo). Limited opportunities per day, contact your account manager for more details.  


Education Sponsorships

  Education Sponsorships                More Information Coming Soon  


PPAI is currently reimagining education at The PPAI Expo 2022. If you wish to learn more about potential education sponsorships, please contact your account manager.

 

 

 


  Association Update Session Sponsor                Contact your account manager for more information  


Put your messaging in front of a large, engaged audience at the Association Update session. This town hall-style meeting is hosted by the president of PPAI and its Board of Directors, who will discuss current issues and opportunities for the promotional products industry. Sponsorship includes the following:

  • Opportunity for a two-minute presentation prior to the start of the session. 
  • Your company logo displayed prior to the presentation on the video screens in the room.
  • Product or flyer distributed to attendees. 
  • Your company logo included in pre-marketing and onsite pieces promoting the session. (Based on production deadlines being met.) 
  • Your company logo included on signage in Level 1 lobby and at the room entrance promoting the session.

Please note: all products, flyers and presentation materials must be approved by PPAI.

Logo Specs   Format   Color
    Vector - PDF, EPS, AI   Full Color​

 

Deadlines To Remember
Logo Deadline:
          December 12 to be included in Exhibitor Directory.
          December 17 For On-site signage and Video Screens.


  Education Product Sponsor                Contact Your Account Manager For More Information  


Your product will be distributed by PPAI in the education lobby. 
Sponsors are permitted to place their logo and messaging, with PPAI approval, on the product to be distributed.

 

 

 

Sponsorship Packages

  Platinum Level Sponsor                $11,000+

Position your company as a true industry leader by becoming a Platinum Level Sponsor. An investment of $11,000+ provides you with the highest visibility and brand awareness.

Level Include:
- Recognition on PPAI Expo website
- Recognition in pre-show and onsite promotional pieces
- Sponsorship ribbons for booth personnel
- Floor graphic identifying your company as a sponsor
- Company logo on the 'Thank You To Our Sponsors' signage at the show
- Two free product placement in the Product Pavilions
- One freestanding graphic panel


  Gold Level Sponsor                $5,500 – $10,999

This premium level distinguishes your company from the competition and makes a lasting impression on the attendees. 

Level Include:
- Recognition on PPAI Expo website
- Recognition in pre-show and onsite promotional pieces
- Sponsorship ribbons for booth personnel
- Floor graphic identifying your company as a sponsor
- Company logo on the 'Thank You To Our Sponsors' signage at the show
- One free product placement in the Product Pavilions


  Silver Level Sponsor                $4,000 – $5,499

Highlight your company and strengthen your message to attendees.

Level Include:
- Recognition on PPAI Expo website
- Recognition in pre-show and onsite promotional pieces
- Sponsorship ribbons for booth personnel
- Floor graphic identifying your company as a sponsor
- Company name on the 'Thank You To Our Sponsors' signage at the show


  Bronze Level Sponsor                $2,000 – $3,999

This sponsorship provides great exposure at the show for only a small investment.

Level Include:
- Recognition on PPAI Expo website
- Recognition in pre-show and onsite promotional pieces
- Your company name on the 'Thank You To Our Sponsors' signage at the show
- Booth sign identifying your company as a sponsor
- Sponsorship ribbons for booth personnel

 


 

Investment in all advertising and sponsorship opportunities listed on promotional opportunities contract count toward sponsorship level. Product Pavilion and Spotlight Showcase entries do not count toward sponsorship level.

Special Note: Exhibitors who are exclusive sponsors will have first right of refusal for that sponsorship at The PPAI Expo 2023. The deadline to exercise the exclusive right is one week prior to the established initial space allocation deadline date for that show.