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Sponsorship Options

 

By sponsoring this year’s LOUIE Awards Bash or advertising in the LOUIE's Bash Program Book, your company will benefit from exposure to thousands of industry professionals. You’ll gain exposure online, as well as at the National Stationery Show and at the LOUIE’s Bash. In addition, your support underscores your recognition of the value of the written word and the importance of creating connections through personalized correspondence.

 

Sponsorship and advertising prices shown below are for GCA Members and Non-Members.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss these various sponsorship and advertising opportunities. Please contact Julie Elfand at julie@greetingcard.org or 202-216-9627 for more information.

 

Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See the official Sponsorship & Advertisement Application and Agreement.

 

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

We invite businesses with aligned interests in card- and gift-giving occasions to consider the following sponsorship opportunities in support of the Greeting Card Association’s LOUIE Awards.

 

 

Platinum Sponsor ‒ $10,000 GCA Member/$12,500 Non Member

Platinum Sponsors receive:

  • ·         Logo placement in the LOUIE’s Bash video presentation
  • ·         Logo placement in the LOUIE’s Bash program
  • ·         Logo placement on the GCA website homepage, with a hyperlink to the sponsor’s website
  • ·         Logo placement on the LOUIE Awards website, with a hyperlink to the sponsor’s website
  • ·         Online Advertisement/Congratulatory Message on the GCA website, with a hyperlink to the sponsor’s website
  • ·         Mention in press releases and related press material
  • ·         Logo and link included in all blast email communications
  • ·         Verbal recognition by Master of Ceremonies at the LOUIE’s Bash
  • ·         Logo placement on the Annual LOUIE  Awards exhibit at the 2018 National Stationery Show, to be held in May at the Javits Center in New York City
  • ·         Mention via LOUIE Awards social media platforms
  • ·         Two (2) tickets to the LOUIE’s Bash, to be held on May 20, 2018, in New York City

 

Gold Sponsor ‒ $5,000 GCA Member/$6,000 Non Member

Gold Sponsors receive:

  • ·         Logo placement in the LOUIE’s Bash video presentation
  • ·         Logo placement in the LOUIE’s Bash program
  • ·         Logo placement on the GCA website homepage
  • ·         Logo placement on the LOUIE Awards website
  • ·         Online Advertisement/Congratulatory Message on GCA website, with a hyperlink to the sponsor’s website
  • ·         Mention in press releases and related press material
  • ·         Logo included in all blast email communications
  • ·         Verbal recognition by Master of Ceremonies at the LOUIE’s Bash
  • ·         Logo placement on the LOUIE Awards exhibit at the 2018 National Stationery Show, to be held in May at the Javits Center, in New York City
  • ·         One (1) ticket to the LOUIE’s Bash, to be held on May 20, 2018, in New York City

 

 

Silver Sponsor ‒ $2,500 GCA Member/$3,500 Non Member

Silver Sponsors receive:

  • ·         Logo placement in the LOUIE’s Bash video presentation
  • ·         Logo placement in the LOUIE’s Bash program
  • ·         Listing on the GCA website
  • ·         Listing on the LOUIE Awards website
  • ·         Online Advertisement/Congratulatory Message on GCA website
  • ·         Logo included in all blast email communications
  • ·         Listing on the LOUIE Awards exhibit at the 2018 National Stationery Show to be held in May at the Javits Center in New York City

 

Category Champion ‒ $1,500 GCA Member/$2,500 Non Member

Category Champions receive:

  • ·         Logo placement in the LOUIE’s Bash video presentation
  • ·         Logo placement in the LOUIE’s Bash program
  • ·         Listing on the GCA website
  • ·         Listing on the LOUIE Awards website
  • ·         Logo included in all blast email communications
  • ·         10% discount on online advertisement and congratulatory message on GCA website
  • ·         Listing on the LOUIE Awards exhibit at the 2018 National Stationery Show to be held in May at the Javits Center in New York City

 

LOUIE Supporter ‒ $500 GCA Member/$1,500 Non Member

  • ·         Listing in the LOUIE’s Bash video presentation
  • ·         Listing in the LOUIE’s Bash program
  • ·         Listing on the GCA website
  • ·         Listing on the LOUIE Awards website
  • ·         Listing included in all blast email communications
  • ·         Listing on the LOUIE Awards exhibit at the 2018 National Stationery Show to be held in May at the Javits Center in New York City

 

Online ADVERTISING/Congratulatory Message OPPORTUNITIES

  • ·         $500 GCA Member/$900 Non Member-Congratulatory Message/ Advertisement on GCA website with hyperlink to sponsor’s website
  • ·         $350 GCA Member/$750 Non Member-Congratulatory Message/ Advertisement on GCA website

Program Book ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

We invite you to place a congratulatory message/advertisement in this year’s LOUIE Awards Program Book. Ad sizes and corresponding prices include:

 

Artwork Specifications

  • Please follow the following specifications for advertisement:
  • ·         The trim size of the program is 8.5” x 11”
  • ·         No bleeds, 4-color, black-and-white, or gray scale
  • ·         Resolution of at least 300 dpi
  • ·         All copy must be high-resolution, print-ready PDF, JPG, or EPS files are preferred; all art and fonts used in the file must be embedded
  • ·         Mac files are preferred if submitting native files on disk
  • ·         Native files can be supplied in the following programs: InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator. Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or Publisher) files cannot be used.
  • ·         Substitutions at the printer could cause design errors and re-flow problems

 

Artwork Submission Guidelines

Please submit artwork on a CD or via a Dropbox with color proof to the GCA, 1120 20th Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, or send ads electronically to maggie@greetingcard.org. A full color, hard-copy proof is recommended with your submission. Without a color hard-copy proof, we will not be responsible for incorrect output of your advertisement.

 

Submission Deadlines

Wednesday, April 6, 2018 Deadline for sponsorship and advertising commitments and payments
Wednesday, April 13, 2018 Deadline for artwork submission for inclusion in the Program Book

 

 

Download a PDF of Sponsorship Information
Download a Sponsorship Application