2019 marketing and sponsorship opportunities

San Diego offers many opportunities to showcase your brand and make a lasting impression on Golf Industry Show attendees. We welcome exhibiting companies to explore all of the options available for brand enhancement that the Golf Industry Show and San Diego Convention Center have to offer. Contact your account manager for more details, or email show management at gis@gcsaa.org.


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golf industry show printed directory advertising

Deadline for all printed directory opportunities is Dec. 7, 2018

Cover Tip

*Exclusive opportunity

Be the first thing attendees see when they pick up a copy of the printed directory. This opportunity is exclusive. For more information contact your account manager, or show management at gis@gcsaa.org.


Tabbed Divider Pages

*Limited opportunity

Be noticed with this limited opportunity and stand out from the crowd with your marketing highlighted on the section dividers within the directory For more information contact your account manager, or show management at gis@gcsaa.org.


Printed Map and
Exhibitor Listing


SOLD


Full-Page Ad

A full-page ad in the printed directory will enhance your marketing and branding strategy for the 2019 GIS. The printed directory is a year-round tool that can reinforce your message during and after the show.

Specs: 8.25" x 10.875" (with a 0.125" bleed)
Cost: $2,600
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Half-Page Ad - Horizontal

A half-page ad is a great way to get your brand and message out to attendees during and after the show.

Specs: 8.25" x 5.3125" (with a 0.125" bleed)
Cost: $1,600
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Half-Page Ad - Vertical

A half-page ad is a great way to get your brand and message out to attendees during and after the show.

Specs: 4" x 10.875" (with a 0.125" bleed)
Cost: $1,600
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Quarter-Page Ad

A quarter-page ad is a cost-effective way to get your brand and message out to attendees during and after the show.

Specs: 3.5" x 4.625" (no bleed)
Cost: $1,100
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Enhanced Listing

Stand out in the crowd and get noticed by highlighting your company in the printed directory exhibitor listing. Company logo included in the enhanced listing.

Cost: $285
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)

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Marketing packages

Deadline for all printed directory opportunities is Dec. 7, 2018

Deliver your message through a variety of mediums before, during, and after the Golf Industry Show. GIS management has created the following turn-key solutions to reach show attendees and the wider golf course management market.


Eagle Package

*A value of $6,000+

  • Inclusion in a pre-event attendee e-push
  • 1/4 page ad in the Golf Industry Show on-site printed directory
  • Enhanced directory listing
  • One aisle sign
  • Inclusion on a registration bag insert
  • Pre- and post-show qualified buyer list (excludes email addresses)

Cost: $3,700
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Birdie Package

*A value of $3,000+

  • 1/4 page ad in the Golf Industry Show on-site printed directory
  • Enhanced directory listing
  • Pre- and post-show qualified buyer list (excludes email addresses)

Cost: $1,600
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Product Spotlight

Reach thousands of attendees with a 0:30 video produced by GCSAA TV. The video will appear on several TV monitors throughout the Golf Industry Show. The original content will also be hosted on GCSAA.tv following the event and you will receive your finished video for use in your own marketing plan.

Cost: $1,250
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


New Exhibitor Package

**Available to new exhibitors ONLY**

  • Standard pipe and drape walls with company sign
  • Standard exhibit carpet with two nights vacuum service included
  • Six (6) foot draped table with two (2) chairs
  • One wastebasket
  • Entry in the New Product Showcase
  • Pre- and post-show qualified buyer lists (excludes email addresses)
  • "New" exhibitor listing in printed on-site directory
  • A "New" exhibitor carpet cling
  • Inclusion in both the online and printed map
  • Access to the distributor preview
  • Free meeting space in the Exhibitor Business Lounge (as available)
  • Show-site material handling "drayage" (this includes a one-time move of materials arriving on-target, from the unloading dock to the booth and back, along with crate storage during the show)
  • Inclusion (company name and booth number) in the new exhibitor ad in the January issue of GCM
  • Inclusion (company name and booth number) in the new exhibitor listing on the GIS website

Cost: $1,600-$2,200 - dependent on booth size
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


New Exhibitor Package Upgrade

**Available to new exhibitors ONLY**

  • One aisle sign
  • 1/4 page ad in the GIS printed on-site directory
  • Enhanced directory listing in the GIS printed on-site directory

Cost: $1,600
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)

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convention center lobby

The San Diego Convention Center offers multiple opportunities to showcase your company at the Golf Industry Show. Lobby positions are plentiful and include banners, column wraps, escalator branding, rigged signage, and wall clings. If you are interested in lobby marketing, contact your account manager for options and pricing.

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Trade show floor


Aisle Signs

*Limited opportunities

Enhance awareness and visibility by displaying your company logo and booth number on an aisle sign along the main aisle(s) of the trade show floor.

Cost: $600 for one (1) or $2,400 for five (5)
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Attendee Registration Bag Insert(s)

Put your company's marketing message directly "in the bag" of over 6.000 qualified buyers at the Golf Industry Show. Sponsor is responsible for printing the 6.000 promotion pieces by the deadline. Promotional items are subject to approval by GIS management.

Deadline: Jan. 4, 2019
Cost: $2,000 each
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Column Wraps - Trade Show Floor

*Limited opportunities

Display your company logo, brand message, and booth number on a column on the trade show floor to catch attendee's attention and help drive traffic to your booth.

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018
Cost: contact your account manager or GIS management at gis@gcsaa.org


Inside the Shop

*Limited opportunities

Showcase your products Inside the Shop on the trade show floor! This 2,400-square foot maintenance shop and storage yard will showcase creative, innovative, and affordable solutions for superintendents and their teams to apply to their every-day roles and responsibilities. This space will focus on education, networking, and hands-on demonstrations that will help the golf course maintenance team enhance their existing shop.

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Cost: Sponsorship prices and product placements are at the discretion of GIS management. Please complete and submit the sponsor request form below. Submit all request forms to gis@gcsaa.org.

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qualified buyer lists

Deadline for all qualified buyer lists is Jan. 11, 2019

Qualified buyer lists are a great way to promote your presence at the Golf Industry Show. You can purchase pre- and/or post-show lists that can be used to send postcards or other promotional items to attendees to drive traffic to your booth, or say "thank you" for stopping by. Each list includes; name, designation, title, organization name, address, facility type, and number of holes.

Lists DO NOT include email addresses.


Pre- and Post-Show
Qualified Buyer List

Includes pre- and post-show qualified buyer attendees from both GCSAA and NGCOA.

Cost: $1,400
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Pre- and Post-Show
Qualified Buyer List - GCSAA Only

Includes pre- and post-show qualified buyer attendees from GCSAA only.

Cost: $650
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Pre- and Post-Show
Qualified Buyer List - NGCOA Only

Includes pre- and post-show qualified buyer attendees from NGCOA only.

Cost: $750
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Pre-Show
Qualified Buyer List

Includes pre-show qualified buyer attendees from both GCSAA and NGCOA.

Cost: $710
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Pre-Show
Qualified Buyer List - GCSAA Only

Includes pre-show qualified buyer attendees from GCSAA only.

Cost: $320
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Pre-Show
Qualified Buyer List - NGCOA Only

Includes pre-show qualified buyer attendees from NGCOA only.

Cost: $390
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Post-Show
Qualified Buyer List

Includes post-show qualified buyer attendees from both GCSAA and NGCOA.

Cost: $920
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Post-Show
Qualified Buyer List - GCSAA Only

Includes post-show qualified buyer attendees from GCSAA only.

Cost: $450
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)


Post-Show
Qualified Buyer List - NGCOA Only

Includes post-show qualified buyer attendees from NGCOA only.

Cost: $470
Visit your Exhibitor Console to purchase (password required)

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Hotel branding opportunities

San Diego hotels offer multiple opportunities to highlight your brand and products at the Golf Industry Show, including key cards, door hangs, and many more options. If you are interested in marketing your company at attendee hotels, contact your account manager for options and pricing.

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gcsaa golf championships

Make a lasting impression at the GCSAA Golf Championships as a sponsor of a beloved and prestigious event. The GCSAA Golf Championships is the largest amateur golf competition in the country with more than 450 players annually. The GCSAA Golf Championships, presented in partnership with The Toro Co., is a members-only event benefiting the EIFG.

Hole Sponsorship

*Limited opportunity

  • Four (4) complimentary entries to participate in each day of the 3-day event. Entries can be used for up to two (2) company representatives to participate in all golf, social, and networking functions. The remaining two (2) entries can be offered to GCSAA member superintendents as guests of the sponsor.
  • Tee box signage recognition on one hole at each golf course being utilized each day.
  • Recognition via signage on-site, website presence, GCSAA This Week, GCM full-page tournament ads, and a GCSAA.tv tournament promo.
  • Sponsor recognition signage on GIS show floor tournament display.
  • Investment receives GIS priority points.

Cost: $4,995 each (14 available)
Contact your account manager or GIS management at gis@gcsaa.org for information or to purchase


Breakfast Sponsorship

*Exclusive opportunity

  • Grab-and-go breakfast for each player, each day of the 3-day event.
  • Four (4) complimentary entries to participate in each day of the 3-day event. Entries can be used for up to two (2) company representatives to participate in all golf, social, and networking functions. The remaining two (2) entries can be offered to GCSAA member superintendents as guests of the sponsor.
  • Signage recognition and networking opportunities at the hotel during breakfast service.
  • Recognition via signage on-site, website presence, GCSAA This Week, GCM full-page tournament ads, and a GCSAA.tv tournament promo.
  • Recognition in announcements each day at each course prior to start of play.
  • Company logo on breakfast napkins and/or coffee cups.
  • Sponsor recognition signage on GIS show floor tournament display.
  • Investment receives GIS priority points.

Cost: $20,000
Contact your account manager or GIS management at gis@gcsaa.org for information or to purchase


Beverage Cart Sponsorship

*Exclusive opportunity

  • Two (2) drink/beverage cart tickets for each player, each day of the 3-day event.
  • Four (4) complimentary entries to participate in each day of the 3-day event. Entries can be used for up to two (2) company representatives to participate in all golf, social, and networking functions. The remaining two (2) entries can be offered to GCSAA member superintendents as guests of the sponsor.
  • Tee box signage recognition on one hole at each golf course being utilized each day.
  • Recognition via signage on-site, website presence, GCSAA This Week, GCM full-page tournament ads, and a GCSAA.tv tournament promo.
  • Recognition in announcements each day at each course prior to start of play.
  • Company logo on drink tickets.
  • Sponsor recognition signage on GIS show floor tournament display.
  • Investment receives GIS priority points.

Cost: $20,000
Contact your account manager or GIS management at gis@gcsaa.org for information or to purchase

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exclusive opportunities

These sponsorship opportunities offer a chance for your company to stand out in the crowd. Exclusive sponsorships offer more options for one-on-one brand recognition.


Attendees Badges


SOLD


Attendee Lanyards


SOLD


Attendee Pens


SOLD


Attendee Registration
Bags


SOLD


Coffee Sleeves


SOLD


Photoboxx

Partner with GIS to link your social media hashtag to a printable keepsake photo for all GIS attendees. When GIS attendees use your hashtag, the Photoboxx printer will automatically print the photo and hashtag on a branded photo card. Help drive traffic, encourage social media traffic, and obtain social media metrics.

Cost: contact your account manager or GIS management at gis@gcsaa.org for information or to purchase this highly customizable opportunity


Student Pavilion

Target your branding towards the future of the industry by joining the Golf Industry Show in hosting turfgrass students on the trade show floor. Support and impact future turfgrass managers as they connect, discover, and elevate at the GIS.

Cost: contact your account manager or GIS management at gis@gcsaa.org for information or to purchase


Thursday Morning Giveaway Day

Partner with the GIS to co-brand a giveaway item to distribute to attendees as they enter the trade show floor. Your branded item will be distributed to the masses and will present attendees with a commemorative item for 2019.

Cost: contact your account manager or GIS management at gis@gcsaa.org for information or to purchase


Attendee Confirmation
E-mail Credentials


SOLD


Exclusive Education Opportunities

Education is at the core of GCSAA's efforts to advance the profession of the golf course superintendent. A multitude of sessions and seminars are offered on Monday and Tuesday, varying in topic and audience from 30 to 400

Seminar Lunches

Enhance your presence by sponsoring the education seminar lunch. This opportunity includes:

  • Signage
  • Branded napkins
  • Networking opportunity for up to five (5) company representatives
  • Exposure to over 2,000 attendees in two days

Cost: Contact your account manager or GIS management at gis@gcsaa.org


Beverage Breaks

Enhance your presence by sponsoring the education seminar beverage breaks. This opportunity includes:

  • Signage
  • Branded napkins
  • Networking opportunity for up to five (5) company representatives
  • Exposure to over 2,000 attendees in two days

Cost: Contact your account manager or GIS management at gis@gcsaa.org

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