BECOME A SPONSOR
Manufacturing Day sponsors will be featured in a variety of digital and print publications and will be given the opportunity to contribute to MFG DAY communications. Find out more about the specific benefits of each sponsorship level below.View our sponsors
Media Sponsorships — $100,000 PACKAGE
Choose from three major media sponsorships. Place your company’s name and message of support for Manufacturing Day in front of the market of your choice. Gain extra visibility and help the Manufacturing Day program to grow by reaching new audiences of hosts and attendees.
Manufacturing Industry Media Sponsorship
Has your manufacturing company committed to Manufacturing Day and conducted successful events at your plants? Would you be willing to issue an advertising message that invites other manufacturers to join you in hosting events? The Industry Week sponsorship package might be exactly the right package.
This program will include two full page ads in Industry Week magazine, plus an ad in each of the following IW e-newsletters: Daily Headlines, Manufacturing Buzz, and Workforce Watch with a total e-circulation of more than 170,000. Finally, you’ll receive a “half-page” ad on the IW website totaling 70,000 impressions.
2015 Deadline: 4/15/15
General Business Media Sponsorship
If your company serves the manufacturing industry, you may want to deliver your message of support of Manufacturing Day in a general business publication designed to reach corporate decision-makers in specific regions of the country. The Wall Street Journal sponsorship package might be the perfect package for you.
This program will include one full page or two half page ads that will run in 3-4 regional editions of WSJ. You’ve got control over when the ads run (June 1 – October 2, 2015) and exactly which regional markets you want to penetrate. Your company’s message of support for the manufacturing industry and Manufacturing Day reaches the decision-makers who matter most to your business.
2015 Deadline: 5/29/15
Consumer Media Sponsorship
The purpose of Manufacturing Day is to get people who don’t have a connection to manufacturing to take time on one day of the year to explore what manufacturing is like in their community. If your business makes or sells products to those average consumers, you can be a primary sponsor of an 8-page Manufacturing Day insert in USA TODAY that will appear shortly before Manufacturing Day. It will introduce thousands to the Manufacturing Day program and encourage them to attend events and see what’s being made in their community.
2015 Deadline: 4/30/15
Request complete details and discuss your interest in a Manufacturing Day media sponsorship by calling Pat Lee at 815-227-8286.
PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP — $70,000 PACKAGE
The Platinum Sponsor receives marquee mentions in all major MFG DAY publications and news releases and have the opportunity to address the MFG DAY audience directly with tailored messaging, advertising, and a co-authored MFG DAY-issued news release.
The Platinum Sponsor also supports the creation of a universal MFG DAY introduction video which will be used to promote MFG DAY and may be played at MFG DAY events around the country.
The MFG DAY Host Toolkit will feature a full-page ad from the Platinum Sponsor and a sponsor welcome message if desired. The mfgday.com website home page will feature a Platinum Sponsor banner ad and the sponsor page of the website will feature a first place, enhanced listing. All print ads and signage created by the MFG DAY co-producers will include the Platinum Sponsor’s logo. The Student Resource/Scholarships page on the mfgday.com website will feature a banner ad from the Platinum Sponsor and their logo will appear on any student/educator giveaway item.
GOLD SPONSORSHIP — $35,000 PACKAGE
Gold sponsors receive marquee mentions in all major MFG DAY publications and have the opportunity to address the MFG DAY audience directly with tailored messaging, advertising, and a co-authored MFG DAY news release.
The MFG DAY Host Toolkit will feature a full-page ad from Gold Sponsors. The mfgday.com website home page and sponsor page will feature a button ad with link to the sponsor’s website. The Student Resource/Scholarships page on the mfgday.com website will feature a banner ad from the Gold Sponsors.
SILVER SPONSORSHIP — $10,000 PACKAGE
Silver sponsors receive a featured mention on mfgday.com, the MFG DAY Facebook page and Twitter account. They receive a logo and link on the home page and sponsor page of mfgday.com and an enhanced logo listing if they post a scholarship listing on the student resource/scholarship page. An MFG DAY news release will be issued announcing their sponsorship.
BRONZE SPONSORSHIP — $5,000 PACKAGE
Bronze sponsors receive a logo and link on the home page and sponsor page of mfgday.com and will be included in an MFG DAY news release announcing sponsors. If they post a scholarship listing on the student resource/scholarship page, their logo will be added to the listing.
Non-paid organizational supporters will be listed alphabetically in a category on the sponsor page of mfgday.com called “Endorsers” and the text listing will link to the organization’s website. These organizations agree to promote MFG DAY through their own resources to their members, readers, or other constituents. Endorsers may be associations, professional groups (including chambers of commerce and economic development organizations), publications, non-manufacturing businesses, etc.