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The New Mexico Public Relations Society of America is a chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the nation's largest professional organization serving the communications community with a mission to "make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career.

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District Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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PARTICIPATING SPONSOR

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About the conference

PRSA is the largest public relations organization in the world with more than 21,000 members. All sectors of the profession are represented and include business and industry, health care, nonprofit organizations, government and professional services firms.
 
The 2018 PRSA Southwest District Conference is expected to attract 150+ attendees from 14 chapters in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas.
 
The 2018 PRSA Southwest District Conference will provide high-quality insight and networking to public relations and communications practitioners from all sectors, specializations, and work environments.
 
Attendees are influencers and future leaders
 
Attendees are typically influencers who represent high profile brands and agencies. Most have extensive media, consumer and stakeholder relationships.
 
Fortune 500 corporations are represented by major agencies and corporate executives.
 
Attendees are media savvy and heavy technology and social media consumers.
 
 
Sponsorhip Levels

PREMIER SPONSOR - $7,500 (ONE AVAILABLE)

An unrivaled benefits package providing the highest level of visibility for the lead sponsor of the conference
Recognition and Visibility:
  • Company logo on front/top of all promotional materials distributed to 2,300 public relations and communications professionals.
  • Company logo acknowledgment on all large screens.
  • Inside front cover spread, including full-page ad and cover letter in the PRSA Southwest District Conference program.
  • On-site, high-profile event of choice.
  • Logo showcased on all on-site sponsorship signage and slides showcasing logo at General Sessions.
  • Top billing on dedicated PRSA Southwest District Conference website with hyperlink to your company’s website.
  • Company acknowledgement in social media prior to, during and after the event.
Entitlements:
  • Five complimentary full conference registrations.
  • Speaking opportunity at keynote general session(s). Exclusive benefit
  • Reserved seating for all company attendees at all general sessions.
  • Recognized as major contributor on SWDC website.
  • Opportunity for meet & greet with keynote speaker(s). Exclusive benefit
  • Exhibit booth in high-profile area as welcoming sponsor.
  • One one-year PRSA membership (subject to membership requirements). Exclusive benefit
  • Press release announcing your company as Premier Sponsor of the PRSA Southwest District Conference.
  • Distribution of promotional materials in multiple on-site channels.

GOLD SPONSOR - $5,000

Recognition and Visibility:

  • Company logo acknowledgment on all promotional materials distributed to 2,300 public relations and communications professionals.
  • Company logo acknowledgment on signage at the event.
  • Company logo acknowledgment on large screens.
  • Company logo at Gold Level on all general sponsorship signage, including Conference website, Conference program, on-site and in social media postings.
Entitlements:
  •  Verbal recognition at sponsored event.
  •  Three full Conference registrations.
  •   One exhibit booth in premium location.

SILVER SPONSOR - $2,500

Recognition and Visibility:

  • Company logo acknowledgment in all printed promotional materials and on PRSA Southwest District Conference website prior to, during and after the event.
  • Company logo at Silver Level on all general sponsorship signage including Conference website, Conference program, on-site and in the Public Relations Tactics newspaper.
  • Company logo acknowledgment on the sponsored item or on signage at the event.
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in social media prior to, during and after the event.
Entitlements:
  • Three full Conference registrations.
  • Full-page ad in the Conference program.
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional material.

BRONZE SPONSOR - $1,000

Recognition and Visibility:

  • Company logo acknowledgment in all printed promotional materials and on PRSA Southwest District Conference website prior to, during and after the event.
  • Company logo at the Bronze Level on all general sponsorship signage, including Conference website, Conference program, on-site and in the Public Relations Tactics newspaper.
  • Company logo acknowledgment at the event.
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in social media prior to, during and after the event.
Entitlements:
  • Two full Conference registrations.
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the sponsored location.
  • Half-page ad in the Conference program.
 
PARTICIPATING SPONSOR - $500

Recognition, Visibility and Entitlement:

  • Company logo acknowledgment in all printed promotional materials and PRSA Southwest District Conference website prior to, during and after the event.
  • Company logo at the Participating Level on all general sponsorship signage, including Conference website, Conference program, on-site and in the Public Relations Tactics newspaper.
  • One full registration.
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in social media prior to, during and after the event.
Entitlements:
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at the sponsored location.
  • Quarter-page ad in the Conference program.
 
IN-KIND SPONSORSHIPS
In-kind donations will be recognized at the level commensurate with the value of the in-kind gift. These may include, but are not limited to:
  • Event Photography
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Welcome Bag items
  • Lanyards for Name Badges
  • Photo Booth
  • Activities and Experiences
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Social media

 

For more information and to reserve a sponsorship please contact

Sponsorship Chair Steve Carr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 505-277-1821.

District Conference - Schedule

 

Wednesday March 7: Pre-Conference Programs*

*Both the APR Jump Start and How to Start Your Own PR Firm are offered at an additional cost. These registrations can be purchased with or without a main conference registration here.

APR Jump Start

When: 11AM - 5PM
Where: Hotel Andaluz, Valencia Room
About: Chad Perry, APR, Fellow PRSA, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communications, University of Central Oklahoma will help you jump start the process of earning your Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), and prepare you for the APR examination and panel presentation. In the competitive public relations and communications market, you can distinguish yourself, communicate your superior breadth of experience, depth of industry knowledge and passion for public relations by becoming accredited. This comprehensive session includes a copy of the APR Study Guide. Please note that this program is capped at 20 participants.

 

How to Start Your Own Public Relations Firm

When: 11AM - 5PM
Where: Hotel Andaluz, Catalina Boardroom
About: This session is designed for public relation practitioners who are considering starting their own public relations firm, and will cover a multitude of topics related to started and maintaining a public relations practice. In the spirit of "one beggar showing another beggar where to get food," Tom Garrity will facilitate a conversation related to developing a business plan, identifying a corporate structure, identifying clients, hiring employees, setting your hourly rates, marketing, strategic partnerships, doing the work, working at home, renting space, or buying space, profitability, and exit strategies.

Tom is not an accountant, lawyer, financial planner, or "guru." Tom started his company with one client and one employee. He quickly grew the company, acquired another, grew staff and then sold his company only to restart it a short time later. After this session, attendees will be more informated about the questions they need to ask their respective accountant, lawyer, financial planner, guru and family before launching their PR business. Please note that this program is capped at 15 participants. 

 

Wednesday March 7: Welcome Reception

When: 6PM - 8PM
Where: TBA!
About:
Mix and mingle while you get to know your fellow conference attendees. Included with your full conference registration.The welcome reception includes 1 drink for all registered conference attendees, along with a delightful assortment of appetizers.

 

Thursday March 8: Full Conference Day

7:30 - 9:00 AM            Breakfast available 
8:00 - 8:50 AM Keynote: Strategic Priorities for a Changing Profession
PRSA Chair Anthony D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, will present PRSA’s strategic priorities for delivering value to its members, all of whom must navigate a rapidly evolving profession to build fulfilling careers. Spotlighting data on what’s most important to members, he’ll provide insights into the Society’s strategies for a successful future, based on enhancing the profession and the professional.
9:00 - 9:50 AM Breakout 1       Breakout 2
10:00 - 10:50 AM Breakout 1       Breakout 2
11:00 - 11:50 AM Breakout 1       Breakout 2
12:00 PM Lunch buffet opens
12:30 - 1:30 PM Luncheon Keynote
2:00 - 2:50 PM Breakout 1       Breakout 2
3:00 - 3:50 PM Breakout 1       Breakout 2
4:00 - 4:50 PM Breakout 1       Breakout 2


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday March 8: Albuquerque Dine Around

When: 6PM - Meet in Lobby mas tapas y vinoWhere: Participating restaurants will be announced soon
About: Get a taste of Albuquerque (literally) and get to know your conference attendees better during our optional Albuquerque Dine Around! Reservations will be available at a slate of recommended Albuquerque restaurants at varying price points for groups of 6-8 each. Attendees are encouraged to branch out from your fellow chapter members and mingle with members from different chapters. Participation is limited. Attendees will be able to sign-up for their restaurant of choice upon check-in.

 

Friday March 9: Half Conference Day

  7:30 - 8:00 AM            Breakfast available 
  8:00 - 8:50 AM Breakfast Session 
  9:00 - 9:50 AM Breakout 1 Breakout 2
10:00 - 10:50 AM Breakout 1 Breakout 2
11:00 - 11:50 AM Breakout 1 Breakout 2
12:00 - 1:00 PM Boxed grab & go lunch available

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