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ADVERTISING INFORMATION & OPPORTUNITIES

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM ADVERTISING:

Tell the world about your products and services by placing your ad in the official 2017 ACB Conference and Convention program. 200-plus print pages packed with information and conference details; published in Braille, large print, and electronic formats. Also downloadable from the ACB website by June 27, 2017, and archived permanently on the ACB website following the close of the conference.

Color Pages - Full-page program ads and covers are available in color on a first-come, first-serve basis. Choose the color option and make your ad stand out from the competition!
Hero Pages - Share the accomplishments of special people in your company, local chapter, or state or special-interest ACB affiliate by participating in the ACB Heroes section of the 2017 conference and convention program. Hero's pages enjoy special placement in the program; pages can include a photograph of your special person and details about his or her accomplishments. What a wonderful way to recognize that special person!
Recognition Pages - A smaller version of the hero page, a recognition page is the perfect place to recognize that special member of your affiliate, local scholarship winner or anyone you feel deserves special acknowledgment. Recognition pages must be in 18-point type and cannot exceed one page.
Business Card - An inexpensive way to provide contact information for your business at a glance! New this year for $75.00 - share your business name, e-mail address, phone number and website.

Large print programs are spiral-bound, black ink on white, 8.5" by 11" pages. Our expanded table of contents will list all program advertisers and hero and recognition pages so that readers can quickly locate your information.

Please use at least 18-point font when designing your ad. While smaller fonts allow you to put more words on a page, many visually-impaired readers cannot read print that is less than 18-point in size.

ACB does not provide ad design services, but we stand ready to advise you as to the readability of your ad.

Submit program ads electronically by May 15, 2017. Email to lwaters@acb.org in .pdf, .jpeg, or any MS Office format; include the words "Program Ad" in the subject line.

There's an advertising solution to fit every budget. ACB convention exhibitors receive a $50 discount on the following program advertisements, with the exception of the half- and quarter-page ads ($25 discount).

  • Inside front cover, front title pages, calendar tab and inside back cover: color, $800; black and white, $500
  • Outside back cover: color, $900; black and white, $550
  • Full-page Ad: color, $550; black and white, $300
  • Half-page ad: black and white only, $200
  • Quarter-page ad: black and white only, $150
  • Hero page: color, $500
  • Recognition page: black and white, $300
  • Business card ad: $75

See the ad rate sheet for complete details.

ACB RADIO AND FEATURE ADVERTISING:

The world tunes in to listen to the conference and convention on ACB Radio. General Session, the ACB Banquet, and the Candidates' Forum are broadcast on ACB Radio Mainstream and ACB Radio Live Event.

These ACB Radio channels will also carry broadcasts of selected workshops and other afternoon and evening events. Listeners will be able to tune in to programs on technology, education, transportation, careers and employment, membership development, fundraising, etc.

ACB radio listenership continues to explode. Listeners can now access ACB radio via telephone and listen to any ACB radio broadcast by calling 605-475-8130. In addition, listeners can also access ACB radio through a new iPhone App - ACB Link. This telephone option greatly increases ACB radio listenership and your visibility as an advertiser.

Special packages including features and promotional spots are now available. Programming is archived and stays on the ACB website for years to come. Your advertisement will keep working for you long after the conference ends.

Send us your pre-recorded spot, or ask us to produce one for you. Select from the following packages:

 

OFFICIAL DAILY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING:

Drive traffic to your exhibit booth, increase attendance at your conference session or event, or promote your products even if you can't be in Minneapolis.

The conference newspaper is published daily, July 1 through July 6, 2017. Available in Braille, large print, and electronic format each morning from the Information Desk. Also posted to the major ACB email lists for distribution to folks back home.

Newspaper ads are black and white only; no color. Ads run a maximum of 3 days; 75-word limit per ad.

Special discounts and advance ad rates for individuals, affiliates, and blind MLM representatives. Sorry, no ads accepted for individual or affiliate food sales on hotel property.

Choose our Press Time package for best ad value.

  • 3 days advertising, reserved prior to conference: individuals, ACB affiliates and blind representatives of MLM companies- $40; exhibitors - $100; all others - $125; or
  • 3 days advertising, on-site: individuals, ACB affiliates and blind representatives of MLM companies- $50; exhibitors - $110; all others - $140

Submit ads electronically by May 15, 2017. Email to lwaters@acb.org in .pdf, .jpeg, or any MS Office format; include the words "Newspaper Ad" in the subject line.

REGISTRATION BAG INSERTS:

Introduce yourself to every attendee by placing product information and branded items in our registration bags. We will prepare 1,000 bags, and an item with your name can be in every one of them. You might consider ink pens, sample-size lotions, lapel pins, signature guides, discount or contest coupons, large print or Braille brochures, packaged snacks etc.

Exhibitor Special: We will place one item FREE for every premium booth reserved by exhibitors. All other exhibitors receive a $50 discount off the regular $250 rate.

One item stuffed FREE for any corporate sponsor; two FREE inserts for sponsors at the ONYX level or above.

The cost for placing inserts in registration bags is $250 for the first item per 1,000 bags, $75 for each additional item. This rate applies to all individuals or companies not eligible for one of the above discounts. Price does not include printing or other production of items.

ACB must approve items to be inserted in bags. Submit samples by June 15, 2017.

Registration inserts must be received in Sparks by Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Materials received after June 28 will NOT be included in the bags. Shipping address for registration inserts will be provided by June 1, 2017.

 

ACB Radio Advertising Rates
Starlight Package
$1,000.00
  • Live broadcast of opening keynote session (Sunday), FIA Performing Arts Showcase (Tuesday, broadcast on ACB Radio cafe), Candidates Forum (Thursday), and ACB Banquet (Friday)
  • Maximum exposure on our most popular conference broadcasts
  • Your 30-second pre-recorded promotional spot aired prior to and following all events and during breaks or intermission if time permits.
  • Repeated around the clock
  • Includes production of commercial spot
Sunrise Package
$750.00
  • 21 hours of live broadcasting from the morning general sessions, Monday through Thursday mornings and all day Friday
  • Repeated around the clock after general session ends
  • Your 30 second pre-recorded ad, played prior to and following each broadcast, and during the morning break if time permits.
  • Includes production of ad
Spotlight Package
$600.00
  • Ten-minute pre-recorded feature with your company representative
  • Discuss your products and services; you determine the content
  • Feature aired on any 3 afternoon broadcasts of your choice (limited availability; first-come, first-serve)
  • Includes production of feature
Glimmer Package
$300.00
  • Air your 10-minute feature on any single broadcast event (general session, afternoon workshop, evening program; limited availability; first-come, first-serve)
  • Discuss your products and services; you determine the content
  • Includes production of feature
Flicker Package
$200.00
  • Air your pre-recorded 30-second ad on the session, workshop or program event of your choice
  • Played prior to each broadcast; also aired during break or intermission if permitted by event schedule
  • Includes production of ad
Newspaper Advertising Rates
Press Time Package
$40.00
(3 issues, 100 word maximum) Individuals, ACB Affiliates and blind representatives of MLM companies
Press Time Package
$100.00
(3 issues, 100 word maximum), exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Press Time Package
$125.00
(3 issues, 100 word maximum)
Official ACB Convention Program Advertising Rates
Inside Front Cover Ad- Full Page Color
$800.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color
Inside Front Cover Ad- Full Page Color Exhibitor Special
$750.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Inside Front Cover Ad- Black & White
$500.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white
Inside Front Cover Ad- Black & White Exhibitor Special
$450.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Inside Front Title Page Ad- Full Page Color
$800.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color
Inside Front Title Page Ad- Full Page Color Exhibitor Special
$750.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Inside Front Title Page Ad- Black & White
$500.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white
Inside Front Title Page Ad- Black & White Exhibitor Special
$450.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Calendar Tab Page Ad- Color
$800.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color
Calendar Tab Page Ad- Color Exhibitor Special
$750.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Calendar Tab Page Ad- Black & White
$500.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white
Calendar Tab Page Ad- Black & White Exhibitor Special
$450.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Inside Back Cover Ad- Color
$800.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color
Inside Back Cover Ad- Color Exhibitor Special
$750.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Inside Back Cover Ad- Black & White
$500.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white
Inside Back Cover Ad- Black & White Exhibitor Special
$450.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Outside Back Cover Ad- Color
$900.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color
Outside Back Cover Ad- Color Exhibitor Special
$850.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Outside Back Cover Ad- Black & White
$550.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white
Outside Back Cover Ad- Black & White Exhibitor Special
$500.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Full Page Ad- Color
$550.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color
Full Page Ad- Color Exhibitor Special
$500.00
Full page (8" x 11"), color, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
Full Page Ad- Black & White
$300.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white
Full Page Ad- Black & White Exhibitor Special
$250.00
Full page (8" x 11"), black & white, exhibitor special (must also be a registered exhibitor)
One Half Page Ad- Black & White
$200.00
One half page (8" x 5"), black & white
One Half Page Ad- Black & White Exhibitor Special
$175.00
One half page (8" x 5"), black & white, exhibitor special
One Quarter Page Ad- Black & White
$150.00
One quarter page (4" x 5"), black & white
One Quarter Page Ad- Black & White Exhibitor Special
$125.00
One quarter page (4" x 5"), black & white, exhibitor special
Hero Page
$500.00
Color page honoring special people. Can include photo and biography.
Recognition Page
$300.00
A smaller version of the Hero Page. Black and white only.
Business Card Ad
$75.00
Name, address, phone number, email address and website.
Registration Bag Insert Rates
Premium Exhibitor Special
$0.00
Premium Exhibitor Special (must be registered as a premium booth exhibitor), 1 FREE insert per booth
Premium Exhibitor Special (additional item)
$200.00
Premium Exhibitor Special, additional item
One brochure, catalog, or branded item
$250.00
One brochure, catalog, or branded item
Each additional registration bag insert
$75.00
One brochure, catalog, or branded item, additional item

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