Advertise With Us…

“There’s more than one way to get exhibitors in your shows… And we’ve got some great ideas!”

LIST YOUR EVENT…

The exposure your event receives has a direct correlation to both the number of exhibitors who apply to your show AND to the quality of work those exhibitors display. It’s our goal to provide the best possible exposure for you! The listing, both online and in the print copy of our guide is the fundamental stepping stone of promotion for your show. Our event guide is set up like a directory… and that’s the way it’s used. Exhibitors use several cross references to hone in on just exactly what they are looking for and it’s found we provide all the pertinent information about the show. You can see some sample listings by downloading the online sample of our guide at http://www.wheretheshowsare.com/samplebook or by going online to http://www.wheretheshowsare.com/wtsamembers/signup and sign up for a TEN DAY TRIAL or BASIC MEMBERSHIP and so you can see for yourself what we have offer online. You may also want to know that when your show is listed with us you’re also included in our webpage the public sees for three weeks prior to your show. You can see that by going to http://www.wheretheshowsare.com/showsthisweek/ .

We offer three options for your listing…

  • 1. We’ll include your listing online for up to 30 days prior to the date your show begins at no cost to you. This is definitely the least expensive way to go, but in most cases by the time the better exhibitors see your information they may already be booked for the date. On the other hand, if you don’t mind all the last minute applications, you don’t have a deadline date or you have absolutely no money… then this may be your choice.
  • 2. For a small $35.00 listing fee your event will run in the print copy of our guide and in the online version from the time we publish until your event takes place! We’ll list the show for up to one year in advance, so the earlier you provide the information the more issues it will be in our book! This provides your event plenty of advance exposure and allows exhibitors to plan for your event. In addition your online listing will have a live link to your email address and your website PLUS a map of where your event will be taking place! The overwhelming majority of shows choose this option to promote their shows
  • 3. For a $125.00 listing fee we will include your events information both online and in print for up to one year in advance and all the other features we include in option #2… but in addition you’ll get a small banner ad on our website too that will run once until your event takes place up to one year in advance! The banner ad will have a live link to your application, your website or where ever else you’d like us to place the link.

Placing the listing with us is easy. Just go to our online listing form at http://www.wheretheshowsare.com/listingform.pdf . You can either just print it out and fax it to us at (386) 426-2419 OR send it to us by email. If you plan on using email, be sure to read the instructions with the form. Otherwise we may get a blank form. If you could also be sure to provide your phone number or email address it would be useful too in case we have any additional questions about your show.

DISPLAY ADVERTISING…

Where The Shows Are!!! offers a wide range of possibilities for you to promote your event. Of course the first idea that comes to mind is a display ad in one of our quarterly editions. For the past two decades that has been a cost effective and proven method of spreading the word about your show. As you read this message, thousands of prospective exhibitors are pouring over the pages of our show guide looking for just the perfect show… and if they know about yours… that could be the one they select!

Our display advertising rates start at just $245.00 and range in price to as much as $970.00 for a full page, full color display ad. You’re welcome to look over our rates by visiting http://www.wheretheshowsare.com/adrates.pdf

EMAIL BLAST & DIGITAL ADVERTISING…

Getting your message directly into the hands of prospective exhibitors used to mean hundreds of hours of addressing envelopes, printing applications, preparing labels, stuffing the envelopes and sorting the mail. All this doesn’t even take into account that the cost is $.49 each. It’s easy to see that in no time at all you’ll be spending $1.00 or more for each piece of mail! An EMAIL BLAST is an extremely cost effective way of taking your message and putting it directly into the hands of people who are interested in your show. We have collected a list of thousands of exhibitors who actively look for shows… and we can put your message in their inboxes in a matter of minutes.

We’ll work with you to create your message, place graphics and proof everything prior to sending. Once that is complete and you’ve approved the message, we schedule the piece to be sent at an appropriate time. The cost is the best part of the news! We normally charge $400.00 which includes setup, proofing and the first scheduled send. We’ll send your same message out two times for this one price. Of course we’ll actually send it as often as you’d like. Each subsequent time we send the same message the cost is just $95.00. We also now have a DIGITAL PACKAGE that privides your online listing, a large banner ad on our website AND the email blast all for $595.00!!! Give us a call or send an email and we’ll set that up for you right away!

We’ve sent hundreds of email messages out over the past few years and the response has been GREAT! Shows like it because of the results… Exhibitors appreciate the additional information and reminders to apply! It’s a win/ win situation for everyone. Make sure to ask about discounts available when you run a display ad in combination with your email blast.

Here are some samples of email blasts we’ve provided for advertisers in the past… just click on the link to see the email.

ARTSQUEST AUTUMN IN THE PARK THE DELRAY AFFAIR GOODLAND HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
THE ENGLEWOOD ART FESTIVAL THE WELLFLEET OYSTER FESTIVAL MIXON SPRING FESTIVAL MIAMI BEACH ART DECO FESTIVAL
SUMMERFEST SANIBEL ROTARY ARTS FESTIVAL ST. AUGUSTINE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL MYRTLE BEACH ST. PATRICK’S DAY
OKTOBERFEST IN EFFINGTON THE SARASOTA ROTARY ARTS FESTIVAL THE HALIFAX ARTS FESTIVAL THE WESTMORELAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
APOPKA FOLIAGE FESTIVAL HERITAGE METHODIST FALL FESTIVAL COCOA VILLAGE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVALS MYRTLE BEACH ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

 

ONLINE DIGITAL DISPLAY ADS…

Here’s a new offering for us… and not only is it extremely effective, allowing you to take advantage of the thousands of visitors we get each week… but we can tailor make a plan just for you at a price you can afford! We can control the number of impressions you receive (how many people have viewed your ad), the times you want it to run (you tell us the dates you need the ad and we can pre-set those exact dates), where you want the ad to appear (front page, subscriber only section, front banner, free shows for everyone section) and we have even begun to work on exposure based on geographical preferences! The big news here is that through customization of your program we can stretch your advertising dollars as far as possible!!! Because of the wide range or possibilities we’ll have to talk with you and provide a custom price for the unique solution we offer! Visit our online advertising FAQ page and find out more details! Want to see how many ads have been seen already? See for yourself at our STATISTICS PAGE. This can be included in the DIGITAL PACKAGE we just mentioned in the last paragraph!

POSTCARDS…

Post cards are available in a wide variety of sizes & quantities. We can fit you application! Cost as low as $299.00 for 5000 4″X6″ cards FOUR COLOR WITH UV COATING! Just go to www.wheretheshowsare.com/postcards for complete details! You can provide your design to us, ready to go… or we can work with you to create a card you’ll be pleased to send. For an extra charge we can process your list, supplement it with ours, apply the labels and postage and even drop it off at the post office! Just let us know how we can help.

DIRECT MAIL…

Mailing your show application directly to prospects, selecting whatever demographics you choose from our list of approximately 38,000 exhibitors. You provide us with the materials you want to mail up to 3.1 oz. so all we have to do is attach the label and the postage. This has been a highly successful way to put your application directly into the hands of the exact people you want to have it at exactly the time you want it to get to them! No mailing list is perfect, but our list is certified against the US Postal Service’s database each time before we mail so that every address we send to is deliverable. Since we mail to this list on a regular basis we keep it as clean as possible. We must send a minimum of 200 pieces to a maximum of our entire list of 38,000. Cost for this service is $.53 per piece plus sales tax if it’s applicable to your situation.

WE’LL HELP DEVELOP YOUR PRINTED OR ONLINE MATERIALS…

With all the experience we have in the art & crafts and publishing business we bring decades of print experience to the table. Whether you need a competitive price on posters, the program for your event, the website for your show or the application you send… online hosting and more… we can help! We know what artists and craftsmen look for, we’ve got a feel for the market and we can provide that to you on whatever level you need us. Give us a call to discuss your needs and we’ll be happy to tell you how we can help. Our number is (386) 428-0173 You can also email us at dan@wheretheshowsare.com