On SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018      11AM TO 4PM  at the OLD NATIONAL EVENTS PLAZA EXPERIENCE the PREMIERE Wedding EXPO in the Tri-State – with MORE vendors, attendees, prizes and multi-media promotion tools than any other Bridal event in the region. We’re celebrating our 10th year for the Expo and have new opportunities for vendors to shine with custom sponsorships, booth packages and combo packages that will fit any budget! We’re 120 businesses strong and still growing each year!

Also, at the Expo, the release of the 16th Annual Wedding MAGAZINE, the LARGEST and most RESPECTED Bridal magazine in the Tri-State, with brand new editorial and advertising options just waiting for you and your business!

 

NEW Opportunities in 2018!

SAY I DO PREVIEW      SATURDAY, JANUARY 6    7 – 9:30 PM

On Saturday evening, we’re introducing an adult-only event for consumers looking for more in-depth consultations with wedding vendors. Only 2 to 3 select vendors per business category will be able to participate in this very exclusive, one-of-kind upscale event. Our target audience is the engaged couple out for a Saturday night, the bride and her mom or her maid of honor or any combination of special people! This will be in a separate area of the Old National Events Plaza and we’ll give EXTRA incentives for our Preview Attendees to come back for the Sunday EXPO! Ask us for more information!

 

TREND SETTERS

Lead with your BEST Products – your best sellers, the new hot items and special niche products that drive your business … your TrendSetters! You’ll receive a photo of

the item/service and a small description designed into an editorial feature. TrendSetters may be seen at our Say I Do Preview event, the main Expo (in person and on screen), in the annual magazine and in multiple digital options. Lots of options here, so please for more information!

 

 

DIGITAL MARKETING – ALL YEAR!

With the power of the USA Today Network brand behind the Evansville Courier & Press and The Gleaner, we have tremendous opportunities for your business to grow! We’ll assist you to REACH LOCAL consumers like never before! Place your business in front of more consumers and turn them into CUSTOMERS with our all-in-one digital marketing system that combines powerful technology and a dedicated team to make sure you get the best results. We have MANY new FEATURED PROGRAMS, available only through the Courier & Press, to drive traffic to your website and your store! Social Media advertising, Mobile Advertising, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Lead Management, Re-Targeting going beyond basic social media boosting, Email marketing, Web presence maximized and so much more. Ask for details today!

Benefits & Features of the Expo & the Magazine

 RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT — We value your time and money and want you to experience an event and magazine that will truly give you results.

Each year we grow in vendors and in attendees each year! The Expo is on Sunday, January 7, 2018 and the release of the Magazine is on the same day when thousands of attendees receive their free copy!  We invite YOUR business to use these valuable marketing tools to grow your business! We know your money and time investment must come with a great return, so we offer unique value in our products unmatched by any other wedding event or publication in the Tri-State!  Asks us for the Expo brochure and we’ll send it your way!!

Wedding & Prom EXPO Features & Benefits

  • LARGEST bridal event in Tri-State with more vendors & booths than any other expo. The 2016 and 2017 events SOLD OUT on exhibit hall space requiring an expansion to the lobby.
  • Most QUALIFIED attendees – we charge an entry fee, qualifying attendees to make sure they are there for your products and services. Your time is valuable and we want your Expo experience to be successful!
  • THOUSANDS of brides, grooms, partners and their families and friends attend each year. We grow annually making your ROI higher than any other Tri-State event!
  • Close to 1,000 brides in attendance just waiting to talk to you face to face – no other event comes close!
  • Customized proprietary DATABASE — ONLY available to our vendors.  The database is customized by 30 different business categories — increasing your sales post-event.
  • FIRST large expo of the year that provides an assortment of vendors. You want to be the first to talk to those newly engaged holiday couples before they go to your competitor.
  • Huge NETWORKING opportunities among our 120+ vendors pre-event and during show hours to expand your own network of sources and collaboration efforts!
  • Multiple FASHION shows from a variety of vendors – attendees seek this expo feature which translates to more traffic to your booth!
  • Close to $20,000 in PRIZES for our attendees each year grabbing the attention of those making buying decisions for their special day!

Wedding & Prom MAGAZINE Features & Benefits

CONTENT about YOUR business

  • Filled with local articles about local businesses that produce extraordinary weddings!  Our magazine is about YOUR business!
  • Beautiful photography by local businesses focused on showing the best of the best in the Tri-State. From the front cover to the very last page, we feature you!
  • Wedding planner pages on multiple categories for engaged couples to use throughout their planning process.
  • 100+ pages of content to assist those just waiting to start planning their special day. Plus, this magazine has been around for 16 years so we know what works!
  • Year-round shelf life for a publication where we create your ad, your article and your photography per your specifications!

DISTRIBUTION that works

  EXPANDED REACH:  Our Wedding & Prom magazine is available to thousands in targeted distribution channels in hard copy, but also to hundreds of thousands of online readers on courierpress.com

  Plus, to make it even more prominent and easy to find on courierpress.com we have a new Quick Link on the Features tab!

Brides and newly engaged couples can get a copy of the Wedding & Prom magazine:

  • At our Expo in January!
  • At multiple retailers who have the magazine in their stores throughout the year.  These locations are promoted in the Courier & Press every week during the year.  Be one of these locations and we’ll promote you every time in our ads in the newspaper and on courierpressexpos.com
  • At multiple single copy locations such as stores, doctor’s offices, and more — delivered by our single copy crew who are out and about daily!
  • At the front counter at both the Courier & Press and The Henderson Gleaner when newly engaged couples are placing an engagement celebration announcement.
  • And ONLINE – where they can EASILY find it on courierpress.com   To visit the ONLINE Wedding & Prom Magazine, go to courierpress.com, click on Features, then Quick Links!

 THE POWER OF the Courier & Press and the USA Today Network

PROMOTION unmatched by any other publication or expo!

  • $150,000 multi-media promotional campaign throughout the Tri-State backs the Courier & Press Wedding & Prom Expo & Magazine.  We make sure the market knows where to find YOU and your business!
  • Promotion includes newspapers – Courier & Press and the Gleaner; websites courierpress.com, gleaner.com, and courierpressexpos.com; targeted online promotions based on wedding and prom lifestyle and theme categories as well as geographic areas, multiple Tri-State radio stations in several formats, multiple social media platforms starting with facebook and Instagram, email marketing, POP posters, and direct mail.

COMBINATION PRICING available for ANY budget!

  • The most cost effective way to reach the market is a combination Expo and Magazine buy.  You can be a part of just the Expo or just the Magazine!  Plus, you can SELL your products and services at the Expo!!
  • Booth only or Magazine only packages available for as low as $300 all the way to customized sponsorship packages tailored just for your business.  The regular booth rate is only $625.
  • More Advertising Media Options than ever before! The Courier & Press, back by the USA Today Network, offers multiple product options from digital platforms to post it notes and custom inserts. We’ll help you grow your business year-round!

Make the dollars you spend work the best for your success!

Take a look at our Expo video and let us know how we can present your business to the Tri-State!   https://vimeo.com/172138808

Investment options start at $300 for a booth, so don’t be mistaken that your budget won’t work with this incredible opportunity to grow your business! RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT — We value your time and money…

Benefits & Features of the Expo & the Magazine

Top 10 Reasons to Exhibit

Best Practices for Exhibiting

Contact Your Evansville  Courier & Press or Henderson Gleaner  Marketing Consultant or Event Manager, Carolyn Franklin for more information about the 2018 Wedding & Prom Expo and Magazine on January 7, 2018, at the Old National Events Plaza and for magazine advertising options!   carolyn.franklin@courierpress.com  or 812-464-7658