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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

As you plan your budget for 2014, we hope you’ll keep the BIA in mind. Our Association offers numerous sponsorship and advertising opportunities throughout the year, targeting both members and consumers.

► Scroll down for a list of all sponsorship and advertising opportunities available in 2014. This information will help you determine where your marketing dollars will be best spent in the coming year.

Contact the BIA with any questions at (614) 891-0575. We look forward to your participation and your support!

General Meetings: January - December

The BIA hosts four General Membership Meetings each year, including the Builder Bowling Auction, Trap Shoot, Tailgate and the Inaugural Celebration.

Benefits: Recognition on marketing materials  •  Recognition at meeting  •  Signage at meeting  •  Listing on event webpages

Contact: Bernadine Pesika

BIA Backers SponsorshipsCost
Fanatic $600
Fan $300

Muddy Boots Breakfast Seminars: January - December

These seminars are offered free of charge to BIA members. This is a great opportunity for associates to reach their target audience at a very reasonable cost.

Benefits: Guaranteed 4 seminars per year  •  First right of refusal to present seminar if topic is in your field  •  Recognition on marketing materials  •  Signage at seminars  •  List of attendees with contact information for follow-up marketing  •  Listing on event webpages

Contact: Bernadine Pesika
 

SponsorshipCost
Series*

$2,000*

*The Muddy Boots sponsorship is currently reserved.

Networking Night: February

Networking Night is the only opportunity of the year for BIA associate members to display their products and services in a trade show atmosphere to hundreds of other BIA members.

Benefits: Recognition on marketing materials  •  Signage at event  •  Listing in event program  •  Listing on event webpage

Contact: Linda Winrod

SponsorshipsCost
Major Event * $1,700
Trip * $1,000
VIP Speed Networking Room * $500
Beverage $275
Decorations $225

* these sponsorships are currently reserved

Home&CondoQuest: Early Spring

Home&CondoQuest is a scattered site tour featuring new single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, patio homes and cluster housing throughout central Ohio.

Benefits: Presentations at builder meetings  •  Name/logo inclusion in all media promotion  •  Signage at event  •  Listing on CondoQuest website  •  Listing on event webpage

Contact: Patty Halper
 

SponsorshipsCost
Event $1,000 - $2,500

MAME Awards: May

The Marketing And Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards is the annual black-tie event honoring the top achievers in new home sales and marketing from the previous year.

Benefits: Recognition on marketing materials  •  Recognition in PowerPoint presentation at event  •  Signage at event  •  Listing in event program  •  Listing on MAME webpage

Contact: Linda Winrod

SponsorshipsCost
Emerald $2,000
After Party $1,500
Platinum $1,000
Gold $500
Silver $250

Parade of Homes Preview Party: June

The night before the BIA Parade of Homes officially opens to the public, the Preview Party offers a sneak peek at the Parade homes, food and drinks from Cameron Mitchell's and an awards ceremony honoring the Parade builders. Proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation and BIA Foundation Charities.

Benefits: Name/logo inclusion in all media promotion  •  Logo on invitation and tickets  •  Signage at event  •  Opportunity to present Parade builder awards during ceremony  •  Complimentary Preview Party and Parade "VIP" tickets  •  Listing on Parade website

Contact: Patty Halper

SponsorshipsCost
Event* $9,500*

*The Preview Party sponsorship is currently reserved. Ask about openings.

Parade of Homes: June

Since 1952, the BIA Parade of Homes has been the premier live home show in central Ohio, showcasing the latest in architecture, interior design, technology, outdoor living spaces and landscaping. The Parade gives 40,000 attendees the opportunity to see the best our industry has to offer. This event is an incredible opportunity to get your company name in front of thousands of people in central Ohio and surrounding areas.

Benefits: Name/logo inclusion in all media promotion  •  Logo on Parade "VIP" tickets  •  Display tent at event  •  Signage at event  •  Complimentary Preview Party and Parade "VIP" tickets  •  Ad on Parade website

Contact: Event Marketing Group at (614) 225-1905

SponsorshipsCost
Event Packages available to accommodate a variety of budgets

Golf Classic: August

The annual Golf Classic at the OSU Golf Club offers members the opportunity to play on either the Scarlet or Gray Course while enjoying networking, lunch, drinks, dinner, awards and prizes.

Benefits: First chance to reserve a foursome on the Scarlet Course  •  Opportunity to work the outing  •  Signage on the course  •  One lunch  •  Listing in event program  •  Listing on event webpage

Contact: Linda Winrod

SponsorshipsCost
Dinner $1,500
Lunch $1,500
Appetizers $500
Grand Prizes $500
Golf Carts $400
Driving Range $350
Putting Greens $350
Beer Kegs $300
Scarlet Hole $275
Gray Hole $275
Door Prizes $25 - $100

Profit By Association Golf Outing: October

The annual BIA Profit By Association Golf Outing allows associate members to bid on and win a round of golf with builder members.

Benefits: Opportunity to work the outing  •  Signage on the course  •  One lunch  •  Listing in event program  •  Listing on event webpage

Contact: Linda Winrod
 

SponsorshipsCost
Silent Auction Bids $500 - $1,500
Dinner $1,750
Lunch $1,500
Appetizers $500
Major Prizes $500
Golf Carts $250
Hole $200
Driving Range $200
Beverage Stations $250
Door Prizes $25 - $100

Building Insider magazine: Builder & Associate Profiles

Building Insider is the official publication of the BIA. This bi-monthly magazine has a circulation of more than 1,000, including builders, associates and opinion leaders in central Ohio. The online version of the magazine is available to an unlimited number of consumers. Builder and associate members can promote their company, products and services with a Member Profile in the magazine.

2015 Building Insider Advertising Profile Information

Benefits: Two-page spread in magazine  •   Ad on homepage  •   Listing on Builder Update page  •  Extra copies of the magazine  •   Press-quality version of your profile and pictures for your own promotion  •   BIA-produced ad included in the Sunday edition of The Columbus Dispatch

Contact: Bernadine Pesika or Linda Winrod
 

ProfileCost
Builder $1,750
Associate $1,400

Building Insider Magazine Advertising

Since 1982, Building Insider (previously Builder Update) has focused on sharing information about members and developments in the residential building industry of central Ohio. The magazine currently has a circulation of more than 1,000, including builders, remodelers, developers, Realtors and service professionals. According to the BIA Communications Audit, 85% of BIA members read Builder Update when it arrives in the mail. An unlimited number of consumers can also read the magazine on the BIA’s website. By advertising in the magazine, you can reach key decision makers.

2015 Building Insider Advertising Profile Information

Benefits: Full-color ad in magazine  •  Free design services with 6-time ad contracts  •  Listing on Builder Update page

Contact: Bernadine Pesika or Linda Winrod

Ad SizesBIA Members
1 Time Ad Rate
(per month)
BIA Members
3 Time Ad Rate
(per month)
BIA Members
6 Time Ad Rate
(per month)
Inside Front Cover* $775* $670* $655*
Back Cover (2/3 Page)* $775* $670* $655*
Inside Back Cover* $755* $660* $635*
Full Page $720 $630 $600
3c x 2r  &  2c x 3r $495 $435 $395
2c x 2r $380 $330 $300
3c x 1r  &  1c x 3r $320 $280 $255
2c x 1r  &  1c x 2r $225 $220 $200
1c x 1r $195 $170 $155

*These ad spaces are currently reserved. Ask about openings.

Online Directory Advertising

The BIA searchable online directory is accessible to both members and consumers.  Each company gets one free classified listing so that people can search for you.  You can purchase unlimited addition listings for $25 each.  You can also add your logo to your listing to help your company stand out from your peers. Primary BIA members will receive information about renewing and/or updating their membership information with their dues renewal.

Benefits: More searchable listing in the online directory

Contact: Bernadine Pesika
 

Ad SizesCost
First Classified Listing FREE
Extra Classified Listing $25
Logo $25

Engraved Pavers

Would you like to be a permanent part of the BIA of Central Ohio? How would you like to see your name engraved on a paver each and every time you visit the BIA? Think of how many other homebuilding professionals will see your company name each time they visit the BIA too! Members can purchase an engraved paver in the front walk-way or the rear patio of the BIA.

Paver Packages Form

Benefits: Paver at BIA Office  •  Listing on Sponsors webpage

Contact: Linda Winrod

PaversCost
Front Walk-way $1,000
Rear Patio $250
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