2018 IABC Gold Quill Awards program sponsorship opportunities

November 1, 2017

May 2, 2018


+1 202-486-5990

Awards Description

Affiliate your brand with the best of the best in communication and celebrate the profession by sponsoring the exceptional Gold Quill Awards program.

The Gold Quill Awards are IABC’s premier awards program recognizing and fostering excellence in the field of business communication, and recipients from all over the world are recognized for their achievements across the communication profession.

Winners are recognized each year at the Excellence Gala, held during the IABC World Conference. In 2018, the World Conference will take place in Montréal, 3–6 June.

Table Sponsorship Package, Excellence Gala (10 seats)—US$2,500

Celebrate your winning team with a reserved table at the Excellence Gala, with logo recognition on World Conference and Gold Quill Awards websites and at the event.

  • Reserved post-awards ceremony dinner table for 10 guests.
  • Reserved seating at awards ceremony.
  • Logo on World Conference website.
  • Logo on Gold Quill website.
  • Logo recognition on screen at Excellence Gala.

Gold Sponsorship for the 2018 IABC Gold Quill Awards program and Excellence Gala—US$25,000

Held each year in celebration of the highest achievements in the communication profession, the glamorous Excellence Gala at the IABC World Conference is the communication professional’s night of nights, filled with inspiration, delicious food, top-quality entertainment, and hours of enjoyment.

IABC honors Gold Quill Award winners, IABC Fellows, and winners of the Chairman’s Award, Jake Wittmer Award, Business Issue Award and Sharon Berzok Award.

The Excellence Gala is a black tie-optional dinner that has long been one of IABC’s most prestigious events. It’s a perfect opportunity celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of your team or clients. In 2018, the Excellence Gala will be held on 5 June 2018 in Montréal. Join your peers for an evening of excitement and delight.

The Gold Sponsorship package includes:

  • Logo placement at top of Gold Quill website with Gold Level recognition.
  • Logo on Gold Quill website branding to the Gold Level Excellence Gala sponsorship.
  • Logo placement in the Call for Entries online.
  • Two free entries to the Gold Quill Awards program.
  • Cross-branding of your organization with a link to your website in all print and online promotional material for the Gold Quill Awards and Excellence Gala.
  • Branding on Excellence Gala program.
  • One reserved table at the 2017 Excellence Gala (seating for eight).
  • Full-page ad in the Excellence Gala program.
  • Onsite branded signage at the Excellence Gala.
  • Opportunity to participate on stage to make welcoming remarks or to present an award.
  • Opportunity to place company literature in room at the Gold Quill Awards/ Excellence Gala.
  • Primary sponsorship of tweet chat and webinar for Gold Quill entrants.

The package includes the following 2018 World Conference benefits:

  • 10 x 10 exhibit space (Monday, 4 June from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EDT, and Tuesday, 5 June, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT).
  • Includes four passes for exhibit staff.
  • Opportunity to have your booth raffle prizes promoted by IABC.
  • Logo and company description listed in conference website with link to sponsor’s site.
  • Your brand associated with the Gold Quill Awards/ Excellence Gala on the digital monitors placed in high-traffic areas.
  • Three World Conference and Excellence Gala registrations (Full Registrations).
  • Two passes to the IABC Leaders’ Reception (invitation-only; Saturday, 2 June).
  • Opportunity for a 20-minute Solution Provider presentation in the exhibit hall.
  • Recognition, logo and link to your company in the conference app.

Silver Sponsorship for Gold Quill Awards divisions—US$15,000 each

Division 1: Communication  Management
Division 2: Communication Research
Division 3: Communication Training and Education
Division 4: Communication Skills

  • Logo on Gold Quill Award website, branded with your chosen division.
  • Cross-branding of company in print and online promotional material for the Gold Quill Awards and Excellence Gala at the IABC World Conference.
  • One free entry to the Gold Quill Awards program.
  • Logo on Excellence Gala print menu card.
  • Presentation of Excellence Awards in your sponsored division at the Excellence Gala at the World Conference.
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Excellence Gala at the World Conference.
  • Onsite branded signage at the Excellence Gala.
  • Full-page ad in the IABC World Conference online program.
  • Thirty days of sidebar advertisement in Communication World.
  • First right of refusal for 2019 Silver Sponsorship of chosen Division.

For sponsorship inquiries please contact:

Pamela Strother, CAE
P | +1 202-486-5990
E | pstrother@iabc.com

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