the next SHOW of HANDS will take place

NOVEMBER 20-22, 2015


 

sponsorship details

Sponsorship is an integral part of the success of events like SHOW of HANDS.  As an in-kind, media or financial sponsor, you provide us with goods, services and/or monetary support, and we provide your business with extensive promotion to a steadfast and devoted group of consumers who are focused on independent businesses, the creative marketplace, and the ongoing success of their local economy.

Please read through the information below to get a better idea of what kinds of sponsors we're looking for, and the different ways we can work together to promote your brand!

 
 
Spring Show 2015:  Shout-Out Sponsor, and 3-time VIP Vendor, Neighborly

Spring Show 2015:  Shout-Out Sponsor, and 3-time VIP Vendor, Neighborly

Spring Show 2015  Shout-Out Sponsor, and 3-time VIP Vendor, Bonnie™

Spring Show 2015  Shout-Out Sponsor, and 3-time VIP Vendor, Bonnie™

 
 
Spring Show 2015  Ultimate Indie Sponsor, 345 NORTH

Spring Show 2015  Ultimate Indie Sponsor, 345 NORTH

Spring Show 2015  Directory Sponsor Page

Spring Show 2015  Directory Sponsor Page

 

 

OVERVIEW

In just two short years, SHOW of HANDS has quickly and confidently become one of the most well-known and highly-anticipated craft fairs in the Chicago area. Our previous shows include two Holiday Shows (held late November 2013 & 2014), held in the Ravenswood Event Center Showroom, boasting 3000+ and 5000+ attendees, respectively.  For 2015, at the request of both vendors and shoppers, we expanded the show, adding a 2nd show to our yearly roster (first Spring Show, held early May 2015).  And most exciting of all, we have relocated the show to our new home: the incredible, Architectural Artifacts!

Our upcoming Holiday Show (held November 20-22, 2015) will boast our most impressive group of vendors yet; over 80 INDEPENDENT ARTISTS, DESIGNERS & CRAFTSPEOPLE who are creating and selling some of the finest, most unique items around.

 
 
DATES / TIMES   Nov 20-22, 2015
Preview FRIDAY NIGHT    5pm - 9pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY  10am - 5pm
*At the very start of the holiday shopping season!
LOCATION   Architectural Artifacts
4325 N RAVENSWOOD AVENUE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS  60613

*Shop the 80,000 sq ft retail space during the show!
HOW TO GET THERE   #nbd
The show is located steps from the CTA BROWN LINE MONTROSE STATION and bus stops for the #78 BUS. *There is also ample street parking along Ravenswood Ave!

SHOW LOCATION: the amazing Architectural Artifacts at 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue! This 80,000 square foot warehouse is filled to the brim with antique and salvaged items from all corners of the globe. The retail space is open 7 Days a Week, 10am-5pm, and hosts special events such as weddings, corporate parties, charity fundraisers... and SHOW of HANDS, throughout the year.


show presenter & founder
orange beautiful

Orange Beautiful is an independently-owned design company specializing in custom graphic design & print work. Our studio is located in the north side neighborhood of Ravenswood in Chicago, Illinois.

Since opening for business in 2004, OrangeBeautiful has added over 1000 custom orders to its portfolio of wedding invitations, announcements, stationery and branding projects. We have exhibited at over 30 craft fairs and trade shows, including the Renegade Craft Fair (2008-present), the One of a Kind Show (2004-2008), in Chicago; and the National Stationery Show (2006-2008) in NYC. OB's extensive product line of letterpress and design goods has been carried in over 100 shops across the U.S. and worldwide.

mission objective

Our goal is to fill a void in the world of art fairs, handmade marketplaces and craft shows; to curate, organize, promote and fully execute a professional & highly-anticipated event for shoppers, sponsors and vendors alike.

As a sponsor, you will be a part of a tight-knit, dedicated group of like-minded professionals all working toward the same goal:

TO CREATE A SELF-SUSTAINING ECONOMY BASED AROUND THE SUCCESS OF INDEPENDENT MAKERS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

With our 10-year history as both a small business and an independent design brand, we are personally invested in the promotion and long-term success of all who participate in SHOW of HANDS. Not only are we striving to create a profitable sales environment and unique marketing opportunties for our vendors and sponsors, we are also strongly committed to turning those initial shoppers into loyal customers well beyond the days of the show.

target audience

hip, hard-working, unpretentious people who appreciate the beautiful things that our citizens make... very "chicago"

Regardless of age, gender or economic status, the 5,000+ shoppers who attended the last SHOW of HANDS Holiday have one thing in common: they love beautiful, well-made things. And they pride themselves on supporting creative entrepreneurs from the City of Chicago and beyond.

Our shoppers are a diverse (and awesome!) group of people. Over the past two years, we've found that those who attend our show are attentive, loyal and enthusiastic.  They show up, stay for hours, engage the vendors, and are eager to learn more about the process and dedication behind the goods they're buying...

best. customers. ever.

SHOW of HANDS Founder & Owner of OrangeBeautiful, Emily H Martin

SHOW of HANDS Founder & Owner of OrangeBeautiful, Emily H Martin

Vendor, Maya Mueble's amazing booth display at our 2015 Spring Show

Vendor, Maya Mueble's amazing booth display at our 2015 Spring Show

Vendor, Doodlebooth doing an illustrated portrait at our 2015 Spring Show

Vendor, Doodlebooth doing an illustrated portrait at our 2015 Spring Show

Vendor, Real. Soaps chatting with shoppers at our 2015 Spring Show

Vendor, Real. Soaps chatting with shoppers at our 2015 Spring Show

let's crunch some numbers:


If you're looking to get your brand in front of a new, design-savvy audience
SHOW of HANDS is the event for you!


OUR SPONSORSHIP NEEDS

There are three types of sponsorship available: MEDIA, IN-KIND and FINANCIAL SPONSORS. Please read through the options to see what type and/or level would be the most appropriate to your business.  While Financial Sponsorships are the most common, and can - for obvious reasons - go the furthest as far as show promotion and execution are concerned, we LOVE media and in-kind sponsorships, as well!

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MEDIA SPONSORSHIP

YOU PROVIDE:
news coverage, event photography, featured blog posts/articles, or other types of media attention

SHOW of HANDS PROVIDES:
extensive promotion of your publication, brand, company or service in the weeks leading up to the show, at the show itself, and in the months following the show (in promotions for SoH Spring 2016)

Potential Media Sponsors:
  • NEWS OUTLETS
  • CHICAGO AREA BLOGS
  • DESIGN/CRAFT BLOGS
  • INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS
  • and MORE!

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IN-KIND SPONSORSHIP

YOU PROVIDE:
tangible item or service that either helps to promote SHOW of HANDS in the weeks leading up to the event, or that improves/adds to the event itself

SHOW of HANDS PROVIDES:
extensive promotion of your brand, company or service in the weeks leading up to the show, at the show itself, and in the months following the show (in promotions for SoH Spring 2016)
Examples of In-Kind Sponsorship:
  • items for SHOW GIFT BAGS Qty. 200
  • hosting a PRE-SHOW EVENT
    at your space
  • REFRESHMENTS for 500-1000 attendees at our exclusive
    Friday Night Preview Event
  • VENUE NEEDS decor, installation(s), displays, centerpieces, etc.
  • GIVEAWAYS / RAFFLE ITEMS for shoppers on Saturday morning

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FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP

YOU PROVIDE:
monetary support that helps SHOW of HANDS fund promotion for the show and/or general production costs (such as rentals, security, clean-up, etc.)

SHOW of HANDS PROVIDES:
extensive promotion of your brand, company or service in the weeks leading up to the show, at the show itself, and in the months following the show (in promotions for SoH Spring 2016)

Here's a few examples:
  • INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
    inc. existing Show of Hands Vendors
  • LOCAL CHICAGO BUSINESSES
  • BRICK & MORTAR STOREFRONTS
  • NEWLY LAUNCHED PRODUCTS
  • LARGER COMPANIES in support of
    smaller, independent businesses

FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP LEVELS


 

shout-out sponsor +$250 for vendors only

Shout-Out Sponsorship is for those businesses already participating as Vendors. While all Vendors will be extensively promoted simply by having a booth and selling their goods during the weekend show, SHOUT-OUT SPONSORS will also receive the following additional promotion:
  • company name and/or logo (space permitting) on the Show of Hands website and OrangeBeautiful's design blog*
  • company logo included on ALL promotional materials: postcards, posters, show directory, CTA Ad campaign, etc.
  • a blog post mention about your brand/business on OrangeBeautiful's design blog and our monthly company newsletter*

ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!

get your hands up sponsor $500

  • full company name and logo listed prominently on the Show of Hands website
  • company/brand advertisement posted in sidebar of OrangeBeautiful's design blog*
  • company logo included on ALL promotional materials: postcards, posters, show directory, CTA Ad campaign, etc.
  • a feature blog post dedicated to your brand/business on OrangeBeautiful's design blog as well as a write-up in our monthly company newsletter prior to the show*

2 OF 3 REMAINING

indie supreme sponsor $1500

  • full company name and logo listed prominently on the Show of Hands website
  • company/brand advertisement posted in sidebar of OrangeBeautiful's design blog*
  • full company logo included on ALL promotional materials: postcards, posters, show directory, etc.
  • a feature blog post dedicated to your brand/business on OrangeBeautiful's design blog as well as a write-up in our monthly company newsletter prior to the show*
  • logo featured on CTA Rail Interior Ads & Platform Ads (multi-week campaign, Brown & Red Lines)
  • first dibs on inclusion in all additional promo opportunities; i.e. gift bag items, blog giveaways, raffles etc.
  • mentions, links and logos included in all press releases, online and print articles
  • higher level on all promo materials +plus brand-dedicated signage at show itself

3 OF 3 REMAINING

ultimate indie sponsor $3000

  • full company name and logo listed prominently on the Show of Hands website
  • company/brand advertisement posted in sidebar of OrangeBeautiful's design blog*
  • full company logo included on ALL promotional materials: postcards, posters, show directory, etc.
  • a feature blog post dedicated to your brand/business on OrangeBeautiful's design blog
  • brand/company-dedicated newsletter mailing (e-blast) prior to the show*
  • logo highest/most prominent on CTA Rail Interior Ads & Platform Ads (multi-week campaign, Brown & Red Lines)
  • first dibs on inclusion in all additional promo opportunities; i.e. gift bag items, blog giveaways, raffles etc.
  • mentions, links and logos included in all press releases, online and print articles
  • highest level on all promo materials +plus brand-dedicated signage at show itself
  • PHYSICAL PRESENCE OPTION | brand-dedicated display, information table -or- feature area in showroom
  • PHYSICAL PRESENCE OPTION | logo prominently featured on gift bags, show entry signage, volunteer/vendor badges, etc.
  • CUSTOMIZED, BRAND-SPECIFIC PROMOTION: CONTACT US to discuss the endless possibilities!

2 OF 2 REMAINING

* Blog  approx. 30,000 monthly visits  |  Newsletter  2500+ Mailing List Subscribers  |  3000+ Followers on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook
- Printed materials will be distributed before and during the 3-day event to an expected 6,500+ shoppers, fellow sponsors & press
- Web promotions will remain active through February 2016, when preparations will begin for our upcoming spring show (April/May 2016)
- Blog posts do not expire; hits/traffic from our post will continue for years to come!


ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

cta ad campaign feature promotion $500

DEADLINE: PAYMENT DUE BY EOD, OCTOBER 7TH 2015

Full Campaign to include (40) Rail Interior Ads on the Brown Line and Red Line, as well as (3) 2-panel platform ads on the Brown Line: the Western Station (highest traffic volume, north side commutor), the Montrose Station (nearest to show location) & the Southport Station (highest overall traffic). While ALL SPONSORS will have their logos included on CTA ads, we will work with Feature Promotion brands to highlight and incorporate them in the message of the ad.

DURATION: October 26th, 2015 - November 23rd, 2015  (4 weeks)

PREVIEW NIGHT EVENT SPONSOR $500
ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

For the first time at our highly-attended Holiday Show, we will be adding a special Friday Night Preview Event to our regularly-scheduled weekend dates! This event is focused primarily on VIP Shoppers, members of the press, shop owners and fellow designers.

RECOMMENDED FOR: businesses/brands in the Special Event or Design Industry; Breweries & Distilleries; Merchandising & Display Artists, etc.
Chicago Star Glass, from Vendor/Sponsor, Neighborly

Chicago Star Glass, from Vendor/Sponsor, Neighborly

CTA Ad from our 2014 Holiday Campaign

 
 

feature ad in our show directory $500

Promote your brand/business directly to our 6500+ shoppers by placing an ad in our Show Directory.  Designed & printed by show founder/producer, OrangeBeautiful, these directories will not only help shoppers navigate the space during the show, they also serve as a reference guide of URLs and business info for all of our Vendors, Sponsors and Ad Customers.

BONUS: We'll use your logo/artwork and copy to create this full-page, feature ad just for you!

show directory ad $250

All the perks of the Feature Ad (details at left), but 1/2 the space... at 1/2 the cost! Perfect for small businesses, start-ups, and those companies with smaller marketing budgets. *You provide print-ready artwork to-size.

IDEA: We suggest including a discount or coupon code in your ad to motivate customer interaction after the show!

local music sponsorship $500

For our upcoming Spring Show, Joshua Wentz of Sidedown Audio will once again curate an amazing 20-hour playlist of music exclusively from CHICAGO LOCAL musicians, bands and independent recording artists. Local Music Sponsors will be featured online, in our show directory and in signage displayed at our music booth.

RECOMMENDED: businesses/brands in the Music Industry; Radio Stations, Record Labels, Music Venues, Retail Shops, etc.
 
 
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in-kind sponsorship

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Financial Sponsorship

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Additional Promotional Opportunities


*Interested in both a Financial Sponsorship Level and an Additional Promotional Opportunitiy?  Please process two separate orders - or - EMAIL US and we'll send you a combined invoice.


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
OR WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS SPONSORSHIP FURTHER
PLEASE CONTACT US!

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www.showofhandschicago.com/sponsorship