Wild Deadwood Reads is hosting year two of our Book Signing and Legendary events June 7-9, 2018, and we want you to be part of the fun!
As a sponsor, you’ll reach over 100 Authors plus Cover Models and Author’s Assistants – not to mention all the readers who’ll flock to our beautiful new venue, Deadwood Mountain Grand. Again this year, there are no refunds if you have to cancel, sorry.
We have exciting opportunities for you whether you’re located in or near Deadwood, are heading to Deadwood for the event, or just want to reach our attendees from the comfort of your desk chair.
- Our Sponsorship Opportunities are flexible and affordable so that if you’ve never considered marketing to a group like ours before, you won’t make the wrong choice by choosing any of our options.
Do you have a small business? Or a BIG one? Our Sponsorship Packages include the highest visibility for your business’s brand, and easy recognizability with our strategic repetition of your logo and name.
Will you be in town in June? On a first-come, first-serve basis, we have a limited number of Vendor Tables for your businesses to sell your goods or share information about your services. They’re located in a high-visibility area in the book signing room between the entrance to the room and the Concessions Stand. Book yours early to ensure you have a hot spot at the signing.
Our Memory Book will be handed to every reader and author at the book signing, and it’s the perfect place to advertise your business. These books have spaces where each of the Authors can autograph, which makes the books highly collectable. Your ad will be viewed long after the event ends.
* take a look at the design of our Memory Book by clicking HERE and choose the perfect size for your ad.
* consider including a discount code in your ad to grab even more attention!
Sponsorship Packages are perfect for getting your business name out to your prime customers, the authors and readers who will be flocking to our Book Signing.
- Our Sponsorship Packages include the highest visibility for your brand, and easy recognizability with our strategic repetition of your logo and name
- Will you be in town in June? We have a limited number of Vendor Tables available in a prominent area of the book signing room. Reserve yours early to ensure you have a hot spot at this busy event.
Sponsorship Packages (no vendor table)
- Package A – $50 includes: 1) Your company brand on the Wild Deadwood Reads website with a link to your page 2) A specially-created meme for Facebook, for the WDR blog, and for sharing by authors, readers, cover models, and in Boosted FB Posts by WDR hosts 3) A small (4x2, 4x4, or 8x2) ad in the Memory Book
- Package B – $75 includes: 1 and 2 from above plus 3) Your brand on poster at the WDR event and 4) A MEDIUM (4x6) ad in the Memory Book
- Package C – $100 includes: 1, 2, and 3 from above but with a LARGE (8x6) ad in the Memory Book
- Package D – $125 includes: 1, 2, and 3 from above but with a FULL PAGE (8 1/2 x 11) ad in the Memory Book
Sponsorship Packages WITH VENDOR TABLE
- Package E – $125 includes: 1) Your company brand on the Wild Deadwood Reads website with a link to your page 2) A specially-created meme for Facebook, for the WDR blog, and for sharing by authors, readers, cover models, and in Boosted FB Posts by WDR hosts 3) A VENDOR table at the WDR Saturday book signing and 4) A LARGE (8x6) ad in the Memory Book
- Package F – $150 includes: 1, 2, and 3 from above but with a FULL PAGE (8 1/2 x 11) ad in the Memory Book
If you’re looking to create your own sponsorship package, we have great, individual advertising opportunities for you! Take a look at all the fun things you can add your brand to:
All Event Sponsorships include your Logo, Author/Business Name, and Link on the event’s detailed website page; and ultimate recognition as your Name and Bio/Company Info is read at the event or on the motorcoach ride.
- Our Event Sponsorships strategically spotlight your brand in a variety of mediums, assuring that your generosity in lowering the ticket costs will be recognized and appreciated by attendees
Thursday Meet-and-Greet $75
Where: Bill’s Backstage Bar and Deck in the Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino
Format: Cash bar with in-house made Chex-mix to snack on
6:30 – 7 PM, Authors Only meet each other and pick up their neck wallets, tickets, schedules, etc.
7 – 9 PM, Readers, Cover Models, Author Assistants, Vendors, and Sponsors will join the author
Sponsorship: includes seven (7) drink tickets to give away, or to use! Your Logo, Business Name, and Link listed on the Meet-and-Greet event’s detailed website page, and strong recognition as your name and bio/company info is read during the event.
Friday Multi-Stop Sightseeing Trip $75
Where: Meet motorcoach at front door of hotel
Format: Motorcoach trip and ALL INCLUSIVE sightseeing
8:45 AM board motorcoach at front door of Hotel
9:00 AM Depart for Keystone
10 AM to 11:50 AM Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour and Gold Panning (mine tour and gold panning included in price)
11:50 AM board motorcoach for Crazy Horse Memorial
12:15 PM to 2:15 PM Crazy Horse Memorial Tour and Lunch Break (memorial tour and buffet lunch included in price)
2:15 PM board motorcoach for Hill City
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM Prairie Berry Wine and/or Beer Tasting in Hill City (one flight of wine or beer included in price)
4:00 PM board motorcoach for Deadwood
5:00 PM arrive at hotel in Deadwood
Sponsorship: DOES NOT include tour cost for sponsor, which will range from $40 – $80 depending on total amount of sponsorship received. Sponsorship DOES include your Logo, Business Name, and Link listed on the Sightseeing Trip event’s detailed website page, and strong recognition as your name and bio/company info is read during the motorcoach trip. Sponsors are also welcome to organize games and/or local information talks during the motorcoach portions of the trip (example: trivia questions about South Dakota).
Saturday Rodeo Behind the Chutes VIP Package $75
Where: Meet at front gates of Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds right in Deadwood
Format: Format: An early Behind the Chutes VIP Package including a Behind the Chutes Tour, Dinner With Cowboys, Premium Seating for the Rodeo, and many more exciting surprises (more info on this soon)
Afternoon Behind the Chutes VIP Package, time and details to be determined
4:45 PM the VIP experience starts
7:00 PM Rodeo Start-time
12:00 Midnight the VIP experience winds down
Sponsorship: DOES NOT include “Excite Package” (which will range from $50 – $100 per person) depending on the total amount of sponsorship received. Sponsorship DOES include your Logo, Business Name, and Link listed on the Rodeo event’s detailed website page, and strong recognition as your name and bio/company info is HANDED TO EACH ATTENDEE during the Rodeo. (Sorry, due to the level of music played before the rodeo, it is not possible to read bios/company information aloud).
Saturday Wild Book Reading at Wild Bill Bar $75
Where: Wild Bill Bar 624 Main St, Deadwood
Format: Cash Bar and Sponsored Dessert
7:00 PM meet at the upstairs room of Wild Bill’s Bar, which has been lovingly restored as a Victorian theater with bistro tables
-Authors will read their favorite scenes from their books
-Enjoy desserts sponsored by the authors and local businesses
Sponsorship: Your Logo, Business Name, and Link listed on the Wild Book Readings event’s detailed website page, and strong recognition as your name and bio/company info is read during the event.
Take a look at the layout of for the Memory Book by clicking HERE and then come back and choose a size for your full-color ad in this highly-coveted author autograph book:
- Our Memory Book will be handed to every reader and author at the book signing. These books are highly collectable, and your ad will be viewed long after the event ends
***SOLD OUT***Elevator clings $400 (only 5 available)
Beautiful, full-color clings, professionally printed and installed on the inside or outside of the elevator door (rated PG only, please).
***SOLD OUT***Logo on all name tags (Author, Reader, Cover Model, Assistant, Vendor, Volunteer) 1″ x 1″ $100 (only ONE sponsorship available)
Your logo, facing front-and-center on hundreds of people, and not just at the book signing – it’ll be seen and all over town and around the area.
***SOLD OUT***Author seating map for book signing 2″ x 2″ $75 (only ONE sponsorship available)
An 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper handed to readers as they enter the book signing. Consider including a coupon for them to tear off and use.
***SOLD OUT***Event schedule tucked into the back clear-pocket of the neck wallets 1″ x 1″ $100 (only ONE sponsorship available)
Your logo placed where Readers and Authors will see it often as they refer to this schedule over the course of the event.
***SOLD OUT***Volunteer T-Shirts $100 (only TWO sponsorships available)
Your logo printed LARGE on the backs of the brightly colored T-shirts worn by our volunteers during the Saturday Breakfast With the Authors and Book Signing. The shirts will be professionally printed with your logo and shipped to the hotel. Two authors’ logos will be on each shirt, unless one author prefers to purchase both sponsorships and have just their one logo on the back of the shirt. The front of the shirt will have the Wild Deadwood Reads logo.
***SOLD OUT***Wristbands for Breakfast With the Authors $100 (only ONE sponsorship available)
Your logo on hundreds of Tyvek wristbands fastened to everyone who registers for the Saturday breakfast before the book signing. Professionally printed with your logo and shipped to the hotel.
***SOLD OUT***Bags for Book Signing $250 (only ONE sponsorship available)
Choose the bag you’d like to place your logo (or a group of authors’ or sponsors’ logos) on, and we’ll have it printed and shipped to the hotel.
***SOLD OUT***Pens on the Neck Wallets of All Attendees $50 (only ONE sponsorship available)
On the back of each neck wallet, there’s a loop to hold a pen, and you can have your branded pen in each of those loops. You must be in Deadwood and available Thursday, June 7 at Noon MST to place your pens in the loops of the neck wallets, and you must provide your own branded pens (quantity to be determined 60 days prior to the event.) Neck wallets will be given to all authors, readers, cover models, author assistants, volunteers, and anyone else who registers.
Water bottles on the authors’ tables (bring 150 bottles) $25 (only TWO sponsorships available)
Bring 150 bottles of water to the book signing, and – using a nice cord or ribbon – attach your business card or advertising to the bottle – something the authors will take off the bottle when they recycle it, and will want to take home with them! Must be present at Book Signing to distribute bottles. If one sponsor prefers to bring 300 bottles and distribute them at two different times, please purchase both sponsorships.
Snack on the authors’ tables (bring 150 pieces) $25 (only TWO sponsorships available)
Bring 150 individually-packaged snacks and be sure to attach your advertising or business card in a way that won’t be discarded. Then, at sometime around Noon, walk through the book signing and introduce yourself to the authors in a memorable way. Must be present at Book Signing to distribute snacks. If one sponsor prefers to bring 300 bottles and distribute them at two different times, please purchase both sponsorships.