Sales: Gus Appenbrink 312-251-3131 x 26

Interested in promoting to the SAMA membership year round in a commercial manner? Become a corporate sponsor!


  • Seats at Pan-European Conference and/or Annual Conference (1 plus 1 or a total of 2 at one conference)
  • Individual memberships (2)
  • Promotional consideration for the Pan-European Conference and Annual Conference (mention in e-newsletter, brochure, meeting websites, post-conference communication)
  • Promotion on-site (signage, resource table, public mention, logo on message boards)
  • Logo display on SAMA’s homepage
  • Logo display on all out-going marketing emails (150+ per year)
  • Advertisements in Velocity® (3 per year)
  • Right of first refusal for special sponsorship projects*

*For Special Sponsorship Projects contact Gus Appenbrink 312-251-3131 x 26

Advertise in Velocity® Magazine

Velocity® Magazine runs three issues per year.

SizeMember RateNon-Member
Back Cover 8 1/2" x 11 $3,000 $3,600
Inside front or inside back cover 8 1/2" x 11" $2,400 $3,000
Full Page Inside 8 1/2"x 11" $1,500 $1,900
Half Page Inside 5 1/2"x 11" or 8 1/2"x 5 1/2" $900 $1,200
Quarter Page Inside 5 1/2"x 4" $600 $700
*Advertisers running ads in all three issues in a year (12 month period) will receive a 20% discount.


Ad specs:
  • All graphic files built using CMYK (files submitted in RGB or using PMS colors will be converted to CMYK, which could cause a color shift in the finished product)
  • File size must be the final trim size plus bleed. This means your files should be 0.25" larger than the product size 8.5"x11" (so, final size plus bleed would be 8.75"x11.25"). Please ensure your files are saved without any crop marks.
  • Fonts/Text - If working out of vector based software such as Illustrator, InDesign, or Freehand, all text must be converted to outlines before generating the final PDF file. If working out of Photoshop, simply flatten the image.
  • We recommend that all images used are at least 300dpi. Submitting files with a lower resolution than 300dpi can make the image look pixilated and blurry.
  • Do not place any critical images or text beyond the safety zone, which is at least 1/8" from the final trim size, in order to avoid it getting cut off when the finished piece is trimmed.
  •  Accepted File Types:
            * .PSD
            * .EPS
            * .PDF (high resolution only)
            * .TIF
            * .JPEG


2018 Ad deadlines:

Q1 Issue:  December 12, 2017
Bonus distribution at SAMA Pan-European Conference

Q2 Issue:  April 27, 2017
Bonus distribution at SAMA Annual Conference

Q3/4 Issue:  August 24, 2017
Bonus distribution at SAMA University Chicago

Sponsor the 2018 Pan-European Conference and Annual Conference

The 2018 Conferences offer a host of high-profile sponsorship and advertising opportunities. SAMA can work with you to customize a promotional package. Our staff has the knowledge of the conferences and a familiarity with the venues to help your company develop an effective, customized marketing plan.
Stay tuned for additional sponsorship and advertising opportunities in the fall.

Marketing Opportunities:

"New" Marketing
WiFi hot spot, Meeting App, Video Wall, Work Stations, Charging Stations

Print Advertising
Velocity® Magazine, Conference Program, Conference Map, Conference Daily

Thumb drives (pending contract), Show bags

Directional Signage, Freestanding signs, Academic Forum, General Sessions, Receptions

Keycards, Welcome bag, Room Drop bags (pending contract)


Current SAMA Corporate Sponsors
Corp Sponsors 900X72