Sponsorship & Advertising

WPPI reaches the best in the wedding photography and filmmaking industry. With options to fit every budget you can easily extend your reach beyond your booth without breaking the bank. Through any of our unique sponsorship products, you have the chance to make your brand stand out from the crowd. Download our sponsorship brochure today or use the tabs below to explore all of the opportunities available in 2018.

Show Bags


Have your logo travel the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on attendees’ arms and the Las Vegas streets afterwards. Each of our nearly 13,000 attendees will get a sponsor-provided bag that will be branded with your company’s name and logo. Catch your audience’s attention and ensure you stay with them throughout the show and afterwards.

WPPI Show Bag Insert


WPPI’s 2018 show bag offers companies the opportunity to place information on your show specials, coupons and small swag into attendees’ hands right away! Include your literature to drive traffic and increase your exposure at WPPI! (Opportunity pending Show Bag sponsor).

NEW! Branded Pen & Notepad


Be notable at WPPI by sponsoring branded pens and notepads for over 4,000 conference attendees! Photographers engage with esteemed educators in seminars and workshops, they’ll need something to write their notes with. Support education at WPPI in an easy and highly visible way.

Hotel Room Drops

Call for Pricing

Surprise each WPPI attendee staying at the WPPI hotels with a gift! Take this opportunity to inform them of your company’s special conference promotions and product launches. Whether it’s a piece of new gear or conference-related swag, WPPI attendees will be sure to notice personal touches at their door! Hotel room block to include Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor and Excalibur.

NEW! Branded Room Key Card Sleeves


Make a dramatic impact right from the start. Get seen by every photographer staying at WPPI hotels with your company logo and booth number on branded hotel key card sleeves. Hotel room block to include Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor and Excalibur.

Registration Sponsorship

$17,500 (Exclusive)

Welcome each WPPI attendee as soon as they walk in the door. Your company logo will be strategically placed at the top of our Registration design ensuring attendees are surrounded by your brand. Sponsor can also stock one piece of literature at the desk to drive traffic to their booth.

Badgeholder Sponsor

$15,000 (Exclusive)

Sponsor the one item attendees can’t enter the show without—their badges! Your logo will be printed prominently at the top of the badge holder and be given to every attendee at registration. Sponsorship includes production of 2-color screen print and distribution of 13,000 badges.

Lanyard Sponsor

$15,000 (Exclusive)

Stay close to our attendees’ hearts! The Lanyard Sponsor will have your company’s logo or URL printed on the lanyard. Your company name goes everywhere badge-wearing attendees go! Sponsor to provide 13,000 doubleclipped lanyards.

The WPPI Opening Night Event

Call for Pricing, Custom Sponsorships Available

The Official WPPI event is one of the most popular events of the conference. Call your sales rep and customize your sponsorship package. In addition to branding on all pre- and onsite marketing promotions, opportunities may include logos on drink tickets or entry passes, photo booth space, swag distribution, and more!

Evening Keynote Sponsorship

Call for pricing, Custom Sponsorships Available

A customized package, this sponsorship opportunity at Mandalay Bay Convention Center can include your company’s name and logo on the stage’s backdrop, your logo on napkins, promotional materials on attendee chairs, and even the ability to introduce the keynote speaker. Call your sales rep today to discuss your options.

WPPI The Annual Print, Album & Filmmaking Competition

Prices start at $3,000, Custom Sponsorships Available

In 2017, WPPI received more than 3,000 entries for The Annual. Each entry is critiqued and judged by renowned photographers in front of our attendees, an element of our dedication to continued education. Sponsors will have custom branding in judging rooms, in pre-show communications regarding the competition, as well as on the competition and conference’s website.

Official Wi-Fi Sponsor

Call for Pricing

Make everyone smile and get them connected as the official WPPI 2018 Wi-Fi sponsor. All attendees will access Wi-Fi with your customized
username, logo and landing page. Your logo and customized banner (that clicks through to your site) will appear on the homepage when attendees log on. Additionally, your sponsorship will be advertised in all pre-show attendee newsletters and on-site meter board signs.

Coffee Station

Call for pricing, Six Available/2 per day

Be considered the “local hero” by supplying FREE coffee in the mornings for WPPI attendees at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. On-site signage will be provided to honor your official sponsorship!

Launch Pad


This pre-show event allows you to get high quality face time with approximately 1,000 WPPI attendees and registered media. Give them a sneak peek of what products and services you offer before the expo opens! Package includes a 6-foot skirted table with two chairs, a postal mailing list of Launch Pad attendees, and the listing of your company on the WPPI website and mobile app as a Launch Pad participant.

Power of Print (POP) at WPPI Theater

Limited Availability, Custom Sponsorships Available

FEBRUARY 26-28 / Deadline: January 26
Today’s most successful wedding and portrait photographers will tell their stories of how they built their businesses and careers by enhancing the relationships with their customers through the lasting power of printed products. POP will teach photographers how to elevate and maintain their business through the power of print ensuring longterm success. POP includes a 30-minute conference session in the show floor theater, product display in the theater and feature unique trade show demos at your booth. Marketing campaign will include: dedicated column in Rangefinder, banners ads and social posts.

WPPI Awards Ceremony

Packages start at $10,000

Be a part of an amazing evening as WPPI recognizes the winners of the WPPI The Annual: Print, Album & Filmmaking Competition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, along with other winners of the International Photography Competitions. Customize your sponsorship package and elevate your brand in front of more than 1,000 photographers and industry leaders by participating in or sponsoring our most prestigious event.

Photo Walks

Contact Theresa.Rafetto@emeraldexpo.com for pricing

WPPI is revolutionizing Photo Walks. Introducing new gear or accessories? Place your products in photographers’ hands as they journey through Las Vegas, capturing unique moments, led by some of the world’s most photography visionaries. Each of our 50 Photo Walks will be an intimate experience, limited to 25 people. Our WPPI Facebook page, with over 69,000 followers, will feature photos from and of your walkers during and after the conference. Just choose a hashtag and count the impressions! Sponsors can choose to purchase all 25 tickets to distribute to customers or for promotions. Other options include a newsletter to the attendees and a chance to conduct a survey. Sponsors will provide gear and materials, branded bags, and talking points for speaker.

Focus Groups/Surveys

Call for Pricing

Learn from our attendees. Let us customize focus groups and surveys to meet your marketing needs.

Show Floor Happy Hours

Call for Pricing

Nothing brings people together like a drink, right? Talk to us about Happy Hour sponsorship opportunities on the show floor that can drive traffic to your booth and stir up meaningful conversations with potential prospects. Pricing varies depending on time and quantity, but all Happy Hour sponsorships will be complemented with additional marketing from WPPI to support your activation on the show floor.

Aisle Sign Sponsor

$10,000 Company Logo & Booth # or $15,000 Full Image with Company Logo & Booth #

Aisle signs guide attendees through the floor as the main visual road map. Your company logo and booth number will be seen in a prominent location all day long by attendees—a great way to drive more traffic with your logo and booth number.

Mandalay Bay Video Marquee

Call for Pricing & Details

Located on Las Vegas Boulevard, you will have the opportunity to reach thousands as they drive pass the heavily trafficked infamous Las Vegas Boulevard.

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Hanging Banners

Call for Pricing/Options - Limited Availability

Take advantage of this premium, exclusive positioning and make an impact on attendees. Production, rigging, and labor included.

Bayside Foyer TV Monitors

Call for Pricing & Locations

You can rent up to 3 TV monitors and engage WPPI attendees with branding and messaging.

Floor Graphics

$15,000 (Exclusive)

Guide attendees to your booth with up to 15–5 x 5-foot floor decals on t he expo hall floor. WPPI attendees will be putting in a lot of steps over three days, so it’s a great way to increase presence.

Window Clings Shark Reef Entrance

Call for Pricing

Captivate WPPI attendees as they make their way into the Mandalay Bay fr om the east parking lot, eager to
visit booths and test out new products. Customize your cling to advertise your brand, booth number, or show
promotions. Production, installation, and labor included.

Escalator Branding

Call for Pricing (Two Available)

Get your logo on the handrail, escalator sides, and the escalator landings. This is great coverage at WPPI. Production, installation and dismantling included; sponsor to provide artwork. For multiple graphics, contact your Sales Rep to discuss a customized package.

Digital Advertising/Video Walls

Call for Pricing

Capture the attention of every WPPI attendee all day/every day by placing your messaging and branding at the Event Center and/or Convention Center Video Walls. Showcase your brand through digital advertising with either a 20-second video spot or a still 10-second spot, social media 2-minute spot.

Advertising Billboard

Call for Pricing, Limited Availability

This is one of the most high visibility areas within the Mandalay Bay Convention. Every attendee as they walk from the public space from the hotel and casino will turn a corner and see your marketing message. This is an excellent opportunity to welcome attendees and make an impactful presence.

Restroom Mirror Clings

Starting at $2,000

Place your message to attendees as they take a quick break from the trade show floor. Here’s an excellent opportunity to capture their focused attention.

Show Countdown Sponsor


Take advantage of our show’s web traffic. Put your logo front and center on the WPPI website next to the countdown clock! Your company name and booth number will be on the homepage near the top of the show website, where each visitor can click through directly to the page of your choice.

Pre/Post-Show List Rental


Send a dedicated email, using your creative message, to last year’s WPPI attendees or exclusively to the WPPI 2018 pre-registered attendees just weeks before the show or to our full attendee list after the show.

2018 WPPI "Essential Reads" Post Show Newsletter

$1,000 per newsletter slot

Our Custom Media team will create a newsletter and social media campaign that will recap all of the highlights at the 2018 WPPI conference and expo. This opportunity offers sponsors’ inclusion in an editorial-style newsletter, which profiles each company, including a recap of product launches and show promotions. Take full advantage of your presence at WPPI with this exclusive post-show communication to all 2018 WPPI attendees. This dedicated newsletter will be sent to a large audience, which includes:
• The 2018 WPPI Attendee List, plus our current WPPI/Rangefinder email database, including RF digital subscribers. Estimated unique emails: 70,000
• RF/WPPI PhotoPause newsletter opt-in subscribers. Unique email count: 68,000
• In addition to this, the WPPI recap newsletter content will be posted to our RF/WPPI blog.
• Promotions for the WPPI recap newsletter will include posts to the WPPI and Rangefinder Facebook pages, and posts will be boosted for 5 days.

WPPI Mobile App Title Sponsorship

$15,000 (Exclusive)

Engage with our attendees as your logo appears on the opening splash page of the app and up to three rotating bottom screen banners throughout the app. This opportunity also gives your company an exclusive outbound email declaring your sponsorship of the app and your logo on any app-r elated emails or promotion on-site. Your company will also be listed as the ‘Title Sponsor’ on the WPPI website landing page as well as dedicated meterboards encouraging attendees to download the app.

Additional Mobile App Opportunities



NEW! WPPI Instagram Takeovers

Call for Pricing

Get exposure to over 45,700 of our avid followers with our Instagram takeover opportunities. Option to sponsor our Instagram account pre or post-show daily or multiple days.



Make sure everyone is aware of the specials you are featuring at the show. Broadcast your show specials and announcements to WPPI pre-registered attendees in the Exhibitor News section of the Attendee Newsletter.

Exclusive banner ad spot at the top of the newsletter that will link back to your WPPI Planner profile. Tentative senddates: January 30, February 6, 13, 20 and March 13, 2018

Add your brand logo to the newsletter for instant recognition. Logo will be hyperlinked to your online WPPI Planner profile.

Get an image of your product in front of thousands of photo enthusiasts in our highly-visible newsletters. Includes your logo on the right rail, near the top, as well as links to your Product Showcase in the Exhibitor News section. Be featured in a single newsletter or in each of the five we are sendingout on the dates listed above.

Premium Digital Pacakge


Stand out in our floor map, mobile app and online planner by upgrading your exhibitor profile. Upgrade can be purchased within your Exhibitor Console. For more details, click below.

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WPPI Show Guide Ads

Varies, Call for details

Handed out at the WPPI conference within the February issue of Rangefinder, the Show Guide reaches over 13,000 show attendees. The content of the Show Guide will include information on Seminars, Master Classes, special events, keynote speakers, and registration information, giving you the perfect opportunity to promote your show specials and sponsored events.

Booth Locator Ad


The Booth Locator includes a complete exhibitor listing by company name, URL and booth number. Not only is your company and booth highlighted, but you will also receive a 3-3/4 x 5–inch ad in the loca tor. This is a great place to list your speaker schedule, show specials, or coupon for giveaways. The ad will be spot color to match the show’s design.

Pre/Post-Show List Rental Package


Send a dedicated direct mail, using your creative message, to last year’s WPPI attendees or exclusively to the WPPI 2018 pre-registered attendees just weeks before the show or to our full attendee list after the show.

To inquire about Advertising Opportunities contact one of our Sales Representatives:

Mike Gangel
Show Director

Tim Payne
Account Executive

Joe Kowalsky
Account Executive