Marketing & Advertising

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

Experience Ocean City 2021 Official Guide

Experience Ocean City

  • This comprehensive resource is full of valuable information featuring hotels, motels, realtors, campgrounds, restaurants, amusements, golf courses, shopping, and more.
  • 175,000 copies are printed annually and distributed to prospective vacationers throughout the region and Canada via direct (bulk) mail and hundreds of AAA offices and welcome. In addition, thousands are distributed at trade & travel shows throughout the year.
  • The Planner is also readily available for visitors in a digital format to flip through & view online.
  • This is the Official Vacation Planning publication for Ocean City… You don’t want to miss having your business showcased! Please contact Debbie Haas for details on:
  • Pricing
  • Deadline
  • Space reservation

Email Debbie Haas, Marketing & Outreach Manager, or call 410-213-0144, ext. 104

Click here to view the 2022 Experience Ocean City

 

Enhanced Listing on Chamber Website

Enhance your online profile on our website to include your company logo, photos, videos, longer business description up to 1600 characters, bulleted items that you specialize in, a virtually unlimited number of keywords, and more. Enhanced members can post up to 10 Hot Deals at a time!

Example of a member enhanced listing

 Email Jill Brady, E-Marketing Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 132

 

Web Content Banner Ads

Visibility is key! An average of 28,000 unique users visit the Chamber website each month and are exposed to web content banner ads.

2022 Web Banner Sell Sheet

 Email Jill Brady, E-Marketing Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 132

 

Weekly Member Elerts

Each Tuesday, the Chamber sends a weekly member elert to active Chamber members and their representatives that includes quick links to relevant and timely information that impacts our members, compliance & regulatory, education & training, financial resources & grants, and news & events. There are three options to advertise your business or event in the weekly member elert: Listing; Leaderboard Banner Ad; or Partner Spotlight.

Weekly Member Elert Sell Sheet

Email Jill Brady, E-Marketing Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 132

 

Visitor Elert

The Chamber sends a monthly* elert to approximately 23,000 potential visitors who have expressed an interest in receiving information about Ocean City and shared their email addresses with us. This is your opportunity to promote your business/highlight specials to potential OC visitors. There are three options to advertise in the visitor elert: Listing; Leaderboard Banner Ad; Partner Spotlight.

*Timing: Sent Tuesday once/month October through March; sent twice/month April through September.

Visitor Elert Sell Sheet

Email Jill Brady, E-Marketing Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 132

 

Individual Business Eblast

Each Thursday, The Chamber will send one eblast highlighting one individual business. Member is responsible for creating content.

Individual Business E-blasts Sell Sheet

Email Jill Brady, E-Marketing Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 132

 

Event Sponsorship

Many opportunities and sponsorship levels are available for various events throughout the year such as food, beverage, signage, program advertising, speakers, etc. Some opportunities start as low as $100, but vary per event. These events include:

  • Alive After 5
  • Chamber Awards Celebration
  • Golf Tournament
  • Job Fair
  • Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Email Amy Thompson, Events Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 103

 

Alive After 5 “Spotlight Table”

Sponsorship tables are available for members to display their products or services during our monthly Alive After 5 (formerly Business After Hours). Your business will be included in any promotion of that month’s Alive After 5. Price: $50

Email Amy Thompson, Events Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 103

Visitor Center Business of the Week

Members can set up a table (provided) in our Visitor Center for one full week (Sunday to Saturday) to display products or services. Our friendly staff will promote your business for that week any way you like (giveaways, coupons etc.) to all the visitors and locals who patronize the Center.

Price: $100/week in season (May 1—September 30) and $60/week off season (October 1—April 30).

Email Debbie Haas, Marketing & Outreach Manager, or call 410-213-0144, ext. 104

 

Inquiry List

The Chamber’s Voice Mail system and Web Site both allow callers to receive vacation literature in the mail. These systems perform an interview to gather important information about the vacationer. Along with the numerous areas on our website for individuals to request information, there are a number of other sites that we gather requests from. You can purchase the entire list or obtain the names & addresses of those who have expressed an interest in a particular category ie: golf, shopping, accommodations etc.

These “inquiries” are made available in Excel format and are emailed to subscribers for their own marketing purposes. The lists are provided to subscribers each week from January to October containing over 25,000 names annually.

Pricing: 10 cents per name in Excel

Email Jill Brady, E-Marketing Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 132

 

Digital Sign Advertising

Advertise on the OC Chamber digital sign! Post your logo, special and/or message viewable from eastbound AND westbound lanes of Route 50. Annualized average daily traffic on US 50 is 33,500, summer AADT is approximately 46,500. Panels are typically displayed on a constant rotation for at least 6 seconds and appear at least once each minute or 60+ times per hour.

Price: $350/week; $1200/month; $3000/3 months

Digital Sign Sell Sheet

Contact Email Debbie Haas, Marketing & Outreach Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 104