Marketing & Advertising Opportunities

Maximize Your Business Reach with Multi-Platform Advertising

Want to boost your brand’s visibility and engage with a wider audience? Utilize our multi-platform options to help you effectively promote your business and reach more customers who are eager to discover the ultimate Ocean City experience!

Print:

Experience Ocean City Guide

  • Extensive Reach: 150,000 printed copies, reaching audiences across the US and Canada.
  • Online and Social Exposure: Gain online visibility through our website, social media, and email marketing.
  • Trusted Partnerships: Collaboration with Ocean City Tourism, Worcester County Tourism, and OceanCity.com to promote the guide, ensuring your business is seen by a wide and engaged audience.
  • Targeted Distribution: Locally and regionally distributed to AAA offices, Information & Visitor Centers, transportation hubs and select trade shows.


DEADLINE TO RESERVE AD SPACE: NOVEMBER 1, 2023

Email Olive Mawyer, Membership Director, or call 410-213-0144, ext. 106

Click Here to View the 2024 Media Kit

Click Here to View the 2023 Experience Ocean City

 

 

 

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Digital Advertising:

Digital Advertising Opportunities

Experience OC App Ads and Push Notifications

A business directory in the palm of your hand! Unlock the full potential of your business by tapping into the power of our thriving community of 4,000+ users with the Experience OC  app. Whether you’re a local establishment or a visitor-oriented business, the  Experience OC App provides the perfect platform to showcase your brand, engage with customers, and drive remarkable results.

Experience Ocean City App Sell Sheet

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

mobile app advertisments

Website Banner Ads

Visibility is key! With 36,000 page views on the Chamber website each month, visitors are exposed to your web content and banner ad. Your banner will be displayed on pages most relevant to your business description, alongside other member banner ads, and will shuffle between them. You may alter the content of your banner to highlight different events and specials.

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

 

 

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Kiosks

Our kiosks provide an affordable and captivating means for companies to promote their products and services to a wide range of visitors. With two kiosks at your disposal, you can reach out to both locals and tourists, enhance your visibility, attract new customers, and establish stronger links within the community.

Email Olive Mawyer, Membership Director, or call 410-213-0144, ext. 106

 

 

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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: $400/week; $1600/month; $4500/3 months

Digital Sign Sell Sheet

Email Debbie Haas, Communications Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 104

 

 

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Enhanced Listing on Chamber Website

Enhance your online profile on our website to include your company logo, photos, videos, longer business descriptions 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!

Membership Directory Comparison Chart

Example of a member enhanced listing

How to Create Your Enhanced Web Listing

Email Olive Mawyer, Membership Director, or call 410-213-0144, ext. 106

 

 

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Email Marketing:

Engage, inform, and convert with targeted emails. Reach your audience in their inbox with our extensive database of members and visitors through our three email marketing channels: individual eblast, visitor elert, member elert.

Individual Business Eblast

An email, sent by the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, focused 100% on your message! Can be sent to visitors, members or both. Member is responsible for creating content.

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

 

 

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Visitor Elert

The Chamber sends a monthly* elert to approximately 19,000 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 or 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.

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

 

 

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Weekly Member Elerts

Amplify your brand’s visibility among fellow Chamber members – showcase your offerings, share updates, and strengthen your network by advertising in weekly member elerts. OC Chamber member elerts include quick links to relevant and timely information that impacts our members, compliance & regulatory, education & training, financial resources & grants,
member news and events.

There are three options to advertise in the weekly member elert: Listing; Leaderboard Banner Ad; or Partner Spotlight.

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

 

 

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Additional Advertising Tools:

Leads List

The Chamber website includes a detailed online form for potential visitors to complete to request the Experience Ocean City vacation guide in the mail. We also collect requests from a number of other sources. OC Chamber members can purchase the entire list or obtain the names & addresses of those who have expressed an interest in a particular category, such as: golf, shopping, specific types of accommodations, etc.

These “inquiries” are made available in Excel format and are emailed to member subscribers for their own marketing purposes. The lists are provided to subscribers each week from February to October containing over 15,000 names annually.

Pricing: 10 cents per name in Excel

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

 

 

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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

View All Sponsorship Opportunities

Email Colby Noble, Events Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 110

 

 

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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 Colby Noble, Events Manager or call 410-213-0144 ext. 110

 

 

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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, Communications Manager, or call 410-213-0144, ext. 104

 

 

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