As we approach our 29th year of presenting the best of classical chamber music in the Berkshires we are planning many exceptional concerts! 2020-2021 is the year to include a Close Encounters With Music business partnership in your budget. If you are returning to our program, then you know that a partnership option is an exciting vehicle for reaching a broad segment of the Berkshire community (as well as showcasing your appreciation for great music!). Close Encounters With Music is known for being a rich cultural resource in the Berkshires and its program offers opportunities for you to shine brightly.
No matter what the weather’s like outside, CEWM concert-goers warm up in their theater seats by browsing through this glossy, elegant, color 52-page program book, with its engaging articles and advertisements from local shops, restaurants, businesses, and services. Patrons keep our program to be enjoyed and referenced at home, long after the music is over. Here are other compelling reasons to link your business with our upcoming 2020-2021 season:
- As the leading presenter of chamber music in the region, we attract audiences of 400 to 600 music lovers at each of our seven public concerts. The program is also distributed at our two “Conversations With…” lectures and at all fundraising events.
- Our advertising base has grown steadily for good reason! CEWM audience members know the high standards that our organization achieves. They are discerning shoppers who go out of their way for excellent quality in everything they purchase. Advertisers give us great feedback. They are delighted and impressed by the response they get from our audience.
You’ll reach the permanent Berkshire residents, not just summer tourists. Our concerts run from October to June, and our patrons are the people who own homes here or who visit year-round, purchase local goods and services, and eat in local restaurants.
Our program carries your message to a broad geographical area. You’ll be reaching audience members from Albany, throughout the Berkshires, Hampshire County, Columbia County, and outwards to Connecticut, the Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Vermont and Boston.
- This is a one-time advertising decision that keeps giving back, from fall through early summer. We print one program for the whole season, and you get visibility from October to June. The program is given to each audience member at every event.
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS: This year, those who support us at the ($475) Bronze Level will receive a ¼ page Color ad in our program, 4 tickets to a CEWM concert of their choice from October to May and a logo plus acknowledgment on our 28th-anniversary page. A Silver Level of business support ($850) will give you a ½ page ad, six complimentary tickets to your choice of concerts October through June, your logo and acknowledgment. Our Gold Level ($1600) gives partners a full-page ad, a logo and acknowledgment, a full 2 subscriptions to our upcoming 2019-2020 season including 2 tickets to our Gala Patrons Reception and a CD.
I hope you will join our circle of advertisers this coming season to use our rich cultural resources to your full advantage. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions or to reserve your spot.
Director of Marketing and Public Relations