It might still be February, but the 5th Annual PCBW is not that far away. While we prep for PCBW 2016, the deadlines for our sponsors and anyone else looking to be involved with Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week are coming up even faster. With t-shirts, guides, and glassware to print…deadlines this year are more important than ever before.
One note of clarification, you can sign up to be a sponsor or list events at any time you like, but the benefits you receive go down with each missed deadline. Here are the major deadlines we’re working with for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2016:
*Note: If you have questions or concerns, use the form at the bottom and let us know. Our goal is to make this work for as many people and businesses as possible.
Printed Guide & Advertisements
Possibly the most important deadline, any content that goes into the printed guide must be completed NO LATER than February 29th. This date is approaching very fast and is the most difficult to push back. We need to make sure we have enough time to get the magazine edited and off to be printed so it’s in hand and ready for beer week. This deadline includes:
- Sponsorship logos
- Events listed in the guide
- Written articles for Gold and Platinum sponsors
This includes both promised ads for sponsorship and purchased ads. If you received a free ad with your sponsorship level, we must have it in time to go to print, or it’s forfeited.
Events that are listed in the printed guide (paying sponsors) must be turned in by the Feb 29th deadline. Otherwise, all other events from sponsors and non-sponsors alike can be turned in at any time. We ask for 24 hours turn-around time on event verification and approval however, so don’t try to list an event a few hours before it’s happening.
RELATED: Submit events for PCBW 2016
We are once again partnering with City Paper to handle our print advertising for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. To have your logo included in this advertising you must have your sponsorship paid for and logo turned in no later than March 15th. This will make sure your logo is in the print ad with City Paper and included in any emails or boosts they offer for us.
This year we’re offering free 5th anniversary glassware to our sponsors to use for events or giveaways. To be a part of this, you must have your sponsorship paid for and submitted no later than February 29th. We may be able to offer glassware after this date, but once we make the purchase we can’t add on to the total.
So, the deadlines are February 29th for just about everything. Please try to have your events and sponsorship in by this date. If you have an issue with this and have a special case, please contact us using the form below. We will work with you as much as is possible, so if you have a question or concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask. We’re here to make PCBW 2016 the best week yet for everyone involved.