The MAJOR of Golf Business
PGA Merchandise Show
January 24: PGA Show Demo Day & Instructional Workshops
January 25-27: PGA Show Days & Education Conference
Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL
We are glad your company has chosen the PGA Merchandise Show to connect with influential PGA Professionals, golf buyers and media. Please utilize the free media resources below and let us know if we can be of special assistance. Have a great PGA Show!

Sherry Major
Media Consultant
smajor@reedexpo.com
716.662.3855


Table of Contents

  Attending Media
  Media Use of Exhibitor Directory—What to Upload
  How to be Included in the PGA Show Mobile App
  Free Exhibitor News Release Template
  Free Exhibitor News Release Placement in PGA Show Press Kits
  Complimentary Exhibitor News Conference Facilities
  PGA Show Media Center at the OCCC
  Exhibitors & PGA Show Floor Photography
  Know Your PGA Show Media Badge Categories/Colors
  Contacting PGA Show Media
  Custom Media Sponsorships

 

 

 

 

 

 






Attending Media
Nearly 1,000 editorial media professionals representing 25 countries typically attend and report from the PGA Merchandise Show. Reporting media outlets represent the full spectrum of consumer and trade golf media outlets, plus business, sports and lifestyle outlets such as: USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fox News, Celebrated Living, CNBC, ESPN.com, IMG TV (UK), US Airways Magazine, Chicago Daily Herald, NBC Sports, Orlando Sentinel, Ottawa Citizen, Palm Beach Post, Sporting Goods Intelligence, Sports Illustrated, the Dallas Morning News and Yahoo Sports.


Golf Channel provides nearly 15 hours of live coverage and SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio Network broadcasts 35 hours of live radio programming from the PGA Merchandise Show. Additionally, daily live video reports, blogs and photo galleries are available at PGA.com, GolfChannel.com, and national golf media outlets such as Global Golf Post, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golfweek.

The Online Exhibitor Directory—Why It Is Important to Media!
The PGAShow.com and PGA Show Mobile App exhibitor directories are important resources for PGA Professionals, retailers and MEDIA to learn more about your company. At absolutely no cost, your company is able to showcase the following for free in your exhibitor listing: company name, description, product listings, booth number, address, phone number, fax number, web site URL, press releases, public relations contact, celebrity appearances, in-booth events and show specials. Importantly, all of this information is made available in the PGA Show Mobile App.

Log in to the Exhibitor Dashboard to add/update your company Show information.

If you have any problems accessing the Exhibitor Dashboard, please contact:
  Mackenzie Scudder at 203-840-5588 or mscudder@reedexpo.com
  OR
  Chris Kowalczik at 203-840-5524 or ckowalczik@reedexpo.com


PGA Show Mobile App—Official Event Mobile App

Attending media will be able to access exhibitor PR/media contact information and exhibitor media materials as uploaded to the Exhibitor Dashboard right on the PGA Show floor through the PGA Show Mobile App. Make certain your online listing includes your media contact and materials for easy media access on the go. The PGA Show Mobile App is available to download for FREE.


FREE Exhibitor News Release Template

A PGA Merchandise Show exhibitor news release template has been designed for you to easily insert your company and product information for distribution to media regarding your show participation and product announcements at the upcoming Show. Access the template>>

FREE Exhibitor News Release Placements in PGA Show Press Kits
Upload exhibitor news releases into the Exhibitor Dashboard for multiple placements including the online exhibitor directory listing; PGA Show Mobile App; PGA Show online media center; advance electronic press kit sent to nearly 2,000 golf, sports & sports business media; plus the exhibitor media library for use by media onsite in Orlando.

To be included in the PGA Show Electronic Press Kit sent to 2,000+ Media Professionals – upload exhibitor media materials to Exhibitor Dashboard by January 13, 2017

Complimentary Exhibitor News Conference Facilities
PGA Golf Exhibitions provides a meeting room for companies to hold 25-minute news conferences. Room set-up, staging and most AV equipment are provided at no charge. Request a press conference meeting room>>


On-Site Media Center

The PGA Show Media Center is located on the third level of the OCCC (one level above the exhibit hall) in Room W311. Exhibitors may bring public relations materials (news releases, fact sheets, flyers, press kits, flash drives) directly to the Media Center for distribution to attending media and PGA Show News editorial staff beginning Tuesday, January 24. PGA Show staff will collect the exhibitor materials for placement in the PGA Show Exhibitor Media Library (literature cubbies) and each distribution space will be identified with the exhibiting company name—available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, all exhibitor recording equipment (audio/video) should be brought to the Media Center where the camera operator will sign a standard PGA Shows recording agreement to receive a security clearance band to attach to the recording equipment. Also, the complimentary exhibitor news conference facilities are located within the Media Center in Room W312 (reserved in advance).

Media Center Hours of Operation
Monday, January 23: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 24: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday, January 25-27: 7:30 a.m. - Show Closing

Additionally, there is a media tent at Demo Day near Tee #8 at Orange County National Golf Center. Working spaces and beverage services are available to media at the media tent.


Exhibitors & PGA Show Floor Photography
Know your rights/responsibilities: PGA Show exhibitors have the right to refuse photography of their exhibit. All PGA Show authorized photographers are instructed to ask permission before photographing/recording any exhibit.
Oscar Einzig Photographers is the official exhibit photographer of the PGA Merchandise Show. To use an exhibitor appointed contractor (EAC)/exhibitor appointed photographer, please review EAC guidelines.  ALL photographers (Einzig, EAC, Media) must receive a PGA Show camera equipment tag from the PGA Show Media Center that must be visible on equipment at all times while on the PGA Show floor. EAC photographers must be registered for an exhibitor badge with your company.
No photography or videotaping (except by those wearing valid PGA Merchandise Show badges and who have completed the authorization form for the camera equipment tag). Surveillance cameras and security personnel are in use 24/7.

Know Your PGA Show Media Badge Classifications
The registration system for ALL attendees is designed to preserve the business-to-business environment of the PGA Show floor. All attendees have been asked to supply golf industry business/media credentials in the registration process.
Editorial media badges (brown) are available to reporting media professionals who provide supporting press credentials during the application process or with current press credentials on file with PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions.
Non-editorial media badges (grey) are available for professionals representing a media outlet in a non-reporting capacity or marketing/PR/advertising professionals representing a vendor or allied golf organization. Company/Organization identification must be provided upon application.

The PGA Show Media Center is open to all media badges, but the working/filing media area is provided exclusively for editorial media. Learn more about the media registration policies.

Contacting PGA Show Media

Golf Channel
PGA Show News
SiriusXM
Global Golf Post
Golfweek
PGA.com
PGA Show Floor Radio Broadcasts
The Golf Wire
Golf Digest
The Morning Read
Pre-Registered Media

Golf Channel
Live from PGA Show Demo Day, Jan. 24, 7 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Live Morning Drive from PGA Show Floor, Jan. 25-27, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Expanded PGA Show coverage on Golf Central and GolfChannel.com
How to Contact:
    • To share your company and product announcements taking place at the PGA Merchandise Show with the Golf Channel news staff for editorial consideration, please send your announcement to pgamerchshow@golfchannel.com with the email subject of "PGA Show Exhibitor Announcement."
PGA Show News
PGA Show News is the official daily newspaper, produced in partnership with PGA Magazine, and features extensive exhibitor news/coverage. Editors receiving exhibitor news will work on both PGA Show News daily editions and PGA Magazine post-show coverage.
How to Contact:
    • To share your company news and events for each day’s PGA Show News coverage of late-breaking news/events to djozwiak@pgamagazine.com
SiriusXM
35+ hours of live radio programming from PGA Show Week.
    7 a.m. – 5 p.m. – PGA Show Demo Day, Jan. 24, OCN Tee #2
    7 a.m. – 6 p.m. – PGA Show Floor, Jan. 25-26, Booth #563
    7 a.m. – 1 p.m. – PGA Show Floor, Jan. 27, Booth #563
How to Contact:
    • To share your company news and events with SiriusXM, send your announcement to Jeremy.Davis@siriusxm.com with the subject heading of “PGA Show Exhibitor Submission.”
Global Golf Post
PGA Show preview and a post-show special edition with expanded coverage of the news and newsmakers of the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show.
How to Contact:
    • To share your company and product announcements taking place at the PGA Merchandise Show with the Global Golf Post news staff for editorial consideration, please send your announcement to pgashow@globalgolfpost.com with the email subject of "PGA Show Exhibitor Announcement."
Golfweek
Expanded PGA Show coverage with PGA Show preview e-magazines, plus special PGA Show coverage in Toy Box Extra, Golfweek.com and in the printed issue of Golfweek magazine.
How to Contact
    • To share your company and products news with Golfweek, send your announcement to webdesk@golfweek.com for editorial consideration.  
PGA.com
Official webcast of the PGA Merchandise Show
How to Contact:
    • To share your company and products news with PGA.com, send your announcement to pgaeditorial@turner.com for consideration.
Show Floor Radio Broadcasts
Currently, several golf radio programs will utilize the complimentary PGA Show radio broadcast stage to conduct live or recorded radio programs. Please see the radio programs and contact information below:
The PGA TOUR Presents Golf Talk America, frankbassett@golftalkamerica.com
Livin' the Good Life Show on the Tee It Up Radio Network, info@ltglshow.com
Those Weekend Golf Guys, info@thoseweekendgolfguys.com
Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori, innerview@aol.com
Talking Sports with Randy Harris, wtansports@aol.com

The Golf Wire
PGA Merchandise Show exhibitors receive ONE free news release submission regarding Show participation, available through January 27, 2017.
How to Contact:
    • To share your news release regarding details of participation in the PGA Merchandise Show, send your announcement to releases@gpagolf.com with an
      e-mail subject heading of "Wire: PGA Show 2017." News release should be attached as a word document and any images as jpegs.
Golf Digest
Golf Digest extensively covers exhibitor announcements, new products and all the news of PGA Show Week online, in social media and in their weekly digital media platforms.
How to Contact:
    • To share your news release with Golf Digest, send exhibitor news items with the subject of “PGA Show Exhibitor News” to mike.johnson@golfdigest.com.
The Morning Read
Morning Read, a new Monday-Friday golf newsletter, will launch with a distribution of more than 2 million consumers and golf industry professionals on  Jan. 3, 2017. Morning Read, a mobile-friendly golf news resource, will feature industry press releases and original news content each day including podcasts, video blogs, feature articles and additional engagement through social media. Learn more at MorningRead.com
How to Contact:
    • To share your PGA Show exhibitor news release for free placement within Morning Read submit to pr@morningread.com, subject “PGA Show Exhibitor News.”
Pre-Registered Media
Exhibitor PR Professionals may request a pre-registered editorial media contact database (of those media authorizing PGA Shows to share contact information) by request to Sherry Major at smajor@reedexpo.com


Reaching Media Through PGA Show Media Sponsorships

A variety of media sponsorships are available to help exhibitors stand out to attending media. In 2017, exhibitors can be exclusive category sponsors of the annual media reception, sponsor a media bulletin or the PGA Show team can create custom media sponsorships to exceed your media goals. Contact Casey Pennella to learn more about media sponsorships at 203-840-5822 or cpennella@reedexpo.com.


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