Marketing & Sponsorship
Marketing & Sponsorship
Tell Your Story Through BDC Platforms
Let the BDC assist your current marketing efforts and marketing team and Get Your Name Out There!
Berwyn Magazine is the most widely distributed publication in Berwyn, reaching over 19,000 mailboxes on a quarterly basis. Each English edition is mailed to every Berwyn household and business with a second Spanish edition mailed to every Spanish-preferred home. The magazine features BDC news and economic development updates, community news, chamber activities and upcoming events.
Read the archives.
Community Resource Guide - Berwyn Magazine Issue 2
The BDC has partnered with the Wednesday Journal to transform Berwyn Magazine Issue 2 into a special edition Community Resource Guide, which is mailed to every mailbox and used as a Welcome Wagon for new residents and visitors in the community (over 20,000 guides distributed). BDC members receive a complimentary listing and are offered discounted advertising rates. Advertising in the guide gives your business year-round exposure and builds your local brand.
New Member Announcement & Member Milestones
Each Berwyn Magazine includes listings of new BDC members. Each February, members at Tiers 2 and up celebrating 10+ year milestones are featured in Issue 1 of the magazine.
Exclusive Member Advertising & Hot Deals Coupons
Don't miss out on targeting the Berwyn consumer! BDC Members have the exclusive opportunity to place display ads and hot deals coupons in each edition of the Berwyn Magazine. Review our rate sheet for details. Reserve your space here!
Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening
New business in town and need exposure? We have you covered with our Standard and Enhanced Grand Openings. The BDC coordinates logistics, designs and mails invitations to members and civic officials. Options for Facebook ads are also available. Tier 3 members are eligible for a Standard Grand Opening which includes a photo and brief caption that is published in the Berwyn Magazine and released to the local media. Tiers 4, 5 & 6 are eligible for an Enhanced Grand Opening which includes a YouTube video, social media postings and full press release with photo that is published in Berwyn Magazine and released to the media.
Berwyn's Best Contest
“Berwyn’s Best” is a promotional program managed by the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC). Started in the Fall of 2014, the program welcomes local food connoisseurs to help identify “Berwyn’s Best” hot spots to help showcase the fantastic cuisine in our community. Three contests are held annually. Check out our past "Berwyn's Best" Winners.
Share Your News With Us
Leverage our social media and blog outlets to share news, events and thought leadership. BDC members at Tiers 3 and up are eligible to post events and news on the Why Berwyn? community blog.
Social Media Spotlight
Get noticed with a Social Media Spotlight! The BDC has nurtured an active following of Berwyn Believers through our social media platforms. As a benefit of membership at Tiers 3 and up, we extend the invitation to create a Social Media Spotlight for your business on our platform(s). With over 7,000 (and growing) combined social media subscribers and post reach with a potential to reach over 30,000 eyes, your spotlight is featured to an active audience that shapes the trends in Berwyn. Download our Social Media Guidelines and schedule your post today!
Community Event Booth Space & Sponsorships
The BDC manages community-wide events including the Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl, Clean Sweep Garage Sale, Taste of Main Street on Cermak Road, Berwyn Route 66 Car Show, Berwyn's Oktoberfest and the Roosevelt Road Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl. These events offer discounted vendor and sponsorship opportunities for our members. Our Top Tier members are eligible for a 10% sponsorship credit on BDC events (up to the Silver level). Go to our Events Calendar and select the event your are interested in sponsoring. Contact the BDC for further details about our sponsorship opportunities.
If you are looking for B2B promotion, the BDC sells mailing labels for all Berwyn businesses (700+ contacts). Chamber label lists are more accurate and less expensive than other sources. Cost for labels is $440 per set. Members at Tier 2 receives 50% off, Tier 3 receives one FREE set per year, Tier 4 receives two FREE sets a year and Tiers 5 and 6 receive unlimited sets of printed mailing labels.
The City of Berwyn Street Pole Banner Program is a unique opportunity to advertise 24-hours-a-day in Berwyn’s active commercial corridors. Banners are a great way to attract customers, show Berwyn pride and support the business-building efforts of the BDC.