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Pilot Media Advertising Events

Need to organize an event to activate your marketing and promotional campaign? Our experienced event planners can iron out the details and even help craft your media plan to promote the event. Let us take the pressure off and help plan and implement your next event. 

Below are some of our popular annual events in which businesses can particpate with a booth, sponorship, show bags and more. See information below to get specific details for each event.


Pilot Media Boat ShowThe Virginia Flower & Garden Expo (Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015)
The Virginia Flower & Garden Expo is a 2-day event which spans the exhibit space at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Presented by the Virginia Horticultural Foundation and Pilot Targeted Media, the Expo promotes horticultural education for everyone from professionals to the weekend enthusiast. Experts and knowledgeable professionals will be there to discuss plants, plans, products and practices. Be of the hundred vendors, exhibitors and displayers that provide guests countless ideas and products they can use. Visit the Expo Website.
Good opportunity for: Anyone involved in home & garden related businesses. Booths & sponsorship opportunities available.
> Media Kit (PDF)
> Sign-up online and view booth & sponsorship information
> Vendor Application and Contract (PDF)


Pilot Media Boat ShowMid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show (Feb 6 - Feb 8, 2015)
The Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show is a 3-day event which spans more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The show consists of hundreds of power boats on display and a multitude of booth exhibitors. Approx. attendance: 10,000-12,000. View show Website.
Good opportunity for: Anyone involved in boating-related businesses and anyone with a target audience of high income households. Booths available.
> Media Kit (PDF)
> Sign-up online and view booth information
> Vendor Application and Contract (PDF)


Health Care HeroesInside Business Health Care Heroes (Printed Pub: Feb 23, 2015, Event: Feb 26, 2015)
In February 2015, Inside Business will honor the best in health care throughout Hampton Roads. For the fourth year, we’ll be presenting awards to those individuals, organizations and businesses that have improved the quality of life for the young and the old in our region and in some cases our nation. We will profile them in a special insert and honor them at an awards program and breakfast with the hope that their stories will inspire and encourage others to be a health care hero.
Good opportunity for: Businesses involved in the community and health related business. Sponsorships and ad space in the printed publication (publishes Feb 23, 2015) available.
> Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)
> Media Kit for Printed Section (PDF)


Camp & Education FairTidewaterParent.com Camp & Education Fair (Mar 28, 2015)
Tidewater Parent presents the annual Camp & Education Fair held at Pembroke Mall (Va Beach). This is a popular event for Hampton Roads families determining the best camp opportunities for their children, over the summer or throughout the year. Be one of the many vendors they will visit to learn about area camps and new educational opportunities.
Good opportunity for: Camp, education, and family friendly businesses. Sponsorships and booths available.
> Media Kit with pricing and contract (PDF)


Pilot Media StyleiciousSTYLEicious (2015)
STYLElicious is a new women's show dedicated to food and fashion. It will feature local chefs' recipes, fashion shows featuring local designers, and other fun and informative content geared towards women in Hampton Roads.
Good opportunity for: anyone looking to reach a female audience. The show content will focus on food and fashion, but exhibitors and sponsors from any industry are welcome! Sponsorship, Booth, Ad Bag, and Program options available.


Pilot Media Auto ShowAuto Productions (2015)
With multiple dealerships participating, it's the only place in Hampton Roads that you will find such a wide selection of new and used vehicles in one place. Place your message here and reach consumers close to their buying decision.
Good opportunity for: new or used car dealers.


Pilot Media Birth and Beyond ExpoBirth and Beyond Family Expo (2015)
The Birth & Beyond Family Expo is a one-day event for families in all stages, from still trying to seasoned pros. The day features dozens of vendors for attendees to visit and shop with, entertainment for kids, lecture series from CHKD physicians, door prizes and more. Events in South Hampton Roads and Peninsula.
Good opportunity for: anyone interested in reaching families (especially expecting and young families). Sponsorship, Booth, and Bag Insert options available.


Pilot Media Military ChallengeMilitary Challenge (2015) 
The Flagship and Military Newspapers of Virginia are excited to present the 5th annual MILITARY CHALLENGE. This ultimate military style confidence course will feature a 5K run / 25 obstacle course designed to challenge even the most athletic. Civilians will be able to compete alongside the military and take on obstacles used in military training. Close to 1900 participants and over 3000 in total attendance.
Good opportunity for: anyone looking to reach a military and/or active/runner audience. Sponsorships available.


Pilot Media Back to School BashBack to School Bash (2015)
The Back to School Bash is a one-day expo for families of school-aged children featuring education, tutoring and related services. This year's event will be over tax-free weekend, so traffic at the mall location should be high!
Good opportunity for: anyone interested in reaching families of school aged kids, especially in the education and related categories. Sponsorship, Booth, and Bag insert options available.


Pilot Media Ultimate Show for WomenUltimate Women Show (November)
The Ultimate Show for Women is an expo showcasing all aspects of women's lives. Fashion, beauty, shopping, cooking, travel, recreation, managing the household and finances and many other topics of concern to women of all ages are represented in the vendor booths. This year, the Relish Cooking Show will be featured as part of the Ultimate Show for Women.
Good opportunity for: anyone looking to reach women. Sponsorship, Booth, Show Bags, Program ad options available. View Website.