WASHINGTON MARKETING SUMMIT PRESS PASSES
IC Summits offers a limited number of complimentary press passes for our Marketing Summits to editors, reporters, writers, or broadcasters from established media outlets, as well as freelance journalists focused on business, marketing industry, and/or B2B and B2C marketing coverage. Please read the guidelines below closely and complete the form on this page if you meet all criteria.
In order to request a press pass, please fill out our short form. This will put you into the consideration queue. In addition to submitting your request on time, you must meet the qualifications outlined below to be considered. You’ll be notified within 5 working days if we select you for a press pass with registration instructions.
You must meet the below criteria to qualify for a press pass:
You must cover business trends, the marketing industry, and/or B2B marketing on a regular basis by writing, publishing, and/or broadcasting relevant content that is not solicited by an exhibiting company, is available to the general public, and is not confidential.
You must be a member of the editorial staff at a media outlet, a freelance journalist with at least two published bylines within the past six months, or an industry analyst who writes freely distributed reports. Bloggers are also welcome, but must show proof of at least 10K unique monthly readers. Sorry, marketers, brand communicators, and other business professionals are not eligible for press passes.
If you attended and reported on business events in the past five years, we’ll look more favorably on your application.
DO YOU MEET THESE QUALIFICATIONS? GREAT! COMPLETE THE SUBMISSION FORM ON THIS PAGE BEFORE THE DEADLINE FOR CONSIDERATION.
We receive many requests for press passes than we can accommodate. If you are not granted a press pass, you’ll still be able to register at a discounted rate which we will provide.
To make this process quick and easy (and make selecting the right people at even easier), we’ve come up with few defined rules. Here we go:
In order to be considered, you must submit your materials no later than 3 weeks before date of event.
If you are chosen for a press pass you’ll receive instructions of how to register. It can only be used by you and cannot be transferred to a friend or other person in your organization. We ask that you register within one week of receiving confirmation. Also, keep in mind that press passes do not include reimbursement for travel or lodging.
If you do receive a press pass, your registration acknowledges that your name, organization name, publication, and other details will be shared with event sponsors prior to the event so that they may pitch interviews or demonstrations. As a member of the media, this undoubtedly comes as no surprise.
When you publish or broadcast stories about IC Summits events, we’d like to have a copy for our records. (Don’t worry, we’re not asking for control of your work - we have respect for your editorial autonomy. We’re just interested in checking out what you’ve scooped.) Please email us links to your coverage or mention @icsummits and the event hashtag in the tweet with the link.