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USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, races and technology. We strive to exceed expectations, create unforgettable memories and drive value for our partners while leveraging our reputable institutions, including USA TODAY and more than 250 local media brands.

Our portfolio includes the largest high school sports recognition program in the country, USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, and other celebrated brands including the Official Community’s Choice Awards, American Influencer Awards, Rugged Maniac, Hot Chocolate 15k/5k, Blockbuster Bucket List sweepstakes, Amazing Teachers contest, and more. Our events are managed with our proprietary ticketing and registration platform, EnMotive.

The events and promotions that we build inspire pride in local communities and connect local and national businesses with highly engaged audiences. We are an industry leader and drive results from coast to coast.

THE LATEST: USA TODAY High School Sports Awards launches with 78 regional and 50 statewide award programs culminating in a national awards show.

Promotions

Giveaways, quizzes, sweepstakes and more driving lead generation.

Awards

Celebrating people and groups in industries and specialties.

Expos

Festivals and exhibition shows in varying themes including food.

Endurance

Races, cycling, and other endurance events across North America.

Ticketing

World-class racing and event ticketing platform serving all industries.

Our Company

Established in 2016 with only 12 events and 1,400 promotions, USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures was founded to better connect communities and diversify traditional media offerings. Over the years, our portfolio has grown immensely. We have more than 500 events and 5,000 promotions planned within and outside of the USA TODAY NETWORK’S operating markets in 2021.

We are headquartered in Las Vegas and have offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Pittsford, New York; Boston and Buffalo Grove, Illinois. We also have employees working remotely across the country. Our company pillars include promotions, awards, expos, endurance races and ticketing. To ensure success, we follow a strategic process built on an attendee- and sponsor-first mentality. We have seen substantial growth, but we won’t stop here. We continue to develop new events and promotions that engage and excite audiences.

Strategy

Development begins with a plan rooted in an attendee- and sponsor-first mentality.

Sales

Matching sponsors to the right event or promotion is the key to success and ROI.

Design

Our award-winning internal team crafts all creatives for every stage in the process. 

Marketing

Using the USA TODAY NETWORK and beyond, we maximize engagement.

Execution

We manage all aspects of event execution, including logistics and ticketing.

Evaluation

Events and promotions don’t end at execution, we evaluate and improve.

Brands We Work With

Our Culture

At Ventures, everyone is involved in our company’s vision and success. We are a creative and collaborative, passionate and playful team that works hard and plays hard (cue David Guetta and Ne-Yo). Our team typically works remotely (often in PJs with several cups of coffee) but travels often to execute our events and has developed a unique culture that thrives on transparency, communication and fun. We celebrate wins and quickly improve when we fall short. As we continue to grow, we’re always on the lookout for big-thinking problem solvers to join us on our mission to engage and excite audiences across the country.

The Power of the USA TODAY NETWORK

USA TODAY NETWORK is the largest local-to-national digital media organization in the country. USA TODAY, our national flagship brand, sits at the center of the network, surrounded by hundreds of local media properties reporting on the stories and cultural moments happening across America and in our communities. Unlike any other media organization, we combine the national exposure of USA TODAY with 300+ local digital properties across 46 states. Our more than 4,350 journalists live, work and thrive in these communities, providing coverage of the entire nation on the USA TODAY platform.

Our events and promotions are promoted through the USA TODAY NETWORK with our print, digital and extended reach products ensuring maximum engagement, participation, attendance and viewership. Partnering with us on our events and promotions gives our sponsors access to that same network, a unique advantage over other event companies.

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