Community Events and Sponsorships
Argus Leader Media is actively involved in supporting various projects and organizations that reflect Sioux Falls cultural diversity, support education and contribute to the fabric of our community. Every year, we receive hundreds of applications from groups requesting publicity for their events or for sponsorship. We honor as many of these requests as our time and resources within the calendar year allow.
Two Kinds of Support
Argus Leader Media offers two types of support: Publicity and Sponsorships.
For local events that perform an important public service, we offer free listings in our on-line events calendar on argusleader.com. We welcome submissions for all of these events but caution that these listings are not guaranteed to be placed until reviewed by Argus Leader Media. To post your event click here.
Every year, Argus Leader Media chooses to sponsor a limited number of events. Events that qualify for sponsorship are often large in scale and thus allow us to cultivate our relationship with a large number of readers and potential readers. In addition, these events offer opportunities for Argus Leader Media to work in partnership with the event-organizer through advertising, public relations, media placement, point-of-purchase and media cross-promotion to help us stimulate the readership and purchase of Argus Leader Media products.
If you choose to submit a request, the Community Event and Sponsorship Committee will review it and notify you in writing of our final decision within thirty days of receipt. We will then ask the successful applicants to enter into a signed formal agreement. Argus Leader Media appreciates receiving sponsorship proposals with a minimum lead time of three months. Proposals with less lead time may not be considered.
Argus Leader Media's agreement to list or sponsor an event or program does not include nor imply news coverage. However, we encourage producers and promoters to work directly with our news department to inform, provide interviews, press releases and discuss their events with our news team. Submit your request to the news department by clicking here.
Other Outlets for Support
Argus Leader Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gannett Corporation. If your 501 (c) 3 organization is seeking capital funding we encourage you to submit an application for a Gannett Foundation Grant. The Gannett Foundation, a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc., serves local organizations in those communities in which Gannett Co., Inc. has a local daily newspaper or television station. The program makes contributions through grants in the interest and efforts of those making a difference in Gannett communities. The contributions are our way of helping to improve the quality of life and addressing the most pressing community issues. Click on the Gannett Foundation icon on the home page of argusleader.com to see the application page and learn more about the Gannett Foundation.