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Experience Life Book Tour

Dear Potential Sponsor, I am writing to expose your company to a great opportunity as a motivated vendor for, “Experience Life,” book tour. The objectives for the program Everyone knows reading is important, but have you ever asked yourself why is it so important? Here’s a list of eight reasons why reading is important. Reading can help an individual to explore new things. Through reading an individual will find themselves open to new things, to new information, new ways to solve a problem new way to achieve one thing. Who knows the person may find a new hobby within it. Who knows an individual might actually explore to one thing and it becomes a career and success in the future. Self-improvement can be discovered helping an individual to form a better you. Through reading and individual can learn to understand the world more; through reading you get to understand more on a topic that interest you. For example, how to build self-confidence, how to make a better plan before action; also learn to memorize things more. The tour will start on May 18th 2013 and end on September 8th 2013. Your generous sponsorship would be highlighted in announcements to our guest(s), during the introduction at the event itself, and in an article about the tour to be published in varies publication(s) afterwards. You and any other representatives of your company would be most welcome to attend so that we could thank you personally for your support. The estimated audience of 1200 would benefit tremendously from your generosity. The cost to sponsor the educational “Experience Life,” book tour would be (please see sponsorship option(s). I would be most appreciative of a telephone call to let me know your interest. My telephone number is (773) 492-1350. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for considering this request. Thank you, Ms. Lawrence Publicist info@advybepr.com


Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Men Writing to Share their Life Journey(s) May 2, 2013 Authors Torrey Rush and Cedric Nettles write to encourage and inspire their Readers, to Overcome Life Obstacles, by sharing their heartfelt stories with the world Columbia, SC- Two male authors with a passion to share their experiences with the world are working to release their book careers, to inspire and empower others. Torrey Rush of South Carolina has self-published his first novel, Tears of a Lonely Son, involving his experience with the absence of his father, the highly emotional read takes the reader through the process of how to release and overcome life obstacles. Cedric Nettles also a native of South Carolina has self-published his first novel, Torrential Waters, Cedric takes his readers through an emotional and impactful journey, as he deals with self-identity, relationships, and being bullied. Meet Author Torrey Rush Mr. Rush is the Founder of Carolina Community Development Corporation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that specializes in promoting and maintaining affordable housing, business ownership, and the economic vitality of Richland County and other counties throughout South Carolina. After attending East Clarendon High School, he received a full football scholarship to Liberty University where he was a 4-year starter at Free Safety. He accumulated many accolades including being a Football Gazette All-American, Division I–AA All-In-

dependent Player, Virginia Collegiate All-State Team and several Player of the Week awards. He graduated in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Liberty University. After college he spent a season as a member of the NFL Europe professional football team Barcelona Dragons. He is also the Vice-Chair of Board of Zoning Appeals for Richland County, a South Carolina 2nd Congressional District Minority Affairs Commission Member and served on Attorney Alan Wilson Inaugural Gala Transition Team. He is currently a candidate for Richland County Council District 7 in Columbia SC. He is married to Darci Strickland Rush and they have 3 girls Logan, Layla and Lauren. Meet Author Cedric Nettles He is the founder of Sage Rage Productions. Cedric is the author of ‘Torrential Waters’ and has a passion for creating other positive and hard-hitting stories. His first film was a documentary on his alma mater which was the first black school to be accredited by the state Department of Education in South Carolina called ‘Mayo High School: 105 Years of Golden Heritage.” He also served as a communications specialist and paratrooper for elite military intelligence unit. Later he was appointed squad leader for signal intelligence unit for the 10th Mountain Division based in Fort Drum NY. He spent 6 years working behind the scenes for WPDE/WWMB Florence/Myrtle Beach. Cedric has acted in independent films and commercials, modeled, as well as consulted on other projects.


Press Release He attended the University of South Carolina for Broadcast Journalism. He is a native of Darlington, SC. Born to write these men are looking to share with others their abilities to overcome life obstacles while achieving their purpose.

### Find more details about Torrey Rush and Cedric Nettles online: Torrey Rush Online http://www.tearsofalonelyson.com Torrey Rush on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc1N7A-Mi0Q Torrey Rush Radio Interview http://www.blogtalkradio.com/managechange/2013/03/27/torrey-rush--tears-of-alonely-son Cedric Nettles Online http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ sb_noss/183-6743059-4886739?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=cedric+nettles Cedric Nettles on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UajNqi6Bsq0

Book Reading & Signing Event

Starting Date: May 18th 2013 Where: Columbia, South Carolina Location(s): For listings Email TL@advybepublicrelations.com Sponsorship(s): Available Email: TL@advybepublicrelations.com Literacy Community Brand Partnership: Opportunities Available Contact Ms. Lawrence Guest Speaker Bookings: Contact Ms. Lawrence (800) 319.4686 Ext 1

Media Contact:

Ms. Lawrence, Senior Publicist AD VYBE PR & MEDIA RELEATIONS Direct: (773) 492.1350 Office: (800) 319.4686 Ext 1 Email: TL@advybepublicrelations.com Website: http://www.advybepr.com


Greetings, As Senior Publicist for the “Experience Life Book Tour, I would like to personally welcome you as a new supporter. We are anxious and appreciative to have your company join this news and noteworthy opportunity. I love greeting new companies because it allows me the opportunity to describe the AD VYBE PR client’s philosophy. Our years of success are due to this philosophy, which includes helping our clients meet and exceed their objective. We at AD VYBE PR give 110% to all our clients, media, and supporters to assure our service provides, results. Anything less is not good enough. This means that on every campaign we give you more than you expect and pay for. By consistently going the extra mile, we have created successful campaigns that work and a loyal clientele. In this same manner, we hope to earn your confidence and continued support.

Sincerely, Ms. Lawrence Senior Publicist www.advybepr.com (773) 492-1350 TL@advybepublicrelations.com


Sponsorship Book Tour

“You have to look for the good in the bad, the happy in your sad, the gain in your pain, and what makes you grateful not hateful.”

May 2013 to September 2013 Global Book Tour and Speaking Events

Did the comment hit home for you? Well, that’s the message good reading brings on an emotional outcome that only the reader can choose, how it’s received.

Local Columbia, South Carolina Monthly Book Tour Starting May 18th 2013 Ending September 7th 2013

“If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done.”

Book Authors Torrey Rush and Cedric Nettles Experience Life Book Tour

Everyone knows reading is important, but have you ever asked yourself why is it so important? Here’s a list of eight reasons why reading is important. Reading can help an individual to explore new things. Through reading an individual will find themselves open to new things, to new information, new ways to solve a problem new way to achieve one thing. Who knows the person may find a new hobby within it. Who knows an individual might actually explore to one thing and it becomes a career and success in the future. Self-improvement can be discovered helping an individual to form a better you. Through reading and individual can learn to understand the world more; through reading you get to understand more on a topic that interest you. For example, how to build self-confidence, how to make a better plan before action; also learn to memorize things more. In addition, reading can help with improving understanding, preparation to act, gain experience from others, great tools of communicating, connecting your brain, and as well reading can boost imagination and creativity.

Another, moving quote that can revolutionize your core being to act on its purpose. Social media platforms are loaded with quotes and sayings, keeping us motivated to read more and more. This is why it’s so important for book tours and inspiring author(s) to grace us with their presence near and a far. Both authors, Torrey Rush and Cedric understand their purpose and the importance of their work; as a result they seek to share their books with the world. The benefits of sponsoring “Experiencing Life Book Tour,” hosted by Torrey Rush and Cedric Nettles Sponsors are the material support of the “Experiencing Life Book Tour,” as an active partner. It is a good way of increasing your brand awareness, which helps to generate consumer preference and to foster brand loyalty. Your company can reinforce awareness among its target market by sponsoring an event promoting the importance of education, arts & literature, as well as empowerment.


We understand wholeheartedly that sponsorship is not an act of charity and the opportunity must show some form of positive return on your company’s investment. Since sponsorship is a business arrangement, standard evaluative criteria should be used to establish the suitability of our event in relation to your brand. As a sponsor your company will enjoy a wide range of benefits such as: • Raising your brand awareness • Shaping Consumer Attitudes and Enhancing Image • Increasing Sales • Creating Positive Publicity and Heightening Visibility • Building brand positioning through associative imagery • Supportive Sales Promotion Campaign • Internal Emotional Commitment to Your Company/Brand • Corporate Hospitality, “Free Books!”

Target Market Columbia South Carolina Male Population of: 56999 Female Population: 59279 Age Group 10 to 24

36,999

25 to 45

35,007 Ethnicity

African American

45.98%

White

49.22%

Hispanic or Latino

3.03%

Before sponsoring the, “Experience Life Book Tour,” it’s best we address the #1 frequently asked question.

Relationship

Does the event have a proven track record? “No one can possibly know what is about to happen; it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.” James A. Baldwin We stand to achieve the greater challenge within our community, spreading the value and significance of reading.

Head-of-House Unmarried Partner

42,245 2093

Families

22,136

Married Couples

13.304

Householder Living Alone

15,633


For sponsors only- if you’d like more information on how to sponsor please contact (800) 319.4686 Ext 1


2013 VENDOR APPLICATION The “Experience Life Book Tour is an indoor event; if you choose not to attend (or) participate due to the unwarranted conditions no fees will be returned. All events will take place rain or shine. Events are not rescheduled. TBA (To be Announced) notification(s) are established adjournments ordered by our Publicist, each (TBA) has its appropriate press release date and time. Vendor(s) will receive a 72-advance notice to assure the proper details and consideration is given. Please note: Even though there are power sources near some of the vendor spaces, these outlets are for vendors who have purchased electricity. Only vendors that made reservations for power on their application are allowed to use this power. This includes power for lighting tents, any electronic equipment (i.e. TV’s DVD Players) or any household or industrial cooking devices. NO POWER IS AVAIALBE UNLESS RESERVED ON THIS APPLICATION. The above devices are beyond the capability of our power and cause frequent outages, resulting in a disruption to the event. Any vendor using the power in a manner not approved will be asked to unplug from the power source immediately. Vendor will not be reimbursed for Vendor Space Fee or any product they have purchased for the event. VENDOR MUST SUPPLY OWN DUCT TAPE TO SECURE ALL CORDS AND ITS VENDOR RESPONSIBILTY TO SECURE CORDS.


VENDORS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A FULL PACKET. NO VENDOR IS ALLOWED ACCESS WITHOUT AN APPROVAL LETTER FOR THE EXPERIENCE LIFE BOOK TOUR Each vendor booth must be reserved in advance. No booth will be held without the required deposit. Assignment of vendor space will be at the Publicist’s discretion and the vendor must exhibit within the space provided. Full payment is required to reserve space. No space will be reserved until payment is received. A vendor may cancel this agreement upon the receipt of written notification to the promoter (there are no refunds we can issue a credit for associated available vendor opportunities). If vendor is not accepted due to vendor requirements, a new registration may be submitted. Must supply table set-up (6ft table required) with black linen ONLY The vendor agrees to hold blameless, any and all parties associated with the Experience Life Book Tour, staff, authors, promoters, marketing team and et al. and expressly releases it from all liability from loss or damage caused to persons or claim or injury, damage to any person or property, together with all costs in connection with the defense thereto, including attorney’s fees. Vendors are required to set up 30 to 45 minutes prior to opening of event (for uniformity purpose all vendors are required to use black linens) all vendors are required to cleanup their space after the event. Any vendor who leaves garbage in their area will be assessed a $125.00 cleaning service bill. Food vendors must provide a trash receptacle near their booth and are responsible for keeping the trash at a minimum.

Deadline Date MAY 15TH 2013 I acknowledge that I have read and understand the terms and conditions as indicated in this application and contract. I agree to sell only those items as listed. If I change/add a new category or merchandise, I must submit a request to the promoter. Any vendor that does not comply with these rules and regulations will be asked to not return.

Full Name: ___________________________________________ Date: __________________ Vendor Signature: _____________________________________ Payment: Cashier Check Only Made Payable to: (please check with your rep.)


Vending Booth Opportunities Sophisticated Venues Selection Set-Ups 2 Events for the Price of 1 (Be the first to greet guest(s) By investing $325.00 in the Experience Life Book Tour, you will be able to: 1. Support a Good Cause Literature, Education, and Literacy 2. Receive 5 copies of each book, your company can use the books as giveaways, sweepstakes promotion, and/or give them away to all experts within your organization. ($148.50 value) 3. Receive a display booth or set-up for your giveaways or use as an opportunity to collection consumer data/surveys ($500.00 value) 4. Business Card Size Ad Space- The presenting authors have an exhilarating magazine as their book teaser to share (it’s FREE for all guests) the magazine consist of a short/sample and/or teaser of their books ($225.00 value) Magazine (texture) 8x11 booklet size -printing 2000 for 2013 (additional charge $50.00) 5. Place items in our gifting suite exclusive to patrons and VIP attendees ($500.00 value) 6. Set-Up at two scheduled events, you get two events for the price of one ($250.00 value) 7. Press Release Coverage: Your company will be mentioned for its Community Social Responsibility and Support in all Press Coverage: • Press Release ($399.00 value) • Social Media Campaign ($1400.00) (additional charge $75.00)

Grass-Root Vendor Support Vending Table per Event By investing $175.00 in the Experience Life Book Tour, you will be able to: 1. Support a Good Cause Literature, Education, and Literacy 2. Receive 2 copies of each book, your company can use the books as giveaways, sweepstakes promotion, and/or give them away to all experts within your organization. ($59.40 value) 3. Receive a display booth or set-up for your giveaways or use as an opportunity to collection consumer data/surveys ($500.00 value)

Experience Life Book Tour Gifting Suite Guest Signature Collection Bags-to-Go What is a ‘gifting suite?’
A-gifting suite is an exclusive, and often private, event that welcomes special guests (celebrities, guest speakers, guests of honor, etc.) to an event. The suite may include the sponsorship and gifting of high-end products that are of interest to the special audience. Photos and publicity of celebrity guests with your product or brand can provide long-term public relations value to the participating company and can provide exposure to luxury networking. By investing $200.00 in product(s)/certificates/gift certificate(s) all inserts must be at least 2 serving size (we can not insert brochures or business cards) in the Experience Life Book Tour, Goodie Guest(s) Bag(s) for your investment you will be able to: 1. Support a Good Cause Literature, Education, and Literacy 2. Receive 2 copies of each book, your company can use the books as giveaways, sweepstakes promotion, and/or give them away to all experts within your organization. ($59.40 value) 3. Receive a write-up on www.advybemag.com blog


Thank you... The 2013 Experience Life Book Tour, Public Relations Team is very grateful for the presence and support of our sponsors and exhibitors. Without you, this Book Tour simply would not have been possible. We are extremely dedicated to you! The Experience Life Book Tour, PR team recognizes your contributions by supplying attendees with contact information and a description of the products and services you provide. Attendees will be encouraged to visit your booth and to retain our Author Magazine for future reference in everyday business needs. This year we are running concurrent event dates (see schedule) in Sponsor Welcome Packet. As a result, you can look forward to traveling with us from May 18th 2013 to September 8th 2013 throughout Columbia South Carolina. Experience Life Book Tour Schedule: Date: May 18th 2013 Time: 10:00AM to 1:00PM Location: Nonnah’s 930 Gervais Street, Columbia South Carolina Date: June 6th 2013 Time: 6:00PM to 8:30PM Location: TBA Date: July 10th 2013 Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM Location: 701 Whaley 701 Whaley Street Columbia, South Carolina Date August 7th 2013 Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM Location: TBA Date: September 8th 2013 Time: 5:00PM to 8:30PM Location: TBA

We want you to be successful and hope that you enjoy the 2013 “Experience Life Book Tour, hosted by authors Torrey Rush and Cedric Nettles. It’s been our pleasure to bring this event to you. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Salute to Military Families, on September 8th 2013 a red carpet event hosted by celebrities: South Carolina News Anchor Woman Daric Strickland and Television Celebrity Darrin Henson in honor of Military Families. If you’d llike to get involved please contact our office for a sponsorship and/or vendor booth application. Sincerely, Ms. Lawrence

Senior Publicist www.advybepr.com (773) 492-1350 TL@advybepublicrelations.com


Experience Life Book Tour Vendor Application