Sponsorship & Advertising

Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) is located just north of Los Angeles and is comprised of three Navy installations. San Nicolas Island is mainly used for conducting classified operations and training exercises. Point Mugu and Port Hueneme, separated by seven miles, offer a wide scope of recreation and entertainment options to the Navy community of Ventura County.

This major aviation shore command and naval construction force mobilization base provides airfield, seaport and base support services to fleet operating forces and shore activities. NBVC and its tenants directly employ more than 19,000 military and civilian personnel and is the largest employer in Ventura County. Approximately 80 commands, representing all branches of the U.S. Military are stationed here. Annually, NBVC Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities are visited over 1.6 million times by eligible patrons, including active duty military, civilian personnel and military retirees. With your message displayed on banners, posters, theater slides and more, you are supporting our military while receiving many hundreds of thousands of exposures!

Contact us now for information on how you can reserve your preferred advertising. Start building your brand awareness with NBVC’s military consumers and the Navy who together contribute $2 billion yearly to the area’s economy. We look forward to your call and the opportunity to partner with you and your company.

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NBVC MWR Marketing

Partnering with MWR aboard Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) puts you in direct contact with more than 19,000 active duty military, reservists, retirees and DoD civilians at their workplaces, home and online. Annually, more than $2 billion flows into the Ventura County economy from the military.

Your advertising directly benefits and supports our troops and their families. Your involvement helps MWR provide quality of life events, activities and facilities which greatly enrich the lives of our service members and their families. When you support our military with your advertising messages, you are also building awareness and desirability about your company, product or service.

FACTS ABOUT NB VENTURA COUNTY

  • $2,000,000,000 Defense money flows into Ventura County
  • $711,100,000 In military salaries and other compensation for active-duty, reservists and civilians
  • $302,100,000 In military retirement and veterans benefits

MILITARY DEMOGRAPHICS

  • 100% MWR patrons shop at off-base stores, averaging 4.3 visits per month
  • 95% Plan on furthering their education and can receive up to $3,500 in tuition assistance
  • 73% Active duty are male, average age is 26 and average length of service is 10.2 years
  • 73% Active duty live off base
  • 61% Plan on buying a new vehicle within 12 months
  • 55% Are married
  • 15% Are officers

 

 

CURRENTS MAGAZINE

This is the must-have information guide for what's happening on and around NBVC! Capture 2,050 exposures with your company’s advertising message. Civilian and military personnel know this is where they will find Tickets & Tours offers, local area events, Fleet & Family Support Center information and MWR activities, events and facilities listings. Electronic access is available online at www.navylifesw.com/ventura. Our very reasonable rates are as follows:
RATES PER BI-MONTHLY ISSUE (RATES ARE REDUCED WITH FREQUENCY)  
FULL COLOR AD  
Full-Page (7 ½"w x 10"h) $500
Half-Page (7 ½"w x 4 ¾"h) $400
Quarter-Page (3 ½"w x 4 ¾"h) $250
FULL COLOR COVER AD*  
Inside Front (7 ½"w x 10"h) $1000
Half-Page Inside Front (7 ½"w x 4 ¾"h) $800
*Dependent on available space. All artwork provided by advertiser.

FLEET & FAMILY READINESS (FFR) HIGHLIGHTS E-NEWSLETTER

Highlights is a weekly e-newsletter produced for military members, their families, DoD employees and retirees. It is emailed to NBVC Navy computers and approximately 2,000 individual subscribers. The e-newsletter highlights upcoming MWR events and lists the movies for the week. Feature your business in two lines of text promoting your products or services for four weeks, reaching approximately 32,000 readers monthly. It is also available online at www. navylifesw.com/ventura.
MONTHLY RATE (RATES ARE REDUCED WITH FREQUENCY)  
Two Lines of Text $500
*All artwork provided by advertiser.

DIGITAL SIGNAGE

Maximize your advertising exposure in MWR facilities with digital signage located in hightraffic areas aboard NBVC. Vibrant, full-color side and video advertisements are shown on 12 large digital displays. Due to limited amount of air time, space will be contracted on a first come, first served basis.
MONTHLY RATE: (JPEG landscape images: 26.67"w x 15"h at 72 ppi • Video format: .wmv file in HD)  
Slide 20 Seconds - $500
Silent Video 30 Seconds - $750
*All artwork/content provided by advertiser.

MOVIE THEATER SLIDES AND VIDEOS

MWR moviegoers have the best deal in town - FREE first-run movies daily for Sailors and their families at two NBVC theaters. Let us feature your product or service ad in our 30-45 minute pre-feature advertising program of slides and video advertising. These vibrant, full-color advertisements are shown on full-size movie screens for 30 or 15 seconds. Port Hueneme's Needham Theater has a capacity of 850. The NBVC Point Mugu Theater has seating for 500 patrons. Each theater airs 32 movies monthly. Average monthly attendance at the Needham Theater is 3,828 patrons and movies shown at Point Mugu's NBVC Theater are watched by an average of 361 movie-goers monthly. From the family enjoying a budget-friendly evening together, married couples to single Sailors and their friends, your theater advertisement will reach each of them at least three times per movie.
MONTHLY RATE: (JPEG landscape images: 26.67"w x 15"h at 72 ppi • Video format: .wmv file in HD)  
Slide $300 (1 Theater) / $500 (2 Theaters)
15-second video spot $300 (1 Theater) / $500 (2 Theaters)
30-second video spot $600 (1 Theater) / $1000 (2 Theaters)
*All artwork/content provided by advertiser. Rates are reduced with frequency

FACILITY ADVERTISING

MWR is a well-known and widely-used network of support and leisure services designed for use by the military, their families, civilian employees, military retirees and other eligible patrons. Aboard NBVC, thousands of eligible patrons and their families make use of these MWR benefits daily. Your message displayed on banners, posters and signs can capture this untapped target audience and maximize your advertising exposure. Build brand awareness at MWR's base fitness centers and gyms which serve 49,618 monthly. Reach an average of 3,255 junior enlisted active duty Sailors each month at the base Liberty Centers which have programs and special events, access to the internet, movies, video games, air hockey and so much more. At the bowling and recreation center that includes a snack bar, arcade games, cosmic bowling, and year round leagues for youth and adults, an average of 2,125 patrons visit monthly. Reach an average of 2,314 patrons monthly at the base pools and capture the attention of 2,953 patrons monthly at the base RV Park. Display your advertising message at all of NBVC's MWR facilities for a total annual exposure of 1,465,027.
MONTHLY RATE  
Banners (6'W X 3'H) $500 per banner/per site
Posters (22"w x 28"h) $350 per banner/per site
Countertop Signs (8½"w x 11"h) $350 per site
Countertop Brochures (4"w x 10"h) $350 per site
*All artwork provided by advertiser.

FACILITIES

  • Fitness Facilities (4)
  • Liberty Center (Internet/Café) (2)
  • Bowling Recreation Center (2)
  • Pools (2)
  • RV Park (2)
  • Golf Course

NAVY REGION SOUTHWEST BASES SERVICES DIRECTORY

Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) Fleet & Family Readiness (FFR) offers an annual NRSW Base Services Directory (45,000 published) for all military personnel and their families. This full-color publication is distributed through Navy Welcome Aboard packets, Family Housing Welcome Centers, Bachelor Housing, MWR facilities and Fleet & Family Support Centers. Download or view the current directory on the Navy FFR regional website at www.navylifesw.com. Ad space is limited. The deadline for artwork is April 8, 2016. Issue date is June 1, 2016.
Full-Color Ad PDF, TIFF, JPEG and CMYK formats; 300 dpi  
Full-Page Back Cover - 4 1/8"w x 7"h $4,000
Full-Page Inside Cover - 4 1/8"w x 7"h $3,000
Half-Page Inside Cover - 4 1/8"w x 3 1/2"h $2,500
Full-Page - 4 1/8"w x 7"h $2,000
Half-Page - 4 1/8"w x 3 1/2"h $1,500
*All artwork provided by advertiser.

VEHICLE WRAP

Build brand awareness and desirability with this unique and catchy form of advertising. Vehicle wraps are an excellent way to get your company noticed and remembered. The Federal Highway Administration reports that a vehicle outfitted with an advertisement generates thousands of impressions per day. Transform MWR's vehicle into your company's traveling billboard. Wrapped with your advertisement, it will be seen by up to 17,000 base personnel on its daily route to MWR facilities. MWR support staff also travel off the base to San Diego and will acquire additional exposures. When not in use, your company's personal billboard, with your advertising message, will be parked in a high-traffic location, seen daily by patrons visiting the Liberty Centers, Navy Exchange, Commissary and base movie theater. Your message will receive up to 115,000 exposures a month and more than 1,396,000 impressions per year. Compare the monthly cost of a vehicle wrap to newspaper, radio or television advertising and you will realize the minimal cost of a vehicle wrap that advertises your message for a continuous 365 days. Build brand recognition with everyone who sees your message on MWR's wrapped vehicle and raise your company's profile. Advertiser supplies, installs and removes wrap. Annual Rate
ANNUAL RATE  
MWR Marketing Vehicle $10,000
*All artwork provided by advertiser.

 

 

Seabee Golf Course

The Seabee Golf Course at Port Hueneme features an 18-hole course with a lit driving range, putting green and a complete pro shop. The Seabee Golf Course is open to the public and serves 39,965 golfers annually. Advertising at the Seabee Golf Course reaches an affluent military audience and community leaders.Your advertising can be prominently placed in the golf facility, with your message in high traffic areas. A limited number of placement opportunities ensure golfers will not get "advertising fatigue" and will notice your company’s message. Tee box recognition may be purchased for company promotion or may be part of our customized GPS advertising package. GPS ads display when a cart is in play. Because the golfer spends much of the total round time in the cart, a great advertising opportunity is created. A GPS green-side ad is displayed on the full screen along with the yardage to the green until the golfer reaches the next tee box or enters the staging area. A GPS banner ad is shown when the golfer reaches the tee-box and continues to be displayed until 65 yards out from the center of the green of the hole that is being played.

GPS Advertising

GPS Green-side advertising This full screen ad is displayed along with the yardage to the green until the golfer reaches the next tee box or enters the staging area. GPS Banner advertising Banner advertising is displayed when the golfer reaches the tee-box and continues to be displayed until 65 yards out from the center of the green of the hole that is being played.

Golf Advertising Rates

Monthly advertising rate for Advertiser-Provided Banners, Posters, Countertop Signs and Brochures, Tee-box Signage and double-sided driving range dividers.
Average Monthly Exposures 4,834
Banner (3' x 6') $250
Poster (22" x 30") $200
Brochure Stand (4" x 10") $175
Countertop Sign (8.5" x 11") $125
Tee-Box Signage (1 tee-box) $100
Driving Range Divider (5' x 8") (3 dividers) $200
Sampling $175
*All artwork provided by advertiser.

Monthly advertising rate for Golf Cart GPS ads

Average Monthly Exposures 4,834
GPS Customized One-hole Combo(banner and green-side ad) $300
GPS Banner Ad (234 x 100 pixels) $200
GPS Green-side Ad (234 x 330 pixels) $175
Cart Signage $125
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Community Recreation Family Events

Monthly - Themed community-based events open to all eligible patrons include a Father-Daughter Dance, Haunted Mansion Halloween event, Princess Tea Party, Wizard’s University, Jedi Day, Superhero Day and Dinner with Santa.  Estimated yearly attendance is 6,000.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $10,000 / Supporting: $5,000 / Official: $2,500 / Navy Team: $1,000 / Booth (per event): $150 


Community Recreation Trips

Monthly - These organized trips and outings to local area events and destinations are open to all eligible patrons. Trips include: Big Bear, Mammoth Mountain, Disneyland, Universal Studios, local sporting events and more. Expected yearly attendance is 500.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $1,500 / Supporting: $1,000 / Official: $750 / Navy Team: $500


Intramural Sports & Tournaments

Monthly - Intramural sports leagues are open to all base personnel and include the following sports: basketball, women’s basketball, flag football, golf, volleyball, softball, coed softball and soccer. Intramural tournaments are separate events and cover the same sports. Annual participation is 2,250.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $5,000 / Supporting: $2,500 / Official: $750 / Navy Team: $500


Bowling leagues, clinics & Tournaments

Monthly - Bowling leagues, clinics and tournaments are held at MWR Recreation Bowling Centers on Port Hueneme and Point Mugu throughout the year. Events include: Super Bowling and Tailgate Party, Family Holiday Tournaments, Summer Youth Bowling Camp and 101 Beginning Bowling Clinics. Annual participation is 2,000.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $5,000 / Supporting: $2,500 / Official: $750 / Navy Team: $500


Military Saves Week

February 26-March 3 - Military Saves is an ongoing campaign to encourage active duty members to pay down debt and build wealth. During this week, a variety of events will be held to provide military families with the tools, resources and skills to be financially fit. Military Saves is expected to attract 500 participants.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $1,500 / Supporting: $1,000 / Official: $750 / Navy Team: $500
Booth: $150


Strike Out Sexual Assault Cosmic Bowling

April 7 - This is a fun and family-friendly event to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness (SAPR) month. Participants play a free round of cosmic bowling complete with special lighting, fun music and glow-in-the-dark tchotchkes. All attendees participate in SAPR trivia while they bowl. Expected participation is 200.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $1,500 / Supporting: $1,000 / Official: $750 / Navy Team: $500 / Booth $150


Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month 5K Color Run

April 19 - Participants run through various color powder stations throughout the course. This run has garnered strong support from commands, active duty, reservists and family members. Expected participation is 400.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $1,500 / Supporting: $1,000 / Official: $750 / Navy Team: $500 / Booth: $150


Mud Run

April 21 - A 5K obstacle course designed by Navy Seabees of the Naval Construction Training Center is the venue for the Mud Run. This challenging run consists of mud hills, mud pits and water hazards. The event attracts runners and non-runners alike. Teams are encouraged to participate and costumes are a common sight on the course. Estimated attendance is 1,000.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $5,000 / Supporting: $2,000 / Official: $1,500 / Navy Team: $750 / Booth: $300


Month of the Military Child - Kids Day

April 28 - This special celebration of military youth features fun family activities. The event includes music, giveaways, games, activities for the children and an Armed Forces Kids Run. Expected participation is 500.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $2,000 / Supporting: $1,500 / Official: $1,000 / Navy Team: $500 / Booth: $200


Military Spouse Appreciation

May 11 - This is a fun event honoring the sacrifices military 
spouses make to support their family and active duty service members. All military spouses are invited to enjoy refreshments, receive recognition and win prizes. Expected participation is 400.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $1,500 / Supporting: $1,000 / Official: $750 / Navy Team: $500 / Booth: $150


Great American Campout

June 16-17 - Military families spend the weekend at the beach camping out under the stars. The event kicks off with a BBQ, beach games, kayaking and paddle boarding before setting up camp for the night. The evening concludes with dinner, s’mores and a movie. Expected participation is 400. 
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $1,000 / Supporting: $750 / Official: $500 / Navy Team: $250


End of School Year Bowling Party

June 22 - An end of school year celebration recognizes Military students on a job well done. Awards are given to students for academic success and good attendance. The event concludes with a bowling party for the whole family.  Expected participation is 150.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $1,500 / Supporting: $1,000 / Official: $750 / Navy Team: $500 / Booth $150


Splash n' Dash Run & Swim Series

June 23 & July 21 - Participants compete in a family-friendly aquathon. The series is broken up into three age brackets with varying running and swimming distances for each group. 
Expected participation is 100.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $1,000 / Supporting: $750 / Official: $500 / Navy Team: $250


Summer Fest - Battle of Commands

July TBD - Summer Fest combines the annual Battle of Commands competition with a family-friendly day out. The event features inflatables, kid’s activities, games, entertainment and concludes with the Battle of Commands. Estimated attendance is 2,000.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $5,000 / Supporting: $2,000 / Official: $1,500 / Navy Team: $750 / Booth: $300


Point Mugu Surf Contest

August 18-19 - The Surf Contest hosts surfers and visitors from around the globe during this two day competition at the famous break of Point Mugu. The event features live music and entertainment as well as a vendor village. This not-to-be missed surf contest is open to the public and is expected to attract 5,000.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $25,000 / Supporting: $5,000 / Official: $2,500 / Navy Team: $1,000 / Booth: $300


Mugu’LAU Tiki BBQ

September 1 - This end of the summer Luau features a BBQ pig roast, live music and Polynesian dancers. Estimated attendance is 500.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $2,000 / Supporting: $1,500 / Official: $1,000 / Navy Team: $500 / Booth: $150


Disaster Preparedness Resource Fair

September 28 - This life-saving event prepares our military families for earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters or emergencies. Participants receive preparedness information and materials to help families learn the importance of emergency readiness. The event also provides the opportunity to experience the violent motions of an earthquake in a simulator. Expected participation is 500.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $2,000 / Supporting: $1,500 / Official: $1,000 / Navy Team: $500 / Booth: $150


Retired Activities Office Town Hall Meeting

November 2 - This event features presenters discussing changes in the military retirement system and a briefing by the base Commanding Officer on areas of interest to retired personnel. The event attracts 150 retirees.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $2,000 / Supporting: $1,500 / Official: $1,000 / Navy Team: $500 / Booth: $150


Winter Wonderland

December 8 - This is a holiday event just for the kids and families featuring 40 tons of fresh-blown snow, games, arts & crafts, music and food trucks. Snowmen, snow angels and snowball fights abound. There’s even an appearance by Kris Kringle himself! Expected participation is 1,250.
Sponsorship Levels - Presenting: $5,000 / Supporting: $2,500 / Official: $1,500 / Navy Team: $500 / Booth: $150

 

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