VETTING CRITERIA FOR MEDIA

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is always eager to host press for travel stories. Because of the high volume of requests received, minimum criteria for providing assistance was established. We do review each request and will make exceptions in some cases. For those looking to book a press trip please review the information below and send us your information using this form

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide lodging, guided tour, meals, etc. for media meeting the following criteria:

  • Staff writer of or freelance writer on assignment for a publication with circulation of at least 100,000.
  • Blogger/social influencer must be in the Cision database and
    • Have at least 30,000 unique visitors per month.
    • Be in the top 100,000 Alexa-ranked sites in the United States
    • Have at least 10,000 Twitter followers or 20,000 Instagram followers.
  • Freelance writer not on assignment but with a solid history of producing travel stories for quality media.

 

The CVB will provide lodging and a press pass for:

  • Staff writer or freelance writer on assignment for a publication with circulation between 50,000 and 100,000.
  • Blogger/social influencer must be in the Cision database and
    • Have at least 30,000 unique visitors per month
    • Be between 100,000 and 300,000 Alexa-ranked sites in the United States
    • Have at least 8,000 Twitter followers or 10,000 Instagram followers.
  • Freelance writer not on assignment who can provide at least five clips from quality media outlets.

 

The CVB will provide a press pass for:

  • Staff writer or freelance writer on assignment for a publication with circulation less than 50,000.
  • Blogger/social influencer must be in the Cision database and
    • Have at least 20,000 unique visitors per month
    • Be between 300,000 and 500,000 Alexa-ranked sites in the United States
    • Have at least 5,000 Twitter followers or 5,000 Instagram followers.
  • Freelance writer not on assignment who can provide at least two clips from quality media outlets.