NPR Presents

Connecting with Audiences Across America and the Globe

Through robust and strategic multi-platform events, NPR fosters two-way conversations and intimate storytelling with audiences in key markets across the country. Branded events are produced in topic areas ranging from performing arts and culture to financial reporting.

NPR Presents explores opportunities for event sponsorship extensions with sponsors in key markets, including NPR Headquarters in Washington, DC.

NPR Music

Dynamic live event activation opportunities include co-branded, distributable content, product displays and more in NPR Music programs, like All Songs Considered and First Listen.

Culture & Comedy

Amplify your brand with NPR’s lighter side. Programs like Ask Me Another and Pop Culture Happy Hour offer sponsors prominent on-site recognition, product display and more.

Issues & Ideas

Michel Martin: Going There and Generation Listen connect with audiences for relevant dialogues and offer sponsors targeted reach in key markets across the nation. 

"What happens off-microphone is often funnier. [Peter] Sagal keeps the audience amused and informed."

– The Chicago Reader, on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me

“Excellent weekly podcast. It’s a lively, intelligent, enjoyably upbeat affair, driven by enthusiasm and wit.”

– The Telegraph, on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"Sitting in the audience may have been more fun than being on stage — you could play along without the pressure."

– Indy Week, on Ask Me Another

"I thank you for putting together a flawless First Listen event and for accommodating the hundreds of fans that stood in line for this righteous night."

– Nicole Magazine, on First Listen Live featuring Miguel

"Thanks so much to everyone on the team, you guys were great partners, and we definitely accomplished what we set out to do."

- Gilad Gelfond, Media Director at Universal Pictures, on Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

Sponsor Live Events with NPR

Sponsors can align their brands with dynamic events nationwide along with NPR’s culture & comedy, news & conversation, and music programs. Robust event activation packages can include:

  • Onsite display & product sampling

  • VIP reception

  • Ticket block for Sponsor entertainment

  • Co-branded event signage and collateral

  • Co-branded audience giveaway

  • Onstage recognition of Sponsor

  • Recognition in event promotion