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Got an idea for partnering with The Hop? We want to hear it!

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Why advertise with The Hop?

The Hop connects Milwaukeeans with their homes, jobs, entertainment destinations and each other. The Hop can also connect brands with customers and businesses with opportunities.

Our route traverses some of the most dynamic and fastest-growing neighborhoods in the city, and our sleek, modern vehicles appeal to the young professionals fueling our growth, the influx of visitors increasingly recognizing Milwaukee’s place as a world-class destination, the long-time residents with a sense of nostalgia for the city’s rich transit history, and the wide-eyed youth who will be our future.

The Hop is a truly unique asset and presents a wide range of activation possibilities to make your next meaningful connection. We invite you to hop on board!

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Interior & Exterior Wraps

$10,000 - $15,000 for 4 weeks

Wrapping The Hop offers advertisers a unique opportunity to present your brand. Each wrap is customized for high impact results and is complemented by activation activities for the duration of the promotion.

Outside Wrap Only:

- $10,000 ( Price does not include production, installation and removal costs )

Inside and Outside Wrap:

- $15,000 ( Price does not include production, installation and removal costs )

Musicians performing in front of a streetcar

Experiential advertising

Starting at $6,000 for 3 weeks

Experiential or brand activation event takes place on platform and in streetcar

This unique opportunity allows you to promote your product or service directly to The Hop riders. Our marketing team will work with you to customize and activate the experience in a way that directly engages our riders as well as invites and encourages them to participate.

Staffing event and product inclusion is the responsibility of the sponsor.

Week One:

- Inclusion in e-newsletter

- Social campaign begins (posts will be boosted) – Two posts per week

- Banner ad on

Week Two:

- Social campaign and web presence continue (posts will be boosted)

- Posters are placed at stations and inside streetcars

Week Three:

- Inclusion in e-newsletter

- Posters are placed at stations and inside streetcars

- Social campaign and web presence continues (posts will be boosted)

- Two social takeovers (each takeover one hour in length)

- Experiential or brand activation event

Streetcar station

Station advertising

Starting at $2,000 for 3 weeks

Visible to riders, pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicle traffic, The Hop stations are a great way to reach the many residents, visitors, tourists and employees of our ever-expanding downtown.


- Dimension (24x26)

Customized Options

- Partial Wrap of Station(s)

- Experiential Marketing program

- Duration and price negotiable


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Cathedral Square EB
Cathedral Square WB
City Hall NB
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Jackson at Juneau NB
Jackson at Juneau SB
Ogden at Astor EB
Ogden at Astor WB
Ogden/Jackson EB
Ogden/Jackson WB
St. Paul at Plankinton EB
St. Paul at Plankinton WB
Third Ward EB
Third Ward WB
Wisconsin Ave NB
Wisconsin Ave SB

Streetcar kiosk

Kiosk advertising

The Hop’s new digital kiosks serve as a valuable resource to streetcar riders and downtown visitors, and present a unique opportunity for businesses looking for additional downtown exposure. The kiosks display a mix of streetcar arrival times, advertising and curated local content, including wayfinding resources, business directories and events calendars. The first phase of the project is underway and includes 15 kiosks located along the route. A second phase will include an additional 20 kiosks in other high-traffic areas throughout downtown.

To learn more about advertising and sponsorship opportunities on the kiosks, contact Mike Mainthow at

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