New reports are saying that sponsorship is the fastest growing form of marketing in some countries, yet there is still very much room for improvement, especially in the events industry.
Sponsorship, done well, can offer well aligned brands exclusive and unlimited opportunities to broaden their competitive advantage by increasing their credibility, image, and prestige in working alongside events that attract their target market. Yet, as with any marketing practice it will continue to evolve and be refined over the years. The sponsorship landscape has reinvented itself over the last decade and many event sponsorship-seekers have not yet made the move from transactional-based sponsorship offerings to the new relationships-based paradigm.
Want to learn how your event, conference or festival can stand out from the crowd and attract great sponsors and avoid the most common mistakes that sponsorship-seekers make when approaching a brand?
Check out courses below!
The Swiss Army Knife of Sponsorship Benefits
Not sure what to offer sponsors? Is it because you can't think of a single thing that you could propose that might be of value to them, or any there just too many things going on in your organisation that you don't know how to package it all up in a way that would be valuable to them? Companies want new and creative avenues to connect with their target markets, and there are many many ways that you can create purposeful and profitable partnerships with offerings that you may not even have thought of yet! Read More...
Fulfilment Reports and Auditing Your Partnerships
When was the last time you delivered a fulfilment report to your current partners? Did you know that 60% of corporate marketing managers said they are looking to cut under-performing sponsorships in the next year? (sponsorship.com) And the one thing they really want help with? Reporting and measuring their return. If you can't afford to lose one partner, let me show you the end of year processes that will have your sponsors THANKING YOU for such a wonderful year! Read More...
The 90 Day Sponsorship Plan - Idea to Implementation
When I was Business Development Manager for the Australian College of Midwives I struggled to juggle my ever-growing list of responsibilities and to-dos. Even though my remit was to diversify our income streams by seeking and securing sponsors, there were so many competing priorities that it was hard to make time to create a plan. I wish I knew then what I know now and how I could have pulled it all together in a way that allowed me to be most effective with the time, budget and resources I had available. Read More...
Transform Your World of Sponsorship in 6 Easy Steps
Is the lack of support for sponsorship in your organisation making it hard to move forward with partnerships?
Do you feel overwhelmed about the amount that needs to be done in the little time you have available to dedicate to sponsorship?
Are you struggling to work out what benefits a sponsor might be interested in?
Not sure who to approach within a company to speak about sponsorship, or how to go about it?
How to Create Your Best-Ever Event Proposal
Brands look for very specific information in a sponsorship proposal. You can make or break a potential partnership in the first few pages, without even realising it. The creation of a proposal must be accompanied by an understanding that (even if it has worked for you in the past) cold proposals sent out to a list of companies that don't know you, is considered to be a breach of 'sponsorship etiquette'. Whilst it can have a place in your journey, the proposal should no longer be considered the main act in your sponsorship story. Read More...