What is Sponsorship?

IEG, a well-known publisher in the $57.5 billion sponsorship industry, defines sponsorship as: “a cash and /or in-kind fee paid to a property in return for access for the exploitable commercial potential associated with that property.”

Meaning that it isn’t like philanthropy where you are supporting a cause without any commercial incentive. In fact, it is the exact opposite – “sponsorship is undertaken for the purpose of achieving commercial objectives.”

What is Sponsorship? The Sponsorship Guy
Benefits of Sponsorship

Benefits of Sponsorship

The Halo Effect

When you sponsor a property, you are borrowing their fans, premises, and associating yourself with their values. If you sponsor the state fair, your brand is associated with a family event. If you sponsor a sports team, you get recognition and the ups and downs of winning and losing. If you sponsor a cause, you are telling the market what you care about.

Foster Credibility

Sponsors get to build trust and establish rapport with a property’s fans. The key to success is to align with opportunities and brands that align with the values of your organization.

Build Brand Awareness

A good sponsorship will provide strategic opportunities to showcase a sponsor’s brand before, during, and in some cases, after the event.

Engage with Your Audience

Sponsorship gives brands the ability to have a two-way conversation by increasing a brand’s relevance while networking with customers and prospects.

Our Process is Straightforward

  1. We get to know you and your property. If we were lawyers, we would call it discovery. We learn your history, goals, and review your site, decks, and promotional materials.
  2. We agree upon objectives, uncover insights, and develop the campaign strategy.
  3. We launch the campaign.
  4. We communicate, measure our mutual success, and strive to improve.
Our Process is Straightforward

Sponsorship Revenue Growth

  • Full Turn Key Sponsorship Sales Campaigns
  • Sponsorship Valuation and Research
  • Sponsorship Pricing Strategies
  • Sponsorship Prospect Identification
  • Sponsorship Research and Analysis
  • Sponsorship Proposal Creation

Sponsorship Cost Reduction

  • Negotiation of Sponsorship Agreements
  • Sponsorship Vendor Resources
  • Sponsorship Contract Management
  • Sponsorship Implementation Management
  • Sponsorship Fulfillment Reports

Strategic Sponsorship Services

  • Sponsorship Digital Strategies
  • Sponsorship Business Plans and Tactics
  • Sponsorship Sales Training
  • Sponsorship Budgets and Forecasting
  • Sponsorship Investor Resources
  • Sponsorship Telephone Consultations