Have you considered that sponsoring local events can have a wide range of benefits, both for the sponsor and the company hosting the function itself?
Compared to traditional advertising, sponsorships seek to establish a stronger relationship between the parties involved.
In this article, we will be outlining some key benefits to consider for sponsoring events, we are not talking about sponsoring a Formula One team! Instead, we are looking at local community events that bring people together.
At Events Together, we love to manage and create bespoke events for businesses all over the UK!
However, one thing that is close to our hearts is bringing together local communities. This brings us to our first benefit.
Supporting your local community:
Supporting the community you are from has many positive impacts.
Your community can become more tightly knit and unique by always championing local businesses and this will create vast goodwill.
Getting to know the people behind the product or service is personally great for business, resulting in improving the local economy.
Local communities will also have great customer service since you are all aiding each other too.
When visiting a local community have you noticed they will tend to be friendly?
A lot of the business owners will know each other and will have collaborated over the years, therefore there is loyalty and also inside knowledge of who does what and who to go to.
Supporting a significant initiative or business:
Sponsoring a local event will show that you have a genuine interest in an initiative or business near you.
Events provide sponsors with a chance to network with new businesses, creating new relationships and the opportunity to showcase their brand.
This can result in receiving far more interested customers as you have already established something both you and the customer are mutually interested in, the event!
Sponsoring local events means you’re being inclusive:
Asking to sponsor large international events could be a great way to get a lot of exposure. However, does a lot of exposure always mean quality exposure?
Only targeting large events could mean leaving out endless local events and businesses which may have a lot more attendees of high value to you.
Consideration of these local events will mean you’re thinking of every option available, and these local businesses will also appreciate that as you will support them as well.
Whether it be sporting, business or networking events, they provide access to a local market, offering sponsors the opportunity to connect with a familiar audience.
Increase your brand awareness in your local area:
It may be an obvious point, however, it will forever be effective.
By sponsoring a local event you will be exposing your brand to an abundance of new people. Depending on the size of the event, you will be able to gauge how many people will see your business.
This is great for businesses who are just starting, wanting to get their first wave of customers and exposure.
Or for more established businesses, it could be for a new product/service they are releasing soon to make as many people aware of it as possible.
Direct access to your ideal audience:
Sponsoring an event is one of the best ways to access your target audience directly and it does not have to be financial sponsorship either!
Sponsors, for example, could donate products printed with their name or logo. Local food producers could offer free snacks and beverages, venues could provide space for the event itself. These are just a small amount of potential ideas.
Event organisers and management companies can also gather data (Following GDPR) through ticket sales, social media and surveys which will help you know which local events will be the best to sponsor.
Events can provide companies with incredible opportunities to market their brand, reach new customers, improve their public perception and increase their sales.
Through business sponsorship, you can provide attendees with a unique experience that fosters trust and credibility.
This article explains what exactly a business sponsorship is, describes how it works and provides a list of some of the most compelling advantages of sponsorship.
Have a quick read and then come back and chat to us about how we can help you!.
Read more here: 14 Incredible Benefits of Being a Sponsor | Indeed.com
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