Tuesday, 29 October 2013

How To Build Strong Relationships With Your Sponsors

Sponsors are very important for the success of an event. Without contributions from your sponsors, it could be more difficult to pay for the venue, food and all that goes into making an event successful. Therefore, it is very important to not just keep them happy but also, build strong relationships with them in order to have strong support for your future events.

So, read on to find out some tips to build strong relationships with the clients, brought to you exclusively by Plan Ahead Events-an expert event planning company.

Know your sponsor’s goals
Just like you, your sponsors have a goal, they have an objective.  Maybe they just want the recognition as a sponsor. Maybe there’s a new product or service they are trying to promote. Whatever the goal may be, it’s a good idea to know what that is in advance. Good meeting planners always operate with it in mind. So, if you help the sponsor meet that goal you have a better chance of getting sponsored again.

Know your sponsors’ messages and hashtags
There may be a tagline or message that the sponsor is trying to promote. Learn it and identify how you’re going to incorporate it into the conference materials. If your sponsors are using conference-specific hashtags as part of their participation, you may need to incorporate them into your printed materials and other promotional items (banners, signage, and programs).

Use apps to keep your sponsors happy
Using mobile apps to organize conference attendees, means they’ll probably see whatever is on the app’s landing page over and over again. Create a sponsor showcase in the app that highlights the sponsor businesses, their logos and some information about them and their products.

Use e-mail links to promote your sponsors
On your company’s promotional page and other materials, don’t forget to provide sponsor’s links. These way attendees will be able to click on links or logos and visit sponsors’ homepages for more information about them.

Keep the communication channels open
Sponsorships are all about relationships. Look at your sponsors not as vendors, but as partners-Talk to them about what they want to get out of their sponsorship and what their goals are for the event so you custom-tailor a package for them.

Building strong relationships with the sponsors is not a difficult task; all you need to have is good planning to make your objective meet with theirs. Therefore, it is always good to hire a good event management company like-Plan Ahead Events who know well how to make business events success while keeping the sponsors happy.

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