Small Business Sponsorship Collectives
Bringing the highly effective franchisee / marketing association model employed by global brands to community-based businesses
Want to be part of the excitement but can't afford a $10,000 sponsorship?
The Verge Awards® enable our partners to earn tremendous goodwill by aligning their brands with the cause to fund public education in the communities they serve. Unfortunately, our sponsorship levels are likely unaffordable to most small businesses that are part of the fabric of their communities; and managing local sponsorships can be difficult for those with minimal human resources.
But we’d truly like you to be part of the excitement! For your benefit and ours.
So, we’re creating a cooperative sponsorship model where you can pool your marketing resources and reach the requisite investment for your specific county's preliminary round. At a very affordable $150-$500 per business, we hope hundreds of businesses in each community will join and not only help raise more funds for education in your local communities, but also leverage your embedded presence and visibility with our marketing tools, printed materials and media assets to promote our contests and your local hometown contestants. In exchange, you will enjoy the following main benefits:
Leverage the Verge Awards IP and align your business with global brand partners as you rally support for hometown contestants and schools
Build community loyalty by joining the movement!
We encourage you to proudly display your support of your hometown Verge Awards contestants and schools in your own indoor/outdoor signage, email and direct mail campaigns, content marketing, social media, local TV and radio ads, and so on! (We'll provide a toolkit to help!)
Receive online recognition with links to your website for
one full year, plus a listing in our downloadable pdf
Every school in every community has its own Verge Awards microsite, and you'll be on it!
Your village will be recognized on the specific landing pages for all schools in your community with a link to its own custom landing page. The village page will celebrate local teens and schools, and include a (downloadable) listing of participating businesses that links to your website or special landing page, where you can show your support, offer discounts, match fundraising proceeds, conduct cause marketing and much more! (We're happy to offer optional strategic and turnkey marketing services as well)
Reach a broader audience at minimal cost as part of a larger marketing collective with major brand backing
Leverage each other's ideas, assets and audience reach!
Showcase products and services in local rallies and fundraisers, even statewide championships
Upgrade your membership to participate in live events!
CT-based businesses with up to 50 employees can join today!
NOTE to distributed organizations
(Franchisees, realtors, retail locations, car dealerships, insurance agents, etc.):
It may be more cost effective to join together in a brand-level partnership to access more benefits and lift brand perception-- statewide and nationwide! Oh, and you'll still be able to join the village in your respective communities for local promotion!
Call Linda Neaton to explore your best options - 203.449.5044, or email email@example.com