As the world of events has been turned on its head, event planners across the globe are embracing virtual event platforms. Virtual and hybrid events have become another aspect of ‘the new normal’.
However, these events still need sponsorship! Finding great sponsors for your virtual event may seem a little daunting, they may be apprehensive about making an investment. Here are some creative ways sponsorship can be used for virtual events.
1. Banner Ads
A banner advert means that a select few top tier sponsors can enjoy pride of place on the homepage of your CrowdComms virtual events solution. Our banner ads are also spread throughout the virtual platform, meaning that your sponsors maximise their ROI. Attendees can click on banner ads to go straight to your sponsor’s page where they can view their company bio, social media links and get in touch.
Consider offering banner ads to your highest paying sponsors as this a great way to guarantee maximum exposure.
2. Sponsored Sessions
Sponsored sessions are commonplace at most in-person events, and they can work brilliantly for virtual events too! The CrowdComms virtual platform is fully customisable, meaning company logos and other imagery can be displayed everywhere. All streams, pre-recorded videos, polling and Q&A can be fully branded. Your sponsor’s ambassador can deliver their session from their home or office and this can be streamed to attendees all over the world, meaning they will interact with a far larger audience than they would do at an in-person event.
Remember to include polling and Q&A during your streamed sessions to keep your attendees engaged with your content. Include your sponsors and speakers in the process and explain the value of using these engagement tools.
Quizzes and simple games can be highly effective in boosting engagement in virtual event environments. They can also present fun sponsorship opportunities! You could offer your sponsors a ‘challenge’ each- for example, attendees may have to find out a secret code from a sponsor representative to earn 50 points. The CrowdComms gamification feature includes a live leader board so attendees can see how they’re doing compared to their fellow delegates.
Offer prizes to the top point earners as an incentive for everybody to get involved- and why not ask your sponsors to offer these prizes?
Interested in an innovative tech solution for your virtual, hybrid or in-person event? Get in touch with CrowdComms today, our team of experts will be happy to help.