Social Media @ The Beach Event Sponsorship Prospectus


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Conceptualized and organized by local Virginia Beach residents, Social Media At The Beach will held on January 23 from 10AM to 5PM at Peabody’s and is designed to educated attendees about various aspects of social media. Topics range from blogging to search engine optimization (SEO) to best business practices, ensuring both experts and novices, alike, will leave with new information and applicable methods for better ways of engaging in the virtual conversation. Additionally, Social Media At The Beach, by way of group activities will take participants through a step-by-step process of using social media marketing to increase business success. Information includes how to increase brand awareness, improve search engine rankings, and determine which topics to cover. Interested parties can find more information and register for this one-day, seven-hour event at A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Mothers Fighting For Others (

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Social Media @ The Beach Event Sponsorship Prospectus

  1. 1. Build brand awareness…increase traffic… …get your feet wet… …in next generation marketing!
  2. 2. “Social Media Is Not a Trend.” It’s a new medium that’s critical for marketing in today’s world. Influential companies large and small are finally getting this message. Discovering how to use social media effectively has brought immense success to organizations like Dell, Jet Blue, Ford – even The American Red Cross. To thrive, it’s critical that you execute social media marketing correctly and reach customers who occupy the social media space. Sponsoring Social Media @ the Beach will give you a major advantage to accomplish these goals. Why Sponsor SMATB? Your customers love social media! • 77% of active web users read blogs • Largest age group on Twitter is adults ages 35-49 • 45% of Facebook’s US audience is 26 or older • Facebook’s greatest growth now comes from users ages 35 – 49 • 51% of LinkedIn users are ages 25-34 You’ll be face-to-face with customers all day! • Small to large business employees & owners • Casual and professional bloggers • Marketers • Entrepreneurs • Students • Moms, dads, and grandparents
  3. 3. Social Media @ The Beach Saturday, January 23, 2010 Virginia Beach, Virginia 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guest Key Note Speaker: Jeff Turner Founder of Real Estate Shows & Advisor to Social Media Marketing Institute. Jeff has nearly over 20 years as both a successful entrepreneur and a senior executive in a large corporation Social Media Made Easy Experienced local social media professionals will moderate this interactive group event. Our format is refreshingly unique; we are dedicated to sharing experiences and information without self-promotion of speakers. Focus will be placed on two main goals:  Boosting personal social networking skills  Building a business using social media marketing Who will attend? This public event is open to anyone of any age interested in learning and sharing info about social media. Attendees’ knowledge of social media will vary from inexperienced to advanced. How many people will attend? 250+ attendees are expected. What information will be discussed? Speakers and attendees will discuss social media skills including:  Facebook  Twitter  New Media Technology  New Media Marketing  Blogging, Vlogging, Podcasting  Reputation and Brand Management  Improving Search Engine Rankings & Exposure  LinkedIn for Career Enhancement and Job Search
  4. 4. For Only $250, Sponsors Will Receive…  Two free tickets to the event  Info in the event program  Exposure before / during / after event  Discounts for future events  Company website link on  Weekly multi-media exposure (blogs, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) Funds Cover Exclusive Items Contact us if you want to reserve an exclusive item. Some items may already be reserved.  LUNCH / TABLES – Recognition during lunch & at vendor tables  T-SHIRTS – Will add logo exclusively  BADGES – Will add logo exclusively  LANYARDS – Will add company name exclusively  BANNER – Will add logo to main banner Alternative Sponsorship Options  We appreciate any merchandise, gift certificates, etc. you may offer for door prizes  We welcome donations for Swag Goodies (logo items such as pens, USB drives etc.)  Any of the items listed above can be donated directly to us. Any funds contributed will be used to procure event items for which you will be recognized.  Want to do more? Get increased, top-level exposure with contributions over $500. Contact Event Coordinator for more details.  Any other ideas? Tell us! This is about YOU!
  5. 5. A Portion of proceeds goes to MFFO Social media is about strengthening communities, online and off. Social Media @ The Beach wants to do our part. Therefore, a portion of all event proceeds & attendee donations will go to Mothers Fighting For Others Organization. MFFO is dedicated to providing orphans and vulnerable children with opportunities their parents would have provided. Small Effort, BIG Exposure Thank you for your consideration. Please contact Event Coordinator, Cara Mandart, to discuss your preference and make arrangements. Mandart Cell: (757) 619-7116