Sponsorship Opportunities

A large percentage of our annual Ukulele Festivals are supported through various levels of sponsorship. We welcome local, regional, national, and international participation.

Our goal is to promote both the ukulele community and independent/small businesses within the music industry. Advertising and promotion are among the most challenging aspects of our business and we feel that cross promotion can help all parties involved, therefore the opportunities listed below do not encompass all possible opportunities. We are open to all creative cross-promotion ideas. Please email playukemail@gmail.com or call Douglas Reynolds at 775.220.0995 with yours.

Last year's sponsors:

BENEFITS
In exchange for your sponsorship we offer various benefits. These are:
Physical Displays at Festivals
Physical Banners at Festivals
Distribution of materials at Festivals
Vendor Tables at Festivals
Presentation from stage at Festivals
Your Linked Logo on our Website
Your Advertisement on our Website
Your Advertisement on our Facebook Page
Your Logo in our Facebook Page header
Your Linked Logo on our eBlasts

AUDIENCE
Our audience is composed of roughly 2300 opt-in emails, 2000 followers on facebook, and an average of 50 and 100 actual human visitors per day to our website during the 3-4 months preceding our festivals. We average 300-400 visitors per day to our festivals. Nearly all of the above are legitimately interested in the ukulele.

IN-KIND
In-kind sponsorships can be earned through participation or contribution of goods or services which add promotion or incentive to either or both of Play Uke LLC’s Ukulele Festival. The value of in-kind donations can be combined with cash donation to attain higher sponsorship levels. Some donations which save out-of-pocket expenditure, such as advertising, staging, sound, lights, labor, sponsorship of performers, etc. can be treated as cash contributions at the discretion of Play Uke LLC.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP: 1-2 available. For the last nine years we have limited this tenured level to four participants. Until recently they had not changed. With the upcoming retirement of Mya-Moe Ukuleles, a coveted Presenting Sponsorship has opened and we are considering taking this opportunity to expand this category to five should the right fit present itself.

Presenting Sponsorship is granted in exchange for:
– First year donation of $1600 or more in cash, merchandise, or in-kind value.
– Annual donation thereafter of $600 or more in cash, merchandise, or in-kind value.
– Annual attendance as vendor or presenter in at least one of Reno or Palm Strings Uke Fests.
– Sponsor must be associated with the ukulele industry.

Benefits: Top level visibility in all advertisements, social media, online presence, emails, banners, etc. Placement of ads in Facebook feed, email blasts, and most supplied co-op marketing as requested by sponsor. Complimentary vendor or display space and concert tickets. Display of (supplied) banners at festivals. Features and/or reviews online and in emails of ukuleles donated for Super Raffle.

Status as Presenting Sponsor continues as long as annual commitments are met. Cessation of sponsorship would take place upon launch of subsequent year’s festivals.

TIER ONE ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP:
Granted in exchange for:
– Annual donation of $600 or more in cash, merchandise, or in-kind value.
– Annual attendance as vendor or presenter in at least one of Reno or Palm Strings Uke Fests.
– Sponsor must be associated with the ukulele industry.

Benefits: Second level visibility in all advertisements, social media, online presence, emails, banners, etc. Placement of ads in Facebook feed, most supplied co-op marketing as requested by sponsor. Complimentary vendor space and concert tickets. Display of (supplied) banners at festivals. Features and/or reviews online and in emails of ukuleles donated for Super Raffle.

Status as Tier One Sponsor terminates upon launch of next year’s festivals.

TIER TWO SUPPORTING SPONSOR/VENDOR:
Granted in exchange for:
– Annual donation of $300 or more in cash, merchandise, or in-kind value.

Benefits: Listing/logo in social media, online presence, emails where room for vendor listings is available. Complimentary vendor space or display/distribution of supplied items at festivals. One Facebook post ad per month (must be supplied by sponsor).

Sponsorship terminates upon launch of next year’s festivals.

* Play Uke, LLC reserves the right to refuse any prospective sponsor or in-kind or merchandise offer it deems to not be a suitable fit.

Presented by:

DaSilva Ukulele Co. Iriguchi Ukuleles TyDe Music

 

Our 2018 Sponsors

Blackbird Guitars & Ukuleles Bose Sound The Strum Shop Jam Pro Music Factory