Direct Commerce Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

The Direct Commerce Awards spearhead the recognition of business excellence in organisations engaged in direct-to-customer retailing across traditional and newly emerging channels. Established for over two decades – spanning all market conditions – this year we will celebrate the success of those businesses that have risen to the tough challenges experienced throughout 2018 with a convivial presentation dinner on 13th June at the outstanding sporting venue of Twickenham Stadium.

This unique event provides all supplier organisations with opportunities to join with their clients in highlighting the successes achieved. From supporting clients with their entries, to sponsoring one or more award categories, from hosting a table of invited client guests, to sponsoring the on-the-night photography, awards evening programmes, welcome drinks reception. Each sponsor is rewarded with high brand visibility at the event itself as well as in all promotional campaigns connected with this landmark event and in the post-event coverage of the winning entrants.

This year’s celebratory presentation dinner will take place on 13th June at Twickenham Stadium & we are delighted to share a choice of the following sponsorship opportunities with you – each of which offers full credits :

Drinks reception – Welcome sparkling wine and canapes for all evening guests on arrival (c290+). Your logo on all Awards marketing materials pre/post event. Banner stands at the entrance to the dedicated area we are using, as well as a name check from our celebrity host during dinner – £2,350 and includes 2 tickets for the evening.

Category sponsorship (includes 1 place at the dinner, per category) – Your logo on all Awards marketing materials pre/post event. Presentation of trophy to the winner, with photography, & a name check from our celebrity host – categories are available singly and in pairs £1195 or £1695 respectively. Those sponsoring a pair of categories, for example, will receive a pair of tickets for the evening.

Sponsorship of printed evening guest programme –ideally provided by sponsoring printer who might also wish to provide personalised guest tent cards, and/or personalised delegate badges, and other print materials for the DCA Annual Summit which takes place during the day at the same venue, and/or the post-awards publication, produced by Direct Commerce Magazine, which contains details of every category winner – full specs and details available on request.

Sponsorship of the evening event photography – providing a skilled photographer for the full evening, taking guest table shots, group shots, on-stage presentation shots for each winner & providing images which can be used by all winning companies going forward as well as for the award winners’ publication produced post-event.

Sponsorship of the winners’ tipple – bottles delivered to the winning guests’ tables with sponsors congratulation message/tag/card & name check from celebrity host: c.£750 £1150 dependent on brand & availability

Provision of an appropriate table gift for all guests – rate to be quoted after discussion

Provision of table flowers –in sponsor’s corporate colours with ribbon messaging – to be supplied direct to the venue by sponsor in non-returnable containers so that guests can, if desired, take them back to the office – rate to be quoted after discussion

Provision of prizes for the evening’s good cause fund raising – no charge is made for this, companies donating gifts are credited during the evening

Guest places for the awards celebration dinner are priced at £195 each. We also offer exclusive tables for 8 – £1560 | 10 – £1950 | 12 – £2340 for those companies wishing to invite their clients or guests to the event.

Supporting client entries some of our categories are prime for supplier/client collaboration in the entry process and packages for suppliers wishing to make multiple client entries across a range of categories are available. This enables suppliers to actively support their clients as well as to draw attention to their own contribution to the clients’ success. Please see the entry details to discover more.

Platinum co-branding sponsorship package – opportunity to receive co-branding in all materials – ie: The your name Direct Commerce Awards“, two-three guest tables at the event, opening welcome presentation opportunity, lead position branding on all materials connected with the entry and event marketing campaigns, lead position branding on all materials and AV presentations delivered during the event, opportunity to select and present trophies for up to 4 categories (choice subject to availability). Full credits and editorial space in the post-event winners’ publication. This package to be negotiated according to specific requirements.

Anything else? if you have any ideas or a requirement that isn’t quite covered by any of the options outlined above, feel free to get in touch for a chat. We are always happy to do what we can to tailor the perfect fit for your requirement.

All rates quoted are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.


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