sponsoring a virtual event: our top 5 freshest ideas

sponsoring a virtual event: our top 5 freshest ideas

the meetings and events industry is undergoing a huge pivot from in-person live events to online virtual meetings and conferences. whilst there are hundreds of tried and tested sponsorship packages for face-to-face meetings, it can be hard to imagine how this might work in a virtual space. luckily, we’ve done most of the leg work for you – see our top five ideas below!

virtual activities

it’s important that your meeting content is engaging and one of the best ways to achieve this is through interactive activities and team builds. tailor the content of the activities to achieve your meeting objectives and allow your sponsors to get involved with this. perhaps they could sponsor a challenge in a virtual escape room or a round of questions in a pub quiz? there is plenty of opportunity to get creative here and our expert team are on hand if you need any help!

printed event packs
send a physical programme in the post prior to the event start to help build excitement. these can be fully branded by your sponsor and could even include qr codes or augmented reality, bringing the meeting content truly to life!

breakout rooms
most digital platforms, such as zoom, will allow you to split your audience into breakout rooms during the virtual conference. this is a great opportunity for sponsors to convey their message with branding opportunities and possible online chats.

virtual backgrounds and stage sets
virtual backgrounds are all the rage on zoom right now, so take advantage of this and make yours tie in with the meeting. we have in-house production experts who work with cutting edge technology such as ‘smart stage’ where there’s ample branding and sponsorship opportunities, they’d be happy to answer any questions you have!

happy hour
finally, get the party started with a virtual happy hour – so far, we’ve seen some really cool sponsored parties and dj sets to round off an all day meeting! you could even send a little gift in the post for your attendees to enjoy during this time.

here at sevenevents we understand that times are challenging. our expert planners are on hand to help you every step of the way when it comes to virtual meetings, so give us a call on +44 (0) 207 659 4430 or drop us an email to info@sevenevents.co.uk we’d love to hear from you!