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Annie Lowney

Is Your Event Safe?

Mark Breen, co-founder of Cuckoo Events & Safe Events, wants you to be honest with yourself about the safety of your attendees.

The concepts of safety and caring are intrinsically intertwined. Mark Breen, pictured below, has always embodied those ideas.

As a young man he was a competitive swimmer and then went on to become a lifeguard, he also cared for his sister who has special needs. Essentially he’s a natural protector. 

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Maria Keenan

Event Sponsorship, From Both Sides

Amy Crimmens is the Community Manager for Red Badger; a digital consultancy that’s heavily involved with the tech community in east London and beyond.

Amy’s been at Red Badger for three years and, in that time, has organized Red Badger’s role as a sponsor to multiple conferences. Among them, she and her team have worked with UX London, Leading Design, and React Europe.

This year, Red Badger ran their first conference: React London 2017, and so she sat on the other side of the table where it was her that was looking for sponsors:

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Maria Keenan

How I Got Sponsorship for The First Time

My first sponsorship experience was five years ago when I was landed with the task of funding a debating society for a year. In the spirit of jumping in the deep end, we approached one of the Big Four.

The happiness of all my friends was on my shoulders, so I prepared like a woman obsessed. 

I had one of those ridiculous, lunchbox-sized external hard-drives ready at a moment’s notice to bring up analysis on cognitive development in young adulthood after being exposed to opposing opinions.

I felt like I was the Bill Nye of the science of disagreements, but I was about to get punched in the face by Jordan Belfort.  

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Annie Lowney

How to Secure Event Sponsorship

Holger Blank of JSConf EU shares his sponsorship tips

Holger Blank, pictured below, is the sponsorship maestro for JSConf EU, a not for profit JavaScript conference in Berlin. JSConf EU started back in 2009. Their top sponsorship slots bring in €14K. Since the inception of the event they have been in the enviable position of having sponsors approach them… something that most event organisers can only dream about.

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Maria Keenan

Marketing Has to Get Better

A Bit of Background

I was a telemarketer. I used to call Americans to ask them if they wanted white papers from tech hardware companies, and if they’d be willing to answer surveys about their businesses in exchange for them.

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Paul Campbell

Welcoming Maria to Team Tito

“And we’ve done it all without any marketing”, is a phrase that I commonly reach for after talking about Tito numbers, growth or sales figures. It’s a bit disingenuous though. Without marketing, we wouldn't have a website, no blog, and we’d never have gone to any conferences to talk to potential customers.

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Maria Keenan

Why We Care About Sponsorship

It’s with pleasure that I tell you what our first theme for the revamped Tito blog is going to be: Sponsorship.

Why We Chose Sponsorship

We surveyed some of our customers, used some third-party analysis of the events sector, and swore aggressively at Excel until we came through with something concrete.

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