Sponsor PodTales

PODTALES NEEDS PARTNERS LIKE YOU TO SUCCEED

PodTales actively seeks to connect with businesses and institutions for partners and sponsors. We believe that building strong relationships like these are a vital part of fostering a sustainable artistic community.

AUDIENCE

StudentsBy partnering with Lesley University, including coordinating our programming with the curricular aims of LU’s Digital Filmmaking and Writing programs, we guarantee a large audience of students age 18 – 22, many of whom are themselves current or future podcasters.

Urban residentsLocated in the busy Cambridge neighborhood of Porter Square, PodTales is convenient to a large community of intensely curious and creative people. The show entrance sits amidst a heavily trafficked walking route, welcoming walk-in attendees, and is also a short 1-minute walk from the Porter Square subway station, making the show easily transit accessible to residents of Boston and other local communities.

PodcastersPodTales will host an anticipated 50+ exhibitors, all of whom are actively engaged in podcast creation, marking them as a motivated, creative, and media and tech-savvy demographic. Programming will serve to draw many more podcasters interested in advancing their craft as attendees.

Podcast fansThis incredibly fast-growing market is comprised of dedicated and tech-savvy media consumers, many of whom will eventually launch podcasts of their own.

CreativesBy partnering with the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, occurring simultaneously, PodTales has access to an existing audience of artists, writers, and fans of creative storytelling. Last year, MICE hosted more than 200 exhibitors and 3,800 attendees.

MEDIA & PROMOTION

Partnership with MICE – In addition to our own promotion, PodTales will benefit from inclusion in publicity for MICE, a ten-year established community event that is regularly covered by local media. Further, all attendees to MICE will be directed toward PodTales as an affiliated event.

Local Media – Promotional blitz will target local print and broadcast media, including Dig Boston, Scout Cambridge, WBUR, and WGBH, highlighting PodTales as a community and cultural event that is open to the public.

Social Media – PodTales organizers will tap into their existing social media audiences of 5,000+ followers, and will extend that reach through existing ties to the larger fiction podcasting community, who are eager to support a show of this type.

Podcast Advertising – PodTales will be promoted through advertising on organizers’ own shows, such as the audio drama Greater Boston (5,000+ listeners), as well as through advertising and appearances on additional popular podcasts, focussing on shows with strong local interest to the greater Boston area.

Postering Campaign – PodTales will be promoted through postings at local establishments throughout the Boston area, including cafes, bookshops, libraries, etc.

SPONSOR LEVELS

Arts Advocate $2,500 donation – Become a long-term, sustaining sponsor of the show. Benefits include the highest level of visibility, including:

  • Outdoor signage at the show entrance announcing you as a major sponsor
  • Literature for sponsor product inserted into program to be handed to all attendees. (Insert provided by sponsor)
  • One cash mini-grant, named in your honor, to be awarded to a promising novice podcaster
  • Special acknowledgment in all publicity regarding PodTales mini-grants
  • Exhibitor space prominently placed at the show entrance, where every attendee will see it (optional)
  • Sponsor signage throughout the show
  • Top billing in our event program, poster and on the PodTales website

Benefactor – $1,000 donation – Become a foundational sponsor of the show. Benefits include:

  • Exhibitor space prominently placed at the show entrance, where every attendee will see it (optional)
  • Sponsor signage throughout the show
  • Prominent billing in our event program and on the PodTales website
  • Logo placement in our event poster, program, and on the PodTales website

Special Guest Sponsor $500 donation – Help us bring unique artists to PodTales by sponsoring a special guest. This level includes:

  • Special designation in our event program, indicating that the guest’s attendance is because of your generous sponsorship!
  • Sponsor signage displayed at programming spotlighting the special guest.
  • Logo placement in our event program and on the PodTales website

Programming Partner $250 donation – Sponsor one of our extraordinary panels or workshops. This level includes:

  • Sponsor signage displayed during the panel/workshop
  • Notice that the program was brought to our attendees through your sponsorship in our event program
  • Logo placement in our program and on the PodTales website

Launch Pad Contributor – Donate podcasting equipment or services to be awarded to promising novice podcasters as part of a launch-bundle mini-grant. This level includes:

  • Special acknowledgment in all publicity regarding PodTales mini-grants
  • Your product prominently displayed with complete launch bundle throughout the day of the show, with signage
  • Logo placement in our program and on the PodTales website

In-Kind Donation Donate any gift that extends benefits to our exhibitors or attendees. This option offers:

  • Opportunity for our network of exhibitors and attendees to become familiar with your product.
  • Logo placement in our program and on the PodTales website