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Think!Sponsorship connects the sponsorship industry through a broad offering that includes conferences (digital & live events), training (webinars, live learning, digital classrooms) and networking events. Our consulting division support organisations seeking to maximise their sponsorship potential through analysis, strategy, pricing and packaging work. We are committed to providing affordable information and ideas that enables sponsorship best practice.

Sponsorship Ethics

Sustainability and purpose-led partnerships have never been more relevant than in the current marketplace. A recent ESA survey indicated that 96% of brands said that it was very important that the company they were in talks with had a sustainability policy in place.

On the flipside for sponsorship-seekers, sponsor selection has never been more complex, with many of the "traditional" sponsoring industries (e.g. energy, banking) now under intense scrutiny in respect to their impact on climate change, supply chains, diversity etc. Partnerships are in the spotlight with criticism being leveraged at both sport ("Sweat Not Oil" report) and the cultural sector (as exemplified by recent high-profile Science Museum/Adani Green Energy partnership) for their continued reliance on revenue from fossil fuel generating companies.

Navigating a path to a robust Sponsorship Ethics Policy that's fit for purpose in the modern sponsorship marketplace can present a huge challenge for sponsorship seekers.

Think!Sponsorship has developed a number of tools, techniques, templates and training workshops that help those seeking sponsorship to create frameworks for operating in this complex ethical landscape. We've produced bespoke solutions to organisations including the Department for International Trade, Forestry England, National Parks, Art Fund - from simple policy documents to bespoke evaluation tools that facilitate considered decisions in respect to partner identification and acquisition.

If you're considering the creation or adaption of any of the following tools then contact us! We'd love to talk and discuss how we might help support what can be a challenging process.

  • Developing a Sponsorship Ethics Policy
  • Creating an evaluation framework to determine the suitability of specific partners or sectors as potential sponsor partners
  • Creating a cross-organisational tool to manage 'risk' in relation to sponsor acquisition
  • Managing the Due Diligence Process

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The marketplace is in a state of evolution, with a number of new investing sectors also emerging in the wake of the Pandemic. To hear our recent webinar - "Developing an Effective Sponsorship Pipeline" which explores what's hot and what's not - please click here

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Amanda Moorby, Partnerships Director, D&AD

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You’ve highlighted some incredibly important and valuable lessons and we’re looking forward to putting them into practice'

Susan Finnegan, Head of Commercial & Marketing, Culture Liverpool

Thanks for a great day yesterday – really valuable and loads to take away from it. The rest of the team loved it too and we’re all looking forward to the next session in November.

Sam Greenfield, Commercial Development Manager, English Football League (EFL)

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