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Event Introduction: Catherine Hawkins, Founder, Think!Sponsorship
Topic One: Collaborative Trends
Our opening session sets the tone for our Collaborate: Digital and reviews and reflects on the trend findings from the Frontier20 industry report—conducted pre and during CV-19. Think!Sponsorship attendees will hear exclusive findings from the 2020 survey.
Sandra Greer, Director of Insight, MKTG
Topic Two: Selling Collaboratively - Panel Discussion
As sponsorship has become more integrated so objectives have become more sophisticated and wide-reaching, calling for sellers to create bespoke solutions with creative activation plans. In the advent of CV-19 dynamism, flexibility and collaboration have become central pillars that underpin enduring and successful partnerships. In this session we explore how the marketplace has and is evolving at rapid pace and the changing nature of sponsorship rights and assets. This session will be run as a panel discussion with sponsorship buyers and sponsorship sellers representing both ends of this spectrum.
Ria Thomas, Head of Sponsorship, Vodafone
Tom Whiteside, Manager—Sponsorship, Toyota UK
Stacey Bowles, Head of Development, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)
Tony Singh, Chief Commercial Officer, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
Topic Three: Community Collaboration
Substantial shifts in education sponsorship from the last decade to this have been dramatically compounded by the Covid-19 crisis. In this session we explore how a revolution in education & community sponsorship have taken supportive brands from the classroom to the family home, and consider what long-term impact this may have on their brand perception in an era where consumers seek to engage with businesses with demonstrable social purpose (Frontier20 outtake). This session will review the NatWest MoneySense programme.
Mark Fawcett, Chief Executive, We Are Futures
NatWest Representative (tbc)
Topic Four: Sustainable Collaboration ‘Give Nature a Break’ Campaign.
In sustainable collaboration we explore another of sponsorship’s hottest trends. As the market evolves and consumers show an increasing desire to purchase and support ethical, sustainably focussed businesses we examine how a nature-based partnership with an identified collaborative cause delivered impressive outtakes and inspired consumer loyalty.
Naomi Conway, Director of Development, National Parks
Gemma Chance, Head of Partnership & Purpose, Forest Holidays
It was really brilliant, full of insightful and relevant content. I have lots of sound-bites that I have been talking to my team about and will also be adding to our new strategySara Bunting, English Heritage (April 2019)
Great to be at Think!Sponsorship conference today! Fascinating industry insight and debates on all things sponsorship!Publicis Group (April 2019)
What an educational, professional and fun conference. You should be really proud. I enjoyed it greatly.Patrick Pierce, Etihad Airlines (April 2018)
The event was fantastic!Beth Noonan, M&CSaatchi (April 17)
A little note just to say thank you for organizing such an amazing event on Friday. I enjoyed it a great deal and have learned a lot in the process. I have also been able to connect with great colleaguesFrancesca Doria, Museum of London (April 2018)