For our next dinner!
Who Attends #EpicDinner?
Here’s just a small sampling of the brands and agencies represented at a typical #EpicDinner:
1-800 Contacts, About.com, AOL, Bing, BlendTec, Dictionary.com, Disney Online, Edmunds.com, Florida Blue (Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Florida) , Forbes, NBC /Universal, Office Depot, Penn State University, Redhat.com, SmokyMountains.com, TheFreeDictionary.com, Tribune Media (Chicago Tribune, LA Times, etc.)
97th Floor, AimClear, Avalaunch Media, Back Azimuth, Bruce Clay Inc., Capella University, Growth Gauge, Ignitor Digital, Internet Marketing Ninjas, iProspect, Isoosi, Karner Blue Mktg, Marketing Nomads, OLWM, Optimising.com.au, Outspoken Media, Portent, Reprise Media, Rockfish Digital, Sapient, Search Influence, Search Rank, SEO.com, Sugarplum Marketing, Vertical Measures, Virante, Vizion Interactive
INDUSTRY TOOL PROVIDERS & NEWS OUTLETS:
Authority Labs, Conductor, Copyblogger, CopyPress, Linkdex, LinkRisk, Knowem, MarketingLand.com, MyBlogGuest, Raven Tools, Rmoov, SearchEngineJournal.com, SearchEgineNews.com, SearchEngineWatch.com, Serps.com, TheSEMPost.com, Webmaster Radio, Wordstream, Yext
The Sponsorship Experience
Sponsoring #EpicDinner is not about heavy-handed marketing for your business. It’s about giving back to the search community. In an #Epic way!
Will you get recognition for your contribution? Absolutely!
Every sponsor is acknowledged in tweets, on Facebook, and the site leading up to the event, and again during the dinner itself.
Silver sponsors and greater get to hand out business cards or your own swag if you’re willing to bring it to the event and hand it out. (I’m a one-person operation so I’m not able to handle that for you).
If you’re a Platinum or greater sponsor will you get your logo on any swag I might give out during the dinner. If there’s enough sponsorship money to cover everyone’s dinner and incidentals, any additional goes toward swag.
So yes, if we can swing it, you can count on it! You’ll also get to stand up and say a few words during the dinner itself, and hand out business cards.
And of course, there will be plenty of time for you to talk one on one with others who attend the dinner.
The whole purpose of the dinner is to bring people together in a completely relaxed and enjoyable no-pressure way outside of the continual marketing bombardment everyone experiences during the course of an industry conference.
Want To Use The #EpicDinner Hashtag?
If you would like to use the #EpicDinner or #EpicDinnerVegas Hashtag for an event of your own, I am now making it available for use on a limited basis. The first licensee was Paul Savage – who has licensed the use of the #EpicDinner hashtag for a dinner he was putting together in Germany. It’s since been used by Arnie Kuenn for an EpicDinnerAZ event as well. So if you want to call your event an #EpicDinner, contact me for details, terms and conditions.