TOSHIBA

TAREK BOUDOUR – EUROPEAN HEAD OF MARKETING

“Slingshot were instrumental in providing the sponsorship opportunity and helping to leverage the asset, whilst supporting the core objectives of fundraising and ensuring that our presence added value to the experience of those attending the concerts. We would certainly work with Slingshot again!”

 

 

ZENITH OPTIMEDIA

JULES GRUDNIEWICZ – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

“Slingshot Sponsorship first came in to meet me in May with a couple of sponsorship opportunities… within a month we had a partnership under way and a very happy client! Slingshot as a company are a group of very creative and hard working individuals… I have never once had an email go unanswered, and have never had to chase them. The standard of their output is very impressive, and each proposal has hit the spot in terms of reach, accessibility and most importantly budget.”

 

 

RED BULL NORWAY

JULIAN GURSKY – HEAD OF EVENTS & SPORTS 

“We are excited to try a new combination of an international sponsor management approach for our cliff diving world championship stop in Grimstad, Norway by assigning the allied agencies BITE Agency and Slingshot Sponsorship to this challenge.”

 

 

ROYAL MAIL

ALEX RICKETTS – MARKET DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 

“Slingshot Sponsorship combines a desire to keep innovating and improving with an attention to detail and a real drive to deliver. All of this is supported by their ability to build great working relationships and an instinctive understanding of shared goals. I look forward to working with them more in the future.”

 

 

HAYMARKET CONSUMER MEDIA

ANDREW GOLBY – PUBLISHING DIRECTOR / 

“As an organisation with a large in-house sales team, it was a big leap of faith for Haymarket to turn to an agency for the What Car? Awards. However, Slingshot has proved that acquiring and managing sponsors is a specialist skill that needs an expert approach. Not only has it been a commercial success, but we have sponsors who are driving real value out of their partnerships.”

 

 

IDBI FEDERAL LIFE INSURANCE

APURVA SIRCAR – BRAND, INSIGHTS, PR & PRODUCT MARKETING 

“We needed expert help in driving the sponsorship initiatives the way they should be. After some research thanks to the (w)onderful(w)ide(w)eb we contacted Slingshot Sponsorship and shared our brief. It was a matter of 3 weeks of information gathering and feedback calls and they came to our office to train us on the how sponsorships should work for brands. With a rich background in managing sponsorships from both agency and brand perspectives, we look forward to more sessions with Slingshot and will reach out to them again when we hit the wall, which I am sure is a distant possibility given the recent workshop with us.”

 

 

WALES RALLY GB

BEN TAYLOR – MANAGING DIRECTOR 

“Working with Slingshot Sponsorship has enabled us to prove sponsorship as a model works for our event – helping us deliver more value for our audience and partners in the future. The benefit of working with Slingshot is the substantial support we’ve had throughout the entire sales and account management process, enabling us to focus on what we do best – run a world class event.”

 

 

PARKINSON’S UK

CHARLENE ASAMOAH & CORINNE PLUCHINO – CORPORATE FUNDRAISING MANAGING 

“It was amazing bringing Slingshot to Parkinson’s UK and I truly believe it was one of the best things I have done whilst working here. The team have changed dramatically since our Bootcamp and its all for the better! Thank you so much.”

 

 

THE BLACK ARTS COMPANY

ELEANOR DUDLEY-WILLIAMS – SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR 

“We have engaged Slingshot Sponsorship on a number of projects in recent years, to bolster my agency’s offering and therefore better service our clients. Slingshot understand the sponsorship platform better than any other agency I’ve come across – they are the true experts and leaders in this field and have delivered great success on a number of projects. I cannot recommend them highly enough, and their knowledge goes well beyond simply sponsorship, with expertise that is very strong across the entire brand marketing mix. With an amazing network of contacts, Slingshot Sponsorship provide an exceptional service and are also great fun to work with!”

 

 

DIGITAL UNITE

EMMA SOLOMAN OBE – MANAGING DIRECTOR 

“Digital Unite benefitted hugely from a Boot Camp Session with Slingshot Sponsorship. It was pacey, challenging, fascinating and slight scary – which made it utterly compelling. The team are well informed, very articulate and hugely inspiring. Slingshot gave us loads of ideas and more than that, lots of new energy and confidence which was a real tonic. I can recommend a Boot Camp most highly!”

 

 

LONDON IRISH RUGBY CLUB

FELICITY GREENLAND – MARKETING AND EVENTS DIRECTOR 

“We have appointed the Slingshot Sponsorship agency because of their proven experience in building brand engagement campaigns within sponsorship. We are delighted to be working with them across a range of our activities including events and sponsorship – specifically our newest event The London Irish Big 5.”

 

 

CANCER RECOVERY FOUNDATION

HANNAH BELLAMY DIRECTOR 

“Sponsorship is new to Cancer Recovery and we want to make sure were fully prepared to achieve maximum impact for us and our sponsors, right from the very beginning. Slingshot Sponsorship helped us to look at how to reduce costs through partnerships and target alternative sources of funding. These are essential to our survival as a charity as we face increased demand for our services. With our new sponsorship platforms and exciting projects happening next year, we found Slingshot helped us to identify the right potential sponsors who can help us build campaign awareness in addition to providing much needed financial support. They also helped us to appreciate our assets, and have confidence in the value of what we can offer. There is now a real sense of excitement around the office as to what we can achieve.”

 

 

OUTLOOK & DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL

JOHNATHAN SCRATCHLEY – FOUNDER 

“Slingshot not only know what brands are after, but know how to communicate that effectively – which is crucial to success. There is no other training that is similar worldwide.”

 

 

THE INSTITUTE OF DIRECT MARKETING

LISA TURNER – MARKETING DIRECTOR 

“We’re very pleased to be working with Slingshot Sponsorship. Sponsorship is vital to the IDM, not only to help us continue to deliver the very best professional development programmes for marketers, but, crucially, to help fund the charitable IDM Education Programme. Without it, we’d be unable to continue our essential work with UK universities and ensure that a stream of bright young graduates continue to enter the direct and digital profession.”

 

 

ORCHESTRA IN A FIELD

LIZ PICKERING – MARKETING DIRECTOR 

“The Slingshot Sponsorship Boot Camp had been an inspiration. Our approach to sponsorship has been completely refreshed and we can’t wait to start. We now have the specific skills and inside knowledge to attract the sponsors a regional music festival like ours needs.”

 

 

ONEPOST

LUAN WISE – MARKETING MANAGER 

“Slingshot Sponsorship have taught ONEPOST everything they know about corporate sponsorship. Attention to detail in the planning process and consistent support have enabled ONEPOST to really maximise the value of sponsorship within its marketing strategy.”

 

 

DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION UK

MIKE LORDAN – CHIEF OF OPERATIONS

“As a not-for-profit professional body that has traditionally relied on membership fees as a primary revenue stream, the DMA was keen to find alternative sources of funding to help deliver further value to its members. Slingshot Sponsorship has done an exceptional job in helping us to realise the value of our media assets through sponsorship funding by helping us to reach out and form long-term brand relationships. We have been able to achieve this lucrative funding at no extra operational cost, which enables us to provide even more services to our members than would otherwise be possible.”

 

 

SILVERPOP

RICHARD EVANS – EMEA DIRECTOR OF MARKETING 

“The Slingshot Sponsorship team have become an indispensable part of our extended marketing team. Our relationship with Slingshot Sponsorship entails their management of several key areas of our UK event marketing efforts. The Slingshot Sponsorship team all have a meticulous eye for detail and produce consistently solid results. Over the course of 2011 and 2012, Slingshot Sponsorship will help Silverpop execute on more than 20 key events across the UK. And, from my experience with Slingshot and their team, each will be done flawlessly. For every company, there is a list of “favourite” vendors – Slingshot Sponsorship is one of mine.”

 

 

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY UK

ROBERT MEADOWCROFT – CHIEF EXECUTIVE 

“As a client of Slingshot Sponsorship, they are great to work with. The team work at a great pace and are focussed on helping get results. Slingshot brought great insight to the analysis of our charity’s strengths and they know how to build relationships to deliver results quickly.”

 

 

BMJ GROUP

RUTH STAUNTON – GROUP MARKETING MANAGER 

“Thank you so much for the very very useful and practical session yesterday at the Slingshot Sponsorship Boot Camp. We’ve got lots of work to do now, and you’ve inspired us and given us the ideas and the tools to go forward. I hope we’ll be able to continue to work with you and Slingshot Sponsorship well into the future.”

 

 

WINDSOR FESTIVAL

STEPHEN DAY – CHAIRMAN 

“We engaged with Slingshot Sponsorship after a long search of development and sponsorship advisors. We found them to be the most promising at offering a fresh look at our products and our strategy. They did not fail to deliver, as we were given a new way of thinking about and presenting Windsor Festival which brought fresh enthusiasm and clearer messaging to our team.”

 

 

HOME-START UK

SUE THOM – HEAD OF FUNDRAISING

“Home-Start UK had traditionally received over two-thirds of its income from statutory sources. With funding cuts hitting hard and fast we needed to increase our voluntary income significantly. One area we identified as a potential source of support was corporate sponsorship. Although we had experience of engaging corporates for direct donations, sponsorship was going to be a challenge for us. From recommendation we engaged Slingshot Sponsorship for a whole days training. Slingshot themselves came to our venue and delivered a fast and furious boot-camp session! By the end of the day we had examples of how to move forward, identified potential supporters and, most of all, changed our way of thinking – opening up opportunities we had not previously considered were not there for us at all.”

 

 

IRISH YOUTH FOUNDATION

ZOE DESMOND – HEAD OF FUNDRAISING 

“The Slingshot Sponsorship training exceeded my expectations completely. I was so impressed with the workshop and came away with many useful new tools and insights. Already the training has proved its value to my charity by the sponsorship deals I have secured since my time with Slingshot. I would highly recommend the Boot Camp.”