SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    SMPS Palmetto would not flourish without the support of our generous corporate partners. Being a sponsor of our chapter means you will directly help us continue to provide programs, professional development and connections to the A/E/C community.

    Reaching decision-makers in the A/E/C Industry in 2016 just got easier!

    SMPS is a not-for-profit, national organization formed in 1973, by marketing and business development professionals from the architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, environmental, construction  industries and also includes specialty consulting firms. SMPS National currently has over 6,900 members throughout the US and Canada, with the Palmetto chapter being one of the newest chapters and the fastest growing chapter nationwide.

    The Society and its chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of Engineering News–Record's Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors. The organization currently has more than 6,000 members throughout the United States and Canada.

    SMPS Palmetto offers several local and national benefits and services to our members such as educational resources, networking, seminars, conferences, workshops, publications, trends and best practices in marketing and business development for the design and construction industries.

    ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

    As an SMPS Palmetto Annual Sponsor, your company will receive exposure throughout the state of South Carolina from Charleston to Columbia and the Upstate. With three different levels of participation beginning at just $500, becoming an SMPS Palmetto Chapter partner is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve brand recognition and awareness among Chapter members and the broader A/E/C community. Sponsorships are open to both members and non-members, and there is no limitation placed on competing firms for Annual Sponsorships. Annual sponsorships run from January 1st to December 31st.

     Platinum Level | $1500

      • 20 tickets per year per company to SMPS Palmetto programs
      • Company logo displayed on Platinum Level Annual Sponsor signage at each program
      • Company logo displayed on program flyer at each program
      • Verbal recognition at programs/events
      • Company logo with hyperlink and 100 word narrative posted to SMPS Palmetto website (logo displayed on home page and sponsor page)
      • Opportunity for one company representative to have private lunch with the program speaker/guest, program sponsor, and board president at each luncheon
      • Company logo displayed on PowerPoint loop at each program prior to program start
      • Opportunity to display one banner stand at all events (to be provided by sponsor
      • Opportunity to introduce the program speaker and provide a 3-minute verbal company introduction at one monthly luncheon program (*Note: Selected program must be identified in advance. Only one platinum level sponsor intro per program)


    Gold Level | $1000
     

      • 10 tickets per year per company to SMPS Palmetto programs
      • Company logo displayed on Gold/Silver Level Annual Sponsor signage at each program
      • Company logo displayed on program flyer at each program
      • Verbal recognition at programs/events
      • Logo with hyperlink posted to SMPS Palmetto website (sponsor page only)
      • 2 opportunities for one company representative to have private lunch with the program speaker/guest, program sponsor, and board president
      • Opportunity to send brief company highlight to be read at one of the monthly luncheon programs (identified in advance)

     
    Silver Level | $500 

      • 6 tickets per year per company to SMPS Palmetto programs
      • Company logo displayed on Gold/Silver Level Annual Sponsor signage at each program
      • Company logo displayed on program flyer at each program
      • Verbal recognition at programs/events
      • Hyperlink to company website posted to SMPS Palmetto website sponsor page (no logo)

       

    PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    South Carolina's real estate and construction market is booming, which means getting your firms brand in front of the right people has grown substantially more complex. SMPS Palmetto offers your firm a valuable opportunity to reach premier architectural, engineering, construction and real estate development companies in Charleston, Columbia and the Upstate through our Program Sponsorship package. Through our monthly luncheon programs and workshops, SMPS Palmetto puts your company directly in front of key decision makers - principals, CMOs, business developers and marketers - all of whom purchase products and retain services for the needs of their firms. Worried about competitors diluting your brand and message through a competing sponsorship? With an SMPS Palmetto Program Sponsorship, you don't have to worry! Program sponsorships are limited to three non-competing firms. As an added benefit, program sponsors receive exclusive networking access with program speakers/panelists prior to the program for networking. By sponsoring one of SMPS Palmetto's programs, you are establishing your company as a supporter and collaborator of the organizationprofitable business relationships for A/E/C companies.

    PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP ($250)

    • One free registration to sponsored program, includes meal
    • Opportunity for one company representative to have lunch with the program speaker/guest and Board President at each luncheon
    • Verbal acknowledgement in introduction of program + 30 second opportunity to provide verbal introduction about company
    • Company logo/name placed on program announcements (invitations, newsletters, agendas, etc.)
    • Sponsor may provide marketing materials and/or promotional products to promote their company (table will be provided at back of room, if requested in advance)
    • Sponsorship is available for up to 3 non-competing firms for each program

     

    IN-KIND SPONSORSHIP

    SMPS Palmetto welcomes and appreciates in-kind support as another option for sponsorship. In-kind contributions assist with Chapter operating expenses and/or any of the following:

    • Membership event giveaways
    • Service donations (printing, mailing, web design, etc.)
    • Media sponsorships


    Free lunches for in-kind sponsors are for company employees only. No substitutes. 

    Please send your sponsorship payment check and the following sponsorship agreement form to:

    SMPS Palmetto
    PO Box 2407, Mount Pleasant, SC 29465

    Payment is due upon completion of this agreement form.  Checks should be made out to SMPS Palmetto. If you have questions, please contact Betsy McDonald (bmcdonald@buchananconstructionservices.com) or Geoff Lewis (geoffrey.lewis@gel.com). Thank you!