Sponsorship

We are an all volunteer organization funded entirely from sponsorships, events and memberships. We are also 501 3(c) organization.

Social Media Club of Milwaukee is an organization led by seasoned marketing and PR professionals who are passionate about exploring and sharing best practices in social media. Our sponsors help us provide venues, food and quality speakers for our meetings as well as allow us to host Tweet-Ups and other networking events.

As a sponsor of SMCMKE, you have the opportunity to associate your company’s brand, image and expertise with local influencers in the social media community and receive positive online publicity. Connect your brand to both the local and global social media community including digital thought leaders, executive officers, developers, marketers, and public relation professionals that are at the heart of the ‘social’ conversation.

So maybe you’re thinking: how can we get in on the action and sponsor one of these things?

Here’s what:

Social Media Club Milwaukee holds monthly gatherings with 30-100 attendees. These events range from informal events, panel discussions and a speakers’ series discussing social media, and how businesses and people can best use the technology. Our sponsor plays an important role in the development of the events, and each event can be tailored to meet their needs.

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Sponsor logo visibility on all promotional materials for the event, including blog, Facebook, Eventbrite tickets, email invitations, advertising and marketing material.
  • Access to attendee list before and after the event
  • Visual presence of sponsors throughout the event venue (signage, marketing material, etc.)
  • Sponsors can setup and man an information/sales booth if desired
  • Product Demos at event are strongly encouraged
  • Opportunity to speak during the event
  • Favorable PR through tweets from SMC Milwaukee’s Social Media Channels
    •  Twitter account (1600+ followers between 2 accounts)
    • Email blast (900+ subscribers)
    • Messages to members of our Facebook group (900+)
    • Messages to our community on Linkedin (200+)
    • plus other traditional advertising we do for the event
  • Access to the online influencers of Milwaukee, both during the event and through the SMC Milwaukee network leading up to the event. This is your opportunity to reach the online influencers and have them talk, blog, and tweet about your company or product.

SMCMKE Sponsors

SMCMKE relies on the generosity of sponsors and local venues to keep events affordable for members and the Club running. We are currently seeking corporate sponsors and event venues. Interested? Download our SMCMKE Sponsorship Packet to find out more, or email phil@socialmediaclubmke.org.

We offer four general sponsorship packages or we can tailor a package to fit the sponsor. All proceeds go back into the Club; including covering costs for speaker fees, venues, refreshments and other member perks.

Sponsorship Overview

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Platinum Sponsor: $1,000


The Platinum Sponsorship will provide funding for 12 months to cover costs for securing venues, booking speakers and paying associated travel/accommodation costs, marketing the Club, as well as various other costs associated with Club activities. Sponsor will receive:

  • Exclusive branding to coincide with all SMCMKE marketing – SMCMKE: “Powered by “____________.”
  • Presentation and booth at up to 3 – 2015 Signature Event.
  • Inclusion of sponsor’s logo prominently on SMCMKE website.
  • Eight-12 posts throughout the year on Twitter/ Facebook directing to Sponsor website/call to action.
  • Blog post dedicated to sponsor, which can be prepared by SMCMKE and submitted to sponsor for approval, or can be prepared by the sponsor.
  • Press release outlining the partnership, which will be distributed to local media and blogs by SMCMKE. This can be prepared by SMCMKE or the sponsor.
  • Logo on signage at SMCMKE events and in event marketing and promotions materials.
  • Promotion by SMCMKE and its members via Facebook, Twitter and blogs, plus Instagram or other social media channels when applicable.

Gold Sponsor: $750


The Gold Sponsorship will assist SMCMKE in assembling and maintaining an inventory of A/V equipment, website and other supplies needed for day-to-day operation of the Club and its events. Sponsor will receive:

  • Company logo on sponsor page of SMCMKE website with hyperlink.
  • Blog post dedicated to sponsor, which can be prepared by SMCMKE or sponsor.
  • Logo on signage at SMCMKE events and in event marketing and promotions materials.
  • Acknowledgment of sponsor at each event.
  • Promotion by SMCMKE and its members via Facebook, Twitter and blogs, plus Instagram or other social media channels when applicable.

Silver Sponsor: $500
(Cash or In Kind)


Sponsorship for SMCMKE speaker event. Sponsor will receive:

  • Company logo featured on event Eventbrite/ Facebook event page(s), as well as email marketing promoting each event.
  • Mention of sponsor with hyperlink in pre- and post-event promotion.
  • Logo signage at registration table at event.
  • Acknowledgment of sponsor at the event.
  • Promotion by SMCMKE and its members via Facebook, Twitter and blogs, plus Instagram or other social media channels when applicable.

Bronze Sponsor: $250
(Cash or In Kind)


Sponsorship for SMCMKE social event. Sponsor will receive:

  • Company logo featured on event Eventbrite/Facebook event page(s), as well as email marketing promoting the event.
  • Mention of sponsor with hyperlink in pre- and post-event blog posts.
  • Logo signage at registration table at event.
  • Acknowledgment of sponsor at the event.
  • Promotion by SMCMKE and its members via Facebook, Twitter and blogs, plus Instagram or other social media channels when applicable.