A unique opportunity to connect with
Small Business Owners
The CanadianSME Business Awards is designed to recognize and applaud the contribution that small business owners provide to Canada’s economy. Because the SME industry plays such a crucial role in Canada’s economy, we want to provide our support and recognition to the entrepreneurs who work hard in making their small businesses a success.
What’s in it for you as a sponsor?
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Presenting / Title Sponsor
Investment – $25,000
Embrace the pinnacle of corporate sponsorship with our Title Sponsorship for the 2023 CanadianSME Business Awards. This exclusive partnership transcends traditional branding, offering a seamless integration of your company’s identity with the very essence of the event.
As the Title Sponsor, your brand will be synonymous with a celebration of business excellence, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives Canada’s SME sector forward. Every mention of the awards, from casual conversations to official press releases, will prominently feature your company’s name, ensuring unparalleled brand exposure and recognition.
Title Recognition: Your company name will be integrated into the official name of the event (e.g., “The 2023 CanadianSME Business Awards, Presented by [Your Company]”), providing significant brand exposure across all event communications and interactions.
Prominent Branding: Your logo gets a priority position on marketing materials, event flyers, digital platforms, and more. As the Title Sponsor, you’ll enjoy unmatched visibility, especially on our media wall and the awards stage.
Keynote Speech Opportunity: Seize the exclusive chance to deliver the event’s keynote address. It’s a golden opportunity not only to set the event’s tone but also to position your brand as an industry frontrunner.
Leading Press Coverage: Stand out as your brand headlines all press releases and media discussions, underscoring your paramount support for Canadian businesses.
Certificate Branding: Cement your brand’s commitment to excellence with your logo featured on every certificate for winners, nominees, and judges.
Unrivalled Sponsorship Rights: As our primary sponsor, your brand garners top-tier recognition and distinction across all channels.
Thought Leadership Content: Here’s your chance to steer industry conversations. Contribute articles or blog posts for our event’s platforms, strengthening your position as a domain expert.
Exclusive Brand Feature: Dive deep into your brand’s narrative with a spotlight interview across event platforms, letting your brand philosophy shine.
Elevated Social Media Engagement: Benefit from regular high-profile features on our social channels, boosting your brand’s digital outreach.
Premium VIP Treatment: Experience unparalleled perks, from priority seating to special networking sessions and behind-the-scenes access.
Prime Product Showcase: Highlight your brand’s offerings, either in-person at the event or digitally, ensuring you’re the center of attention.
Insightful Event Analytics: Post-event, receive invaluable attendee data, giving you a clear edge in shaping future marketing strategies.
Spotlight Advertising: Make a mark with two full-page features in the CanadianSME Small Business Magazine.
Investment – $15,000
Join us as a Gold Partner for the 2023 CanadianSME Business Awards. Your brand will enjoy unparalleled visibility across our marketing materials, event spaces, press releases, and social media platforms. Experience the prestige of being the exclusive Gold Partner, contributing to our thought leadership platform and gaining a prime spot at the event. Enjoy VIP treatment, showcase your products/services, and gain valuable post-event insights. Elevate your brand with three full-page ads in our magazine and interact with attendees from a customized booth. Our flexible package offers a unique opportunity to connect with your target audience and enhance your reputation.
Spotlight Branding: As our Gold Partner, your logo shines bright across all event channels: from marketing materials and websites to magazines and social media. Expect prime positioning on our media wall and awards stage, assuring you high visibility throughout the event.
Enhanced Press Coverage: Your brand will be given a starring role in press releases, celebrating your notable contribution to the business landscape.
Prestigious Certificate Branding: Your logo, symbolic of excellence, will grace the certificates of winners, nominees, and judges, reinforcing your brand’s commitment to quality.
Unique Partnership Distinction: Enjoy the exclusivity of being the only Gold Partner for the 2023 CanadianSME Business Awards, boosting your brand prestige across all promotions.
Thought Leadership Content: Contribute insightful articles or blogs, positioning your brand as a knowledgeable industry resource on our event website and in the CanadianSME Small Business Magazine.
Focused Brand Narration: Delve into an exclusive interview or feature on our platforms, allowing for an intimate portrayal of your brand ethos and narrative.
Social Media Promotions: Revel in frequent social media features, capitalizing on the extensive reach to magnify your digital presence.
Elite VIP Privileges: Experience first-class treatment with premium seating, unique networking sessions, and insider access. Plus, priority in all event initiatives.
Insightful Event Analytics: Post-event, access rich attendee data, equipping you with actionable insights for crafting targeted future marketing campaigns.
Impactful Advertising: Your brand message is accentuated with full-page ad in the CanadianSME Small Business Magazine, ensuring lasting brand recall.
Investment – $12,000
Branding: As our Silver Partner, your logo will be seamlessly integrated across all event channels, including marketing materials, magazines, and social media. Anticipate a standout position on our media wall and awards stage, ensuring your brand remains a focal point throughout.
Enhanced Press Coverage: Be at the forefront of our award-related press releases, underscoring your dedication to supporting Canadian businesses and amplifying brand visibility.
Prestigious Certificate Branding: Your logo will adorn the award certificates, reinforcing your brand’s association with excellence and industry recognition.
Unique Partnership Distinction: Relish the exclusivity of being the only Silver Partner for the 2023 CanadianSME Business Awards, enhancing your brand’s prominence across all promotional channels.
Thought Leadership Content: Contribute astute articles or blogs, showcasing your brand as a leading industry resource on our event website and in the CanadianSME Small Business Magazine.
Focused Brand Narration: Engage in an exclusive interview on our platforms, offering an intimate glimpse into your brand’s journey, ethos, and vision.
Social Media Promotion: Benefit from frequent and tailored features across our social media channels, maximizing your digital presence and reach.
Elite VIP Privileges: Experience first-class treatment with priority seating, specialized networking sessions, and insider access, enhancing your event experience beyond standard participation.
Insightful Event Analytics: Post-event, harness detailed attendee insights, equipping you with vital data to refine and adapt future marketing endeavours.
Impactful Advertising: Emphasize your brand message with one full-page ads in the CanadianSME Small Business Magazine, ensuring sustained brand recall and engagement.
Award Category Sponsorship
Investment – $7,500
The “Award Category Sponsorship” is a golden chance for brands to associate themselves with the CanadianSME Small Business Awards, a prestigious event that recognizes and celebrates the significant contributions and achievements of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises.
The unique benefits of this sponsorship level are outlined as follows:
Logo on the winner’s trophy: Your brand’s logo will be prominently featured on the winner’s trophy. This ensures that every time the trophy is showcased or photographed, your brand is highlighted, offering long-term visibility and association with excellence.
Opportunity to present the award: Enhance your brand’s connection to the community by personally presenting the award to the winner. This tangible interaction not only boosts immediate brand recognition but also fosters a deeper relationship with the audience and recipients.
Logo placement: Your logo will gain a substantial presence by appearing across all promotional and marketing materials tied to your sponsored category. From banners to brochures, every mention elevates your brand’s profile and amplifies its reach.
The press release mentions: With each press release focusing on your sponsored category, your brand will be front and center. This consistent media exposure positions your brand as a pivotal supporter, reaching a diverse audience every time.
Certificates: Your brand’s emblem will grace the certificates of both the winner and the nominees in your category. This association with the accolades ensures recognition whenever these certificates are referenced or displayed.
Website placement: The awards’ official website is a hub of information and engagement. Your brand will hold a prime spot here, resonating with every visitor and emphasizing your role as a significant sponsor.
Brand Awareness: Seal your commitment early. As soon as the contract is signed, your brand begins its journey, appearing on event flyers, digital magazines, and other promotional materials, ensuring continuous visibility.
Social Media: In today’s digital age, social media is king. Your brand will be integrated into posts across major platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, amplifying your reach and engagement with a wider online audience.
By aligning as an “Award Category Sponsor” with the CanadianSME Small Business Awards, your brand stands as a beacon of innovation, entrepreneurship, and support for the business community.