Today marks the 45th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, which was designated in 1971 to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920. In commemoration of that milestone, and the miles we still have to go, here are five TEDTalks from past TEDWomen conferences about the state of…
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Goodie bags are one of the main reasons why people attend events. Everybody wants to get some freebies no matter if is just a magazine or a sample-size hand cream. But what a disappointment if is just a magazine!
As Event Planner in the Fashion industry, I found that the easiest way to get goodies from perfumeries , chocolateries, etc; is to purchase something from them first. Order some regular size products to them -do not worry, they offer wholesale discounts- and offer to sponsor your goodie bags for the next event. Sell your audience to them offering ¨brand exposure¨ and after a few emails with the marketing department, you will get the samples for your goodie bags.
Another way is to go to your neighbours. Use the proximity excuse to get samples or freebies from companies whose businesses are near you. So for example, if you sell luxury pens, go to your neighbour the chocolatier and ask them some samples for the goodie bag. It will benefit both of you: you will get the samples and he will show your audience how good their chocolates are.
The third option is to go and sell your business to the marketing department of the company you want to sponsor your goodie bag. Share with them your business profile, your clientele and why you think is a good match for your event. You may be lucky and get the goodies.
Tips to handle goodies sponsors:
- Be specific. Send an email to them explaining HOW MANY samples you need, when is the event and WHEN are you collecting the samples.
- Collect the goodies at least 4 days prior to the event.
- Take pictures of the goodie bags before the event.
- Take pictures of your attendees carrying the goodie bags and send them to your sponsors with a “thank you” email – they also need to show the marketing efforts to their CEO!