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SoMeT 2014 Global Sponsorship We are excited to share with you an exclusive global partnership opportunity in 2014. We are inviting a select group of leading companies in the tourism industry to support the Social Media Tourism Symposium’s mission: to bring the destination marketing community together around innovation.


Jesse Desjardins, Social Media & Advocacy Manager at Tourism Australia

What is SoMeT? The Social Media Tourism Symposium (SoMeT), is the premier conference for destination marketing professionals looking to share ideas, network and discover opportunities in social media and digital marketing. The symposium features a wide array of educational sessions and discussion forums on the use of social media and digital marketing, specific to tourism boards. More information can be found on our website: www.sometourism.com Our core values are community and content. We aim to bring the most innovative people in destination marketing together. In each market, the conference lasts for two days, providing incredible networking opportunities for delegates and sponsors. Our team compiles the most relevant topics on current issues from around the globe. The speaker content is world-class and designed to inspire and educate attendees about the learning and opportunities in online destination marketing. SoMeT has been running in the USA for four years and for one year in Australia. SoMeT has seen successful events in Virginia, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama in the USA and Wollongong, New South Wales in Australia. Off the back of our massive success, we have big plans for 2014.

“#SoMeT12US was an amazing way to meet people from similar roles and to see how rapidly changing consumer habits were influencing the delivery of destination marketing strategies and campaigns.� Sarah Mattsson, Manager Digital Content, Tourism and Events Queensland

What we are looking for in a partner SoMeT’s mission is to drive the destination marketing industry forward and expand the digital destination marketing movement around the globe. In keeping with the principles of social media, we believe in building trust and credibility through thought leadership. We are looking for sponsorship partners that genuinely believe in the value of relationships in the destination marketing community and want to help us achieve this vision. Its critical that SoMeT sponsors align with the digital and social travel space and add real value to destination marketers and the results they produce. We want you to be part of the community.


William Price, Global Manager: E-Marketing at South African Tourism

What are we doing in 2014? In 2014, SoMeT will be running on three continents. We are holding annual events in the USA, Australia and Europe. We’re highly focused. Our conference is focused on digital and social professionals and leadership in tourism boards.

Europe

#SoMeT14EU

9 & 10 April, 2014 Projected: 120 attendees

Australia

#SoMeT14EU

16 & 17 July, 2014 Projected: 150 attendees

USA

#SoMeT14US

TBD: November, 2014 Projected: 250 attendees


Emmanuelle Legault, Vice President Marketing at Tourisme Montréal

Why become a global sponsor of SoMeT in 2014?

“I get inspired by inspirational people. Thanks to the entire #SoMeT13AU community for a brilliant, mind-bending two days.” Lachlan Swan, Manager, Western Hemisphere at South Australian Tourism Commission

In short: Access to 500 of your clients or prospective clients that ‘get’ social and will understand your products and services. As we expand SoMeT’s activities, we are looking for global partners to assist in making three SoMeT conferences a reality in 2014. Sponsorship offers an unprecedented opportunity to entrench your brand on a global basis through relationships with tourism boards across the world. A global sponsorship will reward you with repeated exposure to destination marketers across all three events. Your company will be aligned with one of the most passionate tourism marketing communities on earth and you will benefit from intimate networking time with the most innovative destination marketing professionals. SoMeT offers an opportunity, beyond the traditional tradeshow booth, to build real relationships with your clients and prospects.

This is an exclusive opportunity: only a limited number of sponsorships are available.

More information can be found on our website: www.sometourism.com


Sponsorship Options Platinum $25,000 USD

Gold $15,000 USD

- Three (3) complimentary registrations to each of the three conferences. Your registrations can be used for your staff, clients or prospects. Registrations give you full access to all conference sessions, networking and social events.

- Sponsorship of Social Media Tourism Awards at each of the three conferences. SoMeT will be creating awards to recognize destinations with outstanding performance in social media at each of our three conferences.

- A discounted ‘Friend’ rate for up to three (3) additional tickets at each of the conferences.

- Two (2) complimentary registrations to each of the three conferences. Your registrations can be used for your staff, clients or prospects. Registrations give you full access to all conference sessions, networking and social events.

- Your choice from one of the following options: o Recognition at the Social Night o The ability to speak for five minutes during the first morning of the conference - Logo acknowledged on Facebook voting app whenever we use voting for destination selection. The voting process attracts between 25,000 and 70,000 votes each conference. - Participation in speed dating sessions: five minute meetings by appointment for one hour where you can network with DMO professionals that want to learn more about your company. - Announcement at the onset of each of the three events. - Acknowledgement as global sponsor in SoMeT’s social channels in the lead up to each of the three events (linking to your corporate fan page). - Inclusion as Platinum sponsor in event signage at all three events. - Your logo and a description of your support on sometourism. com with a link to your website. - Ability to run PR and use SoMeT’s logo to promote your company’s partnership with SoMeT. - First right of refusal to supply branded collateral for use on tables (i.e. pens and notepads). - Opportunity to include up to two announcements regarding your company or product offerings in our social media channels. Announcements must be relevant to DMOs. Our Facebook fan page has over 30,000 Fans and our Twitter account has a very solid following with excellent reach.

- A discounted ‘Friend’ rate for up to three (3) additional tickets at each of the conferences. - Participation in speed dating sessions: five minute meetings by appointment for one hour where you can network with DMO professionals that want to learn more about your company. - Acknowledgement as global sponsor in SoMeT’s social channels in the lead up to each of the three events (linking to your corporate fan page).

Silver $10,000 USD - One (1) complimentary registration to each of the three conferences. - A discounted ‘Friend’ rate for up to three (3) additional tickets at each of the conferences. - Participation in speed dating sessions: five minute meetings by appointment for one hour where you can network with DMO professionals that want to learn more about your company. - Acknowledgement as global sponsor in SoMeT’s social channels in the lead up to each of the three events (linking to your corporate fan page). - Inclusion as Silver sponsor in event signage at all three events. - Your logo and a description of your support on sometourism. com with a link to your website. - Ability to run PR and use SoMeT’s logo to promote your company’s partnership with SoMeT.

- Inclusion as Gold sponsor in event signage at all three events. - Your logo and a description of your support on sometourism. com with a link to your website. - Ability to run PR and use SoMeT’s logo to promote your company’s partnership with SoMeT. - Opportunity to include one announcement regarding your company or product offerings in our social media channels. Announcements must be relevant to DMOs. Our Facebook fan page has over 30,000 Fans and our Twitter account has a very solid following with excellent reach.

Added bonus We view our Global Sponsors as true partners in all of our 2014 initiatives. SoMeT Global Sponsors will receive exposure through all of our activities in 2014. For example, there is a possibility of additional events in the Middle East and/or Africa in 2014. SoMeT Africa would be based in Durban immediately prior to South Africa’s Tourism Indaba in May, 2014. SoMeT Middle East would be in September / October, 2014. If these events materialize, sponsorship will be included for SoMeT’s Global Sponsors at no additional financial cost.


Contact Rodney Payne, CEO

Ben Vadasz, CRO

rodney@thinksocialmedia.com

ben@thinksocialmedia.com

www.sometourism.com

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