We're a LAN Party organizing start-up in India and have organized a few tournaments at the local level before. Now as we plan to move to the next level, i.e., national, we wish to pitch to the bigger players in the gaming market for sponsorship in our event. Fortunately enough, I've got an appointment with a big gaming company for presenting my event plans in front of them to secure sponsorship from them. There are certain question that I find difficult to answer for they might be decisive of whether the company happens to accept/reject the offer. The questions are as follows:
- What should I offer the company in the name of promotion? i.e. What does the company get back by sponsoring on our event?
- What should the amount that I should request as sponsorship for the event? i.e. Is there a way to calculate the estimates and put up an exact sponsorship amount targeted? Should I request for specific amount of monetary sponsorship or would it be rude to put up an amount quote?
Thanks for your help in advance. Your help is appreciated. Cheers! :)