August 15, 2019 2 min read 32 Comments
At Impact, we believe every athlete is unique and deserves a chance to become a sponsored athlete.
We are blown away by how many requests for sponsorships we receive each week.
When we read your submission, we really want to know what sets you above and beyond every other athlete who is seeking sponsorship.
That’s why after reviewing so many submissions, we thought we could give you some tips on how to stand out.
Prior To Seeking Sponsorship Like/Follow Company On All Social Channels
Yes - Companies do check to make sure that you have Liked/Followed them on all social channels.
It lets the company know that you have a sincere interest in them.
If you have not followed/liked company they will likely dismiss your submission.
We get it, you’ve won Games/Matches/Fights.
Tell us about that but don’t make that the only thing you say.
We get countless submissions from athletes that write one sentence, and it’s about how many fights/games/matches they’ve won.
That alone won’t win you a sponsorship.
A better strategy is to tell us about how you are going to work hard to promote our brand.
Tell us about the other sponsors you've had along the way and why they stick with you.
In short - tell us more about you than just your win/loss record.
Promise To Post
We sponsor many athletes, but often find they do not hold up their end of the bargain.
This is a relationship based upon the honor system.
We want to work with athletes that love our mouthguards and will build a relationship with us.
We want to see pictures of them smiling, training, playing, and winning in their Impact Mouthguard.
We're happy you have other sponsors but we don't want to always be listed on posts with the others.
Make sure you treat your sponsors right by posting for each individually.
Make your sponsors feel special and they will continue to support you with gear and maybe even cash.
Yes, we do look at how many followers you have.
While we don’t have a minimum on how many followers you need, we do tend to prefer athletes with an audience.
Understand, this doesn’t mean if you have 250 followers you’ll never be chosen.
You may be if you are...
Passionate And Convincing
We actually read your submissions, so take the time to write a paragraph about yourself, and why we should sponsor you.
Tell us about your motives for becoming an athlete, some stories about yourself, and whatever else helps us get to know you.
Now that you know what we are looking for, we'd would love for you to create a submission to become an Impact Sponsored Athlete.
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