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2015 Spinzilla Sponsorship Opportunities


Link your brand to the fresh, new spinning event that reaches thousands of spinners. This is a high-quality, actively-engaged audience that is eager to learn, buy, and spin!

In the 2013 State of Specialty NeedleArts Survey, spinners stated that a lack of knowledge, their experience level, or not having the right equipment as the MAIN barriers to spinning more. Only 2% said time was a limiting factor. Spinners are hungry for an excuse to spend more time and money! Put your products front and center before this growing, highly-attentive audience that outspends many other product segment groups. Sponsorships are limited; sign up today to reserve your spot! 

In its third year, Spinzilla is an initiative of the Spinning and Weaving Group (SWG) a product segment group of The National Needlearts Association (TNNA). Its goals are to:

  • Raise awareness of handspinning
  • Encourage spinners to spin more
  • Raise funds for like-minded educational programs
  • Support fiber-related businesses

In the past two years’ events, spinners have spun over 5.3 million yards of yarn and raised nearly $19,000 for the NeedleArts Mentoring Program (NAMP) to develop the customers of tomorrow. Here are what team hosts and sponsors have to say:

"Spinzilla encouraged our customers to buy and spin more, both of which have us doing a happy dance." —Taevia Magee, Team Captain for The Woolery, 2014 Yak sponsor.
“Spinzilla is an example of an innovative consumer event with trade objectives. It does a good job of taking the energy that exists online and driving that traffic into my store. —Cheryl Nachtrieb, owner The Recycled Lamb, two-time team host and incoming SWG Group Chair
“Spinzilla is just so much FUN! The Cotton Clouds Team meets in cyberspace, and we have grown close over the past two years through our various photos, videos, and chit-chat postings on Ravelry and Facebook. It’s a great way for Cotton Clouds to bond with our spinners and to showcase our many cotton spinning fibers, tools, DVDs, and books.” —Irene Schmoller, Cotton Clouds, two-time team host and Angora Sponsor
“Spinzilla was an opportunity to connect with readers who might not otherwise give us feedback. We used it to share news about our products and to just have a great time spinning!”—Anne L. Merrow, Editor, Spin-Off, Interweave, 2014 Media Sponsor
“We loved being a part of the 2014 Spinzilla event. Our products were able to get into the hands of Spinners who didn't know about us, as well as the Spinners who already use Unicorn Products.”—Melonie Anderson, Unicorn Fiber, Merino Sponsor
To learn more about Spinzilla 2014, click here

Sponsorship Levels

Yak: $2,750 (SOLD OUT: 1 Retail and 1 Wholesale)

  • Premier placement on Website Sponsors and Home Pages
  • Premier placement in Ravelry Group and Facebook Page
  • Logo on the bottom of all e-newsletters
  • Spinzilla blog post featuring your company's thought leadership on spinning techniques and products
  • Featured on three Ravelry banner ads and any print advertising
  • Inclusion in press releases and in marketing copy wherever possible
  • Inclusion of your Spinzilla and related specials in our marketing: e-newsletter, blog posts, and Ravelry Spinzilla specials thread
  • Spinzilla 2015 Yak Sponsor logo for use in your own print materials, online advertising, and specials
  • Sales strategy support for your Social Media sites: Evaluate product line for best Spinzilla promotions

Major Media Sponsor: $5,000 in Media Placement (SOLD OUT)

  • Same benefits as Yak
Bison: $1,250 (SOLD OUT)

 

  • Prominent placement on Website Sponsors and Home Pages
  • Prominent placement in Ravelry Group and Facebook Page
  • Logo on the bottom of all e-newsletters
  • Spinzilla blog post featuring your company's thought leadership on spinning techniques and products
  • Inclusion of your Spinzilla and related specials in our marketing including e-newsletter, blog post, and Ravelry Spinzilla specials thread
  • Spinzilla 2015 Bison Sponsor logo for use in your own print, online advertising, and specials

Merino: $550 (3 of 8 available)

  • Logo placement on Website Sponsors Page
  • Promotion of specials on Pinterest
  • Permission to promote your company's Spinzilla specials in Ravelry group thread
  • Use of Spinzilla 2015 Sponsor logo only to promote your Spinzilla specials on packaging and advertising

Cotton Boll: $250 in gift certificates (8 of 12 available)

  • Placement on Website Sponsors Page
  • Permission to promote your company's Spinzilla specials in Ravelry group thread

Single Prize donations: one or more $25 gift certificate

  • Listed in alphabetical order on Sponsors page

Please note: In the interest of treating our prize winners to a “no-strings-attached” experience, we ask that your gift certificates be honored at their face value with no other requirements. See logo usage policies for guidelines on using the Spinzilla logo in your promotions.

IMPORTANT DATES

Spinzilla 2015: October 5 - 11

Sponsorship Commitment Due March 30

Sponsorship Payments Due May 1

Team Registration June 1 - August 17

Spinner Registration September 1 - October 2

Contact Andrea Marquis at sponsors@spinzilla.org for more information and to sign up today!

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