Sponsorship of illuminating York 2016
Provided by Make It York
Cutting edge evening Light Festival enjoyed by over 50,000 people each year. Sponsorship, experiential & sampling opportunities.
Tell us about the Opportunity / What is it?
The illuminating York festival is now in it's 11th year and was one of the UK's first lighting festivals.
Engaging and exciting, this after-dark event sees some of York's best known buildings lit up in strange and interesting ways.
The festival brings over 54,000 people into York over 4 nights in October.
Illuminating York is a high quality event, programmed by curators who bring in international artists.
Venues this year include the iconic York Minster, National Railway Museum and York St John University.
What is the Marketing Objective?
Event sponsorship. Association with a high quality, established Festival. Be part of one of York's major annual event which receives local, regional and national media coverage.
Be involved in a significant marketing campaign including key partners in the city.
Experiential and sampling opportunities available.
How does it work?
Partnership opportunities including:-
- Naming rights
- Branding on digital and printed media
- At event branding opportunities
- Speaking opportunity at a VIP launch event to over 100 key York stakeholders
- Generous ticket allocation
- VIP hospitality
- Product distribution
- Credit on direct mailing to sizeable local databases.
Who's used it in the past?
Previous partners include Talk Talk, University of York, English Heritage,
Features / Benefits
The Festival is always exciting for family audiences and draws in large crowds. The event timing, during October half term works particularly well for this.
The event also spans 'Halloween' weekend meaning York is very popular with students and revellers out after dark and this is a great way to attract their attention.