Sponsorship

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One of the boons to online marketing, ie social media, is that plenty of people follow you and get your feeds. I hope we get stuck in their craw and they tell people about us!

I just had our local PBS station call after seeing our picnic package images, they follow us and love our place...love it so much they called to ask for corporate sponsorship.

I laid it out on the table for them, DH works outside the inn full time +, and at the inn, we are a family owned and operated Business, and I don't get a pay check. 

She told me it was only $1000 for 6 months.  I started choking on the phone. Humorous-like.  I am the dullard for not getting the local exposure...as always.

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Same thing with me CH. I would give 6 and they "inadvertently" gave away 8. Right. After 2 years if this inadvertent occurrence I gave 0 from then on.

I had a call this morning from someone - she said the company name so fast I did not get it, with an offer of my business name on all these promotional materials and shipped to me for "next to nothing". I told her unless it was nothing it was not  being shipped here. Goodbye.

Speaking of promo materials: I got a pen last month as a sample. Nice pen with a light in the top of it. It was even imprinted with my company name:

GILLUM HOUSE BED & BREAK

How many do you think I ordered?

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gillumhouse wrote:

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Speaking of promo materials: I got a pen last month as a sample. Nice pen with a light in the top of it. It was even imprinted with my company name:

GILLUM HOUSE BED & BREAK

How many do you think I ordered?

You could reserve them as a notice gift to your "very special" guests.  wink

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I love the PBS network here as well.  And due to that we were involved several years in their annual on the air auction, it just got to be that giving 1 certificate was not enough for them... always wanting us to step up.  Sorry, I'm at the top of my ladder!  They now have fallen off my ladder. 

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