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How do people obtain sponsorships?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by joem1cha3l, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Oct 5, 2016 at 7:06 AM
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    joem1cha3l

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    It amazes me what some guys are capable of doing to their trucks w the help of sponsors. Other than obvious politics (it's who you know...), how do people get these sponsorships?

    Makes me incredibly envious lol
     
  2. Oct 5, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    bsktball55

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    Gotta have something to offer the company. Exposure either through video (youtube, etc) appearances at events like SEMA or just being a well known builder who people want to imitate.
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    just put a hoonigan sticker on your window and drive like a maniac, that's what I see everyone else doing
     
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  4. Oct 5, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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    Yeah, pretty much what @bsktball55 said. It's all about what a company will see in return. Their investment into someones build needs to be justified by getting something in return, nothing is truly 'free'. They want to generate a buzz with a unique and badass truck that will help them get noticed and sell more product. Social media photos/videos and exposure by attending industry events goes a long way there.
    Another thing is that it is unlikely to see a company sponsor an 'average' vehicle, they need to be decked out and over the top in most instances. Why would a company want to throw hundreds or thousands in parts to someones truck if it looks like every other lifted truck on the road. Once again, all about getting attention. In order to get a sponsor on board you'd typically need to plan out the build in advance, list the intended build plan with what parts from what companies you would hope to set the truck up with in order to show the intended direction and quality of the build, and then have some sort of written contract so that the sponsor feels safe in the sense that the rig they're sponsoring is the real deal and they wont send out a bunch of parts to never see them again or have the guy just fall off the face of the earth and not follow through with their obligations of attending shows/posting photos and videos etc.
     
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  5. Oct 5, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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    Sean266

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    What @Relentless said. It's all about what you can do for them. How you can promote their company. How you can increase their sales. How you can promote a certain product they want to an increase on sales on. How you can arrange successful truck meets. How you can get your truck to stand out from the rest.
     
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