喂我西摩
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  


Our Homepage Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners(temp offline)
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Competition BBQ

Notices

Competition BBQ *On Topic Only* Discussion regarding all aspects of Competition BBQ. Experiences competing or visiting, questions, getting started, Equipment, announcements of events, Results, Reviews, Planning, etc. Questions here will be responded to with competition BBQ in mind.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2011, 01:05 AM   #1
pign aint easy
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 06-23-10
Location: memphis Tn
Question sponsers and guests

what are some of yalls rules on this subject ? because i have come to learn that people will invite everybody they know to your cook if they are a sponsor
pign aint easy is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-25-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
Sawdustguy
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Sawdustguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-14-05
Location: Manorville, Long Island
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pign aint easy View Post
what are some of yalls rules on this subject ? because i have come to learn that people will invite everybody they know to your cook if they are a sponsor
That is exactly why I prefer not to have sponsors.
__________________
Guy (Pitmaster)
BBQ Team: Lawn Guyland Smokers

Stupidity for Dummies

…because sometimes, you just can’t dumb it down enough…
Sawdustguy is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-25-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
Funky D
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 04-25-11
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Default

Tickets/Wristbands/Badges seem to work best IMHO. That way a sponsor has a gauge as to their involvement in the competition.

i.e. If I have 2 sponsors for an event, and one donates $1000, and another $500, I might give the first sponsor 40 tickets, and the other 20.

Having the doors wide open to a sponsor can be dangerous, depending on your guest rules. i.e. "Guests of guests".

Some sort of sign of admission keeps everything reasonable, without hurting peoples' feelings.
Funky D is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-25-2011, 01:33 PM   #4
Smokesman
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 12-20-09
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Default

What sort of event or competition? A big comp like MIM with one time sponsorship...fundraiser...standard weekend comp with team sponsorship?
__________________
Matt Schneider - "The Smokesman" - Velvet Smoke BBQ & Catering
KCBS Certified BBQ Judge #54767
Weber Smokey Mountain 22 & Superior Smoker SS1

[B][COLOR="Red"]"To BBQ is human, for swine is divine!"[/COLOR][/B]
Smokesman is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-25-2011, 02:17 PM   #5
Sawdustguy
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Sawdustguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-14-05
Location: Manorville, Long Island
Default

The rules must be set up front when you accept a sponsor as you would with any business contract. I also suggest you put everything in writing. Just remember, their money or supplies are not free. They expect something in return for sponsoring you and that is exactly what must be negociated up front. Also consider that you are entering into a legally binding contract which is enforcible in a court of law so dot your i's and cross your t's.
__________________
Guy (Pitmaster)
BBQ Team: Lawn Guyland Smokers

Stupidity for Dummies

…because sometimes, you just can’t dumb it down enough…
Sawdustguy is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-25-2011, 04:03 PM   #6
E Mellow
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 11-11-09
Location: St. Louis, MO
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Funky D View Post
Tickets/Wristbands/Badges seem to work best IMHO. That way a sponsor has a gauge as to their involvement in the competition.

i.e. If I have 2 sponsors for an event, and one donates $1000, and another $500, I might give the first sponsor 40 tickets, and the other 20.

Having the doors wide open to a sponsor can be dangerous, depending on your guest rules. i.e. "Guests of guests".

Some sort of sign of admission keeps everything reasonable, without hurting peoples' feelings.
I totally agree with the Tickets/Wristbands/Badges. We use a lanyrad with a backtage pass sort of thing. This works great, then event to event year to year each one is different so they sort of make for cool souvenirs.

For sponsors we give them their alotment a few weeks in advance and let them take care of it. For some of our VIP guests we give hem theirs as they arived at the event.

We have also done it before where there was a dedicated area for our sponsors to be in, we took care of the food and drinks and we let them poluice themselves on who got into that section. That takes A LOT of planning to pull that off with no speed bumps.

***We have done this at an event with about 100 teams and anywhere between 8,000-15,000+ general public there on a given year***

I am going to keep an eye on this as I am also always looking for new ideas in this department.
E Mellow is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-26-2011, 12:15 PM   #7
Gowan
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Join Date: 08-08-07
Location: Cartersville, GA
Default

We do a couple shows a year that we designate for entertaining sponsors, friends, family etc. Friday night of those events we put on a big spread, and typically host 40-50 people for three or four hours. This allows us to choose locations where we know we will have the space and time to cater properly without inconveniencing other teams, and it also enables us to set ground rules for visitors.

We let everybody know at the start of the season that they are welcome to stop by at any event on Fridays for a chat, but that we won't be set up to provide much more than a cold drink and a chair most of the time. Then we explain about our "fan appreciation" events and encourage folks to turn out then. Finally we warn that on contest Saturdays we are all business until after the last turn-in, softening the blow by advising that around 1:30pm is the time to drop by for a taste of what we turned in that day if we have extra meat left.

This has worked pretty well for us, but we are also quite selective about the sponsors we choose to associate with. Money is nice, but it hardly seems worth it if you have to endure people who interfere with your ability to compete or embarrass you at a contest.
Gowan is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Lobsters, Who Were, The Guests. leanza Q-talk 13 11-03-2009 10:47 AM
Getting Sponsers? Greendriver Competition BBQ 14 02-04-2007 07:42 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts