2010 / 2011 Sponsorship Season
Sponsorship season is here! So it’s time to freshen up your profile with new photos and videos, update your competition results and start researching brands you would like to represent for the 2011 season.
We have launched the all new Sponsorship Hub to feature the best programs on Hookit.com as they open. Traditionally, sponsorship season begins as the competition season wraps up when athletes have fresh results and accomplishments heading into the off-season. Sponsorship levels and agreements vary by company, but can range anywhere from product discounts to free products and beyond (based on talent and marketability).
Always remember, sponsorship is a two-way street and brands select athletes to represent them and offer deals comparable to how much exposure you can generate for their company. Just a few of the hundreds of participating brands offering athlete support for 2011 on Hookit.com include Monster Energy, No Fear, Pro-Tec, Scott USA, Freestyle, Osiris, Oneal, Spy Optic, Rockwell, Kicker, Dunlop Tires, AXO, Fuel Clothing, Twin Air, Renthal, SixSixOne and Globe.
For a complete list, visit http://www.hookit.com/brands.
Take a minute to look at the other tips we’ve prepared below and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
1. Get Prepared: Update Your Profile & Sponsorship Info
2. Apply / Re-Apply for 2011 Sponsorship: Check out the Featured Programs
Search for New Opportunities on the all new Sponsorship Hub:
Re-Apply to Your Existing Sponsors
3. Promote Yourself: Updating and Promoting Your Profile
Post a link to your Hookit.com profile anywhere you can to drive exposure for yourself and your sponsors. Grab your profile link, a badge or a button at http://www.hookit.com/promote
Your profile is your personal brand on Hookit.com. One of the main reasons to be active on Hookit.com is for the EXPOSURE… even if you already have your sponsorship deals covered, it’s a great way to maintain your results, connect with other riders and build your personal brand.
Below is an example of a solid profile from Ian Trettel who just recently made the transition to the pro motocross ranks. For more information on building a great profile visit The Importance of Your Profile.
+ Other Programs on Hookit.com to Check Out
FUEL TV Unsponsored – FUEL TV and Hookit.com teamed up to launch an online community for aspiring amateur athletes in skate, surf, snow, motocross, BMX and wake. The community provides these aspiring athletes their potential 2 minutes of fame – and some serious exposure – on FUEL TV, which is now broadcast in 30 million homes nationwide. In order to be eligible, any ‘Unsponsored’ athlete must submit their video online at http://unsponsored.hookit.com.