I should have charged more

Got this into one of my mail accounts:

The ICT Excellence Awards sponsored by Lenovo is now a firmly established landmark in our industry’s calendar – but are you involved?

Currently in its sixth year, it is Ireland’s most prestigious and respected awards competition in the sector with over 600 attending last year’s event.

Winning an award provides a sales edge and a real competitive advantage, gives your team a boost, generates some great PR and adds weight to your sales and marketing collateral.

Sponsorship of some awards is still available which includes:
Titled award sponsorship
Branded table of ten at the Gala Dinner
Branding onscreen during the award presentation.
Branding on the framed award certificate
Branding on the table menus
Branding on the show website www.ictexcellenceawards.ie
Presentation of the award to the winner on stage
Photo opportunity with the award winner
Promotion in ComputerScope, Irish Computer & Smart Company pre and post-show.
Fee: €4,800

Tickets @200 + VAT. Seems you can book tables of 10 with the application form.

So, a cat sponsorship is €2800 since you get a table which would normally cost €2000.

The best bit:

We hope you can join us and our MC Marty Whelan

In fairness, sponsors get a lot more from the above awards than the Blog Awards but I’m proud that there is no overall sponsor, that the name is clean in all promotional material and that sponsors do not present winners with the prizes on the stage itself. I’d hope the blog awards as much as possible will stay less commercial than other awards show. People keep suggesting making it a blacktie event next year too but I’d prefer to make the dress code as liberal as possible so nobody is put under pressure to wear a monkey suit. I do hope we have more people like the three mafia lads representing Bock the Robber,

And unlike other awards, it does seem like you can nominate anyone to enter this. With Twenty winning blog awards and Netvisonaries, I think we should nominate him for this too. His IT is indeed excellent.

More here: www.ictexcellenceawards.ie

3 Responses to “I should have charged more”

  1. Brian Greene says:

    whats wrong with Marty? till last week he did the biggest show of the day on the same station as the Blog Awards MC! boo hoo… Marty also defend here http://url.ie/34u

  2. Elana says:

    I think it should be fancy dress next year :-).

  3. I’m doing a whip-around to pay for Twenty’s black tie rental for the ICT Excellence Awards.