Corporate Support Opportunities

Team Eye and Ear

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A Win-Win Approach

Approaching a company for corporate support is a great way to achieve and exceed your fundraising goal! It is truly a win-win situation for you and the company. The corporate commitment that you receive goes towards your fundraising goal and the company receives great branding exposure.

Brand Exposure

The Boston Marathon ® is the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon. Each year more than 500,000 spectators line the marathon route, making it New England’s most widely viewed sporting event. In terms of on-site media coverage, the Boston Marathon® ranks behind only the Super Bowl as the largest single-day sporting event covered in the world. More than 1,100 media members, representing more than 250 outlets, receive credentials annually.

Corporate Support Opportunities

This April, the 50 members of Team Eye and Ear will join more than 30,000 runners as they embark on the 26.2 mile run of a lifetime. Our multi-platform corporate support opportunities are customizable to provide visibility and sampling throughout the training program, via online and social media messaging, signage and event presence.

Pinnacle Supporter ($10,000)

  • Official host of Team Eye and Ear signature events:
    • Hopkinton — signage & branding in highly visible location near starting line on Marathon Monday
    • Course — brand integration into Mile 19 cheering section on Marathon Monday
    • Pre-race Good Luck event on marathon weekend
  • Company name and/or logo prominently displayed on the back of all (50+) Team Eye and Ear members’ singlets worn during the 2017 Boston Marathon ®
  • Company name and/or logo displayed on the back of all (150+) Team Eye and Ear supporter t-shirts worn by family and friends stationed throughout the course
  • Inclusion in Team Eye and Ear press release
  • Acknowledgement on digital displays located at the Mass. Eye and Ear main campus.
  • On-going social media messaging on Mass. Eye and Ear Facebook page (6,500+ followers), Twitter feed (10,000+ followers), LinkedIn (3,000+ followers) and Mass. Eye and Ear’s blog, Focus.
  • Spotlight in bi-monthly team member e-newsletters
  • Logo on Mass. Eye and Ear website for one year
  • Listing in Mass. Eye and Ear Philanthropy Report (circulation 3,000+)

Gold Supporter ($5,000)

  • Company name and/or logo prominently displayed on the back of all (50+) Team Eye and Ear members’ singlets worn during the 2017 Boston Marathon ®
  • Company name and/or logo displayed on the back of all (150+) Team Eye and Ear supporter t-shirts worn by family and friends stationed throughout the course
  • Inclusion in social media messaging on Mass. Eye and Ear Facebook page (6,500+ followers) and Twitter feed (10,000+ followers)
  • Logo on Mass. Eye and Ear website for one year
  • Listing in Mass. Eye and Ear Philanthropy Report (circulation 3,000+)

Silver Supporter ($2,500)

  • Company name and/or logo displayed on the back of all (50+) Team Eye and Ear members’ singlets worn during the 2017 Boston Marathon ®
  • Company name displayed on the back of all (150+) Team Eye and Ear supporter t-shirts worn by family and friends stationed throughout the course
  • Listing on Mass. Eye and Ear website for one year
  • Listing in Mass. Eye and Ear Philanthropy Report (circulation 3,000+)

Bronze Supporter ($1,000)

  • Company name listed on the back of all (50+)
  • Team Eye and Ear members’ singlet worn during the Boston Marathon ®
  • Listing in Mass. Eye and Ear Philanthropy Report (circulation 3,000+)

Deadline

The deadline to guarantee inclusion on Team Eye and Ear apparel and other branding opportunities is March 25, 2017.

Questions?

Erin Duggan
Director of Communications and Corporate Relations
(617) 573-3756
erin_duggan@meei.harvard.edu

Kristina Sym
Director of Communications and Strategic Events
(617) 573-6364
kristina_sym@meei.harvard.edu