can some of the many modders here who have experience in mod sponsorship offer any information about what it entails, and possibly any advice? Most post made asking the question are primarily made by n00bs, and given a swift, "send emails, don't ask for much, you should do it for fun, blah blah." What I would like to hear is, how did you land your first sponsorship deal? What were the conditions? I think Americanfreak mentions in an earlier post he didn't even get to keep the stuff?
And for my own benefit in particular, how do you think I should approach this? I've sent emails with a carefully constructed proposals to various companies but no one seems to respond. Obviously I do this for fun and if I have to I would fill it with "minimum requirement" stuff, but I'm really excited about my latest case, and think it deserves more. Anyway, thanks for any advice.
I dont think there are to many of us around here that have had sponsors on their builds. The reason you see a simple reply of "send emails, and don't ask for much" is because that's what it is going to take to get the first sponsor under your belt. I think each one of us goes about getting our sponsors in different ways.
The Zotac, Cooler Master, Sapphire mods that you see mentioned here and there on the site really do not fall into that category if you ask me. Those where commissioned builds, which meant that those companies had to provide product for them and the companies received the mods when completed.
My Meshie and Ultra Sweet mods where both sponsored builds, both of which took the initial email that consisted of me describing what I was doing and how I could showcase the products I was interested in. My current mod is no different which I pretty much stated in the thread.
I am sure that most of you figured out by now who my main sponsor is on the mod
... I actually thought of showcasing some BFG product while doing this makeover if you will. So I photochopped a couple of options up like the first image. Then I sent them over to see what they thought of them. I loosely told them what I had planned and what I would want to showcase in the case.