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Vancouver Whitecaps Team Up with SponsorshipX Whistler

Heading to SponsorshipX Whistler?

Make sure you drop by our Hospitality Suite for a "Nightcap on the 'Caps" - In Partnership with Asahi.

 

We are thrilled to announce that the Vancouver Whitecaps have teamed up with SponsorshipX Whistler to make the experience for all our guests much more fun. The Vancouver Whitecaps Hospitality Suite will be open every night of the conference and will be the perfect place to carry on some conversations from the day, relax, or get primed for some village fun. 

 

If you are coming for SponsorshipX Whistler, check your app for more details to enjoy  "Nightcap on the 'Caps" - In Partnership with Asahi.
 

MH3 Countdown to SponsorshipX 

Crankworx? 

I will confess that when Maja from what was then called Whistler Blackcomb and Darren from Crankworx first pitched me on bringing hosting our conference during their mountain biking festival, I was skeptical. 

Thankfully they were astute enough to do what most great properties do, and that was to host me at an event so I could experience the community firsthand. Immediately I was hooked. No Kool-Aid was required. 

If you haven’t been to Crankworx, I will share my thoughts and attempt to create some magic with you. But I know I will fail. Crankworx is a tough story to write. It isn’t easy to paint. 

You must see Crankworx in person, to believe it. 
 

MH3 Countdown to SponsorshipX 

I am working on my opening presentation, "Scaling Mountains," for SponsorshipX Whistler, and I need your help. 

I need some inspiration, stories, advice, and kindling to fire up my thoughts and words. What mountains are you climbing right now? What mountains do you feel looming? What's the best advice you have received for scaling mountains in your lifetime? 

Feel free to DM me, message me, call me, mail me your input. I love crowdsourcing an idea!

Please join me at SponsorshipX Whistler on July 28th - Presented by the Pacific National Exhibition, as I kick things off for an amazing day at SponsorshipX Whistler. 
 

MH3 Countdown to SponsorshipX 

I can't wait to host our guests at SponsorshipX Whistler in just one month!

 

2023 will be our fourth time hosting SponsorshipX in Whistler, and if you have been, you know the place is magical, Crankworx is a magical event, and our conference family is magical. 

One month out! I am sure you are as excited as I am. 
 

MH3 Countdown to SponsorshipX 
from #graz 

Sharpening my moderation chops by hosting the #newwork stage Fifteen Seconds.

 

How can #sponsorship  #partnershipmarketing #causemarketing contribute to our collective pandemic recovery?

See you soon in Whistler (July 27-30, 2023)!

Paris 2024 – Renaissance of the Fan

The pandemic taught us that sport is not without fans in the stands. Live crowds bring the energy, emotion, and home team advantage that no technology we currently have in our grasp can do. The 2024 Paris Olympic Games will be the first time since 2018 that international fans will join local supporters to pack stadiums, destinations, hotels, and cafes. ​

Can you believe it?​

In addition, the opportunity for friends and family to cheer loved ones will be a fantastic reboot. Nearly 70% of athletes only compete in one Olympics. Hence many of 2020(1) and 2022 participants lost the opportunity to share the moment in real life with their closest supporters.​

Hear from MH3 on his latest voyage to get familiar with all things Paris 2024. 

Inclusion in the Outdoors

Cassie is heading from Ketchum, Idaho, to Whistler, British Columbia, for her first ever Crankworx to be a panellist at SponsorshipX Whistler, showcase her apparel brand Wild Rye, and enjoy all the mountains. Please get to know this former lacrosse coach, mother of Sawyer, and owner of an enterprise she terms a happy accident as she chats with MH3.

I a thrilled to announce some exciting news from the world of sponsorships! The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has officially opened a call for sponsorship partners, including naming rights, for their upcoming amphitheatre project. This highly anticipated project will become one of the most spectacular venues on the entire West Coast of North America when completed in 2026.

Countdown to SponsorshipX Whistler!

Countdown to SponsorshipX Whistler!​

MH3 is back with his Countdown videos to get you excited for the magic that will take place in British Columbia this July. ​

Got your ticket? Booked your hotel? Arranged your flight?​

Time to get ready to scale those mountains!

An Economist, Psychologist and Buddhist  Walk Into a Bar….

Ever wonder what is the secret code to making molehills out of mountains? SPOILER ALERT: the answer is 0\3\6\9. Join MH3 & Israel Diaz, Chief Alchemist & Founder of Sunday & Night, to hear a preview of this SponsorshipX Whistler Leaders & Visionaries Session. But you’ll have to attend this talk to find out what these numbers represent and how this collective wisdom can help you, your business, or your brand scale any mountain more easily. How? Here’s one last clue: There are no business needs, only human needs. There are no business challenges, only busy-ness challenges.

29 Candles

Mark Harrison founded his first company twenty-nine years ago (May 16, 1994); but there is no looking back as he blows out all those candles!

 

Take a moment to hear his view on the future of  entrepreneurship and what he thinks it means for the partnership world. 

I a thrilled to announce some exciting news from the world of sponsorships! The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has officially opened a call for sponsorship partners, including naming rights, for their upcoming amphitheatre project. This highly anticipated project will become one of the most spectacular venues on the entire West Coast of North America when completed in 2026.

East Coast Music Awards Recap

MH3 spent last weekend in Halifax at the East Coast Music Awards, and the number one refrain was how great it was to be back in-person making connections.

 

The East Coast Music Awards combine a festival, a conference, an award show and a music industry marketplace. The weekend was a powerful reminder of the value of meeting in person. Hear more of MH3's thoughts about the ECMA's. 

SponsorshipX Whistler Session Spotlight

The SPX content team has been busy curating excellent sessions with our fabulous Whistler speakers. We want to share them with you to get excited about your expedition through time - professionally and personally. So, it's time to pack away your preconceived notions of what a conference is and Xperience the SponsorshipX magic.

PNE Launches Search for Amphitheatre Partners

I am thrilled to announce some exciting news from the world of sponsorships! The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has officially opened a call for sponsorship partners, including naming rights, for their upcoming amphitheatre project. This highly anticipated project will become one of the most spectacular venues on the entire West Coast of North America when completed in 2026.

But that's not all! The PNE has also renewed their partnership with the fantastic team over at SPX. Not only will they continue to work together, but SPX will also be the official Day presenter of July 28 at SponsorshipX Whistler. This renewal is fantastic news for both the PNE and SPX, and it's a true testament to the power of collaboration and creativity regarding sponsorships.

 

As the founder of SponsorshipX, it brings me great joy to see such exciting developments in the sponsorship world. These are precisely the kinds of innovative and impactful initiatives that can help companies build stronger relationships with their audiences while creating unforgettable experiences that leave lasting impressions. I can't wait to see what the future holds for the PNE, SPX, and other incredible partners, redefining what it means to be a sponsor in today's fast-paced and ever-evolving world.

Building Community 

We are Building Community. That is the purpose, mission, vision, and north star of what SponsorshipX is all about. But sometimes I forget that. ​​

Sometimes I get caught up in my head and over-complicate the magic of what SPX is all about. As much as I like to talk about it, we are here to Inspire, Educate, and Connect, and yes, we do all that; what we do more than anything is try to bring people together in a way that celebrates our industry.

Everyone Sells According to Steve

SponsorshipX Whistler will feature a BD Masterclass from Steve Tseng!​​

Steve Tseng of the PAC-12 will be on stage at SponsorshipX Whistler to share his story on how he turned around the conference's commercial business and his thoughts on the challenges facing partnership salespeople. ​


Tune in for a sneak preview!

Re-Introducing Cliff

2022 closing keynoter Cliff Fregin is heading back to SponsorshipX Whistler 2023 for the stories and inspiration. But mostly, Cliff is returning to listening to others, which he values over anything.​

 

​​Have a listen to Cliff and hear why. 

Invest In Me
 

This week Vanessa Toperczer and MH3 talk investing in your most important asset: YOURSELF. 

Vanessa’s work as SVP at IMI International and her role on NextUp’s Mentoring Team have left her with some great ideas on how to keep checking in on your own goals, even in the midst of a whirlwind career.

We unpack why “busy” is a bad answer to so many questions! 

The New Deal
 

Join the conversation with Bell's Sharolyn Kenworthy and MH3 regarding the changing nature of sponsorship agreements. 

 

Sharolyn's insights around flexibility and openness are crucial learnings for all of us. 

 

 

We tried to avoid the word "pivot"; we did.

March Madness is Here 

Our February price has expired, but we have an amazing March Madness Registration offer for you. A full Xperience Pass plus three nights – July 27, 28, 29 – at an official SPX Whistler hotel.​

These packages are first come first serve and room inventory is very limited. ​

Our regular price is $ 1695 for just the Xperiene pass. Featuyre March price of just $ 1195 per person. Remember, our regular price is $ 1695.

Tête de la Course

There are leaders, and then there are leaders. ​

Peter Cosentino, the founder of DEC Sports & Entertainment, is the head of the pack in curating targeted partnerships that drive results for engaged brands. He focuses on impact over impressions and helps his clients realize the return. I asked Peter to share his thoughts with the SponsorshipX community. Enjoy. ​

​You can sign up today with our special February price of just $ 995 per person. Remember, our regular price is $ 1695.​

Influence Matters

If you are looking for inspiration to spark your strategic marketing recommendations, I suggest you consider the seven factors that, according to Ipsos, make a brand influential: ​

  1. Engagement​

  2. Trustworthiness​

  3. Leading edge​

  4. Corporate citizenship​

  5. Presence​

  6. Empathy ​

  7. Utility​

I recently attended the Most Influential Brands event, and the insights shared made me think of a new partnership equation Sponsorship X Influence. ​

​You can sign up today with our special February price of just $ 995 per person. Remember, our regular price is $ 1695.​

Three Paths to the Top

I am excited to share our content tracks for SponsorshipX Whistler 2023. Listen here to learn more about:


Track 1 - From AI to DEI -  the global shifts impacting marketing.
 

Track 2 - Hands, Hearts, and Heads - what sponsors want.
 

Track 3 - Mountain Guides -  inspiration with perspiration.

You can sign up today with our special February price of just $ 995 per person. Remember, our regular price is $ 1695.

What will you be doing on July 27, 2023?

If I have my way, you will be heading up to Whistler, filled with anticipation for biking, bonding, cheering, dining, friending, hiking and late-nighting that comes included with every registration to the SponsorshipX Whistler marketing summit. I am excited to share our content tracks for SponsorshipX Whistler 2023. 

 

 You can sign up today with our special February price of just $ 995 per person. Remember, our regular price is $ 1695.

Time to Climb with MH3

Scaling Mountains. That is what SponsorshipX Whistler 2023 is all about, and we are now open for registration.

 

Pack your gear, get your mind ready, and register today.

 

We know budgets are a concern, so you can sign up today with our special February price of just $ 995.

 

Remember, our regular price is $ 1695. 

The New Deal
 

Join the conversation with Bell's Sharolyn Kenworthy and MH3 regarding the changing nature of sponsorship agreements. 

 

Sharolyn's insights around flexibility and openness are crucial learnings for all of us. 

 

 

We tried to avoid the word "pivot"; we did.

We Are Listening

Welcome to SponsorshipX 2023.

 

Your feedback on our 2022 reboot, including our events in Whistler and Montreal, has been taken into account! We are excited to share our plans for this year and beyond with you!

 

Get ready for a total dose of partnership strategy learnings, activation excellence insights, and inspiration to amplify your campaigns. 

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