For 2016, the Batemans Bay Writers Festival is offering significantly improved Sponsor and Supporter exposure and facilities on our website.
Typically the site is well used most days, but site visits really take off in the lead up to the BBWF Festival, this year in September. This increased site visitation rate usually starts with the announcements of Authors, Presenters, Sessions and Workshops for the coming Festival. The main announcement this year is on 27 May.
With a large number of locals and visitors planning their festival activities, this site becomes a great place to showcase your services and products. Not all Festival visitors will want to be at all sessions of the Festival, so there are opportunities to promote your business or service on or around Festival time.
We have now added facilities to the site to showcase your organisation, service or product.
We will add categories suitable for your needs (i.e. food, accommodation, entertainment, activity, shopping) so your listing will be easily found. And appropriate listings will feature prominently on relevant pages of the site to help our clients, and you get the most from the festival.
- $75 for a logo or picture and link displayed on several pages of the web site as a Supporter of the Festival.
- Sponsors pay $250 for 250 words, a logo or business card pic and a photo (eg a product photo, a menu, a price list, whatever you need), your address linked to a map, and web link, a contact link, a phone number, all effectively displayed as a web page, and your first photo will be included in a page linked slider image (or random display list of sponsors) together with other festival sponsors, showing in the information section of each page of the festival web site; and
- $500 for everything listed in 2 above, plus up to 5 pictures, up to 600 words, featured on the home page slider. No more than 15 of these type 3 sponsorships will be sold, and they will be left in place until at least April 2017. These listings will feature on every page, and on relevant pages also.
Your patronage will help support the non profit festival organisation.
We are also keen to recognise and help sponsors and supporters who can contribute to the Festival in other ways. If you want to propose a special for Festival attendees, a discount or other offer, we would be very happy to hear your proposal.
All Supporters and Sponsors information is included in site searches and discoverable through Google.
To see examples of the type of coverage you can expect see our Sponsors and Supporters sections at the bottom of each of our web pages.
What better way to spend a Spring weekend than at Beautiful Batemans Bay. Bring your reading glasses, grab your book-spending money, pack for the weekend and enjoy the Writers Festival and other delights Batemans Bay has to offer. Enjoy winter walks along the many stunning beaches; Clyde River oysters in the regional restaurants; fishing and bushwalking; views to the rocky islands and weathered headlands; or a cruise past the oyster beds along the river.
Batemans Bay is four hours drive south from Sydney, two hours drive east from Canberra and two hours drive north from Merimbula.
The venue for the Bateman’s Bay Writers Festival is the Coachhouse Marina Resort 49 Beach Road Batemans Bay NSW
Map 2: At our venue
Refreshments will be available in the Festival Hub marquee
Espresso coffee, cakes and snacks will be available for sale all day Saturday and Sunday morning.
Lunch details will be available closer to the event.
You can also buy a drink from the bar at the Hub. Free tea and coffee is served near the Corrigans Room and Clyde Room each session.
The Coachhouse Marina Resort has a restaurant open for dinner Friday and Saturday from 6 pm and is situated opposite the 27-hole Club Catalina Golf Course which also has a restaurant.
Both are 20 minutes walk from central Batemans Bay and many excellent restaurants.
Adequate parking is available on site at the Coachhouse Marina Resort during the Festival and for the Literary Lunch. Platinum pass holders will get priority parking.
We gratefully acknowledge our fabulous Sponsors whose support is so critical to the success of our festival.
For 2016, the Batemans Bay Writers Festival will be seriously supporting those businesses and sponsors that support us. Here are some of the ideas we are considering.
New arrangements will allow Sponsors to have a tailored web page on our site that will feature their business, their event, their organisation and / or their sponsorship / support for our festival.
Depending on the Sponsorship Package you choose, details that you can add to your listing include Name or Business Name, address, phone, email, website, a detailed description of your business and / or products, pictures and images. As well as a main picture, others on your exclusive webpage will form part of an attractive slideshow.
A location map is automatically generated, and visitors will be able to ‘get directions’ to your business, contact you, phone or email you, or share details of your listing on Social Media.
All these will be findable on the internet and on our site, so your sponsorship will benefit you as a permanent web presence where people can find you during the course of your sponsorship.
And all this information will be editable by you when and as you need to edit it.
Your listing will be in one or several categories of your choosing, and will be displayed on pages of our website (and on the sponsors page) depending on the categories you choose. You can link to your listing page in emails or from your usual website, Facebook or twitter.
These arrangements, when we finally decide to proceed, will be fully operational by January/February 2016.
Contact us below if you are interested, and we’ll make sure to keep you informed.
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