Sponsors of Firefly Institute get to share their products and services with the  growing market of female photographers!

Firefly Institute offers high-caliber classes and teachers, hosting an intimate experience that enriches and inspires women photographers in a fun, summer-camp-style setting, all with the intention to create a bonding experience which your brand can be a part of!

You will definitely want to sponsor this camp. Here's why ...
Our camp gathers a unique and influential community of women photographers who are:

  • A highly targeted, engaged audience
  • Evangelists for photo products they love
  • Sophisticated shoppers who are passionate about photography

Our instructors are:

  • Accomplished female professional photographers, including Julieanne Kost and Pei Ketron with large followings and fans
  • Committed to elevating the quality of the art and business practices in the photography industry

OUR COMMUNITY

Dynamic. Intelligent. Engaged. Growing.

Our community is intermediate-to-professional women photographers ages 30-60. 

They absolutely love photography. They are: 

  • Affluent & influential decision-makers
  • Daily connecters on social media
  • Blog regularly
  • Use consumer-to-prosumer-to-professional camera gear and computer software
  • Connected to online photography communities and publications such as: ClickinMoms, Digital Photography Review, PetaPixel, etc
  • "In the coming years, females will shape the industry as they never have been able to before. The style of imagery will reflect a more feminine perspective, gear will need to be tailored to fit their demands and media publishers will have to start paying closer attention to gender."      http://bit.ly/1UuEcWj

THE EXPERIENCE 

Education. Fun. Inspiration. Community.

Firefly Institute is a five-day annual photography workshop where women grow their photographic skills, renew their inspiration, make photo friends and have fun at a picturesque, countryside retreat in Sonoma. We include three days of high caliber photography classes, shared meals and lodging, and evenings with summer-camp-style activities: a sing along, skit night and a squaredance.

Our Mission: We strive to create an atmosphere of community-building for kindred spirits so they can reinvigorate their love of photography and return home with new skills, friendships, and contacts. We will host this intimate event for 42 campers and 9 teachers at the lovely, charming Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, CA.

Our instructors are accomplished female professional photographers, many with large followings and fans, who are committed to elevating the quality of the art and business practices in the photography industry.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

(Download here in chart form)

  • All-camp sponsor for $10,000 
    • Social sharing during and before event, in-person representative showing your product/service, in-person Keynote Speaker introduction, verbal announcements, company signage/banners, clickable company logo on website, company logo on printed materials
  • Introduce Kickoff speaker: SheStock Founder Karen Beard for $7500
    • Social sharing during and before event, in-person Keynote Speaker introduction, verbal announcements, company signage/banners, clickable company logo on website, company logo on printed materials
  • Dinner for $4000
    • Social sharing during and before event, verbal announcements, company signage/banners, clickable company logo on website, company logo on printed materials
  • Saturday winery tour for $3000
    • Social sharing during event, company signage/banners, clickable company logo on website, company logo on printed materials
  •  Care package contents for$2000
    • Social sharing during event, company signage/banners, clickable company logo on website, company logo on printed materials
  • Camp registration to attend or give away for $1600
    • Social sharing during event, company signage/banners, clickable company logo on website, company logo on printed materials
  • Evening activity for $1000
    • Social sharing during event, clickable company logo on website, company logo on printed materials
  • Magic hour (après-class social time) hors d'oeuvres for $750
    • Social sharing during event, clickable company logo on website, company logo on printed materials

Product Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Demo Gear
  • Merchandise
  • Promotional items
  • Discount coupons
  • All pertaining to photography and women's photography
  • Will be included in the swag bags
  • 55 pieces each (so no one is left out!)

SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING

  • This community is socially engaged! 
  • Hashtags and mentions in social media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and professional and personal websites and blogs
  • 3500 Firefly Institute followers + followers & fans of all our Instructors including Julieanne Kost (88k FB)  and Pei Ketron 850k IG) + followers of all of our Attendees
  • Features, mentions and spotlights in dedicated emails to our ever-growing list 
  • Clickable sponsor logo links from our website

AT THE EVENT

  • First night speaker on-site introduction (only one available)
  • On-site banners and signage throughout the venue including on stage
  • Announcementsmentions and acknowledgement from the Camp Director during event
  • Hashtag encouragement 
  • Sampling of branded products/offerings
  • Care Package dressed as if it was sent from Mom containing lots of fun items for camper comfort, offering attendees feel-good enjoyment
  • Logos in event program -- with high-value content that participants will keep as a reference after their camp experience
  • One sponsor per activity/category, offering exclusive awareness at each event