A sponsorship broker is an individual, or agency, that procures sponsorship funding for properties (defined as an outlet with a captive audience that provides for a positive experience). Sponsorship brokers tend to specialize to particular niches within the sponsorship-marketing field.
A typical sponsorship could be, for example, an arrangement to exchange advertising for the responsibility of providing funding for a popular event or entity. For example, a corporate entity may provide equipment for a famous band in exchange for brand recognition. The sponsor earns popularity this way while the sponsored can earn a lot of money and/or receive free music equipment. This type of sponsorship is prominent in the sports, arts, media and charity sectors.
- Event Sponsorship (The Wiley Event Management Series) (Hardcover) by Bruce E. Skinner (Author), Vladimir Rukavina (Author)