OKgamers 2012 Partnerships – Staff Shirts, Gameroom in a Box, and More!

When it comes to reaching gamers in the Oklahoma area, OKgamers.com does it like no other, with no current competition.  As the only 501.c3 focused on improving the local communities through gaming related events we also facilitate businesses getting more attention through events and partnerships.

As OKgamers.com forges its 2012 efforts we’ll need Staff Shirts, as well as promotional partners to help make events even bigger!  The biggest 3 known currently follow; all of them are “first come first served” per business type; we do not work with competing partnerships for these offerings.

And remember, with OKgamers’ 501.c3 status, all sponsorships are tax deductible!

OKgamers 6-year Anniversary 2/25 Shirts: Giveaways & 2012 Staff Shirts

2011 OKgamers 5yr Anniversary ShirtsWe are giving away shirts at our 2/25/12 “6 year Anniversary” event; the front will have a OKgamers unique design, the back a “friends of OKgamers.com” section with 6 slots for partners.

In 2011 we gave shirts away, and used them for our staff shirts – black shirts given away, red shirts for staff; white print on both.  To say they were a success is an understatement; gamers fought over them, strangers stopped gamers to ask who the “friends” / sponsor companies did, etc.  We expanded the slots from 4 to 6 this year as the 6-year event will have PC, tabletop and RPG gaming added to console gaming.

We are offering 6 slots this year at $500 a spot; 2 columns of 3 with each slot measuring 7×4 inches.  Companies may reserve as many spots as they’d like; first come first served for both slots and ‘genre’ of business.  As before, we won’t accept competing businesses; if Pepsi reserves first, Coke cannot, etc.

100% of this money goes to buying shirts to go towards gamers.

2011 OKgamers 5yr Anniversary Staff ShirtsWHERE DO THE SHIRTS GO – Gamers and Staff:
Last year we saw 250+ people, with just console games. This year we’ve added Starcraft 2, tabletop and CCG gaming. Attendance could easily reach 500 to 800+ gamers.

Staff shirts also have the partners on the back, and we wear these shirts as our official required OKGamers staff shirts for the entire year. Every event OKgamers staff attend you’ll be at.

HOW MANY EVENTS DO YOU ATTEND:
Gamers – will travel all across the nation in these shirts – we’ve seen them from next door in Arkansas all the way to New York and beyond.  And they don’t just throw away the shirts at the end of the year, we are still seeing 2007 shirts at events.

OKgamers Staff attend 20+ functions a year at least in the Tulsa and OKC areas alone; from midnight launches to 3 day conventions, you’ll get thousands and thousands of impressions.

HOW DO PARTNERS GET PROMOTED AT THE 2/25 EVENT:
We’ll set up a special area for your promotional materials, mention you as sponsors in our press release, forum threads, facebook events, twitter updates, and any radio and TV broadcasts we secure in the following weeks.

WHAT ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA:
OKgamers staffers and gamers will be photoed at every major event; you can literally watch your logo appear on more and more facebook photos, twitter updates, and forum posts over the course of the year. We will also be setting up a “friends of OKgamers” where you’ll be featured.  Where we go, you’ll be for 2012.

ALL THIS?
Yes. First come first served as far as “business type”; aka we will not offer spots to competing partners, etc.  2 of the 6 spots remain, contact us before it’s too late!
(UPDATE: we need to order by 2/16; contact us soon!)

We Welcome Current 2012 Shirt Partners:

  • Tokyo USA Inc – Our Parent Program
  • HxC Lan Center – Oklahoma’s solution for event ladders, ranking and sponsorship
  • VAP Auto Shop – OKgamer’s trusted solution for auto service for years
  • Fab Lab Tulsa – The state of the art workspace that is a community center for innovation, entrepreneurship, and much more!

Oklahoma’s 1st GameRoom in a Box; Aka BRAND X Gameroom, powered by OKgamers.com

For the first time ever, OKgamers will now have console hardware to help facilitate not only our own Promotional Events, but those of other business and gaming groups with which we work. In the past we’ve had to provide a potluck experience; now we start with 16 “lagless monitors” to start our setups for travel in Oklahoma.   Wherever these setups travel, they will go with full “marketing materials”: 2-year branding partners will be on our table runners and 5ft standing signs. They’ll also receive constant mention in event threads, flyers, and other print/written materials. We won’t setup an event without at least 1 month’s notice, so you will always have plenty of time to gather “corporate promotional materials” as well.

$1,000 - 1 Year Sponsor
Online promotion and On-site materials for 1 year, LIMIT 8 sponsors.

  • Corporate mention as a sponsor on online promotions.
  • Your corporate printed promotional materials (if available) travel with every setup, regardless of location.
  • Bronze Level sponsorship at Tokyo in Tulsa 2012. This sponsorship, valued at $1,000, includes either a) Exhibitor Booth during TnT or b) a web page at www.tokyointulsa.com and web banner space at Oklahoma’s largest Japanese Culture and Animation event!
  • No “Genre” overlap, unless permitted, in sponsors or events.  So, if a competing business comes to us asking to be a sponsor, or do a Promotional Event, you’ll have sign off.  No “Pepsi Gameroom” at a Coke Event, so to speak.

$2,500 – 2 Year Sponsor
Full promotional partner for 2 years, LIMIT 4 sponsors.

  • Logo use on online and all on-site promotions (on-site = table runners, etc).
  • Your corporate printed promotional materials (if available) travel with every setup, regardless of location.
  • Gold Level sponsorship at Tokyo in Tulsa 2012. This sponsorship, valued at $5,000, includes promotion on shirts, website, mass media and beyond at Oklahoma’s largest Japanese Culture and Animation event.  Exhibitor Booth included.
  • No “Genre” overlap, unless permitted, in sponsors or events.  So, if a competing business comes to us asking to be a sponsor, or do a Promotional Event, you’ll have sign off.  No “Pepsi Gameroom” at a Coke Event, so to speak.

$5,000 – Naming Rights
We name the “gameroom in a box” after your company or product for 2 years.  The system now becomes the “Mtn Dew Gameroom” – you are literally mentioned every time we refer to even one setup for 2 years.

  • Only 1 Naming Right sponsor per 2 years allowed, we won’t double name this.
  • Full logo use on all on-site, online and printed promotional materials (on-site = table runners, etc).
  • Your corporate printed promotional materials (if available) go where ever it goes.
  • Platinum Level sponsorship at Tokyo in Tulsa for 2012. This sponsorship, valued at $10,000, includes promotion on shirts, website, mass media and beyond at Oklahoma’s largest Japanese Culture and Animation event. Exhibitor Booth included.
  • No “Genre” overlap, unless permitted, in sponsor or events.  So, if a competing business comes to us asking to be a sponsor, or do a Promotional Event, you’ll have sign off.  No “Pepsi Gameroom” at a Coke Event, so to speak.

Have something else in mind?  Another way to sponsor the “Gameroom in a box” concept?  We are all ears, contact us!

 

General Event Sponsorship: OKGamers’ 6-year Anniversary & Tokyo in Tulsa’s “HOLD THE LINE”

  • OKgamers’ 6-year Anniversary: 2/25/12  will represent the first time OKgamers holds both console, tabletop AND PC LAN gaming at an anniversary event. Last year, with just console fighters, we had OVER 250 gamers in attendance. What will this year hold?!
  • - Tokyo in Tulsa’s “HOLD THE LINE”: 7/21/12 will see the first-ever “HOLD THE LINE” event during Tokyo in Tulsa. $4,000 will be placed into gaming and prize pots for popular games like Call of Duty MW3, Super Street Fighter, and Soul Calibur 5! The Challenge: if Oklahoma gamers win 51% of those monies this year, TnT will raise the prize pots even more in 2013!

Both of these events are simply looking for sponsors: from additional funding directly added to prize pots, to services, products and gift cards. We are looking for sponsors to liven up the action and “sweeten the pot”!  As always, we’ll announce sponsors online, at the events, and throughout whatever promotions we receive. You could find yourself on a flyer, a TV broadcast, or getting way more SEO for the month, as OKgamers links back to you for your help improving the local gaming community!!

2012 is a big year!  Join our improvement of the Oklahoma area for gamers and the local community!  We look forward to you contacting us so we can work together!