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Sponsor A Grandmaster Blitz Battle

Sponsor A Grandmaster Blitz Battle

DanielRensch
Jan 19, 2016, 11:52 AM 16 Chess.com News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Want to support top grandmasters like Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and get your company name in front of a global audience of engaged chess fans? 

Become a sponsor of the next Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle! (Formerly called “Death Matches.”) 

Your company can be the exclusive sponsor of a Grandmaster Blitz Battle. In 2016, there will be seven matches, including the championship at the end of the year.

If you are the owner of your company, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will contact you. If you work at a great company, let the right person know about this awesome opportunity to sponsor top-level chess events and get your company seen by a huge number of chess fans.

100 percent of sponsorship money goes directly to the players' prize fund, not to Chess.com.

For more information on Chess.com's GM Blitz Battles Championship, see the official announcement

What do you get for your sponsorship?

Your GM Blitz Battle sponsorship includes:

1. Announcement Article (one month before event)

  • Your company will be mentioned in the initial announcement article. This will include your logo on the image (here: http://i.imgur.com/GjJKdpn.png), and two separate mentions and links to your website in the body of the article. Your company will also be mentioned as the sponsor in our social media posts. We can include a short blurb about your company, or a short interview with your company representatives and what this match and chess means to them.
  • Example: http://www.chess.com/news/view/the-big-one-nakamura-mvl-in-next-death-match-2506
  • Reach: up to 20,000 reads on Chess.com or more. Posted to Facebook, Twitter, and other social channels. Strong social engagement with up to 100,000 feed views and thousands of likes/shares/comments.

2. Event Banner on Homepage (for three days before event)

3. Headline of Weekly Mailer

  • Your company name and logo will be shown in the weekly mailer that goes out to all active Chess.com members. A link to your company will also be provided in the body of the mailer.
  • Example: http://i.imgur.com/YAEg5z8.png
  • Reach: sent to more than one million members.

4. Preview Article (three days before event)

  • Your company will be mentioned in the preview article. This will include your logo on the image (here: http://i.imgur.com/GjJKdpn.png), and two separate mentions and links to your website in the body of the article. Your company will also be mentioned as the sponsor in our social media posts.
  • Example: http://www.chess.com/article/view/nakamura-mvl-to-play-death-match-monday
  • Reach: up to 20,000 reads on Chess.com or more. Posted to Facebook, Twitter, and other social channels. Strong social engagement with up to 100,000 feed views and thousands of likes/shares/comments.

5. Event Show

  • Your company will be mentioned many times as the sponsor of the match during the show. Your logo will also show on screen for the entire three-hour show.
  • Example: http://www.twitch.tv/chess/v/31103714 , also streamed on http://www.chess.com/tv
  • Reach: up to 70,000 views on Chess.com/TV and Twitch.TV, plus many more viewers follow games directly on Chess.com live game server.

6. Recap Article

7. Championship Article

  • Your company will be mentioned in a Master Blitz Battle recap article that talks about all of the matches leading up to the championship at the end of 2016.

Interested?

Please fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible:

http://goo.gl/forms/d7f3T8HMrF

Contact:

IM Daniel Rensch

Vice President of Professional Relations, Chess.com

[email protected]

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