Never Settle Show Sponsored by Wix, Capital One, and Zenni
Product Launch Event w/ Dr. Dre Sponsored by Beats by Dre
Here are a few pain points people often experience while pursuing sponsorship deals...
Do any of these speak to you?
With only 1k followers, and just a concept for her event, Vanetta secured a brand deal from Bacardi with Mario's technique.
"I've watched Mario take his ideas from just that 'an idea' to developing his own show and building his business by selling sponsorships. Mario is the real deal, he fights for the underdog. I love his technology expertise, his marketing savvy and his ability to teach others with empathy. He's a good dude and he's also one of my highly sought after speakers for my public speakers company Shark Speakers."
- Daymond John, 2021
Product Demo Sponsored by Epson, Beats, Sega & iRobot
Public Speaking Live Event Sponsored by AT&T
Land the Deal - I will get you clear on what brands are looking to sponsor. You will learn how to pitch successfully to get sponsorship dollars. You will learn the buying signs, the right things to say and when to say them. We will craft killer pitches that can’t be ignored. I'll teach you how to prospect effectively and give you templates you can use to manage your contacts and follow-ups, so you never drop the ball. I’ll teach you how long to wait before following up and the right steps to move the process forward. Most importantly, and I’ve never taught this before, I’ll teach you my best hacks for how to deal with the “No’s” so you can turn them into a YES and land the deal.
Craft a Perfect Pitch - There’s a lot that goes into a perfect pitch, and I cover it all. I’ll teach you how to uncover their priorities, communicate your solutions with influence and justify their return on the investment. When you craft a pitch that solves problems you dramatically increase your value and the price of your pitch. The right pitch gives you the leverage. I’ll show how to identify the key demographic and psychographic insights about your audience that sponsors need to hear to do a deal. And finally, I’ll teach you my best technique for rapidly rolling out customized pitch decks without reinventing the wheel every time.
Identify WHO to Pitch - Getting to the right contact is critical. You need to find the right contacts to get your proposals in front of. I’ll teach you how to find the right people to pitch, how to uncover the best contact information for them and how to pitch them in way that ensures your message gets in front of them. I'll also teach you how to identify contacts that can be your advocate inside the brand. Getting to the right contact or advocate will instantly increase your ability to win more deals.
Find The Right Companies - To close more deals you have to be aligned with the brand. Many people will teach you to pitch a lot but if you are pitching the wrong companies you will be wasting time, money and not get the results you deserve. I'll teach you about true alignment! My 4-prong philosophy on alignment works. The fastest way to win more deals is to have mutual alignment. I will teach you how to properly research companies, how to identify the right alignment and how to present that alignment to the brand in a way that closes more deals.
I will teach you to think outside the box and secure a wide variety of brand sponsorships.
Below is a small sample of the many things you can get sponsored:
Dr. Vibe used the Armstrong Pitch Method™ to get sponsored by Dove Men+Care!
Pop Up Event at Union Station in Washington, DC, Sponsored by Capital One
Social Media Influencer Partnership Sponsored by Target
In the first year after founding our company, a major deal with a Fortune 500 company fell through at the last possible moment—we’d signed the contract they sent over, but when we returned it for their signature they ghosted us.
Three months after that, the 2008 recession hit. Before we knew it we were flat broke—we ran out of savings, we’d depleted the 401k, and each month we were facing larger and larger credit card debt in order to survive. I was married to my CEO and we had to care for our 3-year-old son. Things have never been scarier for us.
My mother-in-law was buying our groceries, and I was digging for change to put in a coinstar machine to get cash for gas money and to try and make some appointments happen. We were drowning, exhausted and frustrated.
In 2010, after pitching several companies, I sold a major, 6-figure, multi-year deal with AT&T to produce sponsored blog posts, videos and newsletters designed to help freelancers, entrepreneurs and small businesses take advantage of the technology.
In 2011, I sold a spokesperson and public speaking sponsorship deal to Intel and to Sony for their booths at CES, the world’s largest tech convention. Those deals began a whole new mind-shift, formula and approach to how our company would sustain and grow.
Fast forward and I’ve sold dozens of sponsor contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world, including AT&T, Wix, Capital One, Facebook, Ford, Intel, Target, Beats by Dre, FedEx Office, Epos, Sony, Zenni and more.
I'm teaching this course because I honestly want you to win. I see too many people not being able to deliver their ideas. When I first started, there was no course to learn how to get brand sponsorship. I spent years refining my technique, pitching hundreds of companies to fund my ideas and I created The Armstrong Pitch Method (APM) - a formula I developed from my direct experience of selling sponsorships and closing deals. I'm going to teach you everything I know, because I want you to have a more direct path to success.
(valued at: $3,600)
While I offer these virtual office hours as often as I can, after these office hours wrap up in early November I will be taking a break from teaching to spend the holidays with my family.
This is the last time this year I'll be able to offer these office hours with the course. If you're looking for success in landing brand deals this year, I hope you won't skip this opportunity.
All of the lessons in this course are pre-recorded. The second you buy the course, you immediately gain full access to all 6 modules, the course workbook, the downloadable swipe files, and all of the templates and activities included.
While virtual "Office Hours" with me start on Monday, October 11th, you can start taking the course whenever you want, and work through the material at your own pace. But, for four weeks from October through early November you'll have access to me for two hours per week to ask any questions and get any help you need
The reason I have to cut-off sales on Friday, October 1st is so that students have time to start taking the course before office hours begin. I want to make sure all of my students are able to have enough time to start going through the lessons and activities before meeting with me for the first time, so I cannot accept any purchases after October 1st.
"This quite possibly is the best investment I've ever made personally and professionally. And Mario didn't pay me to say that! I just genuinely mean that because of the immense value I was able to get by being a member of this class"
-Jamil Crews, Owner, Crews Control Media
"One of the biggest things I’ve learned from Mario is that the best sponsorships I can land are the most genuine ones. I’ve recently gained a relationship with a brand that I thought was WAY beyond my reach. Mario taught me very valuable lessons and strategies on how to be myself and create alignment with brands that I’m genuinely passionate about. I chose to be myself and the brand saw the gold in me and the connection has been authentic. I’ve now been given the chance to make an income purely by supporting a brand I genuinely believe in."
-Sarah, Entrepreneur in Australia
"To say that Mario's coaching around sponsorship has had a positive impact on how I run my business would be an understatement bordering on criminally remiss. He provides a complete and total mind shift into the psychology of sponsors and how to position yourself for success in a mutually beneficial business relationship. I recommend it enthusiastically!"
- T. Adeola, Marketer
"The way Mario taught me how to get alignment with a sponsor was so important. I’m an author & I want sponsorships for book sales, a book tour and for public speaking opportunities. I was able to align my goals with an organization who also has an impactful mission. I used Mario's 3 Asks strategy to make my pitch and ended up getting a check. Mario’s advice on how to not just be solely focused on National brands but how to also access local companies and organizations for sponsorship was the sweet spot for me"
- Anji, Author in New York
Do you have a money back guarantee?
Yes, we have a 30-day money back guarantee. We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied for any reason, contact us within 30 days of purchase for a full refund. Refunds are processed to the same payment method used at the time of purchase.
How and when will the "Office Hours" live sessions happen?
Once you've registered you will see the schedule in your course materials section. The 4 sessions will be recorded and you'll have access to all the replays. We will meet over live video and we will have a system to get your questions in advance so I can prep answers and get through questions efficiently. This also means if you can't attend a live session, you can submit a question and see it answered on the replay later. We will meet as a group for live "Office Hours" once a week for 4 weeks.
Do you have an affiliate program?
Yes, and we'd love to hear from you. If you would like to discuss being a potential affiliate partner for the course, please fill out this form:
How long will I have access?
We offer lifetime access to this course. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you'd like on all devices you own. Even though I prefer you take the course on your desktop or laptop, an app is also available for your smartphone that is convenient as well.
When does the course start?
This course is on-demand and you will have access to every module, handout, download and swipe file from the second you purchase the course. You can work through this material at your own pace, but it typically takes students about 4 weeks to go through all of the lessons and activities.
Virtual Office Hours start on Monday, October 11th, 2021. We will meet as a group for live "Office Hours" once a week for 4 weeks.
One time special offer at $1,097
You can split this into two monthly payments, see below
This offer will only be available until Midnight ET on Friday, October 1st, 2021.
What makes this a special offer?
I'm teaching you a repeatable process. If you sell just one sponsorship you will more than cover your cost and have a repeatable system.
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent this program and the educational value it provides. However, there is no guarantee that you will earn any money using the techniques and ideas in these materials. When we present revenue and sales figures, we are showcasing a variety of student results. You should not rely on any revenue, sales, or earnings information we present as any kind of promise, guarantee, or expectation of success or earnings. Your results will be determined by a number of factors over which we have no control, such as your financial condition, experiences, skills, level of effort, education, and changes within the market.
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