The all-in-one sponsorship solution
One platform to manage all your sponsorships and brand partnerships
Single place to list opportunities, manage inquiries and contracting, schedule events, process payments, and report on your sponsorship programs.
We've simplified sponsorships into a single, easy-to-use platform that does the heavy lifting for you.
A steady, second source of revenue for your business
Diversifying your revenue is key to business continuity, and we’re here to help make sponsorships a reliable source of secondary income.
At Recess, we figured out a business model that has brands paying YOU to give away premium products to your members. Doesn’t get better than that!
We'll bring you brands that want to work with you
When you list your sponsorship on our platform, we'll expose you to thousands of brands who are searching for unique sampling opportunities like yours.
Brands can then express interest in the opportunity through the platform, and you'll have the ability to accept or decline the product. It's really that easy.
Data to better understand your customers
Our platform can tell you about purchasing behaviors and brand affinities of your customers–all valuable information to help you make better overall business decisions.
You'll see if your customers, overall, have a higher brand affinity for Target or Walmart, prefer shopping at Whole Foods or Costco, and even their favorite convenience store. 7-Eleven slurpees, anyone?
Get paid to gift your members premium products
Build a steady source of income for your business
With our platform, you’ll get inquiries from great brands that will pay you to participate in sponsorship programs at your locations. Our reporting capabilities also makes it easy for you to understand how much you’re getting paid out.
Enhance your community membership experience
Your members get premium products on the brand’s dime. Our platform helps your business drive more value to your members via experiences that are hosted and sponsored by great brands that your members will resonate with.
Increase member and community satisfaction
Recess helps you increase member renewals and decrease churn by giving you an opportunity to create “delight” moments at no cost to you. In fact, you’ll make money off hosting these experiences, so it’s a win-win!
Partner success stories
Our partners are raving about us
Brand marketers launch quickly with us, stick with us, and scale with us.
We received nothing but positive comments with this sampling program, and it was very easy to execute. Fans simply could not believe that this premium product was being sampled and not sold.
Activation went really smoothly. Our members and guests loved the product! We’re happy to have partnered with you guys!
"Members liked the product. They were very refreshing after the workouts."
Frequently asked questions
Need more information?
Does it cost money to list my sponsorship on Recess?
Nope! It’s free for businesses to list their sponsorships on our platform.
What kind of businesses are a good fit?
We work with venues, events, locations, business, virtual events, and more.
How do brands find my sponsorship on your platform?
As you create your first sponsorship listing, you’ll be prompted to share details about your audience demographics, geo location, proximity to retail locations, price, date, category availability/exclusivity, package offerings, and more. When brands search for sponsorship opportunities, they’ll filter for these variables to find listings that are aligned with their campaign goals. If it’s a match, then brands will send YOU a sponsorship inquiry through our platform!
What does an ideal sponsorship package look like?
We’re excited to work with you to create customized sponsorship packages that best aligns with your business capabilities and needs, but our brands particularly love to see:
- Market coverage (e.g. greater Los Angeles, Washington state, SouthWest region, nationwide)
- Sample distribution capabilities
- Digital advertising component (i.e. email marketing, newsletter inclusion, digital signage, social contests)
- Bonus: category exclusivity
What if I don’t want to work with a specific brand that sent a sponsorship inquiry?
No hard feelings–we get that not every brand will align with your community vibes. You’re never under obligation to accept an offer, and can decline for any reason. We want you to be excited to work with a brand, so we’ll keep promoting your sponsorships until you find a brand with offer terms you love!
Do you provide onsite staffing for physical activations?
No, but here are ways to make it an easier lift for you:
1) Leverage existing staff by passing out samples at tickets, exits, or upon entry
2) Do digital sponsorship packages instead, like email marketing, onsite signages, or social contests
How much money can I expect to make from our sponsorships program through Recess?
We’ve heard from top partners that our program has “paid rent” on a few of their locations over time, and is now a reliable second stream of income for the business. We’re dedicated to making your sponsorship programs a hit, because your success is our success!
How do I get paid?
Once you’ve completed the onsite activation, we ask that you complete a short, 5 minute recap survey. We LOVE pictures of the activation, and love showing them off on our website and socials - so please include those!
Once your summary has been received, you will be paid via ACH within 7 business days.
I only have one event or a small number of locations. Am I still a good fit?
Depending on the campaign goal, different brands often look for various sponsorship levels. If you have good reach (e.g. Wine Festival with XXXK attendees) or have good coverage over a geographical market, you still might be a great fit!