The European Sponsorship Association (ESA) is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to inspire, unite and grow a welcoming and diverse sponsorship industry. ESA does this through education, guidance, representation, the recognition of excellence and the sharing of best practice and performance.
ESA’s reach encompasses all types of sponsorship activity from sport, broadcast, education, charity, the arts and culture, to environment and the community. Its members include sponsors, rights holders, agencies and consultants, professional advisors and suppliers.
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Our membership offering:
ESA members can attend many of our ESA-led events for free to take advantage of the networking opportunities and receive discounts off external events such as Think!Sponsorship and SportsPro Fan Conference, to name a few. ESA Breakfast events are recorded where possible for those members unable to attend.
Want to shout out about a brilliant campaign? Take part in the ESA Awards. ESA members receive discounts on entries and tickets to our ESA Awards Ceremony.
Interested in enhancing your skills in sponsorship or know a colleague that is interested? Take part in our ESA Diploma, ESA Sponsorship Sales Certificate and ESA Leaders Programme and progress your career.
ESA helps promote its members
ESA members can send us press releases to upload to our home page and promote via our social media channels. ESA members can also contact fellow members directly through the membership section of our website.
ESA has a wealth of resources including its Sponsorship Market Overview, covering facts and figures for Europe. Other resources include white papers, policy papers and ESA guides.
You can join ESA for as little as £399 ex VAT (individual membership) or £549 ex VAT (company membership). Find out more about ESA Membership.
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Not quite ready to sign up as an ESA Member?
Anyone with an interest in sponsorship can sign up to our mailing list as an ESA Associate for FREE. We will keep you up-to-date with the latest industry news and events, plus you’ll receive access to selected ESA resources and best practice case studies.