Kim Skildum-Reid is one of the sponsorship industry's most influential thought leaders. Her inspired yet practical approach and refreshing, irreverent style have won her legions of fans for her books, industry-leading blog, white papers, and media contributions. She is co-author of the number one industry bestseller, The Sponsorship Seeker's Toolkit. Her white paper, a oeLast Generation Sponsorship, a has been downloaded well over 600,000 times, and reprinted countless times in many industry magazines, and in eight languages. Her blog is one of the most popular, oft-quoted in the industry. She provides content and commentary to business and industry media around the world, including Harvard Business Review, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Marketing News (US), Marketing Africa, Marketing Russia, Sponsor magazine (Netherlands), Brand Republic (UK), National Business Review, (New Zealand), Adnews (Australia), Marketing (Australia), South China Morning Post, China Business Review, Australian Financial Review, and many more.
""The Corporate Sponsorship Toolkit" is a fascinating and
insightful read that makes you see the world of sponsorships in a
different light. Kim is at the forefront of understanding the
formula for sponsorship success and her insights will give you a
distinguishable advantage in the marketplace."
--Brian Gainor, Partnership Activation, www.partnershipactivation.com, @BrianGainor
"Entertaining and highly applicable to marketers and sponsorship
professionals anywhere in the world, "The Corporate Sponsorship
Toolkit" is packed with inspiring success stories, along with one
or two train wrecks (so you know what NOT to do). It provides
clear, concise and creative ways to navigate the sometimes
treacherous waters of acquisition, internal buy-in, leverage and
measurement--ultimately landing you on the beautiful shore of
best-practice sponsorship. This book is a hands-on, must-read for
any sponsor ready to advance to the next level."
--Josefine Hadell, Swedish Sponsorship Association, www.sefs.se
"This book is a delight. Kim has used all the experience she's
gained over many years in the sponsorship business to provide a
complete toolkit for anyone working in the industry--whether you
are a sponsor, a sponsee or working in an agency. Kim's style is
straight-talking and you'll find yourself laughing at her
directness. Anyone who can't make their sponsorships more
successful after reading this is in the wrong business. It's a
must-read--buy it now."
--Karen Earl, Chairman, European Sponsorship Association, www.sponsorship.org