Mansfield-based Purpose Media have announced that they will be one of the new main sponsors of Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey team for the forthcoming season as part of their strategic plan to expand services into Sheffield.
Specialists in e-commerce website design and on-line marketing, Purpose Media trialed the Steelers corporate hospitality facilities by taking a box for some games during 2012 and since then have been so impressed that managing director Matt Wheatcroft decided to invest in a full sponsorship package for the 2013/14 season in order to promote the business and entertain key clients.
Purpose Media have worked hard to be one of the few web developers and SEO specialists who can provide tangible reports and analysis showing how their expertise can increase on-line sales and visitors for retail, manufacturing and wholesale businesses and have grown significantly because of this.
Following on from this success, and the profile gained by winning Entrepreneur of the Year in a local business awards, Purpose Media have signed a deal to take a corporate hospitality box to entertain clients together with a package that includes sponsorship of three players, branding in the ice surface, shirt, goal posts, dash boards, media, programme and tron advertising.
The deal will also see Purpose Media sponsoring at least one home game every month throughout the season and several others in between.
As part of raising the profile Purpose Media are planning a number of competitions and Steelers ticket and prize giveaways to help raise money for Jigsaw Support Scheme in Mansfield and The Royal Hallamshire Hospital Leukemia and Myeloma Research Trust in Sheffield. All the players and staff are getting involved throughout the season and the easiest way to track this is by following Purpose Media on Twitter @purposemediauk
Matt Wheatcroft said, “There are a lot of manufacturing companies in Sheffield and this is a great way to raise profile and also support a sport that has a growing and fanatical fan base.”
“I realise that just like in business, there is a lot of rivalry in Ice Hockey, but I just love the game and so do most of my clients. Having a box at Steelers will enable me to thank them for their loyalty and get to know them better in this fantastic social environment.”