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We Are Now Seeking Sponsors for the IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards 2017

The inaugural IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards were a great success, raising awareness of the excellent work done by those involved in the maritime SAR community, recognising outstanding bravery and achievements and highlighting innovative new SAR products and technologies.

We are delighted to announce that Orolia/McMurdo, our trusted SAR partner, will continue their support of the Awards for 2017 as the naming sponsor.

We Are Now Seeking Sponsors

We are now seeking sponsors for the following individual awards at the IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards 2017:

minilogoimrf Individual H.E.R.O. Award - for outstanding individual contribution to a maritime SAR operation  
  Available for sponsorship, value £4000  

minilogoimrf Innovation & Technology H.E.R.O. Award - for innovation and technology in maritime search and rescue  
  Available for sponsorship, value £4000  

minilogoimrf People’s Choice H.E.R.O. Award – chosen by the public from the awards short list  
  Available for sponsorship, value £4000  

minilogoimrf Local H.E.R.O. Award – nominations for this award are put forward by the host of the 2017 H.E.R.O. Awards  
  Available for sponsorship, value £4000  

minilogoimrf Team H.E.R.O. Award – for outstanding team contribution to a maritime SAR operation  
  Sponsored by Orolia/McMurdo, recognising the eco-system of SAR with multiple individuals and organisations working together to save lives  

minilogoimrf The Vladimir Maksimov Award – for Lifetime Achievement in the Maritime SAR Sector
  The Vladimir Maksimov Award' is sponsored by Inmarsat as a tribute to Vladimir Maksimov, past Inmarsat Director of SOLAS services  


In Return for Sponsoring

In return for sponsoring an award, the IMRF can offer:

minilogoimrf Company name mentioned on H.E.R.O. press releases as award sponsor;
minilogoimrf Company name and logo included in social media activity (includes LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter);
minilogoimrf Invitation to present the award to the winner in the sponsored category;
minilogoimrf Two complimentary tickets to attend the awards dinner;
minilogoimrf Certificate of recognition and thanks;
minilogoimrf Full page advertisement in the awards programme (distributed at the event and on the IMRF website);
minilogoimrf Company logo included on the IMRF website H.E.R.O. webpages.

Media Activity Supporting

Media activity supporting the IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards 2017

This year, the IMRF has secured TradeWinds - http://www.tradewindsnews.com (new window) as media partner for the H.E.R.O. Awards 2017.

TradeWinds is the shipping industry's leading news service for shipping professionals. Available both in print and online, it has over 8,400 fully paid subscribers around the world and the website attracts roughly 167,000 unique browsers every month. The press releases regarding the IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards will be covered both online and in print.

A minimum of four press releases are planned: a launch announcement; long list announcement; short list announcement; and winners announcement. Further articles will be placed depending on opportunities and media interest.

The IMRF will work closely with you to ensure your sponsorship contribution receives appropriate recognition. Our inaugural awards last year generated 90 stories published across 53 channels. We will of course be working to increase this reach and coverage this year.

The press releases will be included on the news section of the IMRF website and will feature in the IMRF quarterly newsletter. The Newsletter will be distributed in May, September and January 2018 to more than 2,996 individuals. Its readers work for or support SAR organisations or related businesses, Governments and NGOs around the world.

The IMRF has an active and growing following on social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+. The IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards 2017 will be fully covered on social media and the posts will be promoted to increase reach.

The IMRF H.E.R.O. Awards 2017 dinner will be held at the RNLI, Poole, UK on Thursday 2 November 2017, and representatives from SAR organisations around the world will be in attendance, together with members of the local media. The event and the winners will be highlighted in post-event media activities, which will include video, media relations and extensive social media activity.

Your sponsorship will not only support the recognition and appreciation of exceptional maritime SAR people and organisations, it will help to raise awareness of this important work and prevent loss of life in the world’s waters.

Contact Info -

International Maritime Rescue Federation
H.E.R.O. Awards
50 Allardice Street
AB39 2RA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1569 767405

E-mail: hero@imrf.org.uk


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