While all these positions have been filled for the past two quarters -- we limit the number of Associate Sponsors to eight at any one time -- there is now a vacancy. We don't expect this spot to last for long, and there's expressed interest in it already. We've modified the Spend Matters Associate Sponsorship program slightly for 2011 by providing more than just great branding exposure on the blog. There's now a customized thought leadership and demand generation program that comes with. Plus there's also opportunity to gain exposure across all Spend Matters properties and affiliate organizations through the new intellectual property we create with our sponsorship partners.
Spend Matters latest traffic numbers continue to impress. Click here if you'd like more background on the site and our affiliate properties and offerings. Perhaps most important, Spend Matters has become the standard by which practitioners, consultants and analysts are exposed to new technologies, services and capabilities in the market (it's also a site that's willing to take concrete positions on important issues, such as rising supplier network fees, ERP procurement technology strengths/weaknesses, etc.). In both the procurement trenches and executive suite, Spend Matters has become a critical reference and educational resource. And as some of our sponsors will attest, it has significantly helped to put entire companies -- both large and small -- on the map as they pursue the procurement market segment.
Aside from our absolute numbers and growth, we believe what's most important is that our collective properties represent a virtual gathering place for senior business executives (and their suppliers) making multi-million dollar global spend/sales decisions who are looking to research and learn more about strategies and potential solutions for their procurement and supply chain challenges. If you're curious and would like to learn more about this opening, please get in touch with me: William Busch, VP of Sales and Business Development (wbusch (at) spendmatters (dot) com). General inquiries on how our models work on a longer-term basis are always welcome, but I would not wait for long to reach out on the current opportunity.
- William Busch