OUR NEW PROFILE IS: SPONF
SPONF has been very busy over the past month…
May 11 SPONF inks distribution agreements to cover Washington State, Arizona, and New Mexico to complete the distribution coverage within the Western USA
May 6: Debt Settlements
April 27: SPONF inks distribution agreement with Johnson Brothers to cover Southern Nevada for the distribution of Doc Wylder’s
April 20: SPONF incorporates subsidiary company HS Brands Inc to launch pre-rolled smokable Hemp within the USA and Internationally
DOC WYLDERS Adds Washington, Arizona, and New Mexico for Distribution
SponsorsOne Announces Another Key Distribution Agreement Targeting Las Vegas And Southern Nevada to focus on Doc Wylder’s for Casino Patios, Golf Courses, and Outdoor Events
SponsorsOne Increases Production Capacity to Meet Demand for Doc Wylder’s
Large Scale Co-Packer set to Scale Production with Facilities on both Coasts of the USA
WATERLOO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / May 25, 2021 / SponsorsOne Inc., (CSE:SPO)(Frankfurt:5SO)(OTC PINK:SPONF), a company that utilizes its proprietary platform that combines digital marketing, wholesale and retail distribution, branding, and operational & funding capital, giving it a competitive first-mover advantage in rapidly growing its proprietary brands focused in the Alcohol, Functional Beverage and Hemp Sectors, announced today the execution of a co-packing/production agreement with Brand Force LLC, in Southern California and a partnership with Power Brands.
Myles Bartholomew, CEO of SponsorsOne, said: “Demand for Doc Wylder’s has exceeded our existing production provider’s capacity, and we are excited to partner with Brand Force, who will produce Doc Wylder’s on both coasts. Producing on both coast reduces logistics costs and time to market as we scale Doc Wylder’s across the USA and internationally”.
This new production relationship will facilitate up to 200 cans per minute four times faster than our current provider capacity and represent 50,000 cases per month. We further plan to engage with Brand Force’s supply chain, representing significant cost savings. Additionally, bottling options outside the USA could be provided as we expand our distribution internationally.
MarketWatch Mag, recently on April 13, 2021, stated: “Looking to meet demand for convenience and selection, spirits-based premixed cocktails are often neatly stacked near cash registers of beverage alcohol retailers. This strategy is paying off as spirits-based RTD sales revenue grew nearly 40% in 2020 to $489 million, according to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS). The segment is expected to eclipse $500 million this year and heading toward the $1 billion club. Retailers could have sold more, but supply couldn’t meet high demand. It’s driven by consumers’ demand for variety and convenience-two converging factors leading to massive opportunity.” (https://www.marketwatchmag.com/spirits-based-premixed-cocktails-grow-in-the-off-premise/)
For more information on Doc Wylders: https://www.docwylders.com/
For more information on Premier Beverage Consortium (a wholly owned subsidiary of SponsorsOne Inc.: https://premierbeverageconsortium.com/
This is a company that ran triple digits (200% & 145%) two out of the past four times we brought it to your attention.
It is sitting at .0249 right now and we want to watch it closely on Monday.
SponsorsOne Inc. (SPONF) operating out of Waterloo, Ontario, SPONF is an emerging player in the next evolution of digital marketing through micro-influence,story telling and digital-commercewith the SponsorCoin platform and its highly scalable – smart contract based digital-currency. Combined, this allows brands to build and manage exclusive and highly engaged communities of influencers (from pro to micro-influencers) within the social realm. The SponsorCoin platform provides for data-driven marketing campaigns that will change the way brands connect with their customers.
SponsorCoin is a tool for brands to inspire real movements around their products and services in which their most valuable customers become their best salespeople, producing far higher ROI than current social media advertising methods.
SPONF has been busy launching its newest beverage; Doc Wylder’s infused lemonade. In April the Company reported it has received purchase orders for Doc Wylder’s to be on retailer shelves mid-April, 2021. The Company’s goal is to have most of the USA covered with distribution and retail availability by the time the summer buying season commences. SPONF is currently making final distributor presentations to cover the following additional states: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. These distributors have also made commitments to carry SPONF’s Smithville Bourbons and Whiskies, the Company’s Riverview Gin, and its 4 Corner’s Vodka. Due to its anticipated growth, the Company is in the process of hiring brand ambassadors to represent our portfolio and be the local face of our brands and do staff training.
SPONF recently added two ultra-aged premium Bourbons to the Smithville Texas Whiskey product line. SPONF plans to offer the premium Bourbon first to “direct to consumer” before we release it to distribution.
In March SPONF reported all four flavors of Doc Wylder’s Infused Lemonades could be purchased online “Direct to Consumer” (“DTC”) from Great American Craft Spirits. The new Doc Wylder’s product line consists of Lemonades in four types. Lemonade infused with Vodka, Lemonade infused with Tequila, Lemonade and Berry infused with Vodka and a Lemonade infused with Bourbon, all packed in a 12 oz/4pack. The aluminum bottle has a stunning graphic, is recyclable and resealable. Recently SPONF secured a statewide distribution agreement for Doc Wylders for the state of California with Classic Wines of California. Classic Wines was formed in 1973 and is an award-winning Wine producer with a large-scale distribution network in California. Their distribution network of tens of thousands of retail outlets brings Doc Wylder’s to Grocery, Big Box, Neighborhood and Convenience Stores as well as Restaurants across the State of California.
On April 12 SPONF announced it has received multiple orders from its distribution channel and are in production for shipments of Doc Wylder’s in April 2021. The Company’s distributors have completed the presale to the retail channel and have indicated high demand from retail as a result of these pre-sale presentations which were led by the management of our beverage division PBC and head of S1 Brands, Kevin Swadish. This order represents an initial stocking order for the Northeastern retail channel to seed the product in retail outlets, which should lead to larger follow-on orders. The order placed by Vintage Imports was five times larger than originally indicated and we’re very pleased with the initial order demand. Doc Wylder’s is currently in production and will be shipped in April. We expect the product to be on the shelves in early May 2021.
SPONF has been putting out big news in recent weeks! (April/May 2021)
Last month the Company incorporated a new subsidiary company called HS Brands Inc which will focus on launching pre-rolled smokable Hemp within the USA and Internationally. SPONF has secured the highest quality producer of pre-rolled smokable Hemp to deliver the quality, quantity, and consistency needed to scale a major brand in this category. SponsorsOne anticipates the first production run of its proprietary Brand to be completed by the end of Q2 2021, shipping products in early Q3 2021, with an expected online marketing presence shortly after that.According to a report from the Hemp Business Daily, which partnered with Neilson Research, noted that in 2020 the smokable hemp market was worth between $70-$80 million, and Neilson projected that by 2025, Nielsen expects the smokable Hemp market to reach $300 million to $400 million.
SPONF recently executed a distribution agreement with Johnson Brothers to cover Southern Nevada for the distribution of Doc Wylder’s. Las Vegas is a key market for Doc Wylder’s, and securing this distribution agreement will give the Company access to all the casinos and major outdoor venues for this summer. Johnson Brothers is still family-owned and one of the leading wine, spirits, and beer distributors, providing world-class service to customers and operating in 26 states with 3,500 team members.
SPONF recently inked a new distribution agreements to cover Washington State, Arizona, and New Mexico to complete the distribution coverage within the Western USA. These new distribution agreements increases the Company’s footprint for the Western and Eastern United States, locking up distribution to many thousands of retail locations. Order flow is very robust into these Distributors.
SPONF operates in the booming read to drink (RTD) market, the only beverage sector to see Growth in 2020. Low- and No-Alcohol Segment will Continue to Resonate with Consumers In terms of specific categories, only the ready-to-drink (RTD) sector will see volume growth this year (+43%), largely driven by strong performance in the US, which is the largest RTD market in the world by volume. RTDs are expected to post volume gains of +21.8% compound annual growth rate 2019-2024, stealing share primarily from the beer category. In the US, the RTD category will be bigger by volume than the spirits category by the end of this year.”
SponsorsOne Completes Western USA Distribution Footprint
Adds Washington, Arizona, and New Mexico for Doc Wylder’s Distribution
Waterloo, Ontario -TheNewswire -May 11, 2021 – SponsorsOne Inc., (CNSX:SPO.CN) (Frankfurt: 5SO), (OTC:SPONF),a company that utilizes its proprietary platform that combines digital marketing, wholesale and retail distribution, branding, and operational & funding capital, giving it a competitive first-mover advantage in rapidly growing its proprietary brands focused in the Alcohol, Functional Beverage and Hemp Sectors, announced today it hadexecuted distribution agreements to cover Washington State, Arizona, and New Mexico to complete the distribution coverage within the Western USA.
Myles Bartholomew, CEO of SponsorsOne, said:”This now completes our footprint for the Western and Eastern United States, locking up distribution to many thousands of retail locations. Order flow is very robust into these Distributors, and we expect to see Doc Wylder’s on the shelves of retailers late May to early June”.
The IWSR, the most trusted, accurate, and widely used source for beverage alcohol trends in the world, statedin a November 2020 press release:
“The Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Sector was the Only Category to See Growth in 2020. Low- and No-Alcohol Segment will Continue to Resonate with Consumers In terms of specific categories, only the ready-to-drink (RTD) sector will see volume growth this year (+43%), largely driven by strong performance in the US, which is the largest RTD market in the world by volume. Global consumers have shown a propensity for refreshing, flavourful and longer-to-consume drinks, which bodes well for RTDs. The category is also well suited to the off-premise, which further boosted its popularity during lockdowns. RTDs are expected to post volume gains of +21.8% compound annual growth rate 2019-2024, stealing share primarily from the beer category. In the US, the RTD category will be bigger by volume than the spirits category by the end of this year.”
From flavour to function, the RTD category, including hard seltzers, is growing as consumer demand for convenience is growing at an ever-increasing pace. Driven by factors such as wellness, cocktail culture, quality ingredients, premiumization, daytime, and outdoor consumption RTDs have evolved to capture key consumption trends.2
While currently, the top three markets make up over 70% of global RTD volumes, emerging markets are quickly scaling up to keep pace as younger generations demand on-the-go products that don’t compromise on taste.”3
As the Company completes its USA distribution footprint, we will begin establishing distribution in top markets worldwide. Discussions have already commenced in Canada and Mexico. Inaddition, discussions are starting with additional Co-Packers allowing us to move closer to the distribution channels reducing shipping costs well-scaling volume to meet demand.
SPONF – The Brands
First of its kind, whole plant extraction infused into medicinal botanicals that help you sleep, energize, mediate, relax and ease. Its the only all natural raw CBD solution the way mother nature intended.
GO Water is the first of its kind with a whole plant extraction, all 120 cannabinoids and the full entourage effect. Water soluble, not taste no smell just pure spring water.
Introducing GO Nutraceuticals chewable CBG tablets. With two flavors, Cherry and Mint, GO chewables are easy and enjoyable to consume and are sold direct to consumer through GO Nutraceuticals’ online store and through SPO’s wholesale and retail distribution channel.
Multi Channel Distribution
“SponsorsOne is making small brands Big, even faster now by opening up wholesale/retail distribution. This gives Brands access to every major retailer in their country.”
Direct To Consumer
Brands can sell their products direct to consumers using their online eCommerce platform. Shopify is fully integrated into the SponsorCoin platform and allows the brand community members to automatically apply discounts and SponsorCoins at checkout making the purchase process seamless. Brands can create a branded store front to drive their message to the consumer and maintain their unique look and story.
The SponsorCoin platform can connect to the brand’s current eCommerce store or we can build it for the brand through our team at SponsorsOne Media.
The upside is, brands who go direct to consumer take ownership over their most important assets, their customers. Owning the customer relationship provides much more leverage to increase customer lifetime value. Shoppers now have a chance to connect with the brand whenever they want, on their terms.
SponsorsOne can build a national wholesale/retail distribution network for our brands. “Making Small Brands Big”, will be done faster by entering this channel alongside direct to consumer. Wholesale is a big leap for a growing brand. When a brand has the capacity to produce large quantities of their product, SponsorsOne can guide them through their next stage of growth. Our wholesale partners are always sourcing trending products to make sure that they can supply the most up-to-date goods to retailers.
SponsorsOne can help the brand grow by financing the purchase orders from wholesales and provide this capital to the brand to manufacture their product. A true partnership to create a billion dollar brand, through innovative marketing, distribution and financing.
Retail is excited about your product and our wholesalers can reach 10’s of thousands for retail store for each brand. SponsorsOne will stay with our brands all the way to the point of sale regardless if it is a click or a scan. SponsorsOne, with its extensive retail relationships, deal in 4 major retail categories; CBD wellness, specialty foods, fashion and beauty.
Within those categories there are different types of retail stores.
“CLOSING THE LOOP BETWEEN THE INFLUENCER AND RETAIL DISTRIBUTION.”
By adding influencer marketing to the distribution network, word of mouth marketing will drive consumers to stores (online or bricks and mortar) to buy the brand’s product and SponsorsOne has access to them all.
SponsorsOne Media – The creative arm of SponsorsOne that works with brands to get the most out of their influencer marketing. SponsorsOne Media is comprised of world-class storytellers and industry connectors making the brand and their customers the hero of a compelling narrative. uses Thunder Studios for much of their production requirements. Thunder is a fully integrated production facility providing spaces, equipment and services to cover all of your immediate production needs.
SPONF Disrupting the Traditional Advertising Model
Sell Direct or Through Retail
No big upfront marketing fees, everyone in the community gets paid when there is a sale. This allows small brands with small budget look national overnight, everyone wins.
Your community of influencers can drive sales to your retailers or direct to your online store, either way everyone involved gets paid.
Customers are influencers
Imagine if you could get rewarded for every tweet, pin, share, and ‘like’ you post about your favorite brands which can be used to purchase more stuff from your favorite brands.
The more you engage, the bigger the rewards and cash commissions! Level up to get bigger and better discounts on participating products.
Connect directly with consumers
Consumers now look to influencers to make buying decisions and introduce new brands that share their values. SponsorsOne lets small brands bypass traditional display ads and word search advertising, and connect directly with consumers through entertainment and social media influence. Brands benefit from authentic, word-of-mouth engagement and interactive posts and videos that feature the brand.
SYMBOL: OTCPINK: SPONF
SPONF has a compelling chart setup! currently trading at $0.036 SPONF saw a fast run up the charts earlier this year to highs of $0.11 per share.
With Disruptive Advertising and Multi-Channel Distribution, SponsorsOne (OTC:SPONF)(CSE:SPO) Is Getting Noticed!
The way we shop and the way that we live has drastically changed in the last year. Despite the light at the end of the tunnel for our “new normal,” the world as we knew it pre-March 2020 no longer exists.
Some businesses suffered in the last year, while others thrived. However, SponsorsOne understands that the most successful brands connect directly with their customers, build brand loyalty, and develop their direct-to-consumer (DTC) platforms.
While doing business face-to-face essentially vanished a year ago, the small businesses that adapted and pivoted through adopting well-rounded direct-to-consumer (DTC) models thrived.
Just look at a DTC brand like Peloton, for example, and what it could accomplish this past year. Peloton grew its brand from an exercise bike company to an enthusiastic, active fitness community and juggernaut. Their latest earnings report showed quarterly sales growth of approximately 128%, marking its first billion-dollar quarter.(4)
Look at how far Shopify has come in the last year, too, as a platform dedicated to helping small businesses and DTC retailers. In its latest Q3 2020 earnings report, Shopify reported revenue growth of about 96% to roughly $767.4 million and GMV Growth of around 109% Year on Year.(5)
Reflecting these trends, an October 2019 survey also claims that approximately 25% of American internet users plan to purchase 1-19% of their goods from DTC companies in the next five years.(6) However, this number could be much higher nowadays thanks to our world’s changes since 2020.
It’s no wonder then why SponsorsOne appears to have some seriously bullish short-, medium-, and long-term technical indicators such as its 20 – 50 Day MACD Oscillator, 20 – 100 Day MACD Oscillator, 20 – 200 Day MACD Oscillator, 50 Day Moving Average, 50 – 100 Day MACD Oscillator, 50 – 150 Day MACD Oscillator, 50 – 200 Day MACD Oscillator, 100 Day Moving Average, 150 Day Moving Average, 200 Day Moving Average, and 100 – 200 Day MACD Oscillator. (Source 2)
SponsorsOne’s mission is clear- to build the foundation of the new social economy (Source 3). The company is a big believer in social media’s unfulfilled potential to give power back to small brands and consumers and believes in authentic advertising. All that’s needed is a network to make it happen.
With its proprietary platform combining digital marketing, wholesale and retail distribution, branding, and operational and funding capital, it could have significant competitive advantages in disrupting the traditional advertising model.
The company’s disruptive advertising framework is as follows(3):
1) Sell Direct or Through Retail
SponsorsOne believes in not charging any hefty upfront marketing fees. This allows small brands with small budgets to potentially turn into national brands overnight. If everyone in the community gets paid when there is a sale, everyone wins.
Plus, if a small business has a community of influencers that can drive sales to its retailers or direct to its online store, the potential could be enticing.
2) Customers are influencers
Imagine if you could get rewarded for every tweet, pin, share, and ‘like’ you post about your favorite brands, which can be used to purchase more goods from your favorite brands. That’s what SponsorsOne can potentially provide.
The more customers engage, the bigger the rewards, cash commissions, and potentially more prominent and better discounts on participating products.
3) Connect directly with consumers
Consumers now look to influencers to make buying decisions and introduce new brands that share their values. SponsorsOne lets small brands bypass traditional display ads and word search advertising and connect directly with consumers through entertainment and social media influence. Brands benefit from authentic, word-of-mouth engagement and interactive posts and videos that feature the brand.
4) Real-time Big Data
SponsorsOne provides real-time data to drive ROI for brands and to see what’s working within social media right now. Social media trends can change instantly. SponsorsOne always has its eyes and ears peeled to what’s happening in real-time. With its innovative platform, SponsorsOne can adjust campaigns in real-time after launch, with intelligence built into each campaign that creates authentic engagement with the campaign and brand.
Outside of SponsorsOne’s disruptive advertising model, it now offers multi-channel distribution. With this entire distribution channel now at SponsorsOne’s fingertips, the company may now be able to accomplish its goal of making “small brands big” even faster. In working with SponsorsOne, brands may have more potential than ever to access every major retailer in the country.(3)
1) Direct To Consumer
Remember how we discussed Shopify as an example of DTC success? With SponsorsOne, brands can sell their products directly to consumers using their online eCommerce platform. Shopify is fully integrated into the SponsorCoin platform (SponsorsOne’s digital currency wallet). The platform may also allow the brand community members to automatically apply discounts and SponsorCoins at checkout, making the purchase process seamless. Brands also can create a branded storefront to drive their message to the consumer and maintain their unique look and story.
The SponsorCoin platform can connect to the brand’s current eCommerce store, or SponsorsOne can build it out for the brand themselves.
In seeing the success of brands like Peloton, and platforms like Shopify, SponsorsOne understands that brands who go direct to consumers take ownership over their most important assets- their customers. Owning the customer relationship provides much more leverage to increase customer lifetime value. Shoppers now have a chance to connect with the brand whenever they want, on their terms.
SponsorsOne proudly proclaims that they can build a national wholesale/retail distribution network for their brands. By entering this channel alongside direct-to-consumer avenues, “making small brands big”, will potentially be done more extensively and faster. Wholesale is a giant leap for a growing brand. Once a brand can produce large quantities of their product, SponsorsOne can guide them through their next growth stage. SponsorsOne’s wholesale partners are always sourcing trending products to ensure that they can supply the most up-to-date goods to retailers.
SponsorsOne can also help brands grow by financing wholesale networks’ purchase orders and providing capital to the brand to manufacture their product.
Retail is the next step for SponsorsOne’s multi-channel distribution plan for small businesses. SponsorsOne has a wholesale network with extensive retail relationships that can possibly reach 10’s of thousands of retail stores. With this type of network, SponsorsOne’s goal is to stay with its brands all the way to the point of sale.
SponsorsOne’s retail network consists of Department Stores, Big Box Stores, Discount Stores, Warehouse Stores, and Mom-and-Pop Stores.(3)
SponsorsOne’s (OTC:SPONF)(CSE:SPO) Positioning With Spirits and Premixed Beverages is Immensely Exciting
In November, SponsorsOne announced its acquisition of Premier Beverage Consortium LLC (“PBC”) to position it at the forefront of the craft spirits market and the ready-to-drink premixes market. PBC’s portfolio has Infused Lemonades, Craft Vodka, and Whiskey/Spirits.(8)
The most exciting thing about this acquisition, though? We can see how SponsorsOne’s platform and strategy can work right in front of our faces.
Doc Wylder’s Infused Lemonade
In real-time, we’ve seen how SponsorsOne’s disruptive advertising and multi-channel sales strategy can work. One of PBC’s top beverage brands is Doc Wylder’s Infused Lemonade. This brand consists of Lemonades in four types. Lemonade infused with Vodka, Lemonade infused with Tequila, Lemonade and Berry infused with Vodka and a Lemonade infused with Bourbon.
Back In December, the company announced a sample production run of “Doc Wylder’s Infused Lemonades.”(9)
Now? SponsorsOne, just last week, announced that all four flavors of Doc Wylder’s Infused Lemonades could be purchased online.(10)
Myles Bartholomew, CEO of SponsorsOne, said: “The response from retailers and distributors for Doc Wylder’s has been amazing, so we have decided to quickly focus on making Doc Wylder’s product line available in the direct to consumers retail distribution market now, sooner rather than later, to take advantage of this growing momentum. Their feedback on the branding and the quality of the product makes this a universal brand appealing to all genders in the Ready to Drink spirits market, summer is coming, and we are hoping Doc Wylder’s will be offered on every patio in North America.”(10)
In January, SponsorsOne announced a premium whiskey branded under the name Smithville(11). The company also stated that their goal for Smithville Bourbons and Whiskeys’ production to be completed in Q1 2021 and made available to retailers and distributors(11). SponsorsOne also stated that it expects volume shipments by Q2 2021(11).
SponsorsOne recently announced that it added exclusive 8-year and 10-year aged bourbons to the Smithville product line.(12)
Myles Bartholomew, CEO of SponsorsOne, said: “It truly was being at the right place at the right time… Working with our distiller, it was quite a surprise when he unveiled an 8- and 10-year Bourbon waiting to go to market. Sitting on this until the right moment, the right Brand, and the right way to bring this to market aligned. Our strategy around the Smithville branding got them very excited, and we secured this product exclusively. We plan to offer the premium Bourbon first to “direct to consumer” before we release it to distribution.”(12)
Back in February, SponsorsOne announced a sneak preview of its organic gin product “Riverview.” Riverview Gin is a proprietary blend of Texas Juniper Berries along with select, small production botanicals. Many of the ingredients are grown right along the Colorado River in Texas.(15)
Myles Bartholomew, CEO of SponsorsOne, said: “Our Texas Riverview Gin is a medium for creative expression in spirits. Each is unique, and sometimes, one shines as an original. When we explored the edges of this imaginative category, we realized we needed to make a Gin using the most authentic ingredients to express our love for this spirit.”(15)
SponsorsOne also previewed its vodka brand “4 Corners” to the public in February. 4 Corners may be the only Four Grain Vodka on the general market at an everyday price(16).
Myles Bartholomew, CEO of SponsorsOne, said: “4 Corners is an ultra-premium vodka appreciated by every sophisticated Vodka and Bourbon drinker. Texas corn, winter wheat, two-row barley, and Hazlet rye offer the smoothest and cleanest mouthfeel in the vodka category”.(16)
- The rise of successful companies with a direct-to-consumer (DTC) strategy was one of the biggest stories of 2020. Look at the growth of Peloton and Shopify, for example.
- A survey from October 2019 showed that approximately 25% of American internet users plan to purchase 1-19% of their goods from DTC companies in the next five years.(6) However, this number could be much higher today thanks to the world’s changes since 2020.
- SponsorsOne (OTC:SPONF)(CSE:SPO) could be perfectly positioned to help DTC businesses with its disruptive advertising model and multi-channel distribution network.
- SponsorsOne may have prime positioning in a craft spirits market currently valued at around $46.7 billion that could grow at 25.33% annually through 2025(1). It may also have a natural opening in a Ready To Drink pre-mixes market that could see revenues of approximately $25.96 billion by 2025(1).
- You can see how SponsorsOne’s business model potentially works in real-time by seeing its brand Doc Wylder’s Infused Lemonades’ strategic growth.
- The company saw astronomical returns of over roughly 2720.51% from its 4-month low in December to its peak around mid-February.
- While the stock has consolidated in the last month from its peak, many technical indicators appear bullish. There may be breakout potential.
- SponsorsOne’s management team consists of startup veterans and technology experts.
SPONF mission is to build the foundation of the new social economy. We’re big believers in the unfulfilled potential of social media to give power back to small brands and consumers. We think all advertising can be authentic – all that’s needed is a network to make this happen.
The SPONF team consists of startup veterans and technology experts. We’re publically listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (our stock symbol is CNXS:SPO)..
Myles Bartholomew, CEO
In the world of sponsorship, Myles Bartholomew has been sponsored by over 40 different brands throughout his professional motocross career. During this time, he co-founded MXM Nation to assist amateur athletes to access their favorite sporting brands From this personal experience in the traditional form of sponsorship, Myles was inspired to launch SponsorsOne to create a social platform where passionate consumers can gain access to sponsorship from their chosen brands. Myles currently studies at the University of Waterloo while leading the team at SponsorsOne.
Gary Bartholomew, Executive Chairman
Gary Bartholomew co-founded and established MXM Nation and been responsible for expansion of the social sponsorship business model with the launch of SponsorsOne. He has considerable operational experience and technical knowledge of social networks and search engines.
Mr. Bartholomew has acted as Managing Partner at Galt Global Capital Inc., an alternative asset manager focused in the areas of Innovation, Agriculture, Precious Metals and Natural Resources. Additionally, Mr. Bartholomew is a founding advisor to the Masters In Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology program at the Conrad Centre, University of Waterloo, and Department of Engineering. Mr. Bartholomew is also a founding advisor of the University of Waterloo’s Stratford Campus School of Global Business and Digital Arts. Mr. Bartholomew takes an active role in mentoring technology-based start-ups in the Waterloo area.
Mr. Barley has over 30 years of experience in the public corporate arena assisting in the structuring of mergers, acquisitions and providing corporate finance advice. After 15 years of private practice as a corporate finance and securities lawyer, Mr. Barley left the practice of law in 1997 to become President of CHM Financial Services Inc., a private company offering advice to and investing in numerous public companies engaged in the resource and technology sector. Currently he is primarily engaged as Executive Chairman for Redhawk Resources Inc. a TSX listed mining exploration and development company involved in a joint venture with Anglo American on the Copper Creek copper project in San Manuel, Arizona. He also serves as a director on other publicly listed companies. Mr. Barley remains a member in good standing of the Law Societies of British Columbia and Alberta and holds a B.Com. degree from Mount Allison University and a LLB. from Dalhousie University.
Douglas Beynon was appointed Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre in 2009 where he served as founder and Chair of the Advisory Council (2003-2009) and continues to serve as an active member of the Advisory Council. Over the last five years, Mr. Beynon has served as Co-CEO of Square Foot Media, Inc. and Co-CEO of Brandlogo Communications Inc. and Chair of BLOOM (formerly the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement – OCETA)