About the event
Emerging menswear brand and designer Desi Tutoes will be hosting an exclusive first Thurday’s cognac + luxury chocolate + food pairing tasting while live jazz bands conduct the re-imagining of music from our generation hip-hop legends.
Cognac aficionados, lovers and novices put down that wine glass pull up a chair and get ready to transition from enthusiast to know-it-all. Not only has cognac long been the choice drink of great emperors, royal families, celebrities, world leaders, hip-hop artists, and professional athletes alike, but there is also hardly a cognac drinker who would turn down a glass. So, whether you’re
a royal or just a fan of brilliant luxury, it’s time to take a deep dive and experience TUTOES X COGNAC!
Why should you sponsor?
1. Brand Visibilty - put your brand visuals in front of large audiences who haven’t heard of your business. The bigger the event, the more press and social media mentions you get before, during, and after the event day.
2. Targeted Marketing - this event caters to a niche audience and/or member organizations. "Cognac is stealing the spotlight in Washington, D.C. Talented bartenders across the city are creating new signature cognac cocktails."-Liqour.com / "Millennials are fully engaged in spirits and they’re trying new things,” he explains. They want to be more diverse in what they’re drinking.Millennials are open to exploring brown spirits and they’re expressing themselves through what they consume,” says Albu of Camus (Cognac Company). “They’re interested in quality and in understanding what they put in their bodies.”
3. Consumer Perception - customers form positive opinions when your business is tied to high-profile events. Customers will assume your business is reliable and reputable. In a 2016 survey, the Event Marketing Institute found that 74 percent of consumers are more likely to buy products after exposure to a branded event marketing experience. Use the clout you earn as a sponsor to grow your reputation in your community.
4. Sales Goals - many companies make the bulk of their purchases at trade shows, and you can quickly earn their respect as a sponsor. And if sales are the top priority, the TUTOES X COGNAC event has a volume of high foot traffic with savvy urban consumers and few direct competitors.
Desmond A. Brown is the Director of the Office of Small & Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU) for one of the U.S. federal agency's. Mr. Brown has extensive experience in management, particularly in procurement and small and minority business programs. Previous positions held include: Sr. Contracting Officer for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington, DC; Chief of Procurement (Acting) for the U.S. Small Business Administration Headquarters in Washington, DC; Contracting Officer/Negotiator for the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, DC, and Contracts Manager for Lockheed Martin Information Technology (LMIT) where he simultaneously managed and administered $900M worth of federal government contracts via Social Security Administration, Center for Medicaid & Medicare and Health & Human Services’ Federal Parent Locator Service. And has been an entrepreneur himself; being the CEO of The Soul Corporation a boutique marketing and promotions agency in Baltimore, MD.
Mr. Brown is an expert on minority business strategic positioning, marketing, business administration and management. He has particular strengths in business development, procurement development & management. He has a solid background in coaching and mentoring small business owners interested in conducting business with the federal government, and reviewing and analyzing business and marketing plans.
Mr. Brown has served as a subject matter expert to numerous national small business conferences, expos and committees. With his “tough love” approach, Mr. Brown has motivated and coached small business owners on how to network to expand opportunities and the power of small business strategic positioning.
Mr. Brown has a MBA with a minor in Marketing from University of Phoenix; BA in Communications from University of Maryland Baltimore County; and is a FAC-C Level III Certified Contracting Officer coupled with an Unlimited Contracting Officer’s Warrant.
Director Brown's primary function includes hosting and organizing outreach activities, such as holding meetings and hosting conferences for small businesses and trade associations. Most importantly, Director Brown is an entrepreuneur and understands the importance of building business relationships, return on investments and sales goals.
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