The Sponsors module in Backstage allows you to add sponsor profiles or pages to the workspace.
The module displays the list of sponsors with their name, logo, and sponsorship level. App users can tap on a sponsor profile to access their information, see who the representatives are, find their contact details, booth number, or their location, etc.
Documents and sessions can also be associated with sponsors.
Below you can see how a list of sponsors is displayed in the app, and how a sponsor profile is displayed:
To configure Sponsors in Backstage, you will need to install the module from the Marketplace.
Once the Sponsors module is installed, it is available for configuration in the Content category in the workspace main menu.
Adding sponsors to a workspace
Once the Sponsors module is installed, go to the Content category in the workspace main menu and select Sponsors to start adding sponsors to the workspace.
Creating a sponsor
To create a new sponsor, click on the New sponsor button. This will open the below screen where you can add the necessary information for the sponsor.
Here we have entered the below information to create a fictive sponsor called Academy:
In addition to the standard details for the sponsor, such as their name, description, contact details, website, and location, other fields related to how the Sponsor should appear in the app are available and explained below.
Enter a number here to determine the order in which the sponsor will be visible in the sponsor list in the app.
Here you can add any social links that pertain to the sponsor.
More information on this is available in the Adding social links to the sponsor section below.
Here you can select whether you want the sponsor to be hidden or visible in the sponsor list in the app. By default sponsors are visible.
Here you can link documents to the sponsor that you are creating. These documents (created in the workspace) will become accessible to app users on the sponsor's profile page. More information on this is available in the Adding documents to the workspace article.
Sponsored sessions can be linked to and displayed in the sponsor's profile for app users to see and access. These could be sessions where the sponsor will be participating or presenting.
Representatives, for example sales people, can be added to the sponsor either directly from the workspace user list, or created here. Their profiles will appear in the sponsor profile and be accessible to app users.
This is the banner that will be visible at the top of the sponsor's profile page. Recommended dimensions are 600x150px. You can upload banners to the workspace and then select them to associate them to the sponsor.
In this field you can select a pre-existing venue map location (or create a new one) that will be linked to the session.
This is the icon that will be visible for the sponsor when displayed in the sponsor list in the app. Recommended dimensions are 600x600px. You can upload icons to the workspace and then select them to associate them to the sponsor.
Sponsor levels can be created in Backstage and assigned to sponsors here. More information on Sponsor levels is available in the Configuring sponsor levels section below.
When the app user opens a sponsor profile page, it is displayed using a page template. This field allows you to choose the page template used to display the sponsor to the app user.
The default template is the "sponsors" template, available in the dropdown list, however other display templates can be created in the workspace and then selected here. More information on this is available in the Adding a page to the workspace article.
Adding social links to the sponsor
Social links can be added to the sponsor profile by using the Social links field in the New sponsor or View sponsor pages.
Click on the Edit value button to add the sponsor social link information:
Here you can add the following information for the social link:
- An icon for the social link.
Select an existing icon in the workspace or upload a new one in order to select it (recommended size is 600x600px).
- A title for the social link that will be displayed to the app user.
- A subtitle/description for the social link that will be displayed to the app user.
- The URL associated to the social link.
- Selecting Open link on device's default browser will open the link outside of the in-app browser (via the app user device's default browser).
Configuring sponsor levels
Sponsor levels can be created in workspaces and assigned to sponsors. These levels can be used to categorize the workspace sponsors in any way you see fit.
A sponsor level will appear as a small image placed over the sponsor's icon in the sponsor list, and as a ribbon in the top left corner of the sponsor banner.
See examples of the "gold" sponsor level assigned to the "Academy" sponsor the app images in the Summary section.
To access the sponsor levels page, go to the Sponsors level tab and click on New sponsor level to create a sponsor level. Here you can ad the following information:
- The sponsor level ID, that can be used in the system as metadata.
- The sponsor level name, this is the actual text that is visible in the sponsor level image or ribbon.
- The sponsor level color. This will be the color of the level image.
- The sponsor level text color.
Click on Save to finish creating the sponsor level.
All created sponsor levels are visible in Backstage in the Sponsor level tab, and can be assigned to a sponsor using the Sponsor level field in the sponsor profile: