WE'RE THRILLED YOU'RE INTERESTED in learning more about the InspirED Partner Resource Guide or a sponsorship and hope one of these opportunities suits your marketing needs. 

InspirED School Marketers is a free, online professional development resource and community for private school marketing and communications, established in 2013. Learn more here. After leading our successful private school branding and marketing firm, Turnaround Marketing Communications, for 25 years, we closed it to concentrate on InspirED. We have grown our audience to over 5,000 followers worldwide through our social media and subscribers combined.

Your goal is to reach your target audience: private school administrators and decision-makers including Directors of MarCom, Admission, Development, Advancement and Heads of School to name a few.

Our audience is your audience.

Our goal is to monetize the website so that we can keep providing the vast amounts of "brilliant ideas and brain food" to school marketers free of charge and make us their go-to resource to make their jobs’ easier.

Check out our sponsorship opportunities below to determine which suits your marketing goals the best. Then sign up or contact me if you have questions. I'd be happy to help.

Rob Norman
InspirED School Marketers
Best Boy (Ok. Stop laughing. It's an electrical thing. Ask me about it when we talk.)

PS Whichever sponsorship you choose, this is the exposure you’re looking for.


Senior Partner

What You Get

  • Your company logo on the InspirED homepage with click through to your website

  • Listing on the Partner Resource Guide page with

    • Company logo

    • 150 word description

    • Up to six examples of your work or related images for a gallery portfolio

    • Contact name, email and website link

    • Company name and link to your website on every Daily Jolt

    • Up to 4 guest blogs per year, promoted on the Daily Jolt and InspirED social media channels. (Guidelines apply.)

    • Thank you on our social media channels including our Facebook page and group, LinkedIn profile and group, and Twitter.

"I could tell there was something different about this company. All of the content was so relevant and new. InspirED School Marketers keeps me continually informed in the latest trends. I know this will be the difference our school needs going forward with our marketing efforts. InspirED is now my go-to for when I need a 'light bulb' moment!"

— Alison Prusia, Director of Marketing and Recruiting, Forest Lake Academy (FL)


Daily Jolt Sponsor


What You Get

InspirED's highly popular Daily Jolt newsletter goes to nearly 1,700 subscribers, 5 days a week, with an impressive open rate of 32%. It always contains one brilliant idea or piece of brain food to make school marketers' jobs easier.

Your company logo will be displayed above the Photographer Resource Guide box in each issue for a month's time with a link to your company’s website. There will only be one DJ sponsor per month.

"I very much enjoy the Daily Jolt — thanks for the inspiration and for helping to provide a sense of community for private school marketing and communications folks."

— Kaitlin Orfitelli, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Taft School (CT)

"Thank you for your continued efforts to create something new every day. What an inspiration you are!"

— Michael Heaton, Head of School, Quetico College School (ON)

See samples of the Daily Jolt.
$499/month, exclusive

2019 Brilliance Awards Sponsor


The Brilliance Awards, now in its fourth year is accepting sponsors for the first time. The BA are the only marketing and communications awards competition exclusively for private schools. Last year there were 76 winners and 60 judges and we expect about the same this year. This year’s competition opens on September 6 and the winners are announced at the beginning of January. There is a great deal of buzz around the awards from opening days into the spring. Then your exposure will continue as the awards are one of the most popular features of InspirED year-round. Getting in at the beginning will give you the longest exposure, but you can sign up at any time. 

Your company logo will appear on every BA web page (at least 5) running up to the competition and on the 2019 winners page permanently.  You'll be thanked on countless social media posts including our Facebook page and group, LinkedIn profile and group, Twitter, as well as in our popular Daily Jolt as a sponsor of this exciting competition.

"I have found the judging experience to be exceptional and thoroughly enjoying each and every entry that has been sent my way :-)! We are surrounded by greatness. I am in awe of the tremendous talent that exists among our schools and the creative, amazing, high quality work taking place in our industry."

 — Jennifer Marchi, Director of Marketing and Communications, Brilliance Awards Judge, Ravenscroft (NC)

See the 2018 Brilliance Awards page. See the 2017 Brilliance Awards Winners. (Your logo would go on the all of the 2019 pages and permanently on the 2019 Winners page.)

$750/one year

2019 MarCom Survey Report Sponsor


Our Private School MarCom Survey Reports create a lot of buzz, is downloaded by over 1,000 individuals and shared with countless others, and quoted in podcasts and numerous other channels. After launch, the current report continues to be downloaded on a daily basis.

There will be only one Survey Report Sponsor, and your logo will appear on the cover and intro to the Report. You’ll be mentioned and/or your logo pictured on countless social media posts including our Facebook page and group, LinkedIn profile and group, Twitter, as well as our popular Daily Jolt.

“Great report which came in handy at a recent school strat plan meeting! Bravo!”

— Heather Hoerle, Executive Director/CEO, The Enrollment Management Association

See the 2018 Private School MarCom Survey Report.

$999/one time, exclusive

Photographer Resource Guide


For photographers and film-makers exclusively, the Photographer Resource Guide is the fifth most visited section of our website where school marketers can find stellar visual storytellers with private school client experience. 

"I love the concept of the Photographer Resource Guide!"

— Lisa Robinson, Director of Marketing and Communications, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (CA)

"I loved the Jolt this morning focused on the value of photography. Thanks again for all the brilliant ideas!"

— Sally Ralston, Director, Marketing & Admissions, King’s Schools (WA)

See the Photographer Resource Guide.

Sparkcast Podcast Sponsor


"I really enjoy listening to the Inspired podcast on my drive to work. It’s enlightening to hear the experiences of other communications professionals, as well as those who serve other roles in the independent school world. Whether the topic is as broad as re-branding or as specific as photos shoots, I always come away with a new understanding and a few practical ideas to try out."

— Sara Ring, Director of Communications, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences (CA)

“I love, love, love your podcasts! I am new to education, and they are a lifesaver. Thank you for your service to the profession!”

— Joanna Massee Rosenthal, Director of Communications, The Nueva School (CA)

See the Sparkcast Podcast page.