We have spent the past few months looking at how we continue to keep Tamper Tantrum’s live educational events affordable to attend and support whilst maintaining a large library of freely available recorded talks. We always keep our event costs as low as possible and work with like-minded partners, but as our library of content grows ever bigger, we are looking at innovative ways for us to grow without asking for too much support from any one partner.
To this end, we’ve developed a form of partnership that delivers maximum benefit for negligible risk: rather than asking for a large, pre-defined spend with no clear return, we’ve structured our speaker partnerships around a set cost tied to success, capped at a spend determined by our partners. Once received, a portion of any support generated by speaker partnership will be returned directly to our speakers.
We believe that the best and strongest partnerships are built on a common ethos and compatible desires: our event host partners are interested in fostering community and sharing knowledge both locally and worldwide. They help bring programs like Tamper Tantrum to their community by offering both financial and logistical support on the ground.
We ask a lot from our event host partners, it’s true–but our host partners have options to offset costs by retaining 100% of the ticket sales, soliciting local sponsorship, and planning additional activity surrounding the one day program. This kind of partnership delivers incredible value to event host partners, further cementing their identity within their community, locally and worldwide.
Tamper Tantrum, although conceptually built around a one-day program featuring 6 speakers and 2 hosts, offers as broad range of lengths and types of live programs. We pride ourselves on being flexible and nimble when it comes to building events: if one of our existing options for a comprehensive, production-only, or program-only programs doesn’t suit, just let us know: we’re always excited to build new things with partners who prize the sharing of ideas and the building of our community as much as we do.
We work with a single partner to in order to bring high-quality podcast content to our ever-growing audience on a fortnightly release schedule. Featuring coffee banter and interviews with coffee luminaries, the content we showcase has earned us the title of “the gold standard of coffee podcasts” (sprudge.com).