We used an event spreadsheet for 10 years. And now I’m a believer in HelloSponsor.

- Nancy Farestveit, Marketing Manager at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) is one of the leading law firms representing technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. With more than 640 lawyers working from 15 global offices, Wilson Sonsini leverages events to establish the firm’s thought leadership and foster relationships with existing and prospective clients.


With a busy event schedule including weekly sponsorships, speaking engagements and privately hosted events, WSGR's 4-person marketing events team was seeking a central place to track their event details. Nancy Farestveit, Marketing Manager at WSGR notes: “We had a static excel spreadsheet. It didn’t allow us to search for our events easily.”


WSGR’s event marketing team uses HelloSponsor as a central event database. HelloSponsor lets them view upcoming events, store invoices and contracts, and track budgets. As a result, their team can plan easily:
We are loving HelloSponsor’s calendar view. We are always looking ahead, and you can’t see your complete event landscape from a spreadsheet. HelloSponsor allows us to forecast from month to month. The calendar view is the first thing referenced during our weekly planning meeting.
WSGR also benefits from HelloSponsor’s portability, helping Nancy plan events when she is on the go.
Last week I was at a hotel doing a site inspection -- considering the location for one of our upcoming events. I wanted to look up a contract that we'd used at another event to compare terms. Normally this would be a hassle. Instead, I just pulled up HelloSponsor on my phone and found the event with the contract I was looking for.


The Events team was pleasantly surprised to find that HelloSponsor is also being used by other members of the Marketing department, including their Communications and Business Development teams.
Our Communications team uses HelloSponsor to search our events to plan for publicity on social media.