All right, major announcement.
Ouri from bavtoys has been in talks with me and Rooz for a while about this, and it's all coming together now. :redspotda
United Bimmer is soon going to open a Lighting forum, sponsored by bavtoys. In there, bavtoys is going to post up all kinds of articles and use UB as a medium for directing customers who have questions about the installations and their products. People from bavtoys will be on that subforum almost constantly, answering questions and such. The lighting forum will be private, so members must register before they can post there, similar to the Lounge (thus protecting bavtoys's material a bit, as well as boosting the number of members who register for the UB forums). In exchange for the sponsorship, they're going to direct lots of new traffic (and thus new members) to us, as well as adding a few links around www.bavtoys.com
to help us out in the search engine rankings (including their homepage).
It's more of a partnership than a sponsorship in my eyes, since neither of us are exchanging money (except any additional sales they make through UB), however we're both helping each other out. :wiggle
Now, that said, I have a proposal for you guys. Most of you have probably been following the UB Roundel Ad thread:
Umnitza has offered to potentially match whatever UB raises towards the ad to split it with them, and double the size and/or length of running (months). The ad will be fairly broken up between Umnitza EAST showing off their headlights, and UB spreading the word about our community. It may go something like this (purely an example off the top of my head), "For aftermarket lighting visit Umnitza EAST, and for the community to show them off visit UB." Something like that.
Now, this proposal is completely up to you guys. We already have well over $1,000 pledged in donations toward the Roundel Magazine ad for UB. If you would like to include bavtoys, we can make this even larger, promoting multiple months in a row. If you guys are uneasy about adding a commercial spin on it and would rather it just be UB, Umnitza EAST said they're fine with it. It's your call, let's hear what's on your mind. :shades
Either way, I'd like to publically thank bavtoys for their major support of United Bimmer and I look forward to a long, positive future with them. :thumbup