Promotions and Advertising
We offer much more than flights: hot air balloons offer the ideal advertising opportunity for your local business. Marketing flights (with banner on envelope or basket), appreciation flights, static displays, and custom attire / promotional give-a-ways are just a few of the ways to use our hot air balloon to advertise or promote your business.
Using a hot air balloon to deliver your company’s message has proven itself for many companies (Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Pontiac, Energizer, and Re-Max, to name a few). In a magazine article printed in 1987, Malcolm Forbes was quoted as saying, “Balloons, for what they cost, have given us [Forbes Magazine] more promotional value than a hundred times as much spend on [standard] advertising.” Advertising with a hot air balloon offers your business the ability to put your name in front of thousands of potential customers and they did not have to do a thing! Your customers didn’t have to buy a magazine or newspaper, and then turn to a page to read your written advertisement. They didn’t have to be tuned into a certain radio station. Not only will people, your potential customers, look at a hot air balloon, they may follow it to its landing site, and they will most certainly take pictures of it.
Marketing flights are a spectacular and exciting way to promote your business. Proudly display your company banner on our balloon envelope or basket during standard balloon flights or at future balloon festivals. The envelope banner can measure up to 28 feet wide and 14 feet tall. Basket banners can be up to 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall, and can be affixed to any of three sides of the basket.
What better way to show your appreciation than with a balloon ride? Balloon rides are great investments for employee incentives or “Thank You” gifts for important customers. We will fly you, your employees, your customers or other dignitaries in our balloon. A standard flight generally lasts about one hour and is followed by the traditional champagne toast.
A static display is an exhilarating way to draw attention to your business for a special event or grand opening. The hot air balloon is secured to the ground for a given period of time (typically two to three hours, and inflated to its full 70-foot height. The balloon gives you and your business with a 70-foot tall photo attraction! Visitors may get in the basket for photos, but rides are not given. Pilot and crew are on hand to answer questions about hot air balloons and the sport of ballooning. This service can be requested in one-hour increments with a two-hour minimum.
A static display costs $500 per hour, with a minimum two-hour commitment. Special rates may apply for holidays and / or travel over 40 miles from our base location. A signed contract is required to reserve the date, with a 50% deposit due at the time of the reservation. A non-refundable retainer of $350 is included in the deposit. Travel in excess of 40 miles from our base location will be charged at the rate of $1.00 per mile, round trip.
Call today to discuss how we can assist you in bringing your business to the public. Whatever your needs, a hot air balloon is the most unique form of advertising available. Promotional opportunities include grand openings, banner flying, auction items, door prizes and more!