Hot Air Balloon Advertising
The applications for HOT AIR BALLOON ADVERTISING are nearly limitless. We kicked off a TV station's premier opening on a crisp fall evening and opened a cross-country ski course on a wintry February night.
The really important aspects of Driftaway are:
- Its expertise in creative advertising
- Previous commercial success
Most of all, we care about your success as much as you do. Your success is ours.
So, whenever you're ready, we will raise you to the skies!
Al Hanson, your pilot, spent five years at UWM combining pre med with anthropology. He graduated cum laude in 1973.
He holds a commercial fixed wing license, has done crop dusting and stunt flying.
For the past 28 years, Al has been piloting and instructing in HOT AIR BALLOONS. As an instructor and pilot, he is very safety conscious; all of his balloons are fully insured.
WRITE YOUR CORPORATE MESSAGE IN THE SKY
Driftaway will help you raise your promotional campaigns to new heights. You need not worry about corporate visibility with our 84 foot, multicolored balloons. Driftaway has participated in all types of successful PR programs for all kinds of companies.
Let Driftaway raise your corporate identity for everyone to see. We did it for:
- Pepsi-Cola at Sawdust Days, in the beautiful Fox River Valley of Wisconsin
- Marshall & Ilsley Bank of Milwaukee, throughout their successful "Stronger Partner" ad campaign
- Kimberly Credit, tethered above its $25 million celebration
- 1st American Savings & Loan of Milwaukee, for its grand opening
Driftaway has been a strong partner in community events sponsored by area Chambers of Commerce in Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.
Department stores, like Gimbels of Milwaukee, used our balloon to accentuate fashion ads.
Beauty queens representing Dairy Queen of Illinois, drifted away with us on a promotional campaign in Morton Grove.
Driftaway has coordinated many promotional programs with shopping centers such as Park Forest Plaza, Illinois, Dick's Super Market, south-central Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls Plaza, Milwaukee, and many others.
To Whom It May Concern:
Driftaway will provide a certified and air-worthy super-pressured hot air balloon pilot and crew chief. The balloon can carry four passengers at a time. A 35 feet long, 15 feet high sign is included with the promotion. An area approximately 200 by 250 feet is needed for the tether operation. Four vehicles with ball trailer hitches to tie the balloon to are needed in this area.
A crew of 15-20 people (friends, high school sports team, etc.) can assist in the inflation of the balloon. We can give tether rides for about 50-80 people per hour. The super-pressure balloon can handle winds up to 15 mph and sometimes even stronger. Rides can be given weather permitting. We will rise to the height of 25-30 feet in the air. A television camera can be taken on board for advertising. The crew will wear promotional t-shirts and ride certificates can be given to passengers.
The inflation of the balloon takes about one hour. We will fly for two hours. Taking the balloon down takes about one hour.
Driftaway balloons are insured with a third-party liability insurance for the amount of $1,000,000; CSL and passenger liability in the amount of $100,000 per passenger. We can supply a certificate of insurance at your option and you can be added as additional named insured on our policy.
Our price is $1800. We take half down ($900) towards the promotion and the other half when we arrived at your site. If the weather doesn't permit the balloon operation on your promotional day, we have a weather-out day the next day or a date of your choosing. We run about a 90% success factor on your promotional day. The balloon can also be tethered at night.
A balloon is about the biggest billboard available and it is like the "Wizard of Oz" in your promotional area. Everyone loves a balloon and its magic.
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