Hosting a helicopter ball drop event is a clever way to position your business on top of everyone’s mind, but using branded golf balls as your major prop can make it even more interesting!
Using Branded Golf Balls For Helicopter Drop
How Helicopter Drop works
Using custom gold balls for a helicopter drop actually works very simply. Each participant purchases a numbered ticket that corresponds to a numbered golf ball.
The excitement comes in when the helicopter flies overhead and drops the golf balls onto the target hole. The golf ball(s) closest to the predetermined circle will win the prize.
Custom printed logo golf balls are perfect for these kinds of corporate events and tournaments. Interested parties and participants will see or remember your brand as they sign up for the activity, leaving a lasting impact on them.
Who knows, these golf items might help you grow your customer base and find new business opportunities? But before imagining how useful they can be in achieving success, think of creative ways on how you can make your golf ball drop a memorable one first.
Here are some ideas to you get started:
Do It for a Cause
Activities like this easily draw public attention, especially if its objective is to raise funds for a charity, school, sports club, health organisation, etc. The underlying reason for an event is what often drives people to join.
For example, proceeds from your branded golf balls’ tournament will go to support cancer patients. Expect that a breast cancer survivor or anyone who wants to fight cancer and give hope for cancer patients is going to participate in your fundraising activity.
Same goes if you’re targeting to raise money for a school. The ticket sales can be used to build a school library or reconstruct a learning institution after it was damaged by a storm.
This cause will be supported by parent-teacher associations and other organisations.
Charity events work best when everyone who wants to attend understands the cause. Whether you hold a helicopter drop using golf balls or simply sell promotional items, you will be able to raise more funds if everyone has the same sentiment.
So make sure your event’s cause is clear to entice people to sign up!
Make It Like a Party
If you want participants to have fun while waiting for the helicopter to drop those balls, then set up the venue as if it’s a big party. Add live music and have carts or booths where people can buy food and drink.
You should also consider handing out some promotional giveaways or take home items.
One of the best tokens you can distribute in fundraiser activities such as this are promotional wristbands. These wearables work as an alternate free gift in case you don’t want to give those branded golf balls as a freebie.
To ensure that your business gets 100% brand recognition, your elastic bands must be personalised and imprinted with your logo or brand’s message. Doing this lets you stay connected with the recipients, even when the event is over.
These party-like tricks don’t only help you generate additional profits but also create lifelong impressions with the customer base.
Run a Photo Contest
Where there’s an occasion or event…there are pictures!
Since everyone will take a snap of the golf ball drop and the whole activity, why not hold a photo contest? Whoever has the best shot takes home an awesome prize!
This idea hasn’t been really adopted by event organisers. Most of the time, they have their own photographers to cover the entire program.
Guess what? You can break that standard and set a new one.
Ask participants to feel free in capturing photos. Prepare the contest rules like only open to legal residents of the United Kingdom, to photographers at least 18 years old, and entries should be submitted by the end of the day.
It’s also your take if you want to stick on branded golf balls as the photo subject.
Let people show off their artistic skills in photography and you’ll get great customer engagement in return.
Consider Multiple Categories
When you provide participants with many chances of winning, their interests in registering for your helicopter drop increases. That’s why you should arrange multiple categories to encourage more people to join.
For the grand prize, you can offer up to 50% of the ticket sales. The next three balls close to the designated hole also get a consolation prize.
To add more thrill, you can make a slight tweak on the rules. Reward the owner of the ball that lands furthest from the circle.
With the higher possibilities of bagging a prize, you’ll be surprised how many people will buy not just one ticket but multiple tickets.
These different prize categories don’t only increase their odds of winning, but also boost your sales volume.
Drop it Like it’s Hot!
Done correctly, a helicopter golf ball drop event can offer your business the benefits of brand recognition and high sales. All you need is to craft a creative and well-planned strategy to deliver it successfully.
Of course, you’ll also need branded golf balls to make this happen. Logo X has a full line of golf promotional products that can be customised with your logo. With our range of printed golf items, your brand will be able to win the business race.
Putting your brand on the best golf balls you can get within your budget goes a long way in marketing. You can also go beyond personalised golf balls and make your event more memorable with other promotional products and giveaways.
Incorporating a game in an event with your promotional items will help you establish your business’ branding. In turn, you instil positive recall for the brand with those who joined the event as well.
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Have you ever tried using personalised golf balls as promotional items? What kind of giveaways or promotional items will you offer to fit your company tournament or event? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 3, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.