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Partner Testimonials

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning was a tremendous success and a lot of fun. It was great to spend 3 days with over 175,000 fans of the New Jersey Lottery and ballooning. Special thanks to Howard Freeman and his team for putting on an outstanding event and for his partnership and professionalism. We look forward to doing it again next summer!

Senior Manager, Advertising & Promotions, New Jersey Lottery

The QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning was our #1 branding event with millions of media impressions throughout our market…our top team-building event with over 500 team members and their families pitching in … and a great sampling event….we dazzled our guests with 2 1/2 days of fun and excitement for 27 great years!

Dean Durling
President & Chief Executive Officer, QuickChek Food Stores

Our sponsorship of the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank offers PNC an excellent opportunity to connect with the community. This can be seen in the traffic at our PNC Grow Up Great exhibit and through events that take place leading up to the festival. It also provides significant branding and media visibility. We are able to showcase the PNC Virtual Wallet display and offer our ATMs at the festival. Each year, the team behind the festival is committed to making the experience – for the community and sponsors alike – more memorable and enjoyable than ever.

Joe Whall
Senior VP, Client & Community Relations Director, PNC Bank

Carvana’s experience with the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is truly one of the best experiences that we’ve had with an event from start to finish. This is a well organized, highly attended event that we cannot wait to be a part of again. The event exceeded our marketing goals and objectives and we had non-stop lines at our activation from sunrise to sunset. The crowds were genuinely excited to interact with the sponsors and learn more about Carvana.  The NJ Festival of Ballooning takes time to ensure the partnership will be beneficial to their sponsors. From the success of the event and the large amount of attendees who return year after year, you can tell how hard the staff of the festival works to ensure a great event for both attendees AND sponsors.

Allison Andrews
Sr. Ambassador of Community Engagement

We executed a Ride and Drive at the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning on behalf of our automotive client and the event followed through with all of their promises: a large attendance, two great locations with high foot traffic, and additional resources such as golf carts to cart our drivers/riders from our main footprint to the drive course area. The event itself garnered the largest amount of consumer engagements and relevant KPIs for our overall program and we would absolutely be a part of the festival again if the opportunity arose.

Heather Schneider
Synergy Marketing Partners, Nissan Leaf

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is an ideal marketing event that attracts an absolutely astounding number of consumers and tours alike. This small airport turns into a bustling, festive event that attracts thousands of consumers from surrounding areas and afar. We felt this event was a great addition to our tour and working with Chris' onsite team was a great experience, both logistically and professionally.

Arima Nam
Match Marketing Group, Progressive Insurance