An Event VIP Experience Done Right – Red Bull Style
The Ultimate VIP Experience
Red Bull offers something called the High Flyer’s Lounge at their air races. It is a high end experience that gets you up close to the action and pampers participants all day long. In the high flyer’s lounge you get to eat scrumptious food prepared by European chefs and access to a top self open bar. It’s also a great chance to mingle with the occasional celebrity who might be in attendance. My purpose for telling your all of this isn’t to sell you anything. It’s all about the idea of offering high end exclusivity at your next event. The High Flyer’s Lounge is a great model for anyone thinking of creating a VIP experience at their event.
The Red Bull High Flyer's Lounge (Video)
Watch the short video above to get an overview of the Red Bull’s High Flyer’s Lounge. There are plenty of ideas for almost any event planner or organizer to borrow. Pay particular attention to third party endorsements (testimonials) in from people in the High Flyer’s Lounge. Red Bull is leveraging their customers to sell people on the exclusive experience.
Collecting Big Bucks for a FREE Event
Keep in mind that Red Bull is selling premium exclusivity to an event that people can attendee for FREE! They don’t let the economy slow them down. There are always going to be event attendees looking for the ultimate experience. You need to offer exclusivity at your event. Check this out . . . To purchase a two day High Flyer’s Lounge pass for the 2010 Air Race in Detroit, Saturday and Sunday, will cost you $1547.00 USD. In contrast a one day High Flyer’s Lounge pass (Sunday Only) costs $1158.00 USD. The High Flyer’s Lounge can accommodate a couple hundred people per day . . . 200 people a day (times) $1158.00 USD = $231,600. Even if it costs $100K a day to support, you’re still up $130K per day.
And Here's the Real Kicker
As part of my 2008 Air Race experience, I witness the most amazing thing . . . A business man from Detroit paid big bucks to get into the High Flyer’s lounge. Because of high winds on Saturday the Air Race was canceled. In spite of no air races the business man was elated by his experience. Here is what he told me . . . “It doesn’t matter that they didn’t race today. This total worth every dollar I paid. I was treated like a King and made a few great contacts that are going to be worth a mint to my company.” Any event organizer who can have their event cancelled and pull off a comment like that is a rock star in my book.
Take a careful look at how Red Bull Sells a high end experience. There are plethora of ideas that you can borrow for your event.
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Red Bull definitely does a great job with their events. As Robin, over at PromoManagersBlog.com said it: "Red Bull is the king of making “status” a purchasable commodity."
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Posted by: Eugene Loj | 03/25/2012 at 15:50
This is really great info I am thinking about planning an event like one in which red bull have. I was really excited looking up sites featuring red bull because of the amount of people that turn out to these events. Great info, my question to you have you ever planned an even similar to the red bull events?
Posted by: Adam | 03/25/2012 at 15:39