National Buffalo Wing Festival
Mobile App Sponsorship Opportunities

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With mobile usage at an all-time high, mobile advertising is a simple, yet highly effective way to advertise in today's technology-driven world. With over 70,000 estimated attendees expected to attend the National Buffalo Wing Festival this year, our new mobile app is an excellent way to increase your brand awareness. 

The app we will be using is designed and built to dramatically increase attendee engagement by "gamifying" the attendee experience. While the app does include restaurant and vendor information, schedules, and maps, attendees automatically earn points by simply using the app. They can earn points and special badges for prizes in various ways like interacting with sponsors, posting status updates, taking selfies, answering surveys and polls, and completing special game challenges.

If you would like more information about this new and unique sponsorship avenue, or would like to see a quick demo of the sponsorship benefits, please contact us. You can reach us anytime at:

Jeannie - or (716) 998-3921
Josh - or (757) 876-3882

Digital Sponsorship


Splash Page Co-Branded with Buffalo Wing Fest
    • Full-Screen visual appears when attendee open the app
    • Prime real estate with front-and-center impression
    • Depending on connection speed, image displays for up to 5 seconds

Company Name and Logo in App Stores
    • Company name and logo will appear on app store screenshots of splash page
    • Company name to appear in the text of app description. (i.e., Mobile app sponsored by…)

Dedicated Company Tab in Main Menu of App
    • Tab on main menu with sponsor name and logo as the menu icon
    • High level engagement seen by virtually all app users
    • Tab links to company profile within the app

iOS Header Logo
    • In-app header co-branded with WingFest & sponsor logo on iOS devices (i.e., iPhone, iPad)
    • Statistics show that typical usage results in more than half of attendees are on iOS devices

1 Push Notification
    • Messages sent directly to attendees' mobile devices. 
    • Powerful real-time marketing tool offering a direct-to-attendees, 140 character message
    • Push notification can link to items in the app (i.e., survey, profile,...)
    • To maintain integrity of messages, this is the only sponsor-related push notification available

Promoted Post
    • Message pinned to the top of the activity feed, which is a live feed within the app, similar
        to a Facebook or Twitter feed
    • Draw attendees in with a strong image and message
    • Include a special message, image, offer, or downloadable collateral for attendees
    • Each Promoted Post is pinned to the top of the Activity Feed for 60 minutes
    • Analytics (ad impressions and clicks) will be provided following the event

1 Live Poll
    • Create a fun live poll to increase engagement and brand awareness
    • Gather information about attendees
    • Appears at top of the Activity Feed while the poll is active
    • Pin to top of activity feed for one hour
    • Poll results will be provided following the event

1 Survey (maximum of 5 questions)
    • Opportunity to gain insightful and relevant feedback on product services of the sponsor
    • Multiple Choice, Selection and Open ended question formats available
    • Visible in survey tab and company profile



Company logo on App Welcome Email

  • Each individual who downloads the WingFest App will receive a welcome email with additional app tips and information 

Company logo included on social media advertisements promoting the #WingFestApp on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Game Sponsorship


Custom Game Challenge
    • Interactive in-app game to incentivize attendees to interact with you
    • Game Examples:
        1. Attendees earn points by tagging sponsor in post, which promotes company in
           app activity feed
        2. Custom "challenge" - attendees must scan sponsor code available at tent to incentives
            (i.e., receive bonus points, be entered into drawings, receive custom virtual badge,...)
    • This challenge will be discussed and customized depending on your goals

Custom Achievement Virtual Badge
    • Sponsor branded virtual achievement badge for completing custom game challenge



Prize Giveaways
    • WingFest Mobile App Sponsor has first opportunity to offer prizes for hourly random
        drawings and Festival Challenge prizes for game. Power Event Group can assist with
        ordering branded giveaways if needed. Cost of purchased giveaways additional.

On-Site Festival Sponsorship


Sponsor of the WingFest App Command Center
    • The WingFest App Command center will be the WingFest's location for Social Media
        Engagement, WingFest Game, & Prize Information
    • Sponsor logos displayed in App Command Center
    • Branded Giveaways (sponsor-provided)
Beacon Messages
    • More information coming soon

Optional On-Site Command Center Add Ons

All add ons will be managed through Power Event Group. Due to shipping and production times, deadlines for these add ons are August 15. 

Mobile device charging station
  • Company logo co-branded with WingFest logo
  • Located at App Command Center
  • 6 charging ports per station - starting at $2,500 each



Branded Apparel for App Command Center Staff
 • Company logo co-branded on App Command Center staff apparel
 •  Power Event Group will provide a rate, depending on the attire