Thursday, October 30, 2008

Goodyear blimp floats the vote

Who needs yard signs and commercials anyway?
Goodyear has announced that the Blimp will be used to encourage people to get out and vote. Read on:

AKRON, Ohio, Oct 30, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- With the November elections less than a week away, get out the vote efforts are getting some air support - in addition to volunteers and footwork on the ground. The Goodyear blimp has taken to the air to remind voters that Nov. 4 is
just around the corner.
"The Goodyear blimp has a long and distinguished history of supporting public service campaigns," said Ed Ogden, public relations manager for the company's Akron-based Spirit of Goodyear blimp. "We wanted to help remind voters it's time to make their voice heard."
"The message, which reads: 'Don't forget to vote on Nov. 4,' says it all," said Ogden. "We think simple and to the point are best."
Goodyear blimps in California and Ohio are set to run the message through Nov. 4.
If you see the blimp up and about today, snap a photo with the voting message and send it along. We'll make a montage here on the web.


Anonymous said...

Is Goodyear in the bag for Obama now? After all, the Republican strategy is to get as few people as possible voting. That's why Florida Gov. Crist's move to keep early voting polls opens twelve hours a day was seen as a big "FU" to John McCain.

Katie said...


I saw the blimp last night. It looked great with the voting message on the side. Three days to change the world and we need every vote to do that. Lines at the Job Center have been long. It is great to see so many people exercising their right to vote.