Friday, June 23, 2006

And the winner of the world's largest nametag is...

On April 10th I posted about Goodyear's contest for the world's largest nametag...

...and we have a winner!

According to yesterday's press release from PRNewswire, -- In a gala event held at its Wingfoot Lake Airship Hangar today, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company christened its newest airship: Spirit of Innovation. Matthew Harrelson of Uniontown, Ohio submitted the winning name in the company's "Name the Blimp" contest and is awarded the Grand Prize, the use of a Goodyear blimp for a day.

The winning name was officially selected based upon a nationwide vote by the American public and a panel of Goodyear judges. "The response from the American public was both overwhelming and gratifying, and I was pleased that the name Spirit of Innovation was chosen," said Bob Keegan, CEO and president, Goodyear.

"Innovation has been a critical part of our evolution as a company, from innovation in our new product offerings, to innovation in the way we now do our jobs. The fact
that the American public agreed with their votes is further proof that innovation is becoming synonymous with Goodyear."

"I can't believe I won the Goodyear Blimp for a day," said Matthew Harrelson. "Living in Northern Ohio my family and I have seen the Goodyear blimp many times - but to be able to win it for a day? This is just great!"

Congrats Matthew! Well done.

I guess Goodyear didn't like my official submission: HELLO, my name is...The Best Seat for the Superbowl.


If you had the Goodyear Blimp for a day, where would you go?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That Guy with the Nametag