Red Roof Hotels Is Ready For The Country
While not as entertaining as Denny’s recent rock sponsorships (Want to hang out with Katy Perry and Say Anything? Go to Denny’s!), the Red Roof hotel chain is planning a similarly extensive campaign with country musicians. “Red Roof knows its guests,” says CEO Joe Wheeling. “They love Country Music, they love football; they are patriotic and hard working. Red Roof Loves Country is our way of giving back to our core customers, connecting them to the music and artists they love.” Along with ads featuring Red Roof “Ambassadors” Little Big Town and Phil Vassar, the chain will hold promotional radio contests, even giving away a year’s worth of mortgage payments.
As Ambassadors, Vassar and Little Big Town will be fully integrated into the Red Roof Loves Country Road Trips campaign. Both the musician and the band are prominently featured on www.redrooflovescountry.com in on-the-road Short Films and interviews. Guests booking rooms at Red Roof or staying at the hotel will hear Vassar and members of Little Big Town’s voices when they are placed on hold or request a wake-up call. Vassar and Little Big Town will also be featured on hundreds of Red Roof Loves Country Road Trips posters and oversized postcards with their tour schedules cross-referenced with nearby Red Roof locations. Vassar will also be making appearances at select Red Roofs – meeting and greeting fans and guests. “A hot shower and a clean bed, it’s what I want most on the road,” says Vassar, and as he Road Trips across the country this summer, Red Roof is fulfilling all his travel needs.
So if you don’t want Little Big Town providing your wake-up call, then don’t stay at Red Roof hotels. Good to know.
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