Team Detroit Archives - Event Marketer

Team Detroit Archives - Event Marketer

August 22, 2016

Ford Trades Test Drives for School Donations

They say that marketing is at its best when it matches a market need with a timely solution. Ford did it several times over with its Drive 4 UR School program that paired local dealerships with local high schools to trade test drives for much-needed donations. The philanthropic program, deemed one of the most successful...

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March 23, 2016

Ford Rolls out Interactive TV Series to Build Social Presence

It was the first-ever reality show created by an advertiser, driven by consumers and broadcast on network TV. Ford’s “Escape Routes” was a six-part televised series of “Amazing Race”-style challenges in which six pairs of best friends vied for a Ford Escape and $100,000. Consumers supported their favorite contestants in their challenges online via live...

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December 30, 2015

Ford Reaches Women with Warriors in Pink Campaign

Ford wanted to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure while leveraging the partnership to drive sales among women ages 18-24, so the carmaker took the message to the people in 2008 through Race for the Cure events, grassroots efforts and sweepstakes offers. By activating at 117 Race events, Ford reached over 1.5...

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December 29, 2015

Ford Connects with Bull Riders at Annual Riding Event

In 2009, Ford Trucks took its seventh year as sponsor of Professional Bull Riders (PBR) to a new level to attract key consumers, improve brand opinion, consideration and purchases. As the official title sponsor of the PBR Built Ford Tough Series, Ford activated at 33 events between January and November, leading up to the World...

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December 28, 2015

Ford Puts a New Spin on Tupperware Parties

Think ladies only buy plastic bowls at house parties? Or lingerie? Think again. On May 19, 2009, Ford tied the fun of having a neighborhood party with its sponsorship of “American Idol” to create 1,000 in-home events where women (and a few men) got to watch the first night of the show’s two-day finale with...

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