UPS sponsorships

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by yeaalabama1212, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. I'm here at home watching one of the BCS games. It's sponsored by FedEx. Why doesn't UPS sponsor as much?
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    UPS sponsors the PRO's! LOL

    Did you just see that Fedex commercial about arctic tuesday, at the end of it the guy was sitting on the bathroom floor hitting the hand dryer trying to get warm.
  3. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    It was only a few years back that UPS did not sponsored anything. Before it was only a clean brown truck with United Parcel Service on it and clean cut driver nothing else. My how things have change.
  4. dirty moose

    dirty moose Member

    UPS is the main sponsor of the NFL. i don't mean the main delivery service sponsor. I mean the main sponsor!
  5. gded

    gded New Member

    i guess they can't sponsor everything. they do sponsor the nfl
  6. DownsizedUPS'er

    DownsizedUPS'er missing my UPS family

    i remember those days. boy, those really were the good ole days. little to no commericals. if there were a commerical, it was for 1da. the package cars were washed everyday, and i could go on.

    but, to answer the question, yes, UPS sponsors the Pro's, including the Superbowl.
  7. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    My favorite commercial was the "tightest ship in the shipping business" They say it turned people off, but I loved it.
  8. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    Don't forget about the $20+ Million to Roush Racing to sponsor the #6 of David Ragan next year and beyond as well as the millions they pay to NASCAR to be the official delivery company. Also, UPS sponsors a Top Fuel Dragster in the NHRA (Vandergriff) as well as the sponsorships of the Olympics.

    Of course, while those sponsorships get the companies name out there, the best way to get their name out there in a positive light is the wonderful, hardworking drivers they have. :) (myself included!) :surprised:
  9. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    UPS dropped the sponsorship in NHRA at the end of the 2008 season.

    My favorite UPS commercial was the one with the theme to "Cheers". Some clueless UPS wives & girlfriends felt threatened by it. Can anyone find it & post it here?
  10. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    What is BCS??? Did you watch the Olympics or the Kentucky Derby or Nascar?
  11. smf0605

    smf0605 Member

    My favorite commercial was the Christmas one from a few years ago where one of the elves "borrowed" and then crashed Santa's sleigh. Santa needed help and called on UPS.

    I, too, like the tagline "The tightest ship in the shipping business". My least favorite tagline: The shipping companies more small companies depend on."

    Ugh - that has to be the worst ever.
  12. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    BCS is the Bowl Championship Series
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    ANYTHING but "what can Brown do for you" thats just plain embarrasing:whiteflag:
  14. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    They picked it up for the 09 season, I cant remember what team they running with

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    UPS should sponsor J-Lo or Beyonce and slap our logo on their butt. No explanation needed, just a shot of them walking to the camera and at the last moment turning around with their butt filling the screen.
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Why stop with UPS----with butts like that you could spell out the whole United Parcel Service:peaceful:
  17. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    The best was for the four legged nag. At least one of our sponsorships paid off big!
  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Personally, I think UPS should stop all sponsorship on a national/international basis. I believe this to be a waste of money that could be spent on infrastructure within the company. If they make UPS better they will regain much of the lost respect and business that we have lost in the past few years.
    Sponsorships are basically for two purposes, 1) advertisement 2) to pour corporate money (under the guise of advertisement) into an area of interest of the big wigs in the company.
    Our big brown monsters are out on the streets everyday in quantities more numerous than all our non-government competitors combined, no one is going to forget we exist. I really doubt that the company gains 1 % of it's revenue in response to sponsorships of any kind. FedEx sponsors in nearly every field UPS does, DHL did too.
    In the pure advertisement area, I would think placing ads on various popular shopping websites would be more beneficial dollar for dollar than NASCAR or the Twiddle-Winks National Championship. Giving large discounts to shippers such as Amazon or E-bay wouldn't hurt either.

    That's my $0.0002 worth.
    no, $0.0002 is not a typo
  19. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Or simply washing every package car every day. THAT is advertising money well spent!
  20. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    My favorite strike sign of 97 was "the tightest slave ship in the shipping business"