Secret Site Map
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Home News ‘Mak (as in McKale) the Mouse’ Selected as Truly Nolen Blimp’s Name

‘Mak (as in McKale) the Mouse’ Selected as Truly Nolen Blimp’s Name

Advertising & Marketing

The Truly Nolen blimp now has a name to go with its trademark ears and tail thanks to one local Sahuaro High School sophomore.

| March 5, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. —  The Truly Nolen blimp now has a name to go with its trademark ears and tail thanks to one local Sahuaro High School sophomore. Sam Williams’ entry of “Mak (as in McKale) the Mouse” was selected from over 100 entries in the “Name the Truly Blimp” contest. Other finalist names included “Flighty Mouse” and” Willard the Wildcat.”

Williams’ prize package includes two tickets to this Saturday’s Southern Cal-Arizona men’s basketball game, halftime recognition of Williams during the game, University of Arizona mousepad, visor, knit cap, polo shirts and Coach Sean Miller bobblehead, $10 Frost Gelato gift card and $100 cash prize from Truly Nolen, one of the nation’s largest family-owned pest control companies.

Since debuting this past December at McKale Center, the in-game 11-foot-long remote controlled blimp from Truly Nolen has created some excitement distributing free tickets to future Arizona Wildcats games, the Fiesta Bowl BCS game and coupons from high in the rafters.

Michelle Senner, director of Marketing and Advertising for Truly Nolen and one of the Wildcats’ biggest fans and ardent supporters, was very excited about the winning name as well as the overall participation.

“We recognize children and university students are creative, yet we hadn’t done an online contest like this before,” said Senner. “As a company that uses social media on a regular basis, we couldn’t be happier with the amount of people that elected to participate and we’re researching the possibility of more online contests in the future.”

Top news

ScottsMiracle-Gro Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Action Pest Control

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced that its subsidiary EG Systems, Inc., doing business as Scotts LawnService, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Action Pest Control, Evansville Ind., which ranked 56th on the 2014 PCT Top 100 list, with annual revenues of $11.6 million. The transaction, which is expected to close by January 2015, would mark Scotts’ first acquisition of a structural pest control business.

Rentokil NA Names Morrow Vice President of Sales

William (Bill) Morrow has joined the company's management team as VP of sales.

WCBB Raising Funds to Help Injured Industry Professional

Trade group Wildlife Control Business Builders (WCBB) is raising funds to help ECO Wildlife Solutions' Susan Sims, who suffered serious injuries as a result of a ladder fall.

Study Examines Disease Potential of NYC's Rats

Columbia University researchers spent a year collecting 133 rats in Manhattan. They found that the specimens were carrying food-borne illnesses like salmonella, as well as fever-inducing illnesses.

Extreme Spider Infestation Forces Missouri Family to Relocate

A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.

x