JC5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11884 times:
Could it be? Will it be? If you live in the Denver area, you will eventually see subtle orange and blue signs around town that "Ted" is coming. A farmer was on the news last night because someone layed out a huge bunch of sod in the shape of the letters, TED. He has no clue who did it. When the news channel asked around at the garden stores nearby, one simply mentioned that "we will find out who Ted is soon".
Interestingly enough, the farmers land can be seen on approach to DEN.
If you look at http://www.rockymountainnews.com you will see an ad banner that simply says "who is Ted?". When you click on it, it takes you to http://www.meetted.com which has several pictures of the orange and blue stickers at Invesco Field, with Mayor Hickenlooper, and at local malls. If you read into the ad campaign enough, you will start putting the pieces together as I have.
SFOJFK From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11641 times:
I just did a whois on meetted.com. I'm not going to post it here but it's registered to an individual in Plymouth, MN. It doesn't look like a corporate registration at all, but again it might be UAL's way of disguising things until TED comes out.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11634 times:
The website is all very cutesy-poo - full of young 'n trendy hip concepts ( "cutting knee deep powder" - one assumes they mean snow not cocaine) mixed with good ol' Amurrican values ("when you shovel your driveway, do the whole block"), intended one assumes to appeal to visceral sentiments rather than putting across a specific idea. Good for a teaser campaign, but a bit obvious.
UA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11509 times:
The font is *the same* as the Helvetica Bold United uses in many of its marketing materials.
The blue is the *exact* same CMYK color as "United Blue" (I checked it).
And the orange = fun/hip. Note how Delta, in comparison to jetBLUE, used a neon Green. Naturally, the only choices for United's LCO would be red or orange... Orange goes better with blue (United Blue especially).
Althought we could be reading too much into this... it is intriguing.
Worldwide From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11429 times:
Personally, I would like to see United reinventing itself rather than starting a new airline-within-an-airline that probably won't work and may be the final nail in the coffin for UAL! If they can come up with this stuff for a new airline, why can't they do it for United?
Created on..............: Tue, Oct 14, 2003
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15820 9th Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55447
The mac.com lookup takes you right to Apple's website. Also note that the domain was created on October 14, 2003. You'd think their marketing department would have been working on a campaign for at least a month before releasing it...
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3866 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11125 times:
I am willing to put my money on Ted being UA's new LCC. Too many "coincidences" for it just to be a fluke. If you've explored the website and seen the pictures, it appears as if a massive ad campaign and giveaways have begun, one that, considering the size of it, only a corporation with significant assets could fund.