Motel 6 Puts Value First in Red States & Blue

Share Article

As election time draws near and the debates between Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain heat up, Tom Bodett tackles some of the major issues between red states and blue states. While some might argue that healthcare and the economy are the hot button items of this election, Bodett sees things a little differently. In his light-hearted podcast for Motel 6, Bodett, the famous voice behind Motel 6's "We'll Leave the Light On" campaign, shares his comical musings on the "weighty issues of national significance that the press tends to overlook," like whether red states or blue states have the best potato salad, the best selection of coffee, or the best salad dressing.

Whether you choose to Vote for Change or put your Country First, one thing we can all appreciate is humor

As election time draws near and the debates between Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain heat up, Tom Bodett tackles some of the major issues between red states and blue states. While some might argue that healthcare and the economy are the hot button items of this election, Bodett sees things a little differently. In his light-hearted podcast for Motel 6, Bodett, the famous voice behind Motel 6's "We'll Leave the Light On" campaign, shares his comical musings on the "weighty issues of national significance that the press tends to overlook," like whether red states or blue states have the best potato salad, the best selection of coffee, or the best salad dressing. To download the "Red State Versus Blue State" podcast in its entirety, visit http://www.Motel6.com.

"I think I'm like most people, not really red or blue, but kind of purple. We're all mixed up together in the middle," points out Bodett in the podcast. "But if you insist on being one or the other, I would remind you that the sign at Motel 6 has both red and blue in it, and they work together quite well, I think. Probably a lesson there."

With the best price of any national chain, Motel 6 appeals to people from both sides of the political spectrum. With more than 900 locations, Motel 6 can be found in most red and blue states, as well as Canada. And whether you plan a trip to a red state or a blue state, Motel 6 guarantees a clean comfortable bed at an affordable price--something everyone will vote "yes" for during these hard economic times. Map out your trip ahead of time with Motel 6's trip-planning Web site Goin' 6 at http://goin6.com.

"Whether you choose to Vote for Change or put your Country First, one thing we can all appreciate is humor," said Jim Amorosia, president and chief operating officer for Motel 6. "The podcast is a great reminder of the differences and unique attributes that make our country worth exploring, no matter who is president."

Tom Bodett began working with Motel 6 in 1986, and ad-libbed the tagline, "We'll Leave the Light on for You" in the very first recording session. The brand's award-winning advertising campaign proved an instant success for Motel 6, turning the chain into a household name. In 1999, Motel 6 was acknowledged by Ad Age magazine as having one of the top 100 advertising campaigns of the last century.

About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the best price of any national chain at more than 900 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. For 21 years Motel 6 has used the tagline, "We'll leave the light on for you," earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 was the first national pet friendly chain, welcoming pets since 1962. Standard amenities include free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, Wi-Fi Internet access and cable channel line-up with premium channels including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit http://www.motel6.com.

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Laura Rojo-Eddy
Motel 6
(972) 360-5970
Email >

K.C. Scharnberg
Elmore Public Relations
713-524-0661
Email >
Visit website