Puppet On Board With Bar None!
PLEASANTON, CA. – May 9, 2002
– 1-800-Bar None, a credit marketing company specializing
in credit marketing, sales fulfillment, and technology solutions for
the auto industry, has announced its launch of its new National
spokesperson - the renowned Sock Puppet, formerly the Pets.com
Sock Puppet, is the first ever canine to be featured in Bar None
commercials. The Sock Puppet in his last career starred in nine
commercials including a spot during the Super Bowl and has appeared
as a 36-foot-tall balloon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Bar None and Hakan Enterprises, Inc., joined forces to secure the
rights for the Sock Puppet – and they are excited to be able to
give him a “second chance” in the advertising world.
new life into the Sock Puppet will enhance the marketing initiatives
of our company" says Jim Crouse, 1-800-Bar None’s chief
executive officer. "Getting our message across cleverly and
with a touch of humor will grab the attention of viewers and
ultimately those viewers who are in need of a car will be motivated
to call 1-800-BAR NONE for their financing needs. We’re glad to be
able to give the Sock Puppet a second chance, just as we already
have for millions of auto consumers who have needed a second
Bar None’s technological
advances in the integration of national television commercials,
print ads, and direct marketing programs with an inbound
telemarketing center located in Maryland, places the company ahead
of the curve in the special finance industry. Bar None assists
people who have had difficulties obtaining credit due to financial
setbacks and facilitates the acquisition of a new car through its
nationwide network of participating automobile dealers.
Bar None is headquartered in Pleasanton, California with a total
workforce of 300+ employees. Information on the Bar None company can
be accessed at: www.barnone.com
The Bar None web site, www.barnone.com,
also provides an online credit application with quick credit
approvals, common questions about credit financing, and car buying
resources in a handy automotive reference guide. Dealers wishing to
learn more about 1-800-BAR NONE can also visit the site.