News Feed Item

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Teams with Turner Sports Basketball Analyst Kenny Smith to Help Fans Choose the Greatest Pick?Up Moment in NCAA® March Madness® History

Official Corporate Partner of the NCAA® to Provide One Lucky Fan with a Trip to the 2015 NCAA® Men's Final Four™ in Indianapolis

ST. LOUIS, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From buzzer-beater shots and timely free throws to heart-stopping three-pointers and underdog victories, the NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship is filled with moments that inspire, energize and ultimately pick up teams and their fans. This year, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA – and well known for picking up local customers at no extra cost – is helping fans identify the greatest pick-up moment in March Madness® history.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Logo

In partnership with Turner Sports basketball analyst Kenny Smith, Enterprise is launching the "Ultimate Pick Up Moment." Between March 17 and April 3, fans can use an interactive bracket located on the Enterprise Facebook page to vote for the greatest-ever March Madness pick-up moment. Enterprise defines these moments as game-changing plays and performances in which players defy the odds, do the impossible and inspire everyone watching.

"Just as basketball student-athletes work to pick up their teammates and fans through inspirational plays, Enterprise employees pick up customers and co-workers with best-in-class customer service," said Jim Stoeppler, assistant vice president, Enterprise Brand Marketing. "The Ultimate Pick Up Moment engages our customers and basketball fans nationwide in an interactive experience designed around the service feature we're best known for, 'We'll Pick You Up.' As an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA for the past nine years – and as one of the nation's top recruiters of college grads – Enterprise is excited to join NCAA fans in supporting their favorite teams."

"The Ultimate Pick Up Moment adds a new layer of competition that makes this incredible tournament even more fun," said Smith, a college basketball standout at the University of North Carolina who played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship for four consecutive years. "I know firsthand how a big-time play can pick up an entire team and lead them to victory, and I am looking forward to reliving some of these unforgettable moments with passionate fans all over the country. I encourage fans to come back during each round to vote for the moments they think deserve top recognition." 

Patterned on the NCAA Championship format, 16 individual pick-up moments will be paired against one another, and fans will vote on the matchups through four separate rounds of voting. The moments that receive the most votes in each round will advance and, at the end, one ultimate pick-up moment will be crowned champion. In addition, after voting on each matchup, participants can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes, and one grand prize winner will score two tickets plus a trip to the 2015 NCAA® Men's Final Four™.  For Official Rules, fans can visit the Enterprise Facebook page.

Enterprise's Ultimate Pick Up Moment voting round schedule is as follows:

  • Round 1 (8 matchups) – March 17 - March 21
  • Round 2 (4 matchups) – March 22 - March 26
  • Round 3 (2 matchups) – March 27 - March 31
  • Round 4 (1 matchup) – April 1 - April 3

The Ultimate Pick Up Moment program will be supported by an integrated marketing campaign that includes traditional and digital advertising, public relations and social media efforts. Kenny Smith will also take part in the campaign and will be featured in media appearances and online advertising.

Enterprise is recognized as a top hirer of college graduates by CollegeGrad.com and Diversity Employers Magazine, and this fiscal year alone, is hiring nearly 8,500 college graduates and more than 1,500 interns. The new employees will enter into the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Management Training program and Management Internship program.

"Our relationship with the NCAA clearly extends beyond activations around major sporting events," said Stoeppler. "Many of our new hires are former NCAA student-athletes, and we've found that their personal passion, competitive spirit and strong sense of teamwork help them excel at Enterprise."

For more information, official rules and to vote in Enterprise's Ultimate Pick Up Moment, fans can visit the Enterprise Facebook page. Additionally, fans can follow the action on Twitter using #EnterpriseNCAA. For more information about Enterprise, visit www.enterprise.com

NCAA, March Madness and Final Four are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

About Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Founded in 1957 and known for an extensive network of locations, everyday low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand that was ranked on BusinessWeek magazine's annual list of "Customer Service Champs" for four years in a row. With more than 5,500 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise operates not only as a key provider for insurance replacement, weekend getaways and special occasions, but also as a local transportation alternative.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130730/MM55552LOGO-d

SOURCE Enterprise Rent-A-Car

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task...
What are the successful IoT innovations from emerging markets? What are the unique challenges and opportunities from these markets? How did the constraints in connectivity among others lead to groundbreaking insights? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Carmen Feliciano, a Principal at AMDG, will answer all these questions and share how you can apply IoT best practices and frameworks from the emerging markets to your own business.
Big Data has been changing the world. IoT fuels the further transformation recently. How are Big Data and IoT related? In his session at @BigDataExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will explore the interplay of Big Data and IoT. He will anatomize Big Data and IoT separately in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. He will then analyze the relationship between IoT and Big Data, specifically the drilldown of how the 4Vs of Big Data (Volume, Variety,...
Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO at Isomorphic Software, will present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and deve...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm ...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Qosmos, the market leader for IP traffic classification and network intelligence technology, has announced that it will launch the Launch L7 Viewer at CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley, being held November 1 – 3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The L7 Viewer is a traffic analysis tool that provides complete visibility of all network traffic that crosses a virtualized infrastructure, up to Layer 7. It facilitates and accelerates common IT tasks such as VM migra...
A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They’re called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some ...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
So you think you are a DevOps warrior, huh? Put your money (not really, it’s free) where your metrics are and prove it by taking The Ultimate DevOps Geek Quiz Challenge, sponsored by DevOps Summit. Battle through the set of tough questions created by industry thought leaders to earn your bragging rights and win some cool prizes.
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...