Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A few more days of blimp season left...

09/25/12 Red Sox game
09/26/12 Red Sox game
09/28/12 flying around the hub, blimpin' like a boss
09/29/12 NCAA, Clemson at Boston College
09/30/12 flyin' here, flyin' there, honey blimp don't care

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Blimpin' ain't easy

09/19/12 Flying around Boston
09/20/12 Flying around Boston
09/21/12 Red Sox game
09/22/12 Red Sox game
09/23/12 Red Sox game, Life is Good Festival

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Last chance to win a ride in the blimp

Hood is donating $100,000 to the Red Sox Foundation between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. tonight at Fenway, prior to the start of the Red Sox/Yankees game. The check presentation is part of the campaign Hood launched at the start of the summer to acknowledge Hood’s long-standing relationship with the Red Sox.

Additionally, this is the last week for the Hood Blimp Spotting contest, another element of the campaign, where fans can upload photos of the Hood Blimp to Twitter using the #hoodblimp hashtag or to the tab on Hood’s Facebook page. At the end of this week Hood will be choosing a winner for the grand prize: a ride in the iconic Hood Blimp. The Blimp is scheduled to be over the game tonight, giving fans a great chance to enter the contest.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Look for blimp in all the right places

09/12/12 Red Sox game
09/13/12 10am PAX ride, Red Sox game
09/15/12 Newport International Boat Show
09/16/12 Newport International Boat Show

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

BREAKING: Blimp Parade moved to Thursday due to weather

#LookUp for a once-in-a-lifetime view

NEW YORK, NY—September 4, 2012 – Van Wagner Airship Group is proud to announce a historic event to take place Thursday, September 6 at 9:00 a.m.

WHAT: A fleet of four blimps led by a Van Wagner banner-towing plane will take center stage in a majestic blimp parade along the Hudson River, traveling from the Verrazano Bridge to the George Washington Bridge.

WHO: The participants include the MetLife Snoopy blimp, the DirecTV Starship blimp, the HP Hood blimp and the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey blimp.

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

WHY: This is a “blue moon” event, as multiple blimps rarely fly together in the same city at the same time. The view of four blimps, following a special airplane announcing and leading the parade will truly be a magnificent scene against the breathtaking Manhattan skyline. Follow the blimp parade on Twitter using #LookUp.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Where da blimp at?

09/02/12 Flying above Long Island and beaches
09/03/12 Flying above Long Island and beaches
09/05/12 Blimp Parade along Hudson River
09/07/12 Red Sox game
09/08/12 Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
09/09/12 Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Upcoming blimp appearances

08/23/12 Red Sox game
08/25/12 Red Sox game
08/26/12 NH Fisher Cats game
08/27/12 Red Sox game
08/31/12 Flying above Long Island and beaches

Hood launches "Hood Blimp Spotting" social media contest

To celebrate the return of the blimp, Hood has launched the “Hood Blimp Spotting” campaign. Each photo of the Hood Blimp shared via social media channels will give fans a chance to win Hood/Red Sox prize packs including items like a Hood Ice Cream party, Red Sox tickets and a ride in the Hood Blimp. In addition, from now until October, Hood will donate $1 (up to $100,000) from the sales of each container of Hood Red Sox Ice Cream and Novelties, the Official Ice Cream of the Boston Red Sox, to the Red Sox Foundation, the team’s official charity program.

To participate in the “Hood Blimp Spotting” program, spot the Blimp overhead in New England and snap and post a picture to the contest tab on HP Hood’s Facebook page or tweet the photo with the #HoodBlimp hashtag. For each original submission, one lucky winner will be selected each week to receive a Hood/Red Sox prize package. Entries are limited to one per person, per day. As a thank you for posting, entrants will be rewarded with a coupon that can be used towards Hood’s Red Sox Ice Cream and Novelty products.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Site relaunch

After three years of sitting in a box in a warehouse, the Hood Blimp is back in the skies! To commemorate this, Chronicles of the Hood Blimp is rolling out a new and hopefully improved fan site. Stay tuned for information on blimp-related social media contests, a place to post your fan photos, and more.