Digital Press Kit
A Message From Our President, Dennis
It is a very exciting time for United College Marketing Services.
For 17 years, we have positively affected the credit card
marketing industry by developing innovative sales methodologies that
credit educate people in the process.
We have been richly rewarded as we are one of the most profitable
companies in our field. In addition to measuring up well financially
we have also made quantifiable improvements in the lives of the
college students we sell to, the campus administrators we work for
and the card issuers that rely on us for growth. Through our Campus
Merchant Program, we are able to pass some great savings unto the
students while at the same time providing campus merchants a channel
with which to reach their target consumers, students.
I personally want to thank all those that have partnered with us in
this journey. Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts and
Representative Carolyn Maloney from New York for making the nation
more aware of credit card marketing issues. Key people in the press
such as Robert Heady from Bank Rate Monitor, David Robertson from
Nilson Report and Jim Daly from Credit Card News have been very
gracious in tracking our progress.
United College Marketing Services is a company that promotes
credit cards to college students. Instead of the typical sales
approach, UCMS avoids solicitory methods. We try to offer students
more value. An example of this is Credit Strategies Seminars. Just
about anyone can set up a booth to sell cards on campus, so UCMS
offers this alternative.
We started offering Credit Strategies Seminars to combat the people
that screamed "Get good credit!" but did nothing to explain what
good credit really is. We have developed
Seminars to be of use to you, the college student. In one
section we actually show a scorecard that shows how a loan officer
evaluates applicants. We also give you an address that allows for
you to get transaction recorders FREE!
We also offer a Campus Merchant Program which is a locally based,
premium discount coupon program that is specific for each college
that we market at. Discounts range between $100 to $250 per coupon
book. Student users receive the book entirely free of charge so long
as they have a visa/mc card. Users are not required to use the
visa/mc card. The CMP has received much positive press because it
saves college students extra money over normal campus coupon books.
Since 1989, we have saved 7,500,000 students 2.4 billion dollars.
UCMS has the goal of saving students 3.25 billion dollars by 2008!
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Top Stories For General Media
• "College-Why Issuers Are Targeting America's Youth"
• "Credit Where Credit Is Due?"
• "College Credit Cards Outlawed? How NY and Mass Might Curb
• "Credit Education 101: A Sales Pitch With a Plus"
• "Issuers Face a Visit To The Dean's Office"
• "Students See Red Carpet Treatment From Banks"
College Media Article Ideas
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• "Avoid Common Pitfalls That Plague College Students"
• "Turn That Piece Of Plastic Into A Financial Tool"
• "Learn What Credit Industry Insiders Want To Keep Secret"
• Save $1,500 to 2,000 on a car loan using previously unpublished
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