Columbus once again in the New York Times
July 31, 2010 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #392289
killian, the funny thing is there are an army of people (CCAD), that would do this stuff for free.July 31, 2010 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #392290
Columbus: Important enough to be dissed on national T.V.
Columbus: Bourdain broke our hearts.
Columbus: Tony didn’t notice how pretty we are.July 31, 2010 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #392291
redfish-bluefish wrote >>
Columbus: Gayer than you imagined.
Columbus: Rebuilding the core one gayborhood at a time.
Columbus: Mid-Western Pride.
I actually kind of like all three of those, lol.July 31, 2010 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #392292
JonMyers wrote >>
killian, the funny thing is there are an army of people (CCAD), that would do this stuff for free.
Yah, get some students in art and graphic design to create something for the city. I would think they could create something just as well as a marketing company, but be more in tune to what the image of the city actually is.July 31, 2010 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #392293
killian, lucky for the designer or marketing company who produced the Experience Columbus logo and identity they don’t live in North Korea, they’d be subjected to 6 hours of public ridicule and sentenced to constructions jobs.
It’s absolutely awful and doesn’t have to be.
What’s a shame is when these type of opportunities arise and are squandered when a reader of the NY Times clicks through and sees sites like ExperienceColumbus.comJuly 31, 2010 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #392294
KyleEzell wrote >>
Indefinable / Undefined is totally authentic, not manufactured, and true.
You end up with everyone seeing what they want to see.
Some see us as San Francisco on the Scioto ( pride parades, taxes ) others as Chicago’s little brother ( insurance, banking )… guess some would like to see us more like Cleveland ( but if that’s such a nice place to visit, how come no one wants to live there? ).
So, Columbus. Rorschach test.July 31, 2010 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #392295
Out of curiosity what are slogans of other cities. I ask because I seriously can’t name one. I know both Ausitn and Portland like to say “keep X weird,” certainly not a city marketing deal just something the citizenry like to say. In the end, I guess it would be cool if the city had a decent marketing slogan, but in the end, does it matter? Would anyone remember it anyhow?July 31, 2010 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #392296
I know the 2 city slogans, Reno and Las Vegas. And the only reason I know the former is because of Reno 911.July 31, 2010 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #392297
anillo wrote >>
I know the 2 city slogans, Reno and Las Vegas. And the only reason I know the former is because of Reno 911.
I stand corrected, I didn’t think about it, but yes, I do know both those. I should have noted those two.July 31, 2010 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #392298July 31, 2010 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #392299
Commercial: Guy at a county fair, walks over to his pickup, drives out to meet his boyfriend at Kihachi where they order tuna collar and a beer.
Columbus: Cognitive Dissonance Capitol of the MidwestJuly 31, 2010 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #392300
I like the one from the tripped-out science fiction series LEXX
“Ohio: A nice place to live”July 31, 2010 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #392301July 31, 2010 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #392302
it’s not mine. i just recall seeing it posted last year.July 31, 2010 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #392303
Columbus is a darling town, with a lot to offer. Its poorly marketed (as is most of Ohio). However, in my opinion, diversity is SO not one of it’s strong points.
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