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Bobzilla
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was just at the Convention & Visitors Bureau meeting, where they unveiled the new branding for Detroit.

It's directed at the 21-34 age group. It is based on the unspoken concept that Detroit is cool. But we're not supposed to say that we're cool -- because that would be uncool.

The unspoken (or unspeakable?) slogan is that "Detroit is where cool begins."

In particular, the new branding it stresses five things (cars, culture, gaming, music, and sports) that make us cool. (Oops, I wasn't supposed to say that we are cool.)

So really, the branding is sort of a logo -- on brushed stainless steel -- of a big "D" with the words "CARS, CULTURE, GAMING, MUSIC, SPORTS" one underneath the other.

It's pretty ... um ... pretty c**l.

There were other things, like new simplified mapping for five districts that visitors need to know about. The five districts are "Downtown," Darborn/Wayne, S Oakland, N Oakland, and Macomb.

The entire City of Detroit will now be referred to as "Downtown" by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, and I'm not sure if I like that.

They could have called it "Detroit" instead of calling it "Downtown." But I suppose that they considered that, and rejected it b/c it goes against the regional idea that everything in the metro area really is part of "Detroit."

They will still tell people about "Downtown" by dividing it into areas (including "City Center," plus Cultural Center, etc.) And they will still tell people about "Downtown" by dividing it into topics like museums, etc.

Well, that's the news about the new branding and simplified regional mapping.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 2:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"So really, the branding is sort of a logo -- on brushed stainless steel -- of a big "D" with the words "CARS, CULTURE, GAMING, MUSIC, SPORTS" one underneath the other."

Are there by chance any renderings of this released?
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Toog05
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 2:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


The Rendering for the "D"
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Gannon
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 2:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I though Detroit was where cool ended up, after leaving and travelling the world and finding that most of the rest doesn't have the depth of soul and Spirit of Detroit.



The real marketing program for these kids would be to say, if you think you're cool...GO see the world, we'll be waiting for you...tuning the guitar & piano, AND the car, exercising for the competition, and rebuilding the museums...and funding your future gambling twelve-step groups.


THEN it would work with reverse psychology and they'd run down in droves...asphault would melt on Woodward north of 8 Mile Road, then the rest of the spokes.



Detroit--the City of Second Chances
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Bobzilla
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 2:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am sure that renderings will be released.

It isn't a secret logo. That wouldn't be very useful.

The only thing that is semi-secret is the unspoken slogan that "Detroit is where cool begins." Instead of being our new slogan, that is supposed to be our mindset as we promote the region.

Anyway, the new simplified mapping may have more impact than the new logo or branding. I'm sure that they'll release renderings of this too.

I can't believe that I said that "Darborn/Wayne" was a region. I should have caught that typo on spell-check, and I apologize to all the good folks (and even the bad folks) in Dearborn.
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Erikto
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Funny, my city just came out with a 'We're cooler than you thought we were' sort of marketing angle to woo tourists. I know Toronto and Detroit have used the same talent before (based on an article in Toronto Life, but I forgot the firm's name) with respect to promoting our respective cities. It would be funny if suddenly the same ads started appearing in various cities promoting the virtues of the other cities, but I digress. Watch out for Toronto ads in your "alternative" weeklies, Detroit, Buffalo, Rochester and NYC! The ads looked silly to me, but I am not bothered by them.
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Exmotowner
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 2:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think thats awsome, but... I don't think it does anything to soften Detroits Bad Ass image. I think that would help more than anything, but I can see what their going for with that target group. Great job for that group, but not sure it communicates safety and a welcoming to the rest of the folks. I do really like that logo though! Looks Great!
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Jimaz
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 2:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

The only thing that is semi-secret is the unspoken slogan that "Detroit is where cool begins."

That's pretty shrewd reverse psychology. It's like adopting the attitude that we don't want to tell just anybody how attractive it is because then too many people would rush the place and spoil it all.

HA! Very shrewd indeed. :-)
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 2:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree that the logo sort of retains our hard-ass image, instead of promoting the beauty of Detroit that I think would attract people. The museums, Belle Isle, Eastern market, Campus Martius, the skyline, etc..
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Dialh4hipster
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Well, then, it appears the giant lesson learned from "Cool Cities" was that cool cities don't call themselves cool.
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Iheartthed
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A bad ass image may not necessarily be a bad thing. A blighted image on the other hand is what turns people off. I get the impression that people view Detroit more as a blighted Rust Belt city than a bad ass.
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Iheartthed
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I think it's interesting that they are promoting the entire region as one big city. Has anyone else ever done this before?
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know that Atlanta has the same system.

In a report I read from a marketing group, they determined that there was too far a distance between attractions to market it otherwise.
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Deandub11
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Toog...where did you find the logo?
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 4:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/20070131/BUSINES S06/70131032
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Gannon
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 4:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cool doesn't have to call itself ANYTHING.

The whole POINT of Detroit is that we GET ON WITH LIFE and enjoy after work is done. Some of us are even learning to enjoy our work

NAH, you can't make anything or anyone 'cool', if that were the case...I might be closer to it.


Detroit--the City of Second Chances, where you can just BE yourself, and that's cool...even if you're NOT.
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Tetsua
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http://www.crainsdetroit.com/a pps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2007 0131/REG/70131009/1047/FREE
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3rdworldcity
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Anybody know how much they paid someone to come up w/ that slogan?

Just because one nitwit, Granholm, came up with the "cool" nonsense is no reason to emulate that nutty idea. Who are they kidding? This isn't the '50's when "cool" was the buzzword applied not only to jazz, but everything else allegedly hip.

What do people now say when something is great, fantastic, breaking all records etc? It's HOT.

Why not adopt a slogan like this? "Come to Detroit for a hotter-than-hell great time." You know, like from the song "we'll have a hot time in the old town tonight" (or whatever.)

Down in Wichita County Texas they have a 100 mile bike race through the countryside in August. It's called the "Hotter-Than-Hell 100" and it draws 13,000 riders from around the world including all the European professional teams.

People will identify Detroit with "hot" rather than "cool." Play to strength.

If the City wants to adopt my slogan, they'll only have to pay me 10% of what they paid whoever thought up the "cool" slogan, and that would be too much for either of them.

(Message edited by 3rdworldcity on January 31, 2007)
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Esp
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I'm sure it's a ridiculous amount of money. It amazes me people get paid to sit around and come up with stuff like this. And aiming only for 21-34 ... it's all about money money money.
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Lowell
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^^ Ooo he said 'hell' [blush] that isn't cool. Christians might be offended.

Actually we already have the 'Run through Hell' race in the far exurbs.
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Michmeister
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Any time you have to call yourself anything, it usually prompts the question of who are you trying to convince, yourself or those who you are talking to. All the D has to do is shine, flaunt what it has , and let nature run its course. The good news will get around.They will notice that its a cool place, even if its a tough love, loveable none the less.
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Gannon
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 5:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is Hell a suburb of Detroit?

I know it's close.

Shame they couldn't help us with the ice and snow, yanno, be USEFUL with that heat.

Michmeister,

We've already got that going for us, and it wouldn't have given the Chamber something to do.

I love that new D...it's the inclusion of promoting Gaming that I detest. IF anything, I'd have put that one LAST.

The priority, in MY estimation should have been:

Music, Sports, Culture, Cars, Gaming




Cheers!
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Dabirch
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Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 5:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

The priority, in MY estimation should have been:

Music, Sports, Culture, Cars, Gaming



the priority in MY estimation should have been:


Safety
Schools
Neighborhoods
Taxes
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Spiritofdetroit
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Uhhh, for tourism promotion??

I wouldnt promote any of those categories, Dabirch. Detroit lacks ridiculously in all of them.

I know what you mean though....:-)
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Hell is slightly too far away to be a suburb of Detroit. I consider Hell a suburb of Ann Arbor.

Dabirch, you don't play to your weaknesses, you play to your strengths. Remember this is about marketing rather than reinventing reality. That also has to be done, but not (please) by marketing gurus.

My concern is that calling yourself cool is automatically uncool. I thought everybody knew that.
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quote:

the priority in MY estimation should have been:

Safety
Schools
Neighborhoods
Taxes



But then we wouldn't be the unspoken cool, we'd be trendy and hip.
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Michmeister
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Music, culture? Kinda sorta the chicken/egg argument. In my book one in the same and definitely our number one calling card. I know it is a huge part of our history but I would like to see a letting go of the auto industry as the biggest point of recognition for our fair city. The unrelenting dependency on it is slowly but surely dragging it down because there are more jobs to be leaving and they ain`t comin` back.


My list-
Culture
Hard working
Pride
Love

Gambling is not exactly something that I would see as a feather in my cap. Already too widespread and a dangerous commodity to have around. I`d like to know how much rent money or tuition has been left at the roulette tables.

The D emblem is very strong, too. Looks in a way like a double-D. Like it very much. Could imagine it in a drop-forged kind of style- Chrome plated pretty, but rough around the edges where the edge was grinded off, like the handle of a crescent wrench.Hard and tough yet polished and handsome.
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Lilpup
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looks like it's preggers
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Sticks
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What, no photoshops yet of the logo?

I am disappointed.
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Gannon
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It should be D_Stylin' avatar.

Of course, two copyright attorneys just got excited, aiming for some income.
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Rocket_city
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Anyone who has read the comments pages of the newspapers, knows what I mean when I say a lot of people in this region are nothing but pathetic.

It's up to us here and the likeminded to take accountability and raise up this city and suburb for the good of all. We're just as good as any region in the USA, if not better. We've survived 50 years of our own mass-produced hell on earth.

Time for "woe is me" to "shut the f--- up!" :D
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Lowell
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I don't know about the rest of you but when somebody/entity has to market their cool they automatically negate whatever they are attempting. You are or you aren't [Detroit is] but if you start saying you are, you'll lose whatever you have.

I really hope this works and that the rest of the campaign will make it jell, but at this point it just looks like any other corporate ad campaign.
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Goat
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Nothing is cool....so Detroit should fit that label nicely.
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Queensfinest
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The Detroit area and Michigan in general also need to start promoting their proximity to the lakes and the river along with the activities the public associates with large bodies of water. Instead of trying to project some sort of outdated Midwestern or middle-American image, the area needs to adopt a more updated almost coastal attitude as Chicago and some other Great Lakes places have. People from more cosmopolitan areas aren't buying the old Rust Belt working-class attitude anymore. The region needs to adapt and exploit what is perhaps its greatest resource, The Great Lakes.
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Iheartthed
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I think Michigan exploits the Great Lakes moreso than any other state in the region...
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Detroit Cool...a line from the late poet Jim Gustafson, (spoken in a loud, bellowing voice):
"WE SURF DOWN THE DETROIT RIVER ON BURNING MATTRESSES"
RIP, Jim.
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Mthouston
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quote:

I think Michigan exploits the Great Lakes moreso than any other state in the region...


Well since we are surrounded on 3 sides by the Great Lakes, what would expect?
Michigan is the Great Lakes State.

(Message edited by Mthouston on February 01, 2007)
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Iheartthed
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I didn't say that they shouldn't. I was saying that they already do (and have been doing so for quite a long time).

"Welcome to Michigan: Great Lakes, Great Times"
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Queensfinest
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As I said before, I'm in NY and I have never seen the state of Michigan or Detroit market itself here or anywhere else I know of in this part of the country. Seems there is room for more effort on the part of your c&v bureaus. Just as far as tv ads, I remember seeing various short commercials from places like Maryland, Louisiana, and of course Vegas over the last few years.

I run into people from all over the country who have no clue what part of the state Detroit happens to be in, let alone that it's so close to several significant bodies of water.

The only place I've ever seen Michigan advertise is within the state of Michigan, when i've been there on visits. Aiming towards in state vacationers i guess...
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Iheartthed
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I dunno where they market Michigan here in the east but they must do it somewhere. I've met people here in NY metro who vacation in northern Michigan during the summer.
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Families have been coming to vacation in Michigan, often at family-owned cottages, for a century. These are "legacy" visitors. Maybe that family started out in Michigan or Chicago and some of the offspring moved east. These aren't the people that Travel Michigan markets to. Travel Michigan has had a miniscule budget for many years - far smaller than any neighboring state. As a result, overnight visitors from other states have dropped considerably.

The states travel promotions can be sen on the travel Michigan websight. There is a huge emphasis on water (most of the rest of the country is thirsty), but the ads placement outside the website is small. With its small budget, The State has largely advertised in neighboring states and Ontario - the most likely market for driving in.

Next year the budget is scheduled to be even smaller. I believe that the Detroit convention bureau has a bigger ad budget than the State of Michigan does.
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Goat
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I like the new logo. The olde english "D" was getting tired.
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quote:

Detroit Cool...a line from the late poet Jim Gustafson, (spoken in a loud, bellowing voice):
"WE SURF DOWN THE DETROIT RIVER ON BURNING MATTRESSES"
RIP, Jim.

Great quote from a great bard of Detroit - our dear departed Gusto whose breakfast was a box of donuts and a pint of brandy. No wonder he was with us so shortly.
quote:

You can forewarn of the apocalypse,
make burgers out of beeflips,
do talk shows, trade quips,
one, two, shape those hips!
Be a military advisor to El Salvador,
believe in a winable nuclear war,
collect empties in the Cass Corridor!
You can join the CIA, get on MTV,
tell the little Gs and Bs how it's got to be!
Get rich in the struggle,
find something new to smuggle,
be a liar, a conniver,
a Tupelo truckdriver,
get real behind a laser,
locate a real and present danger,
be a major deal arranger!
oh, it gets stranger and stranger!
But I gotta tell you Honey,
don't let it break your heart,
but there ain't no money, Honey!
No Money in Art!

Jim Gustafson

^^ what every artist knows
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Spiritofdetroit
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I heard that it will be a $750,000 campaign, and $150,000 has been spent developing it.
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Gannon
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Considering the Lakes draw...we really should campaign all over the nation, especially within six states with the slogan:


Michigan: The MIDDLE Coast, Hold the Salt.


Or something like that...because we've got what BOTH coasts offer, except WE'VE got proximity between them...and THE LARGEST BODY OF FRESH WATER (since we 'really' cannot call Lake Michigan and Huron separate lakes, they act like ONE ecologically) in North America.

Sure, you could see the sunrise off Battery Park, Manhattan in the morning, they jet to San Fransisco to watch it set on Half Moon Bay...but HERE, it can be less than an hour's drive. If you swim in it and catch a gulp of water surfing off the west coast...it's NOT poisoned salt water.



Then boast about it to the country...even the world...so's people can time-share their summer homes and start makin' some cashola on 'em.


It could work...now that we're all tightening our belts, it is good to make all our assets turn a dime or two of income.


ONE thing most of my successful Big3/Suppier friends have in common is a place up north.


If anyone uses this idea, they owe me. Copyright on the post date/time, JJGannon. Don't worry Lowell, you know I'll share with you.
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Adamjab19
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I do not like the "gaming" part of the logo. I really am not sure if I like the fact that Detroit is banking on gambling...too vice-like for me...then again I go to 'illegal' afterhours....but overall I just don't think of gaming as part of Detroit's image.
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1953
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New Slogan:

"Michigan...no hurricanes, mudslides, earthquakes, forest fires (that will burn your house down), tsunamis, slack-jawed yokels, or alien abductions. Why not visit?"
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Lilpup
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I've seen Michigan locations featured in the Chicago Sun Times, New York Times, and L.A. Times. The L.A. and Chicago papers both had Michigan excursions featured in their emailings in the last year or so.
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Charlottepaul
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On a similar note, I often hear commercials down here in Charlotte encouraging companies to move their business to Michigan on behalf of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. I believe. Haven't heard or seen any other adds for other states. Go Michigan!
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Jimaz
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Charlottepaul, thanks for that feedback. Most of us wouldn't have known that without your post.
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Iheartthed
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Doesn't Michigan have the second longest coastline of any state in the country? I think it's second to Alaska.
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Bratt
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I was at the Convention and Visitors Bureau roll out of the brand as well. Actually, at first I was a little offended when they said they were targeting 21-34 year olds. Made me feel like an old fart. But I like the new brand. But that 1932 car they pimped out doesn't fit the 21-34 year old marketing campaign.

If you want to target 21-34, you have to pimp out a newer model ride. You know?
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Gannon
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Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 12:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The trivia question MUST be worded, 'which state has the longest CONTINUOUS coastline' for Alaska to win.

If it is 'which of the CONTIGUOUS states has the longest CONTINUOUS coastline', you get California.

If it is merely which is the LONGEST coastline completely, we get the nod...it is just around TWO peninsulas.


I haven't looked it up recently, but always come out of my skin when I hear Alaska and CA getting all that attention.

ONE has TOO cold a water to do much anything with except cruise and spill some oil...the other, well, you have to travel through the odd alternative-universe of CA to see.



Bratt,

Would you rather be a NEW fart or an old one?! heh
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Southwestmap
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Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 12:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The film makers on this board should go to the visitdetroit.com website for more information on the podcast contest. First prize is $10,000.
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Eastside_charlie
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Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 6:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

COOL! hmmmm let me think.
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I'm still thinking......
oh,
retro art-deco dilapidated buildings, that's cool,
if they get rehabbed.
retro muscle cars; reintroduced, thats cool.
Kwame F. he's cool.

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