"The Good Life" Going Away???

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Should "The Good Life" Stay or Go?

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"The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby Brad » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:14 pm

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Nebraska Tourism Commission closer to replacing 'The Good Life' slogan

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Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau wrote:
The Nebraska Tourism Commission is in the final stages of a study to come up with a new state slogan and symbol to better promote and “brand” the state for visitors
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Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau wrote:
The commission's study, expected to be finished in time for the 2014 tourism season, would also replace old tourism slogans like “Possibilities ... Endless” and the unofficial state symbol, which has been a Conestoga wagon, according to Kathy McKillip, the executive director of the commission.



Looks like we will find out on 5/1/2014


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Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:35 pm

I actually really like the 'Good Life' slogan. But I am happy they are replacing covered wagon. I don't think something that symbolizes people passing through the state to get to bigger and better places serves as a good symbol. It says more 'Pass through Nebraska!' than 'Come stay in Nebraska!'
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Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby Coyote » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:38 pm

Nothing these days depicts a 'Fly-Over' state better than a Conestoga wagon.
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Postby RNcyanide » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:44 pm

Coyote wrote:Nothing these days depicts a 'Fly-Over' state better than a Conestoga wagon.


No kidding.
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Postby Brad » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:45 pm

Coyote wrote:Nothing these days depicts a 'Fly-Over' state better than a Conestoga wagon.


I agree, but what do you think they will go to?
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Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby Coyote » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:54 pm

Brad wrote:
Coyote wrote:Nothing these days depicts a 'Fly-Over' state better than a Conestoga wagon.


I agree, but what do you think they will go to?


I can't believe I did these almost ten years ago now:

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Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:58 pm

A portrait of Warren Buffett?

In all seriousness, they could still go with a silhouette of Chimney Rock which could be a symbol of lofty aspirations or being an example for the rest of the country or something like that, or maybe a the Sandhill Crane for flight and grace. Also, they could use the 'Golden Sower' on the top of the state capitol.

Either way, I would like the image of Nebraska to shift away from being a backwater, fly-over state full of cowboys and Indians and covered wagons.
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Postby Coyote » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:17 pm

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Chimney Rock
Cowboy on Horse
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State Capital Building
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Postby jessep28 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:31 pm

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Postby lmdramos » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:29 pm

I think something that incorporates the skylines of Omaha and Lincoln would be good!

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Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby matthewgoett » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:07 pm

We could be the popcorrn state. I read we produce more popcorn than anyother state. :D

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Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:14 pm

Keep The Good Life. I don't care if the wagon goes, I like putting the state capitol out front for the state. It is our most iconic structure.

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Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby Linkin5 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:00 pm

Definitely keep it.

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Postby guitarguy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:54 pm

Why is this even an issue?? More people will come and think Nebraska is neat if it has more things that people enjoy doing. Just because they change the State slogan doesn't mean people will all the sudden see Nebraska in a different.. more 'hip' way??
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Postby jessep28 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:54 pm

guitarguy wrote:Why is this even an issue?? More people will come and think Nebraska is neat if it has more things that people enjoy doing. Just because they change the State slogan doesn't mean people will all the sudden see Nebraska in a different.. more 'hip' way??


Because marketing people.
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Postby guitarguy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:21 pm

These idiots you speak of are actually getting paid? Maybe I'm in the wrong field :what:
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Postby almighty_tuna » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:31 am

I might care if there were indications of what it will be replaced with.

Slogans I wouldn't recommend:

Nebraska - Come steal our 420 mile marker sign
Nebraska - We really have electricity
Nebraska - Land of Contrails
Nebraska - Better quality-of-life rankings through fine print
Nebraska - You're only two layovers away
Nebraska - It's way better than rural I-70
Nebraska - We're right next to Colorado

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Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:23 am

"Yeah its windy, but that's because Iowa sucks and Wyoming blows"


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Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:26 am

Lawmakers Consider Bill To Change State Slogan

WOWT wrote:The official slogan isn’t “The Good Life,” even though that’s what appears on signs as you enter the state. The official slogan is "Welcome to Nebraskaland, Where The West Begins."
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Postby almighty_tuna » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:28 am

You would think that St. Louis would have a problem with that.

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Postby lisanstan » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:12 pm

"The Good Life" is okay with me. I also like "Where the West Begins" even better. Really, nobody is going to visit because we have a cool slogan.

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Postby jessep28 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:13 pm

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Postby Coyote » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:26 am

[font=Georgia]State slogan saved; you can rest assured, 'the good life' is still in Nebraska[/font]

Paul Hammel: World-Herald Bureau wrote:The admission comes a day after a storm erupted on Facebook, Twitter and talk radio over a suggestion by one official that maybe it was time to retire the old "good life" tag line in the process of picking a new state slogan for tourism marketing.
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Postby Brad » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:08 pm

Lawlor's on Twitter wrote: ‏@LawlorsCustom

Hot off the press available now at 84th and J! #Nebraskathegoodlife pic.twitter.com/AXEbYftBTI

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Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:00 pm

[font=Georgia]Senator withdraws Nebraska slogan bill[/font]

KETV wrote:Because of the deluge of opposition, Mello withdrew the bill Thursday. He said the Nebraska Tourism Commission can continue working on its branding efforts without official legislative approval.


Let them do their Job senator - so why don't you now concentrate on your job!
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Postby S33 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:12 pm

New slogan should be something to the effect of

"Drive through our state with out-of-state plates, we dare ya"!

Immediately followed by:

"don't forget to tip the guy in the black uniform for the cavity search"

On a serious note, this bullsh*t we have going on, with hundreds of state troopers swarming I-80 and finding any BS reason they can to pull over and search out-of-town travelers, is really bad for the state. Looks very, very bad, and no slogan on a stupid sign can mask that.
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Postby guitarguy » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:31 am

You do realize there is hundreds of pounds of pot coming out of Colorado right? heck yeah I would pull over a young looking person with Colorado plates if I was a State Trooper.
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Postby S33 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:15 am

So, if I'm hearing this correct, you want the state patrol to protect you from pot? Come on...
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Postby Coyote » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:44 am

S33 wrote:So, if I'm hearing this correct, you want the state patrol to protect you from pot? Come on...

Seize the (illegal in Nebraska) pot, fine them $250, sell it to Colorado for $???, make your months budget in a week.
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Postby S33 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:57 am

Coyote wrote:
S33 wrote:So, if I'm hearing this correct, you want the state patrol to protect you from pot? Come on...

Seize the (illegal in Nebraska) pot, fine them $250, sell it to Colorado for $???, make your months budget in a week.

Oh, they make much more cash by fining and incarcerating by way of federal grants, I'm sure. I emphatically disagree with their tactics, agenda, an question the constitutionality of their entire process.

But this is all way off topic, and it's my fault.
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Postby RNcyanide » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:16 pm

S33 wrote:
But this is all way off topic, and it's my fault.


Now go sit in the corner and think about what you've done :mrgreen:
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Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby Brad » Wed May 07, 2014 2:50 pm

New Tourism Slogan: "Nebraska Nice"

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wowt wrote:“The new campaign, entitled ‘Nebraska Nice,' evolved out of intense brand research," says Nebraska Tourism Commission Vice Chairman John Chapo. "The results clearly showed that one of Nebraska’s strongest assets is our people.”
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Postby guitarguy » Wed May 07, 2014 3:13 pm

Haha laaaaaame!
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Postby schumatt » Wed May 07, 2014 3:15 pm

Brad wrote:
wowt wrote:“The new campaign, entitled ‘Nebraska Nice,' evolved out of intense brand research,"


So ripping off the phrase "Minnesota nice" is considered "intense brand research" now?

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed May 07, 2014 4:51 pm

Awfully Alliterative

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Postby Coyote » Fri May 09, 2014 10:10 pm

OWH poll (939 votes)

I like it : *****
I love it : *
I hate it : ****************************
I don't think: **********
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed May 21, 2014 5:29 pm

Oh god they just showed a "Nebraska Nice" commercial during the B1G Tourney :barf:

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Postby Coyote » Wed May 21, 2014 6:11 pm

Yeah, I saw that on BTN, I had the same reaction...
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Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Postby iamjacobm » Wed May 21, 2014 7:39 pm

Here it is for others:
[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIkXtfFR1PQ[/BBvideo]

Probably equally as bad as Iowa's:
[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOsUrWGmYH0[/BBvideo]

Oklahoma's is way better:
[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq8LsV8heLc[/BBvideo]


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