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    AIB- Branding a Burning Question

    AIB - Branding a Burning Question

    i've been driving around a lot lately, through many a small town and always find it humourous how these places try to differentiate them selves from their neighbours.

    For example. Here is Exeter, Ont. Their claim to fame, the white squirrel. Other places ask you to "tarry awhile" others welcome you to their "sepoy town".

    So you know what the town is famous for:



    Civic Art to let you know where you are



    Anyone else have any funny local images or brands they'd like to share?
    Last edited by donk; 26 Aug 2004 at 9:11 PM. Reason: To add images
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    So you what to talk about White Squirrels -

    White Squirrel Wars
    More at: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/set/squirrels.html

    Olney, IL; Marionville, MO; Kenton, TN; Brevard, NC; Exeter, ON
    Not one, but five towns use albino squirrels as their claims to fame, and none is particularly happy about the others.

    Olney, IL police patches bear an outline of a bushy-tailed albino,
    their website: http://www.olneypd.org/CITYOFO.htm#CITYLink

    Q. How would / do you copy that patch image to be seen here ?

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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    BUMP -

    White squirrels top list in voting for 'Seven Wonders of Illinois'
    From my fair city's newspaper:
    http://www.courierpress.com/news/200...-for-seven-of/

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    After three weeks of voting on the Illinois Tourism Bureau's Web site...
    the squirrels had gathered 37 percent of the votes cast...
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cities in the Buffalo area are really unsophisticated when it comes to branding and promotion, but East Aurora is an exception. They use a Craftsman-style theme for much of their signage and street furniture.


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