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Old 08-25-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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Has anyone seen these billboards around Columbia? I believe I remember seeing one off of I-20, near the I-77 interchange. I'm not terribly fond of seeing a billboard like that but I suppose Charlotteans didn't care too much for the Gamecock Club billboard right outside of downtown Charlotte last year. I remember seeing it as I drove into Charlotte for the Carolina-ECU game. Perhaps we should put a Riverbanks Zoo billboard up there in return?
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I think there have been "famously hot" billboards up there. Personally, I'm not a big fan of Charlotte. They're not nearly as big as they think they are.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:51 PM
 
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There have been billboards for Riverbanks in the Charlotte area for years now. Can't remember any in Charlotte proper but plenty in York County along I-77 south.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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Interesting. Good to know we try to market to them up there- seems to work. Matt- I don't care for Charlotte either way. I do have this weird thing though that I dislike cities that are near state lines. It irks me for some reason. And Charlotte irks me in that regard. Like it has some sort of identity crisis and will be always sortove tied in with South Carolina even though its in North Carolina.

Its like Charlotte has achieved a lot, but is ascribed certain not-so-cool things in my opinion.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:28 AM
 
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I live in Charlotte and have seen about four billboards for Columbia famously hot and charlottes #1 day trip is columbia's riverbanks zoo
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:49 AM
 
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Interesting. Good to know we try to market to them up there- seems to work. Matt- I don't care for Charlotte either way. I do have this weird thing though that I dislike cities that are near state lines. It irks me for some reason. And Charlotte irks me in that regard. Like it has some sort of identity crisis and will be always sortove tied in with South Carolina even though its in North Carolina.

Its like Charlotte has achieved a lot, but is ascribed certain not-so-cool things in my opinion.
That's very...different, especially since some of the coolest cities in the country are near state lines: Savannah, Chattanooga, Memphis, Louisville, New Orleans, Cincinnati, DC, NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, etc.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:38 AM
 
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I dont mind seeing them as a matter of fact I think it is reflective on how relevant of a market we are to Charlotte tourism. Its not that Charlotte is trying to taunt Columbia or thinks Columbia is undeserved because if that were the case they wouldn't need to advertise here because we would all go up there for everything already. I also see the GSP billboards in a similar light minus that they reference Charlotte rather than CAE. None the less, it shows that they see our market is important enough to the success of their airport to spend that kind of money here to target us. That should be a message to airlines on how relevant our market really is.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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That's very...different, especially since some of the coolest cities in the country are near state lines: Savannah, Chattanooga, Memphis, Louisville, New Orleans, Cincinnati, DC, NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, etc.
Yeah its odd. I guess because I've lived in an area that's centrally located I've grown much more fond of centrally located cities. For instance, the state of Missouri has two major cities and look at where they both fall: on the state line, St. Louis and Kansas City. I mean, I don't hold anything against these cities. Just an irrational... thing, that I have lol

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I dont mind seeing them as a matter of fact I think it is reflective on how relevant of a market we are to Charlotte tourism. Its not that Charlotte is trying to taunt Columbia or thinks Columbia is undeserved because if that were the case they wouldn't need to advertise here because we would all go up there for everything already. I also see the GSP billboards in a similar light minus that they reference Charlotte rather than CAE. None the less, it shows that they see our market is important enough to the success of their airport to spend that kind of money here to target us. That should be a message to airlines on how relevant our market really is.
That's true. But I also get a sense that Charlotte is this powerful entity that's swallowing up everything in its path to become dependent on it. Charlotte has already added 2 SC counties to their MSA. I still want Columbia to stand on its own and have its own attractions/dining/shopping that someone wouldn't need to travel an hour up I-77 to fulfill their needs. Not saying Columbia will ever become a place that offers EVERYTHING or just as much as Charlotte, but I don't want it to be seen connected to a "host" city like Charlotte.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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Yeah its odd. I guess because I've lived in an area that's centrally located I've grown much more fond of centrally located cities. For instance, the state of Missouri has two major cities and look at where they both fall: on the state line, St. Louis and Kansas City. I mean, I don't hold anything against these cities. Just an irrational... thing, that I have lol



That's true. But I also get a sense that Charlotte is this powerful entity that's swallowing up everything in its path to become dependent on it. Charlotte has already added 2 SC counties to their MSA. I still want Columbia to stand on its own and have its own attractions/dining/shopping that someone wouldn't need to travel an hour up I-77 to fulfill their needs. Not saying Columbia will ever become a place that offers EVERYTHING or just as much as Charlotte, but I don't want it to be seen connected to a "host" city like Charlotte.
I dont think we will ever have to worry about that. First of all Columbia is far enough away to not be a part of Charlotte and though our burbs and theirs keep sprawling towards each other, there is nothing in between. The other thing is that Columbia is big enough to stand on its own even with its proximity to Charlotte. Look at places like Providence RI and Boston. Boston is much bigger than Charlotte and they are much closer together but Providence is its own city with its own stuff.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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It's just marketing. There is one in Greenville too. Electronic billboard headed out of downtown near the Bilo Center. It cycles through with other advertisements.

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