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Old 03-06-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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I've been hearing a lot about the believeindetroit.org site that Mayor Bing is backing on the radio and even seen a couple of billboards around (there is one on I-94 & I-75). I recently went on the site to see what it was about and it has a bunch of different organizations listed that you could volunteer for. I think I'm going to sign up for one of the neighborhood restoration organizations. Has anyone else heard about this site? If so, would you sign up for anything?
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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I don't recall hearing or seeing anything. I've been meaning to do some volunteer work at some point.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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Really? There are a couple of billboards up, radio commericals and they play the TV commercial every five minutes lol
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Really. *shrugs*
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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I have to be honest about the commercials.... they are really forgettable. I mean, there's just so much more they could have done to make it more interesting/more eye-catching. Maybe it's the bland soundtrack, maybe it's the white background, maybe it's all the old figureheads they chose to feature, maybe it's all of the above, but compared to the Chrysler commercial, the "I'm a Believer" ad campaign doesn't really "POP" IMO. You have to really create something refreshing, something new and exciting, something that causes an emotional response and makes people want to get involved.

If they gave me a small budget, I'd put together something really exciting. Get some uptempo music in the background, maybe Motown, maybe Kevin Saunderson techno, maybe some other Detroit sound. Throw in shots of the city where things are happening. Show the vibrancy that is. Have it narrated by Mayor Bing, but feature some young people who are getting involved, building things, and making a difference. Show the progress that's going on. Highlight the determined grittiness that is Detroit. Package all of that urban energy and pack it into a 30 second concentrated blast of in-your-face, "DETROIT!"

On the other hand, the website is okay.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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^ or just have forstarters do it lol
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