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Old 06-08-2015, 01:15 PM
 
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Didn't US Airways, at some point, have major employment in Winston? Makes sense to me.
The airlines highlight different cities with spreads like these...the point is that it was titled "Winston-Salem" and the information inside was all Winston-Salem.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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The airlines highlight different cities with spreads like these...the point is that it was titled "Winston-Salem" and the information inside was all Winston-Salem.
Wonderful.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:09 PM
 
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Wonderful.
It definitely is wonderful...I'm not sure why Delta couldn't do the same with its article on Greensboro.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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It definitely is wonderful...I'm not sure why Delta couldn't do the same with its article on Greensboro.
Doesn't change it though. The headline actually read 'Greensboro' in a large font, with 'The Piedmont Triad' as a sort of smaller font off to the right - as an aside. The content treated each entity with the same weight the headline did.

Really though, it's not that serious. I've been in some other NC threads today and I see a trend in needing to defend. Carry on.
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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The whole Piedmont Triad branding has been a failure IMO and needs to be reevaluated. It makes it harder for W-S and G'boro, as individual cities, to establish identities on the national scene, or even regionally. Millenials, the future workforce and taxpayers, are attracted more to urban cities, not regions.

Greensboro is the leading city in the Triad and should start acting like it. PTI should be renamed Greensboro International Airport. I can guarantee many, if polled, even in NC, would not know what PTI stands for. Greensboro International leaves no doubt.

Or, the economic leaders in this area could continue doing the same things they've been doing, and continue to get the same results.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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How does the Piedmont Triad branding make it harder for the cities to establish identities? Does San Francisco have trouble standing out because it's part of the Bay Area? You can walk and chew gum at the same time. I'd say that Winston in particular has zero problem with city identity, especially among the younger crowd. Camel City. The Dash. WSNC. The same is true of Greensboro, though I spend more time in WS, so the "brand" is more familiar to me.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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Winston does have a bit of an identity advantage because it doesn't share the county with another metro city. I don't think "Piedmont Triad" carries any more negativity than the term "Triangle."
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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I do think it would be more beneficial for exposure and recognition if the airport were named Greensboro/Winston-Salem International Airport. Even cities that are part of a larger region have their airports named after the largest or two largest cities in the region (Raleigh-Durham Int'l, Norfolk Int'l, Greenville-Spartanburg Int'l, etc.).
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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Doesn't change it though. The headline actually read 'Greensboro' in a large font, with 'The Piedmont Triad' as a sort of smaller font off to the right - as an aside. The content treated each entity with the same weight the headline did.

Really though, it's not that serious. I've been in some other NC threads today and I see a trend in needing to defend. Carry on.
My point exactly. Piedmont Triad as an aside when it should have been in large font according to the article. You really can't argue that point.
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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The whole Piedmont Triad branding has been a failure IMO and needs to be reevaluated. It makes it harder for W-S and G'boro, as individual cities, to establish identities on the national scene, or even regionally. Millenials, the future workforce and taxpayers, are attracted more to urban cities, not regions.

Greensboro is the leading city in the Triad and should start acting like it. PTI should be renamed Greensboro International Airport. I can guarantee many, if polled, even in NC, would not know what PTI stands for. Greensboro International leaves no doubt.

Or, the economic leaders in this area could continue doing the same things they've been doing, and continue to get the same results.
The Triad branding actually helps GSO and W-S because it puts them in the "over 1 million" category that so any corporations view as the threshold.

GSO is not the leading city in the Triad...I would say that there isn't one because the two are so even. GSO has a little larger population but that doesn't make it the leader. If that were the case then San Jose would be the leading city of its CSA when we all know that it's San Francisco.

There is a reason that the airport is named the way it is - all the cities contributed to it. What it wrong with the results that the economic leaders have gotten here? This area has grown and changed tremendously in the past couple of decades. W-S's downtown is a great indicator of that.
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