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Old 12-21-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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You can eat delicious donuts but ever try to eat your dining room table? I think that settles that argument.


Just trying to lighten it up
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You can eat delicious donuts but ever try to eat your dining room table? I think that settles that argument.


Just trying to lighten it up
Hahaha right! You'll be like hot dang im so happy High Point produced my cherry wood table! Lol that was pretty good

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Old 12-21-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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And thats a fair point. Im not saying HP doesnt have name recognition. But to argue its enough that it needs its name on the airport with Greensboro and WS sounds like a stupid opinion coming from a smart guy. You're telling me almost the same amount of people or more are buying plane tickets to fly into High Point as Greensboro or Winston Salem. That some will google "High Point flights" and be like "GSO? Where is that?"....the point is....ANY recognition High Point has would also be an acknowledgement to Winston Salem and even more so to Greensboro. HP is a part of the Greensboro MSA for crying out loud.
I *never* said that. Please stop making things up, misinterpreting my statements and attributing things to me that I haven't said. I merely gave my opinion that HP has roughly the same, if not more, name recognition as the other 2 Triad cities. And I gave factual reasons for it. Its not an open and shut case that G'boro and W-S have much more name recognition.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I *never* said that. Please stop making things up, misinterpreting my statements and attributing things to me that I haven't said. I merely gave my opinion that HP has roughly the same, if not more, name recognition as the other 2 Triad cities. And I gave factual reasons for it. Its not an open and shut case that G'boro and W-S have much more name recognition.
Okay
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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What percentage of the US population has seen, and remembers, the W-S skyline? I'd wager not very many.

You might interested to know the HP Furniture Market is the largest trade show in the country, and attracts 70-80,000 people to the city twice a year. It consists of 10,000,000 sf of exhibition space. It was first held in 1909. In other words, its a very big deal, and it has spread knowledge of High Point all around the US, and the world.
So it attracts about the same amount of people as a Panthers game or 50,000 less than the gay pride weekend in CLT?


To move back to what the airport was actually named. I’m curious how they will use their new branding. Colors, slogans, etc. that could potentially make this more palatable

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Old 12-21-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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So it attracts about the same amount of people as a Panthers game or 50,000 less than the gay pride weekend in CLT?
Hilarious. Except the furniture market attendees come from all over the US and 100 foreign countries. And Panthers fans come from 5 counties. But yeah, its the exact same.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:54 PM
 
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What percentage of the US population has seen, and remembers, the W-S skyline? I'd wager not very many.

You might interested to know the HP Furniture Market is the largest trade show in the country, and attracts 70-80,000 people to the city twice a year. It consists of 10,000,000 sf of exhibition space. It was first held in 1909. In other words, its a very big deal, and it has spread knowledge of High Point all around the US, and the world.
For what it's worth, I don't disagree with you about political realities.

As for name recognition though, High Point is well known in a certain niche (furniture). Outside of that though, High Point is generally not very well known.

Winston-Salem is well known for Wake Forest and being a city of moderate population. And while those who drive by may not be able to remember the W-S skyline in such a way to be able to identify it in a set of pictures... those that drive by will generally remember driving by the skyline (especially given that it's actually a pretty impressive skyline for a city its size from that direction).

As far as Greensboro, it's well known from a sports perspective. The ACC is HQd there. Greensboro hosts ACC Tournaments and NCAA Tournaments. Like Winston-Salem, it has a moderate population size as well.

That's not to say a common joe from South Dakota will be able to ID where Winston-Salem or Greensboro on a map. But the two cities have far more name recognition for the average person than does High Point. But depending on what you're in to, I'm sure there are some who know High Point and not the other two as well.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:32 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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That's not to say a common joe from South Dakota will be able to ID where Winston-Salem or Greensboro are on a map.
Immaterial as the same is likely true for Raleigh or Richmond VA or Modesto CA for that matter.

The questions are about what they'll do when they have some reason or need to know ...
and how to relate where they are in comparison to other places: CENTRAL.

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I'm sure there are some who know High Point and not the other two as well.
In my early thirties I dated a woman with a relative in the furniture business. She told me about
once being taken to the market with them. It was the first time I'd even heard of HP.

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And while those who drive by may not be able to remember the W-S skyline in such a way to be able to identify it in a set of pictures...
those that drive by will generally remember driving by the skyline...
And if they were on Business 40 when they drove by.
From I-40 (where most of those that drive by are) it won't be seen hardly at all.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:56 AM
 
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So it attracts about the same amount of people as a Panthers game or 50,000 less than the gay pride weekend in CLT?
I'm also not sure how Charlotte's well attended gay pride weekend brings national name recognition to Greensboro or Winston-Salem.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I (kind of) hate to beat a dead horse...I suspect Winston-Salem has a good amount of name recognition nationally, among smokers (or former smokers).

I've spent about 1/2 of my life in the western part of the country. I remember neighbors moving to Charlotte...I didn't even know whether Charlotte was in NC or SC. When I moved from Oregon to Greenville, NC, my boss in OR said he had an uncle that lived there. Turns out the uncle lived in Greensboro. As has been mentioned, High Point is well known internationally among a limited circle (furniture industry).
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