Skip to comments.N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year
Posted on 05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT by freepatriot32
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans.
The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over."
State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself."
"We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of the year," Karen Wolfe, a spokeswoman for the state Commerce, Economic Growth and Tourism Commission, told The Press of Atlantic City for Saturday editions.
Codey, now state Senate president, dismissed "We'll Win You Over" because he said it reminded him too much of when he was single and asked girls out on a date.
"Come See For Yourself" was the top choice among more than 11,000 telephone and online votes cast by residents for five finalist entries in the contest. Codey unveiled the slogan with great fanfare in January, saying the Garden State's catch phrase "should hint at our true beauty."
But at an annual tourism conference in Cape May County last month, the slogan was absent from all state promotional materials. The slogan is also missing from this year's tourism television commercials, featuring a song by rocker Jon Bon Jovi.
Tourism officials said they won't pick from any of the four other finalists: "Love at First Sight," "The Real Deal," "The Best Kept Secret" or "Expect the Unexpected."
"Come see Corzine for yourself."
"New York... Now with 15% less running urine
I guess "Home Of The Universal Fart" is out of the question, then.
Apparently there are only 11,000 people in the whole state who care about having a slogan at all, and they voted for the one they wanted, so let them have it. I think it's stupid too, but it's the one they picked.
NJ: "We'll tax the crap otta' youse"
Well, this is the sort of thing that happens when you are trying to conceal who you are and have no idea where you're going. Pretty damned transparent and pretty damned sad in my opinion.
Since it's a motto sponsored by the government of NJ, how about just:
You from Jersey? Hey, I'm from Jersey!
New Jersey: "You Want A ##$%##! Slogan? I Got Yer ##$%##! Slogan Right Here!"
New Jersey: "Tell 'em Guido sent ya"
New Jersey: "Ya Got a problem with dat?"
New Jersey: "Now with 10% less toxic waste!"
New Jersey: "We'll look the other way."
New Jersey: "We had a gay governor, so what?"
New Jersey: "Be sure to pick up a complimentary chemical drum on your way out."
New Jersey: "Politicos and wiseguys -- badda-bing!"
New Jersey: "Cuz New York sucks."
New Jersey: "Shoot squealers, not bears."
New Jersey: "Suburb of not one, but TWO big cities"
New Jersey-If you are lucky you might make it out alive
"where the sewer meets the sea."
Come for the toxic waste. Stay for the tumors.
"We are proceeding without the slogan"
'Tis a slogan in itself.
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