Sunday, November 26, 2006

They Ain't Lookin' For Tara

Wow. Talk about the power of "social media." It's all about the network, not a calculated marketing campaign. Here's even more interesting info about the influx of bright, young things to the ATLanta, brain draining other major cities in the process. From today's NYT:
“What we’re seeing is the jury of the most skeptical age group in America has looked at Atlanta’s character and likes it,” Sam A. Williams, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, said.

But Mr. Williams acknowledged the difficulty of replicating that phenomenon on purpose. Had the chamber tried to advertise Atlanta, he said, “we might have screwed it up —because they’re much more trusting of their own network than they are of any marketing campaign.” “You can’t fake it here,” he said. “You either do it or you don’t.”

Full story here. Believe me, I'm sure some idiot marketeers somewhere will of course try to do just that -- copy Atlanta's nice-young-people phenom. And waste tons of taxpayer money in the process of failing miserably because of their social media cluelessness. Let's cheer-on a Chamber leader like Sam Williams who does get it, though.

This is all good for our fine city, but all I wanna know is -- when's RuPaul moving back?

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