January 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
I don’t want to tell people how to do their jobs but here’s what I would do with those ” downtown, baby!” commercials. Continue Reading
Tags: celebrities, columnists, columns, downtown, Fargo, John Lamb, Life, slogans 15 Comments »
You shouldn’t pick on poor Denney to much, he can’t talk very good because he has a wad of gum in his mouth constantly. They could ask him; Hey Denny. where does one spit out their gum in Fargo, and Denny could say,
Gerrr, dowwwntawn babaye, mumble mumble.
Also, Denny does not save downtown every year from floods, the volunteers and public works do.
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But King Denny has all the answers (or so he thinks he does) as he is the ultimate flood fighter. All he is is a bully and when the town is saved he takes credit and hand out Denny beer cards (like it was his beer – it was donated) but he feels he needs to interject himself in everything.
I think him and Vanyo knew before the countywide sales tax vote just where the Corp was planning on putting the diversion and deliberately kept the info from the public cuz they knew the vote would go down. He is just another slimy politician.
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I found your comments to be a little harsh. I don’t live in Fargo and have never shopped downtown. I didn’t realize the variety of shops that exist downtown. I would not have known about these business had it not been for the commercials. They have to be more interesting than the Mall and hopefully alot less crowded.
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They really are pathetic commercials – and why does King Denny have to always get involved in everything. If nothing I don’t support downtown because I the bully King Denny does. He is an embarassment to Fargo and ND.
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I was going to comment on the commercials being an embarrassment, but then I read the comments and realize the REAL embarrassment to Fargo is the negativity, so I’m not going to join in. *snerk*
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two fargo pastors have just gained celebrity status; have them do a few commercials.
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LOL……Oliver………Agree……And what is with that one Goof actually smiling for his mugshot??
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I absolutely detest the slogan. It does not matter to me who says it, it is the stupid slogan itself. It surely will not encourage me to go downtown.
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I agree the commercials lack creativity and certainly do not capture what they are striving for. But, the guy that wrote this article is an idiot. If he didn’t lack such journalistic skill he would be writing in a larger market, so maybe I shouldn’t slam him too hard, he has already been put in his place.
P.S. Fargo Downtown is the only thing keeping me here, I love it.
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All writers do in this town is slam it so they can feel they are great writers. They have nothing of significance to write about so they pull things out of their a*%.
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I wouldn’t mind the slogan if downtown Fargo was really something special. It’s not. There are many cities which have much better “downtowns.” They simply look better, have more to offer, and actually have some green space for just hanging out. Fargo still has a lot of work to do in making downtown something to brag about.
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just as we’d expect from fargo….sad and pathetic. why must it always be?
what id like to see take place downtown, baby….. is those people start paying property taxes like the rest of us, instead of having it go into the tif district that just cycles tax dollars between the handful of people that own property in that area of town.
my slogan: burgum, bullinger, swanson, schlossman paying taxes like the little people that are not in the downtown, baby!!!!
Telly Salavas is dead.
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Telly Savalas is also dead.
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I could not be more disappointed in this article or the comments here.
These commercials were not made by the mayor. They were not made by the big developers. They were made by the small business owners who are TRYING with everything they have to make downtown Fargo something special for YOU.
This campaign was made to promote downtown, so it can grow in develop into something you are and will continue to be proud of.
Think of it 10 years ago. Would you go downtown to shop, dine, and or just spend an afternoon? No. These people who made these commercials are making a difference. And they want to continue. They want to continue so YOU have somewhere special to go. That is why these ads are on TV, whether you think they are cheesy or not.
I think it was a way to have a blanket theme for all of downtown. It doesn’t specify one thing, it is downtown… working together. Sure, a little underwhelming. A little cheesy. But it get the message across. It lets those who may not be familiar what downtown has going on.
I don’t see any articles being written about other local advertisements. Why pick on downtown & the HARDWORKING individuals who run these amazing businesses?
It’s not the cold weather. It’s not the size. It’s not the lack of what Fargo has to offer. It is the NEGATIVE thinkers who tarnish my Fargo pride. Fargo, especially downtown, is growing and changing everyday. A place like downtown keeps the young, intelligent, creative people in Fargo. It is giving Fargo the chance to have a bright future.
I love Fargo. I love downtown.
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