Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
[tnivideo caption=”Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video, 2nd Attempt” credit=”bishopvids”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM[/tnivideo]
During the last City Council election, there was a big brouhaha over a Tucson tourism video that cost $800,000 but was not finished. (And as far as I know has never been finished. Seriously, folks, if you’re gonna drop almost $1 million on a project– finish it. You wouldn’t have the money to distribute it or buy television time, but at least you could get a PR intern to upload it to YouTube and facebook.)
Anyway, for the next Tucson tourist video, I suggest we hire this guy for the price of a plane ticket to Tucson + a room at Hotel Congress for two-three days in January. Seriously, anyone from Cleveland would jump at the chance to get out of there in January.
This video has over 3 million hits on YouTube; now that’s viral marketing. This is his second Cleveland video. In his YouTube comments, he said that the Cleveland tourism office didn’t like his first one, which also garnered over 3 million hits.
Actually, for the Tucson video, he could reuse a few lines from these Cleveland videos…
“Come see our 2 buildings.”
“Buy a house for the price of a VCR.”
And instead of saying, “Our economy is built on LeBron James”, we could use, “Our economy is built on Kokopelli.”