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OKC... "The Big Friendly"?

By May 6, 2007

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Many of us in OKC have said for some time that the success of the Hornets and the growth in Bricktown offer us a unique opportunity for promotion, a chance to rise to the next level of metropolitan areas. In fact, I mentioned marketing and tourism as one of our key goals for the new year.

Well, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's Blake Wade is making a push in that direction, emphasizing the residents' noted virtues of kindness and likability with the proposal of a new OKC nickname, "The Big Friendly." With Centennial events galore in our immediate future, this could be a genuine opportunity to really get the word out.

So, what do you think of the nickname? Is this the brand we want as we continue a renaissance in the metro? Leave your thoughts below or on the OKC discussion forum.

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May 7, 2007 at 6:13 pm
(1) David A. says:

I say,Go for it!

May 7, 2007 at 9:37 pm
(2) Jeremy says:

Probably a bit corny but its true. Everybody talks about how friendly we are.

May 14, 2007 at 8:22 am
(3) patty says:

Corny….OKC can do better.

May 18, 2008 at 11:08 pm
(4) Jeffro says:

I don’t know. There’s friendly people everywhere, and there’s a-holes too. What the heck, go for it, it rolls off the tongue, but there could be a better one – that DOESN’T SOUND LIKE A RIP-OFF OF NEW ORLEANS’ “THE BIG EASY”…

August 10, 2008 at 4:50 pm
(5) Jason says:

That already happens to be a nickname for Columbia, S.C.

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