Nebraska is getting REAL with their new tourism slogan. We couldn't help brainstorming a few other options...
Nebraska made national headlines this week by announcing a new tourism campaign that takes a self-deprecating view of the state’s reputation.
The new slogan?
“Nebraska: Honestly, It’s Not For Everyone.â€
State Tourism Director John Ricks told Omaha.com that since Nebraska is often ranked as the “least likely stateâ€ that tourists plan to visit, “the marketing campaign needed to be different.”
This news got us thinking … what would other states’ slogans be if they were going to get super real and self-deprecating? Taking a page from Nebraska’s book, we came up with 10 updated, painfully honest slogans for other states.
Tourism directors, feel free to grab these for your next campaign:
California: Wouldn’t It Be Cool If You Could Afford to Live Here?
Iowa: Thanks For Driving Through. Maybe Stop Next Time.
Oregon: Dude, Do You Even Brew Your Own Kombucha?
Vermont: Still Really Into Phish and Not Apologizing For It.
Tennessee: We’re More Than Jack Daniel’s – We’ve Got George Dickel, Too.
New York: Only a Very Small Part of Our State Smells Like Garbage All the Time.
Delaware: Even We Couldn’t Find Our State on a Map.
Oklahoma: We Gave You Garth Brooks. What More Do You Want From Us?
New Jersey: Our State Flag Is Leopard Print.
Florida: Please Don’t Judge Us By Your Weird Uncle Who Moved Here in the 70s.