Friday, July 22, 2011

Hinds being sneaky again

Apparently Hinds County is engaged in a "rebranding" effort. The Jackson Free Press reported:

"Approximately 18 residents and county leaders discussed the county's image during a public meeting at the Eudora Welty Library last night. Earlier this year, the Hinds County Economic Development Authority signed a $10,000 contract with the urban-planning firm, Arnett Muldrow & Associates, to develop a brand for Hinds County. Tripp Muldrow, a partner at Muldrow & Associates, says the goal of branding Hinds County is to unite the county, attract industry and attract new residents. The county's branding process includes two days of public meetings in various locations throughout the city and concludes on Friday with a presentation." Article

Just one problem: As usual, there is no mention of these meetings on the county website. There was no mention of these meetings at the regular meeting of the Supervisors last Monday. Anyone surprised?


Anonymous said...

I saw the headline for this story in the Ledger........thought they were using branding irons on the thugs. Pretty good idea.....unfortunately, different kind of branding.

Reed said...

They LOVE the word "perception" over there, as if all the problems are in the misconceptions people hold about the city/county. Also, how am I supposed to take seriously a man who continues to use his juvenile, hip-hop nickname as his nom de guerre?

"Yo yo yo dis Kamikaze here, my peeps, and it would be so dope and def if you would commit $7 million to our plan to rebrand the county organization, because wifout us, y'all'd be cow pastures!"

Maybe he could throw a few obscenities in there to complete the "keepin' it real" image.

J. Kev said...


(golf clap)

Anonymous said...

Snake oil.

Anonymous said...

Kaze is as irrelevant as Ladd.


Shadowfax said...

Perception and Kamikaze aside; how does one 'brand' a community in a manner more relevant than its crime statistics already brand it? Madison has a sign at all its entrances 'branding' it as a certified retirement community. Perhaps a sign at the entrances to Jacktown branding it as 'a certified duck and roll community'.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was a legitimate website. With the lack of diversity and Jackson bashing, it is clear that bigots and fear-mongering is the order of the day. Well keep sending your women over here to me while you watch stats.

Anonymous said...

That is where you are wrong 7:54. If Brad is anything he is less relevant than Donna.

She stands or falls by her published weekly paper however detached you may or may not find their fare.

Brad sells booze and debauchery while pretending to be a music mogul, developer, local opinionator and wannabe political kingpin.

I'll leave it to you to assess his effectiveness at any or all of the above.

Kingfish said...

Kaze could've run against Doug. Doug could've been taken this year but he chose not to do so.

Wonder why we are stuck with these clowns? Because no younger blacks who are at least somewhat credible and not thugs like Archie or nuts like Stokes bother to run for office.

Anonymous said...

Brad would have lost against Anderson.

He might be vulnerable but not in a match vs neophyte Franklin.

Bravado alone is not enough to win an election.

Brad has little to offer other than that and a few scant backers (users) in his corner who've got him snookered that he is some type of crossover visionary.

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