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colliehauler

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Posted: 10/30/19 08:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2012Coleman wrote:

BobsYourUncle wrote:


Wow!! Deja Vu!
I have one of those shirts, identical to that. I don't wear it often either. I also have 2 T shirts, and a couple ball caps, all with the same logo.
Nice! [emoticon]
And I may as well add, like you, not for sale. [emoticon]
Selling stuff on this site is against the rules, so they had to stop selling stuff I guess.

So how come I still have the old logo? I can log on to the Good Sam RV Club Member website.
Selling stuff and advertising is not against the rules if you own this site. How do you think they pay for this site with your forum dues? LOL

If your a lifetime member you get the old logo. The retro logo doesn't bother me. I remember when Sonic had a retro logo as well. How about the KFC spokesman for brand recognition.

* This post was edited 10/30/19 08:07am by colliehauler *

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FlatBroke wrote:

I always thought that “Sam” looked like a goof ball. Never put the sticker on anything.



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Posted: 10/30/19 09:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WVcampground wrote:

westernrvparkowner wrote:

WVcampground wrote:

westernrvparkowner wrote:

I cannot begin to tell you how much I hope that is true. The fat white guy might have been a great logo in the 50s, but in today's world it is a huge turn off. Good Sam sends us a great bit of marketing materials and any with Fat White Sam immediately gets filed in the circular file. The Good Sam universe already spends waaaay too much in marketing dollars chasing the Redneck White Guy (all the NASCAR sponsorships). The potential RV market is goes much beyond Bubba and Friends.


Gotta have diversity. Maybe they'll put RuPaul on there. They can cover about 3 bases going that route.
Would you be more or less likely to patronize a business that did use RuPaul as their mascot?



I would visit it more, honest answer. And I am a fat redneck middle aged heterosexual white guy that watches Nascar.

I bought some Dicor the other day. The fact that their front man is a fat middle aged fat bald white guy named Rudy who looks sort of creepy did not factor into the purchase decision.
You say you would visit a RuPaul logo'ed business more often, so logos do matter. Of course I don't believe a word of "I would visit it more, honest answer" any more than I believe that by sponsoring NASCAR Good Sam Enterprises is making an attempt to bring a more diverse clientele into the RVing world. It's playing to their base, nothing more. Nothing wrong with that if you are happy with the business you have and don't have a big need or desire to expand upon that base business.
My business has seen a big expansion of guests outside of the "old, fat, white guy" demographic in recent years. At the same time our reservation sourcing information has shown that fewer and fewer of those guests use the Good Sam channels to find us. Also, the percentage of guests who have and use the Good Sam card for a discount has decreased. So to us it is apparent the Good Sam universe is decreasing in size, just like NASCAR's TV ratings and attendance. Perhaps a sea change in Good Sam's marketing is past due. A change in the logo is hopefully the first step in what will likely be a long journey.

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WVcampground wrote:

FlatBroke wrote:

I always thought that “Sam” looked like a goof ball. Never put the sticker on anything.



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I actually like the Fred Flintstone logo reminds me of my childhood watching cartons.

Time moves on. Look at the golden arches with out the name, Pepsi logo without the name so it can have International appeal without English.

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Posted: 10/30/19 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My god, the things people will argue about.

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CFerguson wrote:

My god, the things people will argue about.


My god, the people who can't see the humor in something.

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Posted: 10/30/19 02:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yabba dabba doo [emoticon]


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WVcampground wrote:

CFerguson wrote:

My god, the things people will argue about.


My god, the people who can't see the humor in something.


Oh I see the humor in some of these (I like the woody idea eg). I also see people passionate about things that don't matter. I have concluded that theres a significant fraction of the species that live to make others as miserable as they are themselves. And most of them inhabit the Inturweb.

https://i2.wp.com/knuckledraggin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/72627067_398050457526625_4548686832539271168_n.jpg?zoom=1.5625&resize=640%2C653

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Posted: 10/30/19 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

westernrvparkowner wrote:


My business has seen a big expansion of guests outside of the "old, fat, white guy" demographic in recent years.

Let's not be knocking old, fat, white guys.
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CFerguson wrote:

WVcampground wrote:

CFerguson wrote:

My god, the things people will argue about.


My god, the people who can't see the humor in something.


Oh I see the humor in some of these (I like the woody idea eg). I also see people passionate about things that don't matter. I have concluded that theres a significant fraction of the species that live to make others as miserable as they are themselves. And most of them inhabit the Inturweb.

https://i2.wp.com/knuckledraggin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/72627067_398050457526625_4548686832539271168_n.jpg?zoom=1.5625&resize=640%2C653



Reading back through the thread, I am having a hard time finding anything I would consider an argument. If you want an argument go read one of the truck threads, a Tesla thread, or the new one about EZ lube.

If something such as this makes a person as miserable as possible, I would argue they were as miserable as possible before they ever read it, and perhaps they should avoid the inturweb entirely.

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