Thursday, September 11, 2008
Billboards and Tennessee's image
Business and government leaders in Tennessee need to think about promoting the state on billboards in other states a little better than they have been in my opinion. Take for instance I-65 in Alabama. As your driving north out of Athens, Al toward Tennessee you will see billboards promoting the various lottery games,"showgirls" at exit 22 in Maury County, Tn and another one promoting "sex magazines" at exit 53 in Williamson County, Tn and I can't forget the one promoting "Big Jim's Boobie Bungalow" at exit 6 in Giles County, Tn. There's not a single billboard up promoting Gatlinburg,Memphis,Nashville or anything educational. The basic theme of the billboards is "Come to Tennessee to get your porn and lotto tickets"!