I feel bad for all the states that don't even have a brand I recognize.
Do you agree with the choice for your state?
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I feel bad for all the states that don't even have a brand I recognize.
If the porn isn't high res you can't get horny, but you can hate a guy at 1000 paces without a scope. That's human nature.
Yeah, Carrs, Albertsons, Peavey, Allsup's, & Ginos I have no clue. And I can't make out Hawaii or Rhode Island at all.
I think I'm mostly surprised that no two states share a top brand. I would agree that CA is overrun by Apple products.
I think it's brands that are FROM the state, not what is most recognized in each of the states.
Albertsons is everywhere on the west coast but I haven't seen them since moving east and nobody has heard of them here.
Apparently Rhode Island is Hasbro, and Hawaii is Hawaiian Airlines, FYI.
also, LOL @ Virginia
I also have a hard time believing CAT over McDonalds for Illinois.
GEICO for Maryland? I'd say that's more synonymous with D.C. Should be Old Bay.
Do people outside of the mid-Atlantic even know about Old Bay?
I've heard of Old Bay, but can't say that I've ever had it. Not that we have much seafood in the midwest, unless you count catfish.
I live in Montana and I have no knowledge of the Great Harvest Bread company. I do have some Old Bay in my kitchen though.
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Gillette... hmm............................................... ............................................. HMMMM............. HMMMM
Not sure I agree, but I guess.
Figured Louisiana would be Tobasco or Tony Chachere's
Ohio should definitely be P&G. Not fucking Wendy's. Shit, I'd put P&G, Macy's and Kroger all above Wendy's. They even have Gillette as the Massachusetts company - a brand that is owned by P&G.
Apple is huge in California, but I'd say one of the social media sites now - particularly Facebook.
I disagree with Minnesota too. Didn't even know Pillsbury was from Minnesota, but I do know Best Buy and Target are based in Minnesota.
And Starbucks is certainly a very recognizable Washington company, but I'd put Microsoft ahead of Starbucks.
This could be international, not just considering Americans brand recognition, the article doesn't really say one way or another. That would probably change things a bit.
The problem with Proctor & Gamble is that they own a TON of big companies, but you don't really see a product on store shelves with a big P&G logo on it or anything, they're kind of behind the scenes from the general public's point of view.
I brought a massive tub of it overseas and shared it with some foreign, third-world savages and it changed their lives.
I've never heard of most of these companies: Taco John's, Allsup's, Cummins, Peavey, Gino's, and several others.
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That's a shame, the world needs to know about Taco Johns meat & potato burrito (we used to just call them potato burritos). So good when you're drunk.
Its weird, Dunkin Donuts was big around here back in the 70s and early 80s, then they all disappeared for decades, and a couple just recently opened up in the last couple years again. We had a Dunkin Donuts drought for a good 25 years or so.
I had no clue what Florida would be, but I guess Hooters is pretty popular. Worst fucking wings in the world, though.
Old Bay on your fries, bitches! You'll thank me later.
MN is dumb like mentioned above. Dairy Queen, General Mills and 3M are also from here.
Combined with Target and Best Buy........Pillsbury makes no sense.
Pretty much nailed Oregon, only other thing I could see it being is maybe Intel and thats a pretty big maybe.
Alabama's is pretty dumb, imo. Company randomly moves it headquarters to Birmingham in the 90s apparently and that is why it is "from Alabama," even though it obviously made a name for itself in NYC first.
Edit: It has since moved its headquarters to NYC as well.
While Microsoft is clearly the bugger company I would say Starbucks is more recognizably from Washington than Microsoft.
Mmmm Allsup's fried burrito. That thing will cure any hangover.
" As another industry innovation, to solve that problem, they simply turned the drink machine around so the customer could make their own. The self-serve fountain drink, one of the first in the country, became wildly popular, and the Tallsup and burrito became the combo of choice."
wtf is zappos? I have to look that shit up.
While I believed they are technically headquartered in California there presence and facilities in Hillsboro are massive.
Apple for California? I dunno, I guess. It doesn't feel right, but not sure what else I'd put there.For each of the fifty states (and the District of Columbia), I selected a corporation or brand that best represented the states. My criteria are subjective, but in each case, I tried to use a brand that a) is based in that state and b) is still in business (as of 2012).
There are few companies more recognizable today than Apple. Yeah, fuck Apple, but everyone knows exactly who/what they are.
California has always been seen as a big tech place, so picking one of the most internationally recognized tech companies makes sense. Plus, it's older than stuff like Google.
Arizona should be crystal meth.
Anyways the guy who put it together didn't really use infamy as the criteria, instead he chose the brand that best represents that state.
One thing I discovered while writing this article is that corporations are not evenly distributed across the country. Some states, such New Mexico, Alaska, Montana and West Virginia, simply do not host many big corporations. Others host so many that choosing one was difficult. In these cases, I went with the company that I though best represented the state, rather than the biggest or most notorious. Hence, I used Dr Pepper for Texas instead of ExxonMobil. I used Apple for California instead of Google or Facebook. I also had a problem with some of the smaller states like Vermont and Delawar
The most recognisable brand from Rhode Island surely must be...
^^ Thread winner
wonder if they deliberately discluded sports franchises from being considered "brands"
And Pillsbury is a brand that has been quite recognizable going back probably 50 years. Target and Best Buy maybe half that timeframe, tops. Dairy Queen seems to have faded in the last decade (most around here in KC closed in the last 10-15 years, we have maybe 2 or 3 left total, when there used to be dozens)
I had to wiki Allsup's only to find that they're claim to fame is some clerk being raped and murdered. Suck it New Mexico.
Hawaii should be best known for producing people who have names with 14 letters and nothing but vowels in them.
They have deep fried burritos AND chimichangas? Isn't that the same thing?
How the fuck is Florida recognized by Hooters. Thats a fucking Texas (Dallas) Company...
Yeah, on the back of every Hooters menu is the story about how they were founded in Clearwater, Florida back in the 80s.
I live in Indiana and I've never heard of Cummins. I would've said John Deere except its HQ is in IL.
Looking at this wiki list these names strike me as more popular (This is Indianapolis area only)
Eli Lilly and Company (Not sure if it has a brand?)
ACE Rent a Car
Anthem Blue Cross
L. S. Ayres
Simon Property Group
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MWS Natural "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving black people approaches 1."
i want to know what a taco johns is.
In terms of brand recognition? I mean the Pillsbury doughboy is so ingrained in culture he is now in a Geico TV spot.
I've never heard of Allsup's, Carrs, Peavey, Sinclair, Cabelas, Albertsons, Ginos, CAT, and Cummins.
I'm from VA and while Aol might have been the most recognizable 15 years ago, there are SO many modern day options. I would think internationally Rosetta Stone might be the most popular VA brand currently. BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, Capitol One, Freddie Mac, Rubbermaid, Marriott, all also seem more popular than Aol.
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You've never heard of CAT, aka Caterpillar, the makers of omnipresent construction vehicles?
The most interesting thing about this whole thread is what we, living in different parts of the US, have and haven't heard of. I feel like there's an Albertsons on every corner, but /shrug Because of where I live. Only know of Taco Johns from living in Michigan in my youth, and damn, I got some fine fine memories of that place. (So I go to their site to see JUST IN CASE they may have locations in CA, and nah =/ Surprisingly, they don't even have locations in Michigan anymore either) My memories are over 20 years old, but I recall them kicking Taco Bell's ass.
Yea, I've never seen them. I'd like to. I really don't care for Taco Bell, but my brother loves it.
Being a better version of Taco Bell is like some terrible analogy I can't think of right now
until Taco Johns gets a version of the Chalupa then Taco Bell will always be better.
If CAT = Caterpillar then yes, I've seen their construction vehicles around. Still never heard of Cabelas though
The only thing I've ever had from Taco John's is their churros. Man, those are some good churros...
I only know Cabela's from shitty video games.
Cabela's is a sporting/outdoors store like Gander Mountain or Bass Pro Shop. They are huge and they are awesome.
Yeah, Cabelas tends to be a little more focused on hunting and hiking whereas bass pro is focused a little more on fishing & water sports. I remember my parents taking me into a Cabelas for the first time when I was a kid, and I wouldn't stop bugging them to buy me a crossbow for weeks. I don't think they ever took me back, lol. All 10 year-olds need a crossbow...
You'll shoot your eye out!
Carolina's should have been Pepsi.
Thinking more into this... How is Disney not the #1 brand for Florida?
You're right I forgot. Seeing Disney shit everywhere here makes me forget how all these companies are actually in California.
We never get credit for Burger King, and it's much bigger than Hooters.
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