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If you stay at local hotels, then yes, you get a say so. Although I think it is fishy that you stay in local hotels if you live in Victoria. Does your spouse know this?
Plus, I never said that this money has to be spent just on advertising. All I am saying is that it cannot be spent on all the things being brought up in this blog. Aside from the point that spending it on advertising is the biggest bang for the Victoria buck. It is a way to promote the community in its entirety. To get outside money to be spent here. If you give it all to the Museum for example, they will just promote their own sector. And all the outside money will only come from the Museum enthusiasts.
Oh, and I am still waiting for someone to prove to me that the campaign is not working......
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Unless you are spending your money to stay in local hotels and motels, you don't have a say so as to where this money is spent. Sorry! So stop complaining that the money could be better spend doing something else. That gripe is to your state representative. Not to your nay sayer buddies on this blog. Oh, and you all want proof that the campaign is working? Why don't one of you prove to me that it is not working? I believe that it is. Who will prove me wrong? "a solid loss - in print based on actual sales receipts" as "THE" Pilot would only want it.
Hey Pilot, do a little research. The number one rule of advertising is that there is no solid, clear cut way to prove it ever works. Yet companies pour billions into every year. Why? Because they loose money if they don't. And that my friend, is proven.
Best I can tell, Victoria has been far from being a ghost town since this campaign started. The restaurants are busy and the hotels are full. Hotels which are footing the bill for this anyway. I think the campaign is working wonderfully as do many people in town. Keep up the good work Bise and JET! Aside from a few nay sayers with nothing better to do but sit on the sideline and pout, the people of Victoria are behind you and appreciate your efforts.
@goags & Holein1: I said I knew the owner, not that I have details of the business. How does any business get new business or start a business?
You can call or email JET and ask. The website lists contact information: www.jetmarketingandadvertising.com
Are you sure everyone knows that? Cause I sure have read a lot of opinions about how the money would be better spent and want to blame local government for doing so. The problem is that these opinions are formed before any facts are sought out.
That is my point. Fact find first, then form an opinion. It is what educated and mature people do.
I have a question for those blogging on this site. Do will you listen to and accept fact as truth? Or do you only seek to prove you strongest belief system true? Because I keep hearing an ongoing theme that is simply false. If you think that city officials have the power to allocate this hotel/motel tax money for anything other than putting "heads in beds", you are wrong. They cannot use this money to pay off debt, fix roads, education, etc. And if you have a problem with that fact, then call your State Government. Locals don't make the rules.
On another note, this rumor that JET Marketing is from Tennessee is absolutely ridiculous. I happen to know the owner well. She was born and raised in Texas and has never lived anywhere else. The company was started about a year ago in Cuero and has never been officed anywhere else.
If you think Cuero is not local, lets see how well your business does if all the people living in the surrounding towns to Victoria stop spending money here.
I really encourage you to get real facts before passing opinions off as such.