Celebrities give Charlotte the thumbs up
September 13, 2012 by Mark
Last week’s Democratic National Convention (DNC) held in Charlotte brought along a number of celebrities who wined and dined throughout the city and were very appreciative of all it has to offer. From actors to athletes, it seems that every famous person had something pleasant to say about Charlotte.
Movie actress Ashley Judd referred to Charlotte as a “beautiful city” that exuded the classic southern charm. Her mother, Naomi Judd, who comes to Charlotte quite regularly, praised the medical practitioner she sees regularly, and says she loves the city. Patricia Arquette fondly remembers making a movie in Charlotte years ago and the warmth and kindness of the people, while actress Lynn Whitfield described taking a bicycle taxi through the old part of the city and remarked on its beauty and vibrancy.
Aly Reisman, Olympic gymnast, was happy to go shopping and have her toes and nails done at a local salon, while E-correspondent Ross Matthews repeated the sentiments of the other celebs in that he was impressed by the friendliness of the people.
Creative advertisers will no doubt see this type of reaction as an opportunity for promotion. A number of advertising tools, such as poster printing, brochures, flyer printing, and banner printing could be designed to capitalize on the reactions of celebrities to promote restaurants, hotels, beauty salons, spas, and retail shops.
From the beauty salons who served the stars to the restaurants where they ate, every one of the businesses could incorporate the kind words of the celebs into their marketing campaigns.