Whenever Web Watch travels around the country, we always try to “go local” whenever possible. We can eat at an Applebee’s or a McDonald’s almost anywhere… but we’ll go out of our way to chow down at an IN-N-OUT BURGER or grab a beer at the WYNKOOP BREWERY because, well, we can’t get that stuff locally.
Well, we could if we put some effort into the project, but you know what we mean. When you travel, you want to be like a native. If that means drinking sweet tea while in the South, or grabbing some BBQ in Texas, having a lobster roll in Maine — well, by golly, that’s what we’re going to do.
So check out THIS MAP OF ICONIC BRANDS that places each state’s most notable brands onto a map of the US.
Do you agree? We don’t.
We really don’t understand how Virginia is best known for AOL. Or California is dominated by Apple.
Here are the ones that we do agree with:
- Oregon – Nike
- Washington – Starbucks
- Louisiana – Tabasco
- Georgia – Coca-Cola
- Maine – LL Bean
- Missouri – Budweiser
- Colorado – Coors
- Minnesota – Pillsbury
- Wisconsin – Harley Davidson
- Tennessee – FexEx
- Arkansas – Wal-Mart
But seriously, you chose HOOTERS for Florida over Mickey Mouse? Zappos for Nevada, we understand. But some could argue that Las Vegas has become a corporate brand unto itself.
Do you agree with the branding selections made for each state on this map? What other options would you have made instead?