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Looking for reader entries: Get in on the branding buzz

Got a good idea for a brand to tout Tampa Bay area business?

Business leaders in Tampa Bay are in the middle of crafting a campaign to help capture the essence of the Tampa Bay region. Since the Tampa Bay Times reported on this campaign last month, many readers have volunteered their own specific slogans.

To better tap that well of interest, the Times is holding a branding contest. What slogan can you come up with that captures the unique spirit of the Tampa Bay region? Send us your best effort. The Times will consider all entries and highlight those deemed clever and on point.

Hey, we may even hand out a few awards for the best brands. We'll publish some of the top slogans, with your names, next month.

Do you have what it takes? Give it a shot.

How to enter:

1. Send an email to Tampa Bay Times business columnist Robert Trigaux at

2. Put "Brand Contest" in the subject line of your email.

3. Include the following: your slogan; a brief explanation of why you chose it; your name and phone number.

Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 10.

Looking for reader entries: Get in on the branding buzz 01/31/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:27pm]
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