City officials have been huddling for months to come up with a new slogan for Atlanta -- one that we can only hope will be as catchy as "What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas." As it turns out, though, the idea of branding our city is nothing new. In 1911, a group called the Ad Men's Club put out a call in local papers seeking ideas for a slogan. The winner got $10. Here are some of the actual nominees, as printed in the July 13, 1911, edition of The Atlanta Georgian. See if you can guess the winner.
Atlanta is always there with the goods
Atlanta, the city of hustlers
Atlanta attracts and augments admiration
Atlanta's ability as an advertiser actually appalls
If it's Atlanta, it's OK
Atlanta always ahead
In Atlanta, a taste is better than an hour's talk
Atlanta is the best brains and money can produce
Atlanta above average
Atlanta always acquiring additional acreage
Atlanta automatically active
Nobody's business is everybody's business in Atlanta
Got it or going after it
What is life without Atlanta?
The chosen one: "Atlanta Always Ahead," submitted by Edgar Watkins, a "prominent Atlanta attorney."
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