Mr happy 
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Re: “Hard won logo

With all due respect Phil Otto, it is difficult for readers to accept your opinion based on the obvious here. Your firm was paid 300K for this project, so yes, I assume you would want to validate your work. Please know this is not an indictment on you or your firm. I have not reviewed the entire branding package but can only assume you are a competent consultant. The issue I have is not with the work performed but with the assumptions you make in your above piece. I would be curious to see if you can provide hard research that supports your claims that re-branding Halifax will "rally municipal staff, residents and businesses behind a common spirit. It will guide and inspire the way we act, engage, speak, market and deliver our experience. It is the story of who we are and where we’re going. It will not only make us feel great about where we live, but has the potential to attract new immigrants, new businesses, tourists and conventions. This is vital to our region - it will increase our tax base, spread the cost of municipal services over more people and more businesses (which will lower our taxes) and provide tax revenue to increase and improve the services we receive from municipal government." Do you really believe we can achieve all these benefits from a branding strategy??? To me this is all a bunch of pie in the sky nonsense. I sure hope that it is not taken from your branding strategy. Halifax has the potential to be an amazing city. The problem is, we have no vision of what it could be and no leadership to take us there. Halifax needs to develop an internal plan to "fix" this city before we decide to promote it to the world as an amazing place to live, work and do business. A very difficult task that will take decades to accomplish. What good is a brand if we cannot deliver on the brand promise?

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Posted by Mr happy on 04/21/2014 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Fifth Estate to tell Holly Bartlett story

What's your point cranky ass??

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Posted by Mr happy on 03/28/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Bye-bye Brussels Restaurant and Brasserie

This is the second restaurant to close this year owned by the Hamachi group. I guess the drug bust of one of its principals has had a trickle down effect on the businesses. Only a matter of time before they all close in my opinion.

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Posted by Mr happy on 03/13/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “In May, a white SUV hit a bicyclist and drove away

Is it the same white SUV or are you making an assumption? What are the facts behind your statement that you have reason to believe there is a connection between the driver and the police. Terrible reporting. Just change the name of your publication to National Enquirer. Come on Coast, you are better than that.

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Posted by Mr happy on 12/16/2013 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Fine La Frasca

Why not be honest and say the food was sub par rather than sugar coat your review. Hard to take a reviewer seriously when they are afraid to be honest. If you can'r be frank about restaurants that advertise in your publication, don't review them. Lame....

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Posted by Mr happy on 12/07/2013 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Joachim Stroink's Zwarte Piet problem

For 100K a year you would think the guy would have more sense than to pose with a blackface racist character and then hide behind the traditions of his homeland. The makings of a new Rob Ford. Maybe too much Christmas cheer clouding his judgement.

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Posted by Mr happy on 12/07/2013 at 9:02 AM

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