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What Happened To Boeing's Motto?  
User currently offlinepropilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 596 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 14812 times:

A few years ago Boeing's motto was "Forever New Frontiers," now you just see their logo and no "motto." Anyone know what happened to their motto?

[Edited 2010-05-10 13:34:51 by Srbmod]

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User currently offlineAeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14389 times:

The latest motto ive seen in use in their commercials are "We know why we're here"

User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 14121 times:

Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
A few years ago Boeing's motto was "Forever New Frontiers," now you just see their logo and no "motto." Anyone know what happened to their motto?

It's still around. I think it's the vision, not the motto. It just hasn't been featured in the recent ad campaigns.

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 1):
The latest motto ive seen in use in their commercials are "We know why we're here"

That was a particular campaign, it's not the Boeing motto.

Tom.


User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13924 times:

Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
A few years ago Boeing's motto was "Forever New Frontiers," now you just see their logo and no "motto." Anyone know what happened to their motto?

It's been replaced by "Building Big Airliners With The Noisiest Cockpits on Earth."  


User currently offlineDizzy777 From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 13720 times:

   I thought their motto was "Why ride a BUS when you can fly a BOEING"

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 13636 times:
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Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 1):
"We know why we're here"

Which, IMHO, is about the lamest slogan I've heard in a long time. When most people hear Boeing, they think United Airlines, not United States Air Force. So, OK, Boeing: you know why you're there, but no one else gets it.


User currently offlineflyguy89 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1906 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 13566 times:

I liked 'forever new frontiers' I think it's very poignant and powerful

User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 13530 times:

if it ain't Boeing I ain't going!

User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3938 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 13432 times:

"Please buy our planes"

Thomas



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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12006 times:

Quoting 413X3 (Reply 7):
if it ain't Boeing I ain't going!

To me this has to be one of the best and catchiest commercial slogans of all time.


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 11676 times:

Quoting Dizzy777 (Reply 4):
I thought their motto was "Why ride a BUS when you can fly a BOEING"

Haha, I like this one, funny and catchy.

Quoting EDICHC (Reply 9):
To me this has to be one of the best and catchiest commercial slogans of all time.

It works as a slogan because it has "staying power". Some slogan's just have that certain cachet. I don't agree with it, but that's a different matter   (more like if it ain't Boeing, I don't mind going)
Quoting flyguy89 (Reply 6):
I liked 'forever new frontiers' I think it's very poignant and powerful

Indeed, and it also applies to commercial aircraft as well as the non-BCA divisions of Boeing.



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User currently offlinemotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3180 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10621 times:

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 1):
"We know why we're here"

Did they ever enlighten anyone else as to why?



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30865 posts, RR: 86
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10277 times:
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Quoting motorhussy (Reply 11):
Did they ever enlighten anyone else as to why?

You have to watch the commercials, because the reason is unique to each employee.


User currently offlineAirBuffalo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8839 times:

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 1):
"We know why we're here"

You hear this one on ads targeted toward government/military customers .. i.e. sunday political talk shows (Meet the Press, etc.). Definately an attempt to play up the defense side of the Boeing's business, even though there are ample 787 shots.

I guess suggesting that they have a higher purpose than to make money rings well in those circles


User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8426 times:

Those ads are also targeting stock buyers, not just military customers.

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6854 times:
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Quoting flyguy89 (Reply 6):
I liked 'forever new frontiers' I think it's very poignant and powerful

Agreed. It was perfect.

A quick search found this thread from a couple of years ago, indicating that the switch was introduced in 2007. I also found some details from a marketing conference session where Boeing presented its corporate branding strategy, including some of the rationale for making the branding changes that it has...

I get the rationale, but I still think they made the wrong choice...


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30865 posts, RR: 86
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6684 times:
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Quoting 413X3 (Reply 14):
Those ads are also targeting stock buyers, not just military customers.

Interesting enough, the European broadcast versions of Boeing's commercials edit out the military programs and just show commercial and space.


User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6680 times:

Quoting motorhussy (Reply 11):
Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 1):
"We know why we're here"

Did they ever enlighten anyone else as to why?

All of the "We know why we're here" ads spell this out in considerable detail. Which reasons are given depends on which ad in the series you're talking about.

Quoting AirBuffalo (Reply 13):
You hear this one on ads targeted toward government/military customers .. i.e. sunday political talk shows (Meet the Press, etc.). Definately an attempt to play up the defense side of the Boeing's business, even though there are ample 787 shots.

There are commercial ads in that series too...they just didn't get as much airtime.

Tom.


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