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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Our Home uniforms are perfect with the large LOUISIANA on the jersey. Why not keep the white and red helmets with the double stripes (to match the jersey and the pants) and have Ragin Cajuns on one side and the above FDL on the other? That way, we are incorporating all three of our branding initiatives in one total uniform.
    This might be the best idea to incorporate all three. I'm not a huge fan of a two-sided helmet but for our purposes now, it might be the best compromise. Again, we have a huge positive in having two very unique symbols, the FDL and Ragin Cajuns, and we need to use that uniqueness to our benefit.

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    That Acadiana Helmet peaks my interest. I'd love to see that


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    Quote Originally Posted by KajunKrazy View Post
    Outside of this state people that don't know the history identify the FDL with the New Orleans saints period. If we went exclusively with the FDL we'd be seen as copying the saints to everyone not associated with the university.

    This is really a moot point as our helmets are not changing and the FDL will only be used a few times a year on special occasions
    Absolutely wrong. FDL is recognized for many things, in many different places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Yep, Yep, and Yep.

    Now, all I am saying is that we rearrange the marketing hierarchy from

    1-Ragin Cajuns
    2-FDL
    3-Louisiana

    to

    1-Louisiana
    2-FDL
    3-Ragin Cajuns

    If we are truly serious about wanting to be known as Louisiana there would be a general rule for all coaching staffs to wear only gear with Louisiana on it while on TV.
    You are incorrect.

    Our brand emphaisis per Maggard is:

    1-Ragin Cajuns stacked logo
    2-Louisiana
    3-FDL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Absolutely wrong. FDL is recognized for many things, in many different places.
    Best case against using it ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    You are incorrect.

    Our brand emphaisis per Maggard is:

    1-Ragin Cajuns stacked logo
    2-Louisiana
    3-FDL
    Whatever.

    1-Louisiana
    2-FDL
    3-Ragin Cajuns

    This is how it SHOULD be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Absolutely wrong. FDL is recognized for many things, in many different places.
    I do realize this is a small sample size, but I work for a national distributor with sales people all over the country. Over the weekend I sent a group email out to 15 of my colleagues across the country, with a picture of a FDL. They were in the states of Wisconsin, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Texas, Ohio, Tennessee, New York, Kansas, Georgia, Florida, and Colorado. I asked if they new what that was and, 13 of 15 responded that's a Saints emblem. 2 called it a FDL. Only 3 of them new exactly what it was called. One called it a saints FDL and thought it was a symbol made by the saints. People outside our French heritage don't know the FDL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KajunKrazy View Post
    I do realize this is a small sample size, but I work for a national distributor with sales people all over the country. Over the weekend I sent a group email out to 15 of my colleagues across the country, with a picture of a FDL. They were in the states of Wisconsin, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Texas, Ohio, Tennessee, New York, Kansas, Georgia, Florida, and Colorado. I asked if they new what that was and, 13 of 15 responded that's a Saints emblem. 2 called it a FDL. Only 3 of them new exactly what it was called. One called it a saints FDL and thought it was a symbol made by the saints. People outside our French heritage don't know the FDL.
    I worked with a national company for years, and the folks on my team would be from all over the US. When I asked about UL, they almost always say 'the team with the ?????' logo, or something like that, because they couldn't say fleur de lis. But they knew what it was and that it was part of our logo. At least, the ones that I worked with that were sports fans.

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    This is what the FDL means to the state of Louisiana.....






    FDL brands Louisiana


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    FDL is an overused, watered down symbol used for everything. We should phase it out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    FDL is an overused, watered down symbol used for everything. We should phase it out.
    Yeah we should probably use the wrap around Seahawks logo instead. That would look much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    I worked with a national company for years, and the folks on my team would be from all over the US. When I asked about UL, they almost always say 'the team with the ?????' logo, or something like that, because they couldn't say fleur de lis. But they knew what it was and that it was part of our logo. At least, the ones that I worked with that were sports fans.
    How long ago are you talking about? The FDL is really just coming back into the picture since probably around the 60's. For the last 20 or so years it's been that chili pepper we called a cayenne.

    I like the FDL over the pepper but it shouldn't supersede Ragin Cajuns. Ragin Cajuns is by far our most recognizable brand associated with the university across the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FacelessBuffoon View Post
    How long ago are you talking about? The FDL is really just coming back into the picture since probably around the 60's. For the last 20 or so years it's been that chili pepper we called a cayenne.

    I like the FDL over the pepper but it shouldn't supersede Ragin Cajuns. Ragin Cajuns is by far our most recognizable brand associated with the university across the country.
    Fairly recently, ~3-5 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Absolutely wrong. FDL is recognized for many things, in many different places.
    You may be right but, east of Breaux Bridge, west of jennings, north of washington and south of franklin it is not recognized as a symbol for our university. No one outside of Acadiana associates the FDL with UL today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RcL8 View Post
    Yeah we should probably use the wrap around Seahawks logo instead. That would look much better.

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    We are not moving to the FDL anytime soon. As far as a secondary logo yes it works great! I think our secondary helmets should be the FDL just white with the two red strip football helmet, not black.


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    At the end of the day, this discussion boils down to one thing.

    There are those who think we should focus like a laser on branding ourselves as Louisiana.

    There are those who can't let go of Ragin Cajuns.

    You can't have both in a successful branding campaign.


    A also believe that Ragin Cajuns absolutely sucks AS A LOGO.


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    We are overthinking this!! We need a nice, clean, acceptable symbol that people will recognize!! Whether they think it's Saints, or Catholic Church, or whatever doesn't matter.

    When they see it and they notice that it is on the University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns then they will recognize it as our symbol!! That is what we use to represent our school.

    The fact people recognize it as a symbol for Louisiana is a PLUS!!!

    We have branded Ragin Cajuns as our logo!! Great we don't just have to use one logo we can use multiple logos!! The symbol that we can use to associate ourselves as Louisiana is the FDL!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FacelessBuffoon View Post
    You may be right but, east of Breaux Bridge, west of jennings, north of washington and south of franklin it is not recognized as a symbol for our university. No one outside of Acadiana associates the FDL with UL today.
    Obviously you will find those that don't associate the FDL with our University but what "symbol" do you associate with us? Ragin Cajuns is the moniker. It is NOT the symbol. I understand from a marketing standpoint (athletics) you might want to push the moniker over the symbol but I'll still argue the two can coexist.

    I found twenty two yearbook covers that had the FDL on it going all the way back to 1931. Many are associated with the University seal but the 2001,2007, 2010, and 2016 yearbooks all have very prominent displays of the FDL on the cover.

    If one wants to argue whether or not the FDL should be a prominent part of our marketing I get it but there is no arguing its historical association and recognition with the University.

    Think about this.... our QUAD makeover includes an extremely large three dimensional FDL as its centerpiece.

    Bottom line is the FDL has a very long history with the University and it has the support of the administration moving forward. It isn't going anywhere and from the discussions I've had (shortly after T-Joe came aboard) I think it will be fairly prominent.

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    I love the fact that we are having this discussion, and I've seen great arguments for both sides; i.e., those that want Ragin Cajuns and those that want the FDL. Personally, I really like both and don't see anything wrong with incorporating both into the marketing design.

    The one element that I haven't seen discussed, and in my mind, is the biggest element; WINNING! We can have a golden turd with feathers all over it as our logo, but it won't make a difference until we start WINNING, and not just winning the CrapBelt. A conference championship alone gets us absolutely nothing. We need to have sustained success and wins over some big time programs. Once that happens, our name will be out there for everyone to see.


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