Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Strange Bedfellows


Ah. Apparently not so synergistic after all.


You’ve got to hand it to the marketing folks at the Cincinnati Zoo and the Creation Museum. They’ve seen a cross-promotional opportunity where others see only conflicting worldviews:
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Creation Museum have made a joint marketing agreement and are selling "combo tickets" to get into both attractions for one price.

That strikes me as rather odd but in today’s economically challenging times, I understand that attractions need to broaden their reach and do what they can to keep the turnstiles clicking.

Here are some other cross promotional opportunities attractions might wish to consider:

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati and the World Famous KKK Museum in Laurens, South Carolina.

• The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati and the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Michigan.

• The National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Menstruation in Maryland. Sadly, the MoM is now closed, but I understand one can still see the exhibits if they call Mr. Finley ahead of time.

• The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum and passes to the film "Faces of Black Lung”.

The possibilities are endless! Anyone have any other suggestions?