A cult? Right here in Milwaukee?

February 16th, 2007

I can think of only two cult-brands. (By that I mean a brand that inspires religious-like devotion among its users.)

One is Apple.

The other is Harley-Davidson.

How cool is it that Milwaukee is home to one of the most beloved brands ever created?

Entry Filed under: Apple Computer,Milwaukee

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Aaron  |  February 16th, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Cult brands? I can think of a few ways to start a bar fight:

    Linux, Chevy vs. Ford, Playstation/Xbox

  • 2. Owen  |  February 16th, 2007 at 6:07 pm


  • 3. Brian  |  February 16th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Maybe I’m not a typical Mac user. I only own one product from Apple – my laptop. I use it because it’s the best tool for what I do. As soon as something better comes along – I’m on it.

    But I gotta admit that if I weren’t so cheap I’d buy an Ipod.


    Linux isn’t really a brand .. or at least not the way ‘Ford’ is.

  • 4. Administrator  |  February 17th, 2007 at 12:40 am

    Trojan? You mean the USC band right?

  • 5. Administrator  |  February 17th, 2007 at 12:40 am

    Chevy vs. Ford? How the hell old are you, Aaron? ;)

  • 6. SliverTom  |  February 18th, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Would Starbucks be a cult brand?

  • 7. Administrator  |  February 19th, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Hey guys, lots of good suggestions, but I would still contend that none of the other brands you mentioned rise to the cult-like status enjoyed by Harley.

    After nearly 100 years people still TATOO Harley-Davidson logos on their SKIN.

  • 8. triticale  |  February 19th, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    On high holy days, when Harley sets the replica shed out by Highland in front of their headquarters, we see people inching up to dare to touch it.

  • 9. Administrator  |  February 20th, 2007 at 9:46 am


    During the anniversary ride-ins I love to go and watch the people lined up to take pictures of themselves in front of the various Harley-Davidson signs.

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