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Local Commercial for Australian Youth Hostel Is Explosively Crazy Would you stay at 790 on George?

How common are American used-car dealership ads in Australia? Because this ad for a backpackers' hostel in Sydney called 790 on George has that structure down to a T. I…

August 16, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

Hotel Commercial With Egghead Family Is Completely Cracked

Here's your disturbing ad of the day from DiscountHotels.com (and ad agency Stately Mansion), a potent reminder that egg people should not engage in martial arts. The connection to the…

July 21, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

Love! Valor! Consumerism! New York Tourism's in Love With Same-Sex Marriage

Latch on to the news of the day and—voila!—an ad campaign appears. W Hotels, nimble in its marketing and liberal in its thinking, just launched a "Right to Unite" package…

June 27, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

Vegas.com tries SportsCenter-lite office ads

Vegas.com has put together a less-funny version of the ESPN SportsCenter ads, with a new campaign that shows Sin City entertainers working at the hospitality Web site's offices. According to…

October 6, 2009, 10:40 AM EDT

Rogue resort's racy ad has nudists flustered

You know, one never hears about nudist-colony associations until something weird happens. This time, a clothing-optional retreat in Florida called Paradise Lakes Resort has had its membership in the…

August 26, 2009, 10:32 AM EDT

No one told Motel 6 what bands do in hotels

Motel 6 has joined with Primary Wave Music, a song publisher, for "Rock Yourself to Sleep," a promotion that offers bands free hotel rooms while on the road. The…

August 21, 2009, 9:42 AM EDT

Have we seen this ad before, Mr. Chairman?

This commercial from agency ISM in Boston reminds me of ... something else. I wonder what it could be. I'm just so foggy today, head muddled, not thinking straight. Guess…

May 8, 2009, 8:06 AM EDT

Country Inns & Suites a hotbed of depravity

Who doesn't like fawning treatment by hotel staff? I just love how it works: They're polite and helpful to me, and in return I'm disrespectful to them and withhold tips.…

April 20, 2009, 9:58 AM EDT

D.C. United kicks Fairfield hotels up a notch

Pro soccer players kicking a ball around in a place where they shouldn't really be doing so? That's what we find in this amiable video created by Marriott's PR folks…

April 3, 2009, 8:52 AM EDT

HoJo brings back claymation, no one cares

Howard Johnson started its "Go happy. Go HoJo" campaign a few weeks ago, and despite it being one of the oddest hotel campaigns out there, no one really seemed to…

March 11, 2009, 8:35 AM EDT

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