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'MiniAbe' Explores More of Illinois, and Couldn't Be More Whoa-ed JWT brings back the wee emancipator

If you were a miniature version of Abraham Lincoln, you'd be super excited about modern Illinois, according to the state's tourism campaign, which has brought back MiniAbe for another round…

March 26, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

Airplane!'s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hays Reunite in Ad for Wisconsin Tourism Surely you can't be serious

Wisconsin is doubling down on its Airplane! advertising strategy. In recent years, the state has hired the classic comedy's directors, Badger state natives David and Jerry Zucker, to direct a handful…

March 4, 2014, 2:56 PM EST

In Frozen Chicago, Giant Sunbathing Woman Lifts Spirits and Crushes Cars Arizona tourism ad kicks off 400-pound flip-flops

Temperatures dropped dramatically in Chicago this week, and so did a pair of 16-foot-long, 400-pound flip-flops. They were kicked off, or at least looked to have been, by a bikini-clad…

January 9, 2014, 9:12 AM EST

Is Dallas Commercializing the Kennedy Assassination? Half a century later, the city struggles to define its brand

The tagline on the Visit Dallas home page says it all: “Dallas: Big Things Happen Here.” Perhaps at no time more than today—the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination—will those words…

November 22, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

Jamaica Tourism's Giant Stress Ball in Times Square Helps New Yorkers Relax Draftfcb's big yellow stunt

New York is a stressful place, and Times Square isn't the most soothing of its neighborhoods. But thankfully, Draftfcb New York and the Jamaica Tourist Board recently plunked down an…

November 15, 2013, 10:26 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Illinois Tourism Loses Its Mind With a Tiny, Screaming, Hilarious Abe Lincoln Honestly odd

You have to hand it to the Illinois Office of Tourism and JWT Chicago. They're not being overly precious with the image of Abraham Lincoln. The Land of Lincoln rolled out…

October 3, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

Facebook Just Can't Handle Boobies, Human or Otherwise Christmas Island's birdwatching ad is banned

Whether they're nourishing babies or enriching the biodiversity of islands in the Indian Ocean, boobies just don't sit well with Facebook. The social network has long been criticized for its inconsistent…

September 3, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

Belize Tourism Makes Most of Country's Unflattering Mention on Breaking Bad Offers vacations to Vince Gilligan and cast

Taking "a trip to Belize" doesn't sound fun, at least the way the phrase was used on Breaking Bad last Sunday. But the small Central American country took the reference…

August 22, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

Why Do Ireland Tourism Ads Always Show Castles? 30 years later, the same old pile of stones

For the record, the Republic of Ireland boasts 516 castles. Just hold that thought for now. In the wide world of travel marketing, national tourism offices have their work cut out…

August 22, 2013, 7:07 AM EDT

Holland Is Incredibly Cool, and Its New Tourism Ad Isn't Too Shabby Either Anything you can do, we've done forever

Holland's new tourism campaign proposes that the country everyone knows for canals and wooden shoes is actually the coolest place on earth. In fact, the video below claims that Holland…

June 3, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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