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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

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

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

Ad of the Day: VisitEngland Wallace and Gromit holiday at home when grander plans go awry

Everyone's favorite British Claymation characters are famously fond of taking trips to far-flung places. In their first Oscar-nominated short, Wallace (a known Wensleydale enthusiast) and Gromit spend a bank holiday traveling…

May 23, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

Olson Wins Belize Tourism Account Nabs agency-of-record assignment without a review

The Mayans may have predicted the end of the world in December but Belize, home to ruins belonging to those Mesoamericans, is planning for life beyond. The Central American country…

November 16, 2012, 4:19 PM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 2-9 Brands get cooking, Switzerland kills time, and one agency discovers the holy grail of how to go viral

This week, long-lost lovers got knocked off their feet by new appliances, Dewar's demonstrated that you needn't have a Y chromosome to enjoy a "drinking man's scotch," and smartphones went…

November 9, 2012, 8:09 AM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Aug. 24-31 These spots destroyed property, ran for beer and made muscle music

This week, a tablet computer became a child's playground, Eddie Money went from rock 'n' roll to bittersweet, and Jack Bauer executed some moves in the kitchen (presumably after saving…

August 31, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Tourism New Zealand A grand new spot fully embraces 'Lord of the Rings' under the theme '100% Middle-earth'

New Zealand, also known as "the Canada of Australia," is famous for a few specific things: sheep, Sauvignon Blanc and as of the last decade, The Lord of the Rings.…

August 30, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT

@Sweden Twitter Campaign, Nike+ FuelBand Each Take a Cyber Grand Prix Swedish work honored despite recent furor

CANNES, France—A risky tourism campaign that turned Sweden's official Twitter account over to its citizens, sometimes with questionable results, fought back a flood of bad press to win a Cyber…

June 20, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: I ♥ NY The logo's heart symbol makes way for other New York sketches in BBDO's new campaign

New Yorkers have an opinion about everything. True to form, when it comes to the "I ♥ NY" logo, some say they want it left alone. New summer tourism commercials replace…

May 31, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

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