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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

Airplane! Actor and Director Capture Violent Side of Wisconsin Tourism Robert Hays and David Zucker's crazy new spot

Airplane! director David Zucker is taking his second stab at tourism advertising for his home state of Wisconsin. And after a rather lackluster first effort, this time he's brought in…

March 19, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

Two Shetland Ponies in Cardigan Sweaters Are Scotland's New Ad Stars Say hello to Fivla and Vitamin

After a rough couple of millennia, Scotland has figured out how to make itself look good to the rest of the world: Just put a couple of Shetland ponies in…

January 24, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

'Kentucky Kicks Ass' Campaign Doesn't Kick Ass, State Officials Say Ad guys launch rogue tourism effort

Three ad executives billing themselves as "Kentucky for Kentucky" have launched an unofficial tourism campaign rebranding their home state with the memorably irreverent slogan "Kentucky kicks ass." The execs—Whit Hiler…

January 3, 2013, 8:27 AM EST

'F This Job,' Writes Agency Social-Media Manager … on Client's Facebook Wall Montana Tourism quickly deletes post

Bozeman, Mont: Great place to visit. Even better place to leave? The Montana Office of Tourism has been in damage-control mode since Friday, when it posted this status update to its…

December 10, 2012, 8:56 AM EST

Travel Posters for Loch Ness and Other Homes of Mythical Beasts Visit lovely Bigfoot Country today

Fernando Reza, a graphic artist and designer based in Los Angeles, made a bunch of really cool retro travel posters for a bunch of locations based on the mythical beasts…

November 19, 2012, 9:31 AM EST

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

Switzerland Kills All the Clocks in Timeless Tourism Ad Ahh, that's better

Switzerland's appeal as a vacation destination is timeless. As proof, the nation's tourism authority springs "Clocks" on the masses. Spillman/Felser/Leo Burnett's film finds Sebi and Paul, a pair of bearded…

November 2, 2012, 9:28 AM EDT

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