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Topic: Tourism

Fellas, Bill Kurtis Wants You to Go on a Mancation to Illinois With Him

News veteran's tourism spots rally the bros

Legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis is a man's man. Just ask Ron Burgundy ... or the Illinois Office of Tourism. A new campaign from JWT Chicago features Kurtis, a veteran Chicago journalist…

Who Exactly Is Seeing Your Pricey Times Square Billboard?

Stats on some of the most expensive ad space in the world

Times Square is often called the "crossroads of the world." That may be one reason buying billboard space of any kind in the heart of New York's tourist mecca can…

'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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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