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Topic: Tourism

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…

'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…

'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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bond Is Great, and So Is Britain, Says Global Tourism Campaign

More 007 'Skyfall' fever

VisitBritain is capitalizing on the excitement over the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise—and the latest Bond film, Skyfall—with a global cinema ad that splices together clips from all…

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…

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