Why Banana Republic Is Running Its First TV Ad Campaign in 15 Years

With more eyes glued to televisions, the retailer saw a chance to reach a bigger audience

The last time Banana Republic aired a seasonal ad campaign on national television back in 2005, George W. Bush was in the White House, New Orleans was decimated by Hurricane Katrina, and retail was largely thriving along with the broader economy during the years leading up to the financial crisis.