Insights for Destination & Leisure Marketers

Author: alison

Retro Ad of the Week: World’s Fair Chicago, 1933

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The Chicago World’s Fair is often referred to as the Fair that Changed America. It spread over 600 acres and introduced fairgoers to many innovations. Electrical innovations such as elevators and the first electric chair debuted there. As did “new” products we take for granted like the zipper. Fairgoers got a first look at Edison’s kinetoscope and the first voice recording. Another […]

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Retro Ad of the Week: The Beverly Hills Hotel, 1989

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Movie stars, politicians, rock stars. The distinctive pink-and-green color scheme. A pool surrounded by the classic pinstripe lounge chairs. The Polo Lounge, fine dining, and of course, secluded bungalows for high-class celebrities looking for privacy. For years, the Beverly Hills Hotel has been equated with the rich and famous residents who inhabit it. And the decor […]

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Special Retro July 4th Ad: Apple, 1981

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With the 4th of July upon us, it only makes sense to look at an ad that relates to the founding of America. This particular ad involving our founding fathers is promoting none other than tech giant, Apple. When you first glance at the ad, Apple probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, without the instantly-recognizable […]

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