Insights for Destination & Leisure Marketers

Author: sean-larson

Retro Ad of the Week: American Airlines, 1949

November 29 | Posted by: | Retro Ad of the Week, Travel

airline travel advertising 1949

Can you imagine the thought of airline travel in 1949? Taking flight must have been a mind-boggling experience – fraught with excitement, anxiety, disbelief, and allure. Surely, it must have taken a decent amount of courage to step aboard a commercial flight. This retro American Airlines ad from 1949 addresses these concerns right up front: […]

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Retro Ad of the Week: St. Moritz Hotel, 1946

hotel marketing strategy

Deep down, everyone secretly wishes they had their own personal butler. Especially someone named “Claude” or “Alfred” whom you can call to your attention at any moment. Nonetheless, butlers exude an aura of wealth and status, and that is exactly what New York’s St. Moritz was tapping into with this advertisement. Not a bad hotel marketing […]

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Special Halloween Retro Ad of the Week: Mars Candy 1955

October 26 | Posted by: | Design, Retro Ad of the Week, Seasonal

Retro Candy Ad

Yup! It’s confirmed… by today’s standards, this is one helluva creepy retro candy ad. Is it the overjoyed corn stalk shoving a stringy, caramel-filled Milky Way in his mouth? Or the trick-or-treater that’s lurking behind, staring at him while he chows? Either way, this advertisement imparts a creep factor today that overrules any 1950s kitsch. […]

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