Insights for Destination & Leisure Marketers

Category: Retro Ad of the Week

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

timeless hotel advertising

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

old computer ads

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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Retro Ad of the Week: Pan American Airlines, 1950

Pan American advertisement

Having little to no legroom on an airplane is anything but enjoyable. This 1950 Pan American advertisement caters to the complaints of the flying elite by promoting new and improved seating. The ‘sleeperette’ gives night flyers twice the usual legroom and full bed-length comfort. A typical example of the benefit-driven advertising of the 1950s. With a little bit […]

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