Insights for Destination & Leisure Marketers

Category: Seasonal

A Break from the Commercial Break

December 23 | Posted by: | Consider This, Seasonal

kind words

The year winds down. And the holidays take over our lives. Just when we should be slowing down and savoring the season, we are driven to do more, see more, spend more, experience more. Consider a quest for less. Maybe, in these final days of the year, we should try to focus on each other. […]

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Special Holiday Retro Ad of the Week: Chesterfield Cigarettes, 1951

December 19 | Posted by: | Retro Ad of the Week, Seasonal

holiday advertising

We all know cigarette advertisements are taboo overall these days, nevermind for the holidays. Nowadays we’re much more likely to see anti-tobacco marketing campaigns. But back in 1951, cigarettes were heavily promoted in holiday advertising via the young superstar (and future POTUS), Ronald Reagan. Note the push to purchase the “beautiful Christmas-card carton.” Perhaps the aim […]

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Special Retro Thanksgiving Ad: Budweiser, 1953

November 22 | Posted by: | Retro Ad of the Week, Seasonal

Thanksgiving advertising

Thanksgiving is upon us – our national holiday dedicated to giving thanks, enjoying friends and family, and eating with reckless abandon. The fact you may be wearing elastic-waist pants doesn’t imply your standards have lowered. Just the opposite: your inner gourmand is simply prepared for a day of elevated feasting. This Budweiser ad from 1953 […]

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