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Old 11-05-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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What is Michigan or Arkansas showing to attract people?

For me I would not really go to Michigan as the only thing I can see them offering is see the great lakes. I can however do that in Upstate NY and Niagara falls. As for the upper peninsula or northern Michigan wilderness, I can probably see the same fauna and flora in French Canada or New England. Not saying anything is wrong with Michigan, I am sure it is a nice state and can offer someone something from further south.

Now Arkansas has the Ozarks. What is the Ozarks like? Is it a spectacular range? Univ of Arkansas is called the Razorbacks, so I assume the feral pig population is huge. Is there a huge hunting industry in Arkansas that caters to outsiders?

Arkansas Parks and Tourism Couples TV Ad - YouTube


Pure Michigan Ad - YouTube
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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I like this ad for Georgia as well, but I may not be impartial. Life here is like a Disney movie of course! Excepting that we have lost the Thrashers


Georgia Tourism Video - YouTube
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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South Dakota(most annoying ad ever) Michigan California and Montana.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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When I lived in South Dakota, they advertised North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana a lot.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I don't think any state tourism department advertises like this anymore. Florida's "When You Need It Bad, We've Got It Good" campaign of the 1970s was arguably the BEST of all time.

When You Need It Bad We've Got It Good (1970s) - YouTube

FYI -- The "I Love New York" campaign was created by a guy from Savannah, GA.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Here in the UK California has a lot of adverts even though not that many Brits visit California compared to Florida. We do see the occasional advert for Florida but it is actually quite rare apart from the Disney resorts of course. And a couple of years ago there was an advert for Montana I believe.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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I'd put Virginia at the top of the list by a considerable margin. It has a large number if attractions, and benefits from its close proximity to Washington. The strong military presence guarantees a lot of short-term visits nand/or residents. And the tourism-promotion agencies. private as well as public, are active and well-finanaced.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I live in North Carolina, and I think every 3rd commercial here that isn't car dealership related is something for visiting Myrtle Beach.

I used to see a lot of Alabama ads as well as the occasional "Virginia is for lovers" ad.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:45 AM
 
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For me I would not really go to Michigan as the only thing I can see them offering is see the great lakes. I can however do that in Upstate NY and Niagara falls. As for the upper peninsula or northern Michigan wilderness, I can probably see the same fauna and flora in French Canada or New England. Not saying anything is wrong with Michigan, I am sure it is a nice state and can offer someone something from further south.
Actually I used to think the same thing. These commercials made me think twice and I went one summer several years ago to a beach town on Lake Michigan called Saugatuck. I've been back every summer since. If one has a pulse these commercials do really influence one to visit. Here's a few, all are narrated by Michigan native son Tim Allen.


Pure Michigan Commercial: "Lost and Found" - YouTube


Pure Michigan Commercial: "Back Yard" - YouTube


Pure Michigan - "Trailhead" - YouTube
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Here in Indianapolis we got our share of Michigan ads, we also get a lot of Ohio ads as well. In fact, I feel like we get more Ohio ads than Michigan ads here.

I used to live about 5 miles south of the Michigan state line in Indiana. I've been to many parts of Michigan and it is a beautiful state. Tourism is a huge industry there. From the forested hills of the UP to Isle Royale National Park in the middle of Lake Superior to the quaint villages along the Lake Michigan shore, it is very pretty up there.
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