BP Spills Lots Of Money On Slick Gulf Tourism Spots

Having lived in Atlanta for a good portion of my life, I’m accustomed to seeing tourism commercials advertising Southeastern US tourism destinations.

But now that I’m 2500 miles away, it’s a little odd. It’d take me a good 10 hours of travel to get from Seattle down to, say, Panama City. Not that it doesn’t look attractive this time of year. But I think BP is wasting a good deal of money on some very not-targeted media buys. Here in Seattle, I’ve been seeing spots like this all weekend:

Does this change your perception of BP? Do they have a responsibility to spend their money promoting tourism nearly two years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion?

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About Dan Goldgeier

Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for TalentZoo.com and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.