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New Philly Tourism Commercial Is Laughably Bad

Let us first say that we have great love for the work that Visit Philadelphia (formerly Visit Philly, formerly the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation) […]

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City Life

There Are Now Philadelphia-Specific Emojis

About a year and a half ago, we wrote a wish list for Philadelphia-specific emojis. And, well, our prayers have finally been answered: Today, Visit […]

Business

Report: Center City Hotel Room Occupancy Hits Record High

Philadelphia tourism is on a roll — and it’s driving hotel room occupancy to all-time highs. In fact, Center City hotel room occupancy is projected to close 2015 at 77.4 […]

City Life

Wanted: Extras for a #PopeInPhilly Video

Some Philadelphians have been, um, not exactly bubbly about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the city this month. Visit Philadelphia, the city’s tourism agency, is creating a video aimed […]

City Life

What’s Going On With Visit Philadelphia’s LGBT Marketing?

If you’ve even been partially involved in the Philly gay scene, you know Bruce Yelk‘s name. He’s been at the helm of Visit Philadelphia’s gay […]

City Life

All the Ways Philadelphia is Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nation’s First LGBT Protests

  We’ve already reported on several ways the City of Philadelphia will mark the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first LGBT protests—which took place in […]

City Life

Visit Philly Scores a Win with New Tourism Commercial

Visit Philly — previously known as the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation — produces a lot of videos touting Philadelphia as an awesome place to visit. And […]

City Life

Controller: Combine Tourism Agencies Into One Department

Philadelphia has two agencies that entice outsiders to come spend money here: Visit Philadelphia appeals to tourists; the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau tries to […]

City Life

10 Tourism Campaigns Here for the Mocking

Since May, the Inquirer‘s Karen Heller has been covering the humorously bureaucratic scrap between the city’s two civic marketing firms and their conflicting efforts to […]

City Life

New Gay Visit Philadelphia Ad Could Be Gayer

Visit Philadelphia (VP) has released a new series of images in its recently evolved “With Love” campaign, that’s now called “Phillyosophy.” The idea behind it, […]

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Property

New Tourism Campaign: “Phillyosophy”

You remember the WithLove, Philadelphia XOXO campaign. It consisted of ads like this one: For 2014, things have changed. Though the new ads are still […]

City Life

“Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay” Campaign Turns 10 Today

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Visit Philadelphia‘s cleverly named “Philadelphia: Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay” campaign, a project that Director of […]

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Property

Philly Launches Guest Pinterest Program, Proves We Are Stylish

Interior decorator and AphroChic founder Jeanine Hays knows the power of the Pin: The most popular topic on the social website that allows users to […]