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10:55 am on Monday October 4, 2010

Lowcountry Tourism Product Development Plan to be unveiled

The Lowcountry & Resort Islands Tourism Commission,South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, consultants from Tourism Development International Inc., and a committee of Lowcountry area stakeholders will unveil the Lowcountry...
1:00 pm on Tuesday February 2, 2010

South Carolina's new pitch to tourists: 'South Carolina is Made for Vacation'

Image by Flickr user DBFrandsenThe South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is beefing up their advertising presence in markets East of the Mississippi with a brand new campaign that focuses on the fact that 'South Carolina is Made...
3:41 pm on Monday February 9, 2009

S.C. says come visit, sticks it to Chicago

Image by 20090209-tha.jpg Oh, man. Chicago, you have tons of stuff Charleston doesn't -- including negative temperatures. And the folks at South Carolina Parks Recreation & Tourism are sticking it you. They're targeting Chicago with an ad...
4:26 pm on Saturday August 2, 2008

Media dig, find out agency was aware of 'so gay' ads

Image by Flickr user Just Taken PicsImage by 20080802_digging.jpg Looks like the media will keep digging until they're hands our a bloody mess on this one. 'So gay' and 'So won't die'. Using the Freedom of Information Act, several news organizations...
7:18 pm on Wednesday July 23, 2008

Stephen Colbert flaming over 'so gay' South Carolina

The dust has pretty well settled over the 'South Carolina is so gay' ad, but Colbert wanted to get his say in on the matter. A pretty entertaining say, at that. There are really just too many great quotes to pick. Read more stories on this subject...
10:48 am on Friday July 18, 2008

Gay pride group to pick up state's tab

The SC Pride Movement, a gay advocacy group, will foot the $5,000 bill for the "South Carolina is so gay" ads in London after the state refused to pay up, saying that participation in the campaign wasn't properly authorized and that tax dollars...
5:54 pm on Wednesday July 16, 2008

Employee resigns over 'So gay' ad

The state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism employee blamed for OK'ing the 'South Carolina is so gay" ad has resigned. The England-focused ad campaign meant to draw gays to our tourist destinations. Instead of getting the expected response...
2:36 pm on Friday July 11, 2008

So gay and a lot of 'Huh?'

Image by AmroImage by 20080711sogay.jpg The "so gay" campaign is drawing some flak in conservative South Carolina. Note: Ad reformatted to fit presentation space, but the message was not distorted. South Carolina is participating in an England-...
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