Sandy Tinsley recognized for major contributions to The Florida Keys & Key West

By John Underwood

Our very own CEO, Sandy Tinsley, was just recognized for her contributions to The Florida Keys tourism Industry by The Lodging Association of The Florida Keys & Key West on Friday night, at their annual awards banquet at the Pier House in Key West.

By unanimous vote, Sandy received the Margo Golan Community Service Award that recognizes leaders in the tourism industry who have made substantial contributions in the community. The recipients of this award have had a long-lasting, beneficial impact on The Florida Keys and are recognized for engaging in business or public affairs honestly and setting examples for others. Not only in tourism, but for making contributions that will be remembered and become a part of the history of the Keys.

Tinsley Advertising was awarded The Florida Keys & Key West tourism account for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council in 1986 and has maintained it for 30 years. Through recessions, storms and national disasters, the relationship has remained strong with successful marketing efforts that have not only yielded both the highest occupancy and average daily rates in the state, but also the top 10 in the country. Our campaigns have been recognized with numerous awards by travel industry leaders throughout the country. They have also been cited as successful tourism marketing case studies.

We are all very proud of Sandy, her leadership and our long-standing relationship with The Florida Keys & Key West.

The Lodging Association of The Florida Keys & Key West is the trade organization that represents the interests of the lodging industry in The Florida Keys. They represent more than 80% of all licensed lodging units throughout Key West and the rest of The Florida Keys. The membership primarily consists of Monroe County’s travel and tourism influencers including lodging owners and general managers throughout the destination.

Winds of change are blowing through Washington.

The Florida Keys & Key West take over D.C. train stations.

By Dorn Martell

Our new creative for Washington D.C. train stations is causing quite a stir. Especially our poster that features a Snowy Egret (who’s having a bad hair day) sporting the headline: “Donald is that you?”. It’s hard to make noise in a town that’s known for an abundance of political “hot air” but our new campaign seems to have really gotten people’s attention.

This ad is part of a series of train station posters that dominated D.C. train stations during the month of February. Other posters featured headlines like “Swing State”, “Way outside the Beltway”, “Party Platform”, and “What the Founding Fathers were really looking for”. We stay pretty neutral on politics but we couldn’t miss an opportunity to make fun of the process and a certain candidate’s challenging comb-over.











Check out some of the other D.C. Train Stations Ads here.

Tinsley and City Furniture encourage women to get checked for breast cancer.

By Dorn Martell

Breast cancer. It’s the second leading cause of death among women. Each year over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and for over 40,000 women, the disease will be fatal. Sobering statistics and the rationale for our latest spot for City Furniture. The spot talks about how breast cancer hits close to home and that every woman should be checked. A message that is especially relevant since the recent passing of Doreen Koenig, philanthropist and wife of City Furniture CEO Keith Koenig. The spot was created pro bono with services donated by voice actor Dave DeAndrea and Audacity Recording. It will run for the month of October and our sincere hope is that every woman will get examined and that some day there will be a cure for this horrible disease.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Teams Up with Tinsley

By Dorn Martell

The renowned Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa has selected Tinsley Advertising as their Creative Agency of Record after a review that included several noteworthy agencies specializing in luxury travel. Our experience working for brands like Seabourn and Cunard Cruise Lines, The Boca Raton Resort and Club, The Florida Keys & Key West and Karisma Gourmet-Inclusive Resorts earned us an invitation to shoot it out for the business and we responded to the challenge. The RFP asked us to demonstrate our knowledge of the Luxury Traveler, as well as our understanding and experience reaching the coveted northeastern winter traveler with an annual income of $250,000.

“From the moment we received their proposal it was clear that Tinsley understood the value of making a “stand out” first impression,” said John Bradway, Vice President of Marketing at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. “In this highly competitive market you only have one chance and it better be on point. We need the right people to deliver our message in a highly creative and impactful manner. That’s why we chose Tinsley.”

We are thrilled to be part of the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa team and look forward to a long relationship.

Delicious Adventure

New TV Campaign for Azul Hotels by Karisma

Watching the sunrise over Mayan ruins at Tulum, swimming with blind catfish in a cenote, then retreating to a lavish resort in time for an amazing meal at Le Chique is our idea of a good time. That’s exactly how it all went down in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and we have the footage to prove it. Our new spot for Azul Hotels highlights the Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Experience combined with the unforgettable adventures available to their guests. The soundtrack for this piece is “opera meets chill wave”. It is designed to attract a modern luxury traveler with a sense of adventure and a taste for gourmet cuisine.