By Dorn Martell

Last summer, the water temperature in the Florida Keys broke a record set in the Persian Gulf.  101.1 degrees. The shock of this, combined with other factors, caused the largest coral bleaching event ever witnessed in The Keys. Coral Restoration Foundation had to do the unimaginable and rescue corals from their open-ocean Coral Nursery and bring them back to land. It was our job to help them tell their story.

Tinsley Advertising wrote and produced a documentary film that highlighted the emergency situation that CRF faced and the heroic efforts made to save years of hard work and thousands of living creatures. Raising awareness and raising money is critical to the future of Florida’s reefs as the existing corals represent approximately two percent of the corals that once lived here. But the efforts of CRF made a huge difference. By saving precious coral fragments from bleaching and raising an abundance of heat and disease-resistant genotypes, CRF represents the best hope for restoring our precious coral reefs.

“Thank you and the Tinsley team for creating the amazing opening video. The message resonated with our attendees and I’ve received fantastic feedback on how the video set the right tone for the evening.” Martha Roesler – Chief Development Officer, Coral Restoration Foundation

To find out how you can get involved with Coral Restoration Foundation go to You can donate or volunteer to help on land or out in the open ocean.

To find out how Tinsley can help your brand, go to or email us at or


Tinsley Wins at The Flagler Awards, Again!

No, we didn’t win Best in Costume Design, but we did bring home some nice awards from this year’s 2023 Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism on September 6th in Orlando, Florida.

Tinsley won top honors (Henrys) for our Los Angeles Outdoor Campaign, The Florida Keys & Key West Print Campaign and our Film Commission Look Book. Tinsley was also honored with a Silver for our Florida Keys Fishing Campaign.

Competing against some of the largest Destination Marketing Organizations in the state of Florida, our submissions placed in the Print, Out-of-Home, Promotional Trade, and Niche Marketing categories and showcased the broad range of advertising we create for The Florida Keys & Key West.

The Visit Florida Flagler Awards recognize the Best in Tourism Marketing, and The Florida Keys & Key West has consistently dominated the field. No destination has received more honors from this organization since its inception.

Tinsley Full-Service Advertising is in Coconut Grove, Florida and has been the Agency of Record for The Florida Keys & Key West since 1986. No agency has won more Flagler awards than Tinsley and we take great pride in our partnership with The Florida Keys & Key West.

How to make the Season of Giving last all year long.


At Tinsley Advertising, we want the spirit of giving to last all year long. So, in 2022, we helped Rainforest Flow in their mission to bring clean water and sanitation systems to even
more villages in the Peruvian Rainforest. We continued our support of Coral Restoration Foundation as they raised and restored over 34,000 square meters of living coral to bring life back to our reefs. And we helped Miami Music Project bring musical education and performance to kids in Miami’s most underserved communities.

This Holiday season, please join us in supporting these causes
or any charitable organization that touches your heart, so we can make the Season of Giving last all year long.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Tinsley Advertising.

Tinsley and The Florida Keys Recognized with Top Honors at The Florida Governor’s Conference


By John Underwood

We are excited to announce that Tinsley Advertising came home from the 2022 Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism with several awards.
Held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Wednesday, September 7th. Once again, this year’s Flagler Awards attracted diverse entries from Florida’s tourism
partners of all sizes including the large Destination Marketing Organizations within the state.We are proud to have taken home a total of four (4) Flagler Awards for our creative work for
The Florida Keys & Key West.

Tinsley’s awards included two (2) Henrys (the top honor) for Print Advertising and Digital/Internet
Marketing (a content module with Conde Nast Traveler) and two (2) additional Flagler Awards for Out-of-Home and Print Advertising.Every year, Visit Florida honors many of the countless individuals and organizations that help maintain and improve Florida’s position as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.
While it’s an honor to be recognized for the success of our efforts, we are especially grateful for our
partnership with The Florida Keys & Key West.

Congratulations to our team and our partners in The Florida Keys & Key West!