Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
bunkerchunker

Pensicola

Rate this topic

13 posts in this topic

I saw for the first time in my life a commercial for Pensicola, FL.

 

The commercial was boasting its beaches and scenery, and ended with "Courious about our beaches? Come for a visit!"

 

 

Now shouldn't they wait until after the oil is cleaned up to start a revitalization effort??

 

This is the first commercial i've ever seen asking to come vacation at Pensicola......odd.headscratch.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kinda like advertising for Buloxi Mississippi - "It's not as ****** here as everyone says it is"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The gulf oil spill has killed tourism in the area. From what I have heard, most people who can cancel gulf coast vacations are doing so. Prior to this, Pensacola probably did not need to advertise to get tourism dollars into the area. But now they are hurting and need to bring all the tourism dollars they can get. And they probably cannot wait for the well to be capped and cleanup to be complete.

 

With all the press the oil spill is getting, I wonder why Pensacola would think advertising would be a good idea, especially with a focus on the beaches. It's not like anyone is going to believe their beaches are going to remain pristine, even if they currently still are. They probably would have been better off advertising their other attractions. Like "Pensacola, we're not just beaches..."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^ hah yes rather than specifically......."curious about our beaches?"

 

YEAH wondering just how different it looks in person than the pictures in this commercialkooky.gif

 

 

Sucks they are hurting, but maybe a "check out amazing freshwater fishing and off-coast golf courses!"

 

(don't know if they have these but yaknow....)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"gonna need more than that hahah"

 

For the people that make there living from the Gulf this is a total catastrophe...Not funny at all! Not to mention the whole eco-system that is being destroyed as we speak.

 

Oil globs on the most beautiful beaches in the United States is a sickening site. Come on down and see for yourself and get involved.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing is that there is not oil all of the time. It comes in, in small amounts. They clean it up and it gone for several days. For the most part it is the same as normal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's just like the beaches of Amity Island. Any one remember Jaws!! Ha! Ha! It's all about the money. By the way, I'm not far from P'cola and trust me , the oil is here!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pensacola Beach has a distinct oil stain from the water line back about 20-40 feet. The sand has a tan hue, lighter in color than most beaches I've seen. Behind that band of sand is the normally white beach that Florida's upper gulf coast is famous for. Monday, people were not permitted to be in the water on Casino Beach (that's the name; there are no casinos), Pensacola's main beach. There was some sheen and I noticed a little oil, but not very much. Tuesday there was still some sheen, but I didn't see any globs of oil. Due to rough surf, people were supposed to keep out of the water. Water conditions vary from day to day. The beach has not been nearly as crowded this year as it has in past summers. There have been crews working at night to clean up the beaches.

 

The fishing at the Pensacola Pier has been poor the past few weeks except for hardtails and black snapper. The "catch and release" directive is still in effect from the Florida-Alabama state line to a few hundred feet east of the Pensacola Pier. I don't know if the poor fishing is due to the doldrums we often have here in the summer, or if it is oil related. I'm not ready to say one way or the other about the present fishing conditions, but long term, I believe the oil spill will be catastrophic to fishing and marine life in this area as well as most of the gulf.

 

There have been news trucks around the past several days. I don't watch much news because they rarely tell the whole story, or give even a reasonably accurate account of what is happening. They focus on the sensational so that you will watch what they have to say.

 

Just wanted you to know how things are down here. Hope the rest of you have clean water and good fishing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw a similar ad, except it was advertising for FL in general, not any particular location. Their approach was a little different - something along the lines of we have hundreds of miles of white sandy beaches and the oil only affected a small portion (without actually naming which 'portion' they're referring to)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.