You’re Invited: Pure Michigan Summer Facebook Chat

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Mark your calendars! Thursday, May 28th at 12:00 noon ET, we’ll be hosting a Facebook chat to help you start planning your summer in Michigan.

Summer in The Great Lakes State provides some of the best memories. Join Pure Michigan and partners as we chat about the activities that will make this summer the most memorable. From the best hikes and waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula to summer concerts and fairs around the state, you don’t want to miss it.

Our partners from popular winter travel destinations across the state will also be on hand to answer your location-specific questions, including Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand RapidsTraverse City, and many other Michigan cities.

Here’s how to participate in 4 simple steps: 

1. Follow Pure Michigan on Facebook.

2. Sign in to Facebook on May 28th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. You can join us for just few minutes or stay for the hour!

3. Ask your summer travel questions to the Facebook Chat post.

4. Follow the conversation on Facebook for tips, tricks and suggestions for planning a summer getaway that’s perfect for you.

Not able to join us? No worries. Leave your questions in the comments below and we’ll answer them during the chat.

See you on Facebook!


Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of Frankenmuth’s Pure Michigan TV Ad

Pure Michigan’s national advertising campaign kicked off last month, and today we’re launching the 2013 campaign in local markets throughout the Great Lakes region.

Here’s a look at a new television spot from Frankenmuth that you’ll soon see on TV. Detroit will also have a new television spot coming out later this season. Both will air in markets including Southern Ontario and Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.

You might recall that we gave fans on social channels a first look at the Frankenmuth spot this past winter, and today we wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot. Take a look at the gallery below and let us know what you think!

Other new partners for this year’s campaign are Binder Park Zoo/Battle Creek, Manistee, Mount Bohemia and Tecumseh. Get a first listen of the Manistee and Tecumseh radio spots below.

Additional ads running regionally this season include Games on the Grass, Road Trip, First Tee, Catch Up and Mermaid Tails.

In total, the television and radio ads feature 34 private sector partners and will air in key regional markets and statewide through June. Learn more about the campaign on

Pure Michigan billboards – showcasing Grand Sable Dunes, Marquette Harbor, Miners Beach Falls and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – will also be featured in regional and in-state markets. Chicago tour buses will also be branded with Pure Michigan again this summer. Learn more here.

What do you think of the latest Pure Michigan ads? Share with us below!