MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comedy writers, directors and Wisconsin natives, David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker (ZAZ) are going behind the camera again for the seventh time to direct another zany 30-second TV commercial for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. This time they are going “On Wisconsin” and sharing the fun with the Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball Coach Bo Ryan.
The summer 2015 spot will include footage shot in the University of Wisconsin Kohl Center, along with locations in and around the Wisconsin Dells.
“This will be our first TV commercial under the Camp Wisconsin theme, which we introduced this summer,” said Wisconsin Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. “Like our previous spots, it will emphasize what vacationing in Wisconsin is all about – fun! But this time, we’ve added Bo Ryan into the mix. He’s a great sport for joining us in the controlled chaos!”
Bo Ryan, head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball Team, last year took his team to the Final Four and was recently ranked number 7 in ESPN’s ranking of top college basketball coaches in the country. He’s a self-admitted huge fan of ZAZ and looks forward to giving a little back to his adopted home state of 40 years by appearing in a Travel Wisconsin Ad.
“When I was approached a few months back about appearing in a Wisconsin Tourism ad and was told it would be directed by ZAZ, I said ‘just tell me where I need to be,’” said Ryan. “I love their movies!” “My family and I also enjoy traveling this state and checking out new places. If I’m going to be in an ad, I can’t think of a better fit. I just hope I can live up to their comedic standards!”
Milwaukee-based Laughlin Constable is the marketing agency of record for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
The mission of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is to market the state as the Midwest’s premier travel destination by executing industry-leading marketing programs and establishing strategic partnerships. The Department plays a significant role in generating greater economic impact and jobs for Wisconsin. The portal for traveler information can be found at www.travelwisconsin.com.