Cutting The Heart Out Of “I Love NY”


i-love-nyNY Govenor Andrew Cuomo has cut the heart out of the “I Love New York” campaign.

Cuomo and Empire State Development Corporation Kenneth Adams Wednesday announced a new $5 million tourism marketing campaign that features a revamped “I Love New York” logo.

The new logo replaces the heart with a series of sketches drawn by New Yorkers and visitors to New York depicting “what they love about New York State.”

i-love-ny1Cuomo said the goal was to recapture and “re-imagine” the iconic logo, which after 30 years has been co-opted for various other marketing purposes.

“I am very excited about the campaign because I am bullish about the product,” said Cuomo, who is known to spend his vacations in the Adirondacks or the Hamptons. “There is no other state that anything over on the state of New York,.”

The centerpiece of the campaign is a series of TV commercials designed by the firm BBDO Advertising which will run in state television markets and in those of neighboring states.

Administration officials said tourism is a $53.8 billion industry in the state and provides more than 500,000 jobs.

{NY Daily News/ Newscenter}


  1. YEAH HE IS RIGHT.I just love hot air ballooning and i am sure millions can identitfy with hot air ballooning.

    Did anyone hear or see any competitive bidding on this advertising campaign?