BP released a new series of television commercials on their restoration efforts in the Gulf. The videos feature neighbors who were affected by the oil spill, and say things are back to normal.
GULF COAST – “The first ad features Mike Blanchard, a shrimper from Chauvin, Louisiana, whose family has been casting a net for generations,” it states on BP’s website. “When the oil spill happened, Mike and other Gulf residents were able to recoup their losses and aid in the response through BP’s programs.”
The people in the ads thank BP for the jobs the company provided during the coastal crisis. The ads claim things are back to the way they were before the oil spill happened in April. They say the beaches are open for business, and encourage tourists to revisit the area.
BP’s website claims, “The second ad features Rick Scali and his wife who manage vacation rental homes in Destin, Florida, and rely on tourists to make a living. They were completely booked in 2010 — until the oil spill occurred. BP made up the Scalis’ lost revenue and hired teams of workers to clean the beaches. Now, the Scalis are welcoming back visitors and know that the beautiful Destin beaches can ‘give you the best vacation ever.'”
The commercials are currently running in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee.