Would not recommend living in Las Vegas, but hey, to each their own I suppose. I just really really wouldn't. Too hot, too old, too much white trash and everything is dead. Maybe it's just what I notice.
Although I do agree the marketing there could have opportunity because of the hotels and endless shows, at least for a starter position, so you win some you lose some. Chicago like others said is also a big place for marketing and advertising businesses.
I see where you're coming from. I understand that some of the town is pretty old, but most neighborhoods are pretty new. Especially the Aliante area, which is far from Old Las Vegas.
The white trash thing, I'm not following as much. But we all have different experiences I suppose.
Oh, and I personally don't mind the weather. Yeah, it's hot in the summer, but at least our winters aren't too cold. And it isn't humid, which is something I hate about New York summers.