Wellington's wide array of promotional activities have helped to greatly increase visitor numbers to the capital, both domestically and from Australia. Now it's trying to get some of our neighbours to think about staying for longer with the Wellington Works digital campaign.
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Positively Wellington Tourism aims to lure more Kiwi couples to the capital, squeezes four-day tour into 60 seconds
50 Wellington locations were captured in four days of shooting for Positively Wellington Tourism’s new commercial, which follows a young couple on a whirlwind tour around the capital. And it has even the most hardcore Wellingtonians watching again to try and pinpoint every location in the clip.
While the problems at troubled retailer Postie Plus, which is currently searching for a buyer, are causing a few headaches for Y&R at present, it's continued its winning ways elsewhere after being appointed as the creative lead for the 2015 Sevens Wellington campaign following a competitive tender process involving five Wellington agencies.
Australia is the biggest source of visitors to New Zealand, and they're also pretty keen on Wellington. But there are some enduring misconceptions about the capital across the ditch, so in an effort to address them, Positively Wellington Tourism has enlisted the services of The Voice host Darren McMullan for a tongue-in-cheek self-promotional campaign. PLUS: Wellington pops-up in Auckland.
Judging by the amount of recruitment news this week, it appears plenty of folk began the year looking for greener pastures. Thick As Thieves has stolen Colenso BBDO's art director Jae Morrison, marketing maven Simone Iles finds a new Post, Wellington Tourism gets some absolutely positive additions to the team, Paul Gardiner crosses the line wearing lycra, Gareth Davies joins RedYeti Films, Fee-fi-fo-fum finds the Ideas Shop, Market Pulse reaches for ignition, Hitchcock directs Flying Fish (no birds in sight), APN Outdoor's Friends in High Places line-up gets a shakeup, The Sweet Shop moves even further into Asia, Prodigy signs Bradstreet boy, and Blair Haeata joins Ngage.
The coolest little capital in the world will be turning on the marketing heat in Melbourne next month, with the second serve of the WLG pop up restaurant.
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...as Clems hires an experienced digi-boffin, Designworks adds another senior string to its management bow and Reach Media and Positively Wellington Tourism both announce new business development managers.
Everyone loves a deal. And the Great New Zealand Deal Wars have been spiced up considerably after the arrival of a few new players recently. Now Positively Wellington Tourism is kicking off WellingtonWednesday.com, a site that offers up some of the hottest tickets in town to draw attention to its events culture. But with a reverse auction format and only the cream of the Wellington crop on offer, the creators say it differs from the other deal sites on the market.
Those cheeky creative Wellington chappies have been in stellar promotional form this year. And in a fitting farewell to 2010, Positively Wellington Tourism's digital marketing team and Clemenger BBDO have launched their latest trick, a digital advent calendar.