Browsing: House of Travel
House of Travel has teamed up with ColensoBBDO, Exit Films and Zenith Optimedia, to remind Kiwis about the importance of getting the best holiday experience for the best value. ‘The best holidays are created together’ reflects the way its consultants collaborate with customers to create moments that people will remember forever.
Around two weeks ago, Facebook extended the reach of its walled garden by launching its Canvas platform in all international markets. We chat to House of Travel’s marketing director Ken Freer about his thoughts on launching his first campaign on the platform.
So risky is Twitter that Wendy Thompson, the founder of social media agency Socialites, advises clients not to dabble in platform. And while this might sound counter-intutive coming from someone who pays the bills thanks to social media, Thompson’s company has already generated some impressive results for major brands such as Mitre 10 and Spark, and she has just penned House of Travel into her ledger. So is this a case of digital smoke and mirrors or is a social media agency something that more businesses should think about bringing onboard?
House of Travel has confirmed the appointment of Ken Freer as its new marketing director. Having just started his new role, Freer is already working on the company’s marketing strategy, and a spokesperson tells StopPress that the organisation (which currently doesn’t have an agency on the books) would likely look to secure a creative partner in early 2015.
Whether it’s booking flights, deciding where to stay or finding your way when you’re on holiday, the internet era has turned the travel industry on its head. Jessy Edwards looks at how some of the traditional businesses like Destinations, For the Love of Travel and House of Travel are transitioning and how new businesses are profiting.
House of Travel has launched an iPhone and Android app in collaboration with developer Satellite Media. The app gives existing customers access to their itinerary and a virtual version of their travel consultant with support via their mobile phone.
APN won the pitch for Tourism Australia’s media business recently, relieving Fairfax of its duties. But now Fairfax has a broader range of destinations to promote, after signing a deal with the House of Travel that encompasses contextual commerce and co-created content.
Auckland indie agency Shine doesn’t really play the show-offy PR game like many of its contemporaries and tends to focus on doing good work for some pretty big clients like Fonterra, Speight’s and Hyundai. And it’s thought it has added another two scalps to that list, taking House of Travel off Saatchi & Saatchi and GE Capital off Y&R.
He’s one of the main brains behind Social Media Junction, he co-founded Media Mingle, Social Media Club Auckland and the marketing-related Twitter discussion #markchat, and he’s one of those rare creatures, a man working in PR. So here’s what floated—and sank—the boat of Bullet PR’s Alex Erasmus this year.
In this edition of [email protected], the iPad shows its stuff, the Vogel’s campaign keeps hitting the mark, the House of Travel inspires plenty of holiday envy, Telstra Clear and 2degrees face off with their respective monthly mobile plans and there’s even an ad for Lancaster Bomber magazine.
Gladeye and Zed Digital have been handed joint winner accolades for the second quarter round of Yahoo!Xtra’s Digital Strategy Award for the House of Travel’s mixandmatcher Facebook app, a campaign that gained 17,000 Facebook friends, 279,613 entries, half a million wall posts, 50,000 comments and thousands of comments posted directly onto the brand’s page.