Special Group will soon be putting its mark on the ‘100% Pure New Zealand’ campaign after Tourism New Zealand appointed the agency to work on a project for it.
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Tourism New Zealand has kicked off the first campaign of a four-year strategy to target a greater array of visitors into more of New Zealand’s regions and encourage off-peak travel by tapping into audiences’ holiday dreams.
Today Tourism New Zealand announced the resignation of CEO Kevin Bowler, who will move to Frucor to be its New Zealand CEO.
Tourism New Zealand has been shifting more and more of its ad spend to the digital channel over the last five years. And the organisation’s marketing director Andrew Fraser says the approach is working.
Social media is being used in all kinds of creative ways to market these days. One of the latest initiatives is by Tourism New Zealand and travel group Helloworld which has created the world’s first social media relay, through Instagram, in celebration of United Nations World Tourism Day.
Tourism New Zealand has taken the unique approach of teaming up with Facebook and production company Symphony to create an online series for its latest campaign which follows the adventures of a young couple travelling around the country in a Kombi.
16 years ago, the 100% Pure slogan was born (after being conceived by an Australian agency). And, despite a few naysayers pointing to the fact that it’s not entirely true, it’s widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful tourism marketing campaigns. For the past three years, it’s had a distinctly fantastical feel as part of the 100% Pure, 100% Middle Earth campaign, but rather than chuck it all out and start again, it’s decided on an evolution, both in terms of the comms and the visual identity. PLUS: Andrew Fraser on Tourism New Zealand’s growing digital focus.
Devin Graham, an American videographer who produces adventure and extreme sport videos under the name Devin Super Tramp, has become one of social media’s biggest names, with more than 2.9 million YouTube subscribers and over 530 million total views. Tourism New Zealand got him to come for a visit and it ended up being the most successful social influencer work it has done to date.
For the third year running, Tourism New Zealand has reworked its ‘more magic every day’ campaign in a bid to attract Aussie skiers across the ditch for a winter holiday. The latest iteration of the ongoing campaign by Whybin\TBWA Sydney sees the Kiwi tourism body partner with Air New Zealand, Flight Centre, Instagram and the ski industry in New Zealand to drive holiday visitor numbers. And while Tourism New Zealand has previously collaborated with the other parties, this marks the first time that the organisation has partnered with Instagram to promote New Zealand through paid imagery and video content. PLUS: StopPress chats to Tourism New Zealand director of marketing Andrew Fraser about the organisation’s digital strategy.
There’s plenty of discussion about whether the 100% Pure campaign has had its day and the country appears to be reaching peak Hobbit, but there’s no doubt New Zealand’s clever tourism marketing tactics over the years have done the business and attracted more tourists to these fine lands.
Ever felt the urge to go for a casual skydive, snowboard, mountain bike, bungee and jet boat ride all in under an hour? Did you know that this was even possible? Well, a new video from Tourism New Zealand confirms it most definitely is.
Touchcast will work with Tourism New Zealand to zjush up TNZ’s digital brand asset management platform that helps all New Zealand’s various tourism activities appear unceasingly epic to the world. TNZ has large image and footage libraries online that currently tourism industry businesses can apply to use, as long as it is used to promote New Zealand as a holiday destination, is mostly be distributed outside of New Zealand, and is not used in paid advertising. In the last year over 65,000 downloads were made from the system.
Adding to the avalanche of selfies, ‘dronies’ might soon be saturating the social media feeds of snow-goers, with a camera-equipped drone hitting the South Island ski slopes in Tourism New Zealand’s latest stunt.
Snow in May never stays. Snow in June still too soon. Snow in July, it will lie. That old adage seems to have been true this year, and the snow lovers are getting their wish this week with some big dumps around the country. So Air New Zealand, Host Sydney and content creators Diaries Downunder have decided to celebrate the welcome arrival of the white stuff with a spot of synchronised snow sliding on Isobel Glacier. Plus: Tourism New Zealand’s snow-related efforts to tempt the Aussies.
While many Kiwis might be suffering from Middle-earth fatigue, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand certainly aren’t, because, due to the rise in visitor numbers on the back of their recent marketing partnership—and in particular, the activity around The Hobbit movies—the pair have announced a $20 million extension to the deal. Plus: the airline also locks in a deal with New Zealand Winegrowers.
Whybin\TBWA’s Digital Arts Network and Assembly have brought Middle Earth to life online for Tourism New Zealand. The tourism organisation is making the most of content developed for the Book of New Zealand, a digital installation in Los Angeles that promotes four locations used in the filming of The Hobbit sequel The Desolation of Smaug.
Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Education New Zealand lauched the ‘New Zealand Story’ campaign on 6 November. The multi-channelled campaign features a website, video and toolkit to encourage prospective investors to bring their business to New Zealand.
There’s been plenty of speculation about when Kiwi golfing phenom Lydia Ko would sign on the dotted line and start chasing the big bucks. But rather than having to deal with a traditional press conference and the obligatory banal questions from nosey parkers, she decided to announce her decision with an entertaining video that she posted to Twitter.
Harvey steps up to CEO at Aegis Media, Leon Williams, Emma Mearns and Stuart Falconer make a harmonious new trio at Union, Andrew Fraser takes a trek to market Tourism New Zealand, Golden Hour doco gets golden chance, Media Design School treks to Italy, the sky’s the limit for Cam Wallace at Air New Zealand, Birkby crosses the ditch to work on Fonterra at Colenso, Thomsen becomes head of digital production at DraftFCB and ActionActors gets ready for Australian action.
Tourism New Zealand is taking its message to key new Latin American and Indonesian emerging markets with new versions of the newzealand.com. The four new translated editions for Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia bring the total number of market versions to 20.
Tourism New Zealand’s newest app aims at putting a travel guide in the pocket of every visitor to New Zealand (at least those with iPhones and iPads, for now).
While we at StopPress feel the understated approach to destination marketing, as seen in Flight of the Conchords, is the best fit for New Zealand, connecting the country with a fantastical epic and getting the actors involved to swoon over it also works pretty well, as this behind-the-scenes clip from The Hobbit films shows.
A sold out Digital Day Out kicked off this morning with Catherine Bates from Tourism New Zealand talking about the strategy the organisation is taking to sell New Zealand to the world using The Hobbit.
Tourism New Zealand’s newzealand.com had its highest traffic in history this January, bringing in 1.5 million visitors to what is for many their first contact with New Zealand.