South African Tourism is the national tourism agency responsible for the marketing of South Africa as a preferred tourist destination. Over the years, South African Tourism has witnessed a tremendous increase in Indian tourist arrivals to South Africa. South African Tourism has appointed DDB MudraMax as its outdoor advertising partner in the tourism board's destination brand building efforts in India.
Given the importance of Indian market in SAT's global tourism growth strategy, DDB MudraMax team was briefed to roll out innovative and exciting outdoor campaign to position South Africa as the most preferred destination among potential Indian travellers besides extending their brand marketing outreach to a larger mix of traveler segments across key markets.
The team came out with the most innovative and compelling ideas like creating sky diving, river rafting, giraffes, whale & penguins. The innovative creatives of the outdoor campaign capture the diverse experiences like adventure, wildlife, luxury among others on offer in the Rainbow Nation.
Keeping in mind the various interests of the Indian outbound traveller segments DDB MudraMax team executed and highlighted the diversity of experiences offered by South Africa to Indian travellers. The campaign 'Meet South Africa' commenced on 17 January 2014 across 22 cities in India. The outdoor outreach targeted all major metros, as well as key Tier II cities like Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa, Chandigarh, and Kochi amongst others. In addition, the campaign includes media mix comprising of large format hoardings, bus shelters, mobile vans and ambient media like malls in strategic locations to further enhance consumer outreach.
Speaking about the campaign Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager, South African Tourism said: "The travel segment in India is evolving with increasing number of travellers looking out for unique experiences at their holiday destination and planning their own itineraries tuned to their specific interests and preferences. Our 'Meet South Africa' campaign aims to give a glimpse of the distinctive and varied activities we have on offer to suit the wide-ranging demands of Indian travellers. Adding further, Slabber said, "We have already received a lot of inquiries for the adventure experiences such as skydiving and river rafting showcased through our campaign. Engaging with our audience remains our key focus and we hope to build an aspiration in the consumer's mind to not just visit South Africa, but to meet our spectacular country and innumerable experiences through this magnificent campaign. The remarkable growth in visitor arrivals from India is highly encouraging and we hope to continue this trend from newer markets and traveller segments in the country."
Commenting on this, Mandeep Malhotra, President, DDB MudraMax Outdoor, Retail and Experiential said: "We have enjoyed an engaging relationship with South Africa Tourism and it is a brand that thrives on imagery and experience. Most consumers have pre-conceived notions about certain countries. Since many of them think South Africa mainly offers safaris, we want them to know that there's much more than that. This simple yet effective campaign has opened travellers' eyes to other opportunities that SA has to offer showcasing all options available. I'm proud to be a part of this campaign."
Agency: DDB MudraMax
Office Head: Mandeep Malhotra
Head of Ideas and Planning: Aneil Deepak
Business Head: Vijay Jain
Creative Head: Gaurav Kamath
Account management: Raza Syed
Account Planning: Shravan Dubey & Chirag Jain
Manager Brand Communications & Planning: Arjun Vednayagam
Creative Team: Harsh Agarwal, Malayil Daniel, Sachin Adsul, Shrishma Shetty, Anagha Nimbulkar
Operations Team: Chirag Jain
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Categories: Travel, Tourismlbbonline.com, Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:49:40 GMT