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Tourism Tasmania Invites Aussies to ‘Come Down for Air’ in Calming Campaign

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BMF works with Clemenger BBDO Sydney and Finch to invite Australians to break free from the stresses of modern life

Tourism Tasmania Invites Aussies to ‘Come Down for Air’ in Calming Campaign

Tourism Tasmania relaunches its brand with a campaign that calls on Australians to break free from the stresses of modern life and feel more human again; an opportunity to breathe in the incredible nature, the thriving culture, or simply reconnect with yourself. An invitation to ‘Come Down for Air’.

Says John Fitzgerald, chief executive officer, Tourism Tasmania: “Amid the clutter of a busy, shouty ad break – we wanted to create an island of calm that helps transport Australians to that feeling of Tasmania. We believe we have created a unique brand narrative that brings Tasmania to life and showcases what makes it unique as a top travel destination.”

Emma Terry, chief marketing officer, Tourism Tasmania, comments: "Come Down for Air represents Tasmania's place and people. We've come a long way - we're quietly confident and have no need to boast. This new brand platform speaks to who we are as Tasmanians now and invites Australians to experience a slice of our way of living, for a day, a week or even longer."

Alex Derwin, BMF executive creative director says: “As soon as you step off the plane in Tassie, you get a blast of pure, clean air. Your lung capacity magically improves and the knots in your shoulders disappear. It really does return you to a more human state. The ‘Come Down For Air’ platform gives us the chance to capture and recreate this feeling across multiple channels and in multiple markets. Working with Tourism Tasmania is a huge creative opportunity, and we’re excited for the collaborations to come.”

Stephen McArdle, BMF managing director adds: “When we first saw the ‘Tasmania. Come down for Air’ idea during the pitch process, it felt special – like the place itself. After the last few months, working with the Tourism Tasmania team on the launch, it has felt even more true to the essence of Tassie and the effect it has on the human spirit.”

The TV campaign is one piece of a large integrated campaign, supported by radio, print, outdoor and online to position Tasmania as a unique destination for travellers who need a break from the stresses of modern life. The brand idea was brought to life digitally by Clemenger BBDO Sydney, and media buying by Initiative.

Clemenger BBDO Sydney’s creative director, Brendan Willenberg added: “'Come Down for Air' is a brand thought with unlimited potential in the digital environment. With over 100 individual pieces of creative, it was great to partner with BMF to create an immersive ecosystem. The digital creative builds on the feeling of what it is like to be in Tasmania by surfacing a range of uniquely Tasmanian moments potential visitors can be part of on the island." 

Sarah James, managing director of media agency Initiative Melbourne, said: “Initiative has been working with Tourism Tasmania for five years and we are thrilled to partner with them on this new brand strategy. We are targeting mainland audiences that are consumed by their own ‘chaotic’ work and personal lifestyles and reaching them through the ‘chaotic’ media they consume. We want to attract their attention to the peace and simplicity of taking time to come down for air in Tasmania as a rewind and reset for everyday life."

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Client: Tourism Tasmania

Chief Executive Officer: John Fitzgerald

Chief Marketing Officer: Emma Terry

Head of Brand & Content: Lindene Cleary

Brand Creative Manager: Chanel Paratt

Brand Project Officer: Felicity Williams


Creative Agency: BMF

Executive Creative Director: Alex Derwin

Creative Director: David Fraser

Art Director: Jane Tjokrowidjaja and Ben Alden,

Copywriter: James Sexton, Michael Dawson, Justin Butler and Lisa Down

Designer: Lincoln Grice, Fiona McLeod and Caroline Gilroy

Planning: David Warren and Thomasine Burnap

Managing Director: Stephen McArdle

General Manager: Paul Coles

Group Account Director: Edward Hughes

Account Director: Stefania Barry

Senior Account Manager: Peggy Wong

Account Manager: Adam Reeves

Agency Producer: Emma Friend


Director: Christopher Riggert

Production Company: FINCH

Executive Producer: Loren Bradley

Producer: Helen Morahan

DoP: Garry Philips


Post Production: Atticus

Online Artist: Drew Downes

Post Production Executive Producer: Amelia Bromley

Editor: Bernard Garry @ The Editors

Photographer: Adam Gibson

Art Buyer: Basir Saleh

Creative Services Director: Clare Yardley

Print Production: Karen Liddle and Jane Winnick

Music & Sound Production: Rumble Studios

Digital Agency

Digital agency: Clemenger BBDO Sydney

CCO: Ben Coulson

Creative Director: Brendan Willenberg

Art Director: Ollie Beeston

Writer: James Beswick

Digital Designer: Alex Kidd

Head of CX: Jade Clark

Planner Director: Rob Harding-Smith

Senior Account Manager: Bella Timar

Head of Production: Denise McKeon

Interactive Executive Producer: Claire Bisset

Front End Developer: Jay Young

Retoucher: Giles Davies

Director (Flare): Robin Sung

Senior Editor Online (Flare): Jess Morgan

Sound Designer (Flare): Robbie Balatincz

Producer (Flare): Kirstin Lees

Genres: Scenic

Categories: Sports and Leisure, Tourism

BMF, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:10 GMT