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W+K Amsterdam Celebrates the 'Booking Hero' with New Campaign

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MJZ's Dante Ariola travels around the world for new TV spot

W+K Amsterdam Celebrates the 'Booking Hero' with New Campaign, Planet Earth’s #1 accommodation site, launches - Booking Right - its new integrated brand campaign that celebrates the power of how a perfectly chosen accommodation can make anyone feel like a Booking Hero. The campaign launched in the U.S. yesterday and will roll out in the United Kingdom and’s global markets in the coming weeks. 

Accommodation can make or break a trip, but makes it easy for anyone, anywhere in the world, on any budget to get it booking right and become a booking hero. To find that perfect accommodation that propels a holiday, and life, to new booking heights.

Created by Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, the integrated Booking Right campaign celebrates the booking hero across film, digital, social media, print and out of home activations. Based on real stories and insights from customer reviews, the campaign launches with a 60-second TVC that follows the story of one booking hero and the effect perfectly booked accommodations have on shaping his life. From a chance encounter in a hostel to a romantic proposal in a chateau, a gatecrashing parrot at a family eco lodge to bonding with an adrenalin-pumped father-in-law at a castle resort, the ‘Booking Hero’ TVC shows what life can be like when you get it Booking Right.

Four 30-second films, with 15-second cut downs, will also roll out shortly across TV and online channels. 

A full digital strategy will further underpin the campaign, including five contextual online films that match user Google key word searches with a world of possible stays. While five directional online films will communicate’s differentiating product benefits in a playfully branded way. These pieces of online content will compliment the campaign through a carefully crafted retargeting strategy across Google channels and Facebook.

“We believe that our ‘Booking Hero’ campaign wonderfully demonstrates how we continue to help deliver memorable life experiences to meet our customers’ different needs, desires and budgets—no matter their stage in life,” says Paul Hennessy, Chief Marketing Officer. “We know that the right accommodation is crucial for an unforgettable trip. Our new integrated brand campaign was inspired by our customers, drawing insights from a selection of our 42 million verified guest reviews. 

With over 600,000 properties worldwide, offers an unparalleled selection of accommodation options to perfectly fit the personal needs of every individual.”

Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam Creative Director, Genevieve Hoey, comments: “Our first campaign for in 2013 established the brand and brought to life the ‘door moment’ of crazy relief and delight that occurs when you open the door of your Booking accommodation, to find its exactly what you wanted. Last year we focused on the little things that make our range of Booking accommodations epic for each traveller. Whatever people were into, we showed them had the perfect place for them. 

In this year’s campaign, Booking Right, we’re elevating our consumers to accommodation hero status. We’re celebrating the people who use to get their accommodation 100% right, for themselves and whomever is lucky enough to be travelling with them. It’s these people who understand that the power of a well-booked Booking accommodation can be life-changingly awesome.”

The Booking Right campaign launched across the U.S. on Sunday 15 February, and will roll out in the coming weeks in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Australia.  Fans can view the Booking Hero TVC on’s YouTube channel now.

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Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Stefan Sonnenfeld @ CO3 & Scott Harris @ Glassworks

Flame: (Lead) Morten Vinther

Flame Artists: Kyle Obley, Urs Furrer

Managing Director: Olivier Klonhammer

Nuke: Jos Wabeke

Post Production Company: Glassworks Amsterdam

Senior Producer: Anya Kruzmetra, Christian Downes

Production Company

Director: Dante Ariola

DOP: Benoît Delhomme

Executive Producer: Debbie Turner

Producer: Natalie Hill

Production Company: MJZ

Creative Agency

Art Director: Victor Monclus, (Interactive) Jeffrey Lam

Business Affairs: Michael Graves

Copywriter: Will Lowe, Scott Smith, (Interactive) Jake Barnes

Creative Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam

Director of Integrated Production: Kelsie Van Deman

Executive Creative Director: Mark Bernath & Eric Quennoy

Executive Producer: Tony Stearns

Group Account Directors: Jordi Pont

Head of Content Production: Joe Togneri

Planner: Emma Wiseman

Planners: (Comms) Josh Chang

TV Producer: (Assist) Eleni Karathanasi

Print / OOH

Art Director: Noa Redero

Photographer: Neil Massey

Retoucher: Dario Fusnecher


Audio Post Production: Wave Amsterdam

Music Production: Mutato Muzika

Sound Design: Alex Nicholls-Lee


Edit Company: Peepshow

Editor: Andrea MacArthur

Executive Producer: Jason Kremer

Genres: Comedy, People, Scenic, Storytelling

Categories: Travel, Tourism, Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:01:26 GMT