Meet Ricky, the sort of rough guide that you wouldn’t want to be taking travel advice from. Ignorant, parochial and generally obnoxious; Ricky will be offering his own breed of advice to travellers across cinemas from 25th January as part of Rough Guides new ad campaign.
A nationwide 30 second cinema campaign will introduce Ricky to new and existing Rough Guide consumers. The cinema ad will be preceded by a teaser campaign launching via YouTube and Rough Guides social media with further travel tips and video advice from Ricky.
Launching Rough Guides first ever cinema/TV advertising campaign this new tongue-in-cheek direction for the brand will highlight the importance of Rough Guides ‘tell it as it is’ style but one that, unlike Ricky, is factually correct.
As well as advertising the Rough Guide books, Ricky will be pushing traffic to roughguides.com which has been given a total revamp and launched 22nd January.
The new site aims to be:
Inspirational and visual, a place where readers can dream about and plan their travels
A place for Rough Guides to engage with their readers, and for readers to engage with each other, via the community forum, blogs, personal profiles, topical features and updates
A much improved brand experience and shop front for our products. The site will inspire and encourage readers to take a Rough Guide with them on their travels
Flexible, easy to build on and update, so content can be kept fresh, exciting and current
There is virtually no advertising on the site other than a few links to brand partners such as Hostel Bookers. The focus is on building brand presence and consumer engagement.
This is just the start for the Rough Guides site; there will be 40 destinations initially with new features, new functionality, and new destinations being added regularly.
Ricky will have his own presence on the site and will be answering any questions via the site should anyone wish to gamble on his advice.
The cinema campaign runs from 25th January for two weeks.
Mobile payments company iZettle, is today launching a marketing campaignwith Forsman & Bodenfors (F&B), one of the best advertising agencies in the world.
iZettle is the first mobile payments company in this space to do a big marketing push. Together with F&B it has created a campaign that centres on the notion that ‘big things start small’.
The campaign showcases that iZettle empowers small businesses to be the best they can be and highlights that SMEs can run their business and take card payments on a smartphone or tablet anywhere in the world using iZettle. These messages will be conveyed via TV, radio, print and digital adverts.
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