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Tourism New Zealand Awards Account to Golin and The Brooklyn Brothers

November 04, 2020

Golin and The Brooklyn Brothers have won a competitive pitch to promote Tourism New Zealand, one of the world’s most respected tourism brands, and help it rise above the noise in the competitive long-haul category.

Golin will drive the public relations and content activities in the UK and Europe, including day-to-day consumer and trade press office, partnerships and influencer engagement . Golin’s advertising agency, The Brooklyn Brothers, will support with creative and strategy that ladders up to the global ‘100% New Zealand’ brand platform.

The integrated brief will see both agencies working together to inspire more travellers to choose New Zealand, celebrating the country’s incredible culture, people and places. While the New Zealand border remains closed, Golin will immediately begin managing press office operations in the UK and Germany, with activity increasing when restrictions are relaxed.

Pip Casey, Regional Manager UK and Europe at Tourism New Zealand, says: “At a time when many are unable to travel, we know our audience is keen for us to connect with them in fresh new ways. Golin and The Brooklyn Brothers brought us creative, innovative thinking and exciting ideas that share the courageous and progressive values of New Zealand and our team.”

Ondine Whittington, MD at Golin, says: “Covid-19 has caused major disruption to global tourism, but while consumers might be grounded they are still keen to learn about special destinations and dream of their next trip. We are so excited to be the agency driving conversation around New Zealand’s incredible people, place and purpose and look forward to bringing their stories to life in creative and relevant ways. Our activity will keep New Zealand alive in the hearts and minds of consumers while the borders are closed, then when they open we will be primed and ready to ensure New Zealand is at the very top of peoples travel bucket lists.”