This is Athens and Partners and Sojern partnered to influence 15,000+ travellers to visit Athens

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This is Athens and Partners and Sojern partnered to influence 15,000+ travellers to visit Athens

143,000+
people searched travel to Athens after seeing the campaign
15,000+
people were inspired to book travel to Athens
11,000+
website visits

Summary

This is Athens and Partners partnered with Sojern in the summer of 2019 to promote the city’s campaign aiming to inspire European travellers to -visit Athens and drive awareness for the city. Using a mix of display, video, and native assets, they inspired over 15,000 travellers to visit the Greek capital.

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Advertising Channels

It’s important to show the effect that our campaigns had on tourism to Athens, and with Sojern, not only can we measure the impact of each channel, but we can look at how many people we actually influenced to visit Athens.
Evangelos Vlachos, CEO, Athens Development and Destination Management Agency

About

This is Athens

This is Athens and Partners (TIAP) is a collective initiative, a consortium of key stakeholders, the City of Athens, AEGEAN, Athens International Airport, The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Lamda Development, Ionian Hotel Enterprises, Lampsa Hellenic Hotels, targeting the promotion of Athens as a great place to visit, work, live, and invest, a contemporary cultural center and an attractive tourist destination throughout the year

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About

This is Athens

This is Athens and Partners (TIAP) is a collective initiative, a consortium of key stakeholders, the City of Athens, AEGEAN, Athens International Airport, The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Lamda Development, Ionian Hotel Enterprises, Lampsa Hellenic Hotels, targeting the promotion of Athens as a great place to visit, work, live, and invest, a contemporary cultural center and an attractive tourist destination throughout the year

This is Athens

Challenge

The challenge of the This is Athens and Partners campaign was to influence travelers to change their perceptions about Athens and increase incoming tourism from Europe to Athens, placing it as a top-of-mind city break destination year-round. The strategy focused on the contemporary character of the city, promoting “things to do”, beyond visiting the Acropolis. TIAP sought to influence travellers through multiple channels, as well as prove the value of their ad spend.

Approach

The campaign ran in two waves. The first wave raised awareness for the English-language website and established campaign learnings. The second wave extended this to the French and German language sites. Sojern reached those who were already searching for travel to Athens, as well as those who were looking at European competitor destinations. Through a multi-channel campaign using video, display, and native, Sojern reached people throughout the purchase funnel and drove them to the new website, where they could learn more.

Results

Across the campaign, Sojern drove 11,000 visits to the website, influenced 143,000 trip searches, and confirmed 15,400 bookings to Athens. The video received 1.2M views with a 60% lower cost per view (CPV) versus what Sojern sees for comparable video campaigns. Display improved 58% from the start of the campaign. And with all three channels, This is Athens had a full-funnel marketing strategy

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