Razorfish and Hong Kong Tourism Board join forces in first user generated content campaign

I never knew HK.jpgRazorfish Hong Kong has partnered with the Hong Kong Tourism Board to launch its first User Generated Content (UGC) campaign, #DiscoverHongKong Stories based on influencers and travellers sharing their 'I Never Knew' Hong Kong stories.

The influencer-driven campaign aims to reveal Hong Kong's hidden attractions and experiences by encouraging fans of the destination to share an incredible Hong Kong story. Hong Kong fans can share their stories on social media using the words 'I Never Knew' in a one-sentence caption... along with a picture or video and the main hashtag #DiscoverHongKong.

Tina Chao, General Manager, Marketing from Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) said, "Travelers trust other travelers. Holidays are booked off the back of the incredible stories we hear from our family and friends or images we are inspired by on social media. This campaign enables us to tap into this potential and show Hong Kong to the world through the people who have explored the city and uncovered its hidden gems"

I never knew HK2.jpgChao continues, "Hong Kong has an unrivaled depth of experiences; our city is at once ever-changing and a treasure trove of tradition; ultra-urban yet blessed with natural wonders; trendy and modern yet historically rich. We want to transform the way the city is viewed by tourists, to show them the breadth and depth of experiences Hong Kong has to offer in an authentic way and to reinforce the message that Hong Kong is much more than just a shopping destination."

In conjunction with Maker Studios, the largest influencer network worldwide, HKTB and Razorfish have enlisted the help of three social media stars from around the globe, to share their I Never Knew... Hong Kong stories and encourage their fans to share their own. HKTB funded each star's trip to Hong Kong, where they each made videos about their time exploring the city's culture, street art, gastronomic scene, family adventures and more.  For example, in the "I Never Knew I can be a penguin keeper in Hong Kong" vignette by the EvanTubeHD family of vloggers, they get to experience a fun and intimate encounter with penguins. The EvanTubeHD family is joined in the campaign by The Fung Bros comedy duo and Taiwanese TV host Rima. EvanTubeHD and The Fung Bros are part of the Maker Studios talent network. Every video is jam-packed with I Never Knew... inspirations.

I never knew HK3.jpgSeton Vermaak, Razorfish Hong Kong Head of Strategy, added, "The #DiscoverHongKong stories campaign is a mechanism for tourists to discover the endless new experiences our city has to offer. Hong Kong is more than a picture-perfect city; the best experiences lay beyond the obvious and we built this campaign to give those experiences a voice people will listen to."

Joanna Kalenska, Razorfish Hong Kong Managing Director said, "Whether you've lived here for 10 years or visited for 10 days, there's always something new to learn about Hong Kong. Our city is alive with new experiences and it offers incredible diversity. I Never Knew Hong Kong had waterfalls, a short cab ride from my house, but we do! There's always something to discover. That's the sweet spot - travelling is about discovering, having a sense of adventure. Social media is about sharing, there's a sense of pride in sharing your adventure. Hong Kong is an ever-changing city, with a seeming endless stream of adventures to discover and share on social media with your friends. We can't wait to hear new Hong Kong stories from people around the world."

The competition starts on 28 March and ends 24 April 2016. Participants are in the running to win daily and weekly prizes from an impressive prize pool totaling more than HKD500,000. They include 5-star hotel accommodation with airport transfers and spa for two at either Four Seasons Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, W Hong Kong or Peninsula Hong Kong, VIP experiences at Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park, Michelin-starred dining experiences at Amber, Bo Innovation, Lung King Heen or MIC Kitchen plus Amazon online vouchers worth USD1,000.

Credits - 
Head of Strategy - Seton Vermaak
Senior Account Manager - Kristy Tam
Head of Production - Nicole Bales
Senior Project Manager - Agnes Ng
Creative Director - Christian Teniswood
Associate Creative Director - Nathan Hau
Senior Art Director - Eva Leung
Art Director - Phimely Tam
Assistant Art Director - Jacob Lloyd
Creative Group Head / Copy - Jean Ng
Senior Copywriter - Angus Chow
Copywriter - Joyce Ma
Social Executive - Daniel Lo
Technical Director - William Chan
Production: Maker Studios, Singapore
General Manager, Marketing - Tina Chao             
Senior Manager, Brand Marketing - Michelle Tan
Manager, Brand Marketing - Farrida Lui
Assistant Manager, Brand Marketing - Emily Wong
Executive, Brand Marketing - Yani Wong
Executive, Brand Marketing - Queenie Cheng
Manager, Digital Marketing - Anson Hung
Manager, English Editorial - Rudie Lynes
Senior English Editor, Brand Marketing - Sharon Chan
Senior Chinese Editors - Yuki Xu, Man Chan


James said:

Looks awesome.What's the website address?

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