BBC Advertising creates 'city of inspiration' in partnership with Brand Hong Kong

Hong Kong.jpgBBC Advertising has launched an inaugural partnership with Brand Hong Kong, running a digital branded content series on BBC.com.

This multi-media content series has been created to publicise the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Titled 'City of Inspiration', the campaign rolled out in June 2017 and will run until 30 July 2017. Showcasing Hong Kong's vitality and energy, it comprises videos, interactive motion
graphics and online feature articles, illuminating the ever-evolving harbour city's rich culture, heritage, enterprising spirit, innovation, and creative melting pot of people.

HONG KONG 2.jpgHONG KONG 4.jpgHONG KONG 3.jpgThrough authentic storytelling and interviews of people from all walks of life, 'City of Inspiration' also aims to change perceptions to reveal some of the lesser known sides of
Hong Kong, featuring its nature and preservation efforts, its cosmopolitan society and its supportive eco-system for startups.

'City of Inspiration' was conceived in partnership with Brand HK, with content produced by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Advertising. The campaign is
currently promoted on BBC.com/Travel and BBC.com/Capital, both of which are part of BBC.com, accessible via desktop, mobile and tablet collectively delivering a global monthly
unique audience of 95 million1.

Alistair McEwan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Development, BBC Worldwide Asia, Australia and New Zealand said: "I am proud of the fruitful relationship between BBC Advertising and Brand Hong Kong which has enabled this truly integrated campaign, illustrating that there is way more to Hong Kong than meets the eye. 'City of Inspiration' is a prime example of great content combined with smart use of insights to deliver an innovative brand solution."

Brett Free, the Deputy Director of Information Services Department, HKSAR Government said, "We welcomed the creative options that the BBC StoryWorks team delivered to help
us reveal different aspects of Hong Kong to a global audience. There are many different layers and aspects to life in Hong Kong that are lesser known, but no less important, than
the common perceptions of Hong Kong as a high rise metropolis and financial centre. BBC Storyworks has helped us reveal our "City of Inspiration" in a creative and engaging way."

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