W+K Amsterdam Celebrates the 'Booking Hero' with New Booking.com Campaign
Booking.com, Planet Earth’s #1 accommodation site, launches - Booking Right - its new integrated brand campaign that celebrates the power of how a perfectly chosen accommodation can make anyone feel like a Booking Hero. The campaign launched in the U.S. yesterday and will roll out in the United Kingdom and Booking.com’s global markets in the coming weeks.
Accommodation can make or break a trip, but Booking.com makes it easy for anyone, anywhere in the world, on any budget to get it booking right and become a booking hero. To find that perfect accommodation that propels a holiday, and life, to new booking heights.
Created by Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, the integrated Booking Right campaign celebrates the booking hero across film, digital, social media, print and out of home activations. Based on real stories and insights from Booking.com customer reviews, the campaign launches with a 60-second TVC that follows the story of one booking hero and the effect perfectly booked accommodations have on shaping his life. From a chance encounter in a hostel to a romantic proposal in a chateau, a gatecrashing parrot at a family eco lodge to bonding with an adrenalin-pumped father-in-law at a castle resort, the ‘Booking Hero’ TVC shows what life can be like when you get it Booking Right.
Four 30-second films, with 15-second cut downs, will also roll out shortly across TV and online channels.
A full digital strategy will further underpin the campaign, including five contextual online films that match user Google key word searches with a world of possible Booking.com stays. While five directional online films will communicate Booking.com’s differentiating product benefits in a playfully branded way. These pieces of online content will compliment the campaign through a carefully crafted retargeting strategy across Google channels and Facebook.
“We believe that our ‘Booking Hero’ campaign wonderfully demonstrates how we continue to help deliver memorable life experiences to meet our customers’ different needs, desires and budgets—no matter their stage in life,” says Paul Hennessy,Booking.com Chief Marketing Officer. “We know that the right accommodation is crucial for an unforgettable trip. Our new integrated brand campaign was inspired by our customers, drawing insights from a selection of our 42 million verified guest reviews.
With over 600,000 properties worldwide, Booking.com offers an unparalleled selection of accommodation options to perfectly fit the personal needs of every individual.”
Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam Creative Director, Genevieve Hoey, comments: “Our first campaign for Booking.com in 2013 established the brand and brought to life the ‘door moment’ of crazy relief and delight that occurs when you open the door of your Booking accommodation, to find its exactly what you wanted. Last year we focused on the little things that make our range of Booking accommodations epic for each traveller. Whatever people were into, we showed them Booking.com had the perfect place for them.
In this year’s campaign, Booking Right, we’re elevating our Booking.com consumers to accommodation hero status. We’re celebrating the people who use Booking.com to get their accommodation 100% right, for themselves and whomever is lucky enough to be travelling with them. It’s these people who understand that the power of a well-booked Booking accommodation can be life-changingly awesome.”
The Booking Right campaign launched across the U.S. on Sunday 15 February, and will roll out in the coming weeks in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Australia. Fans can view the Booking Hero TVC on Booking.com’s YouTube channel now.
Account Director: Aitziber Izurrategui
Account Manager: Caroline Melody Meyer
Art Director: Victor Monclus, (Interactive) Jeffrey Lam
Business Affairs: Michael Graves
Copywriter: Will Lowe, Scott Smith, (Interactive) Jake Barnes
Creative Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam
Creative Director: Genevieve Hoey & Sean Condon
Director of Integrated Production: Kelsie Van Deman
Executive Creative Director: Mark Bernath & Eric Quennoy
Executive Producer: Tony Stearns
Group Account Director: Jordi Pont
Head of Content Production: Joe Togneri
Planner: Emma Wiseman
Planners: (Comms) Josh Chang
Project Manager: Stacey Prudden
TV Producer: (Assist) Eleni Karathanasi
Music and Sound
Audio Post Production: Wave Amsterdam
Music Production: Mutato Muzika
Sound Design: Alex Nicholls-Lee
Edit Company: Peepshow
Editor: Andrea MacArthur
Executive Producer: Jason Kremer
Post Production / VFX
Colourist: Stefan Sonnenfeld @ CO3 & Scott Harris @ Glassworks
Flame: (Lead) Morten Vinther
Flame Artists: Kyle Obley, Urs Furrer
Managing Director: Olivier Klonhammer
Nuke: Jos Wabeke
Post Production House: Glassworks Amsterdam
Senior Producer: Anya Kruzmetra, Christian Downes
Print / OOH
Art Director: Noa Redero
Photographer: Neil Massey
Retoucher: Dario Fusnecher
Director: Dante Ariola
DOP: Benoît Delhomme
Executive Producer: Debbie Turner
Producer: Natalie Hill
Production Company: MJZ
Category: Services, toursim , Travel
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