The Shorty Awards recognise organisations and individuals who produce great social media content across the web. You can read more about the nomination and our work here.
I am proud and honoured to be part of the team that has been nominated for a Shorty Award for the #LoveSabah campaign in the travel and tourism category.
The campaign saw 6 bloggers visit Kota Kinabalu and Brunei in 2014 on a project spearheaded by iAmbassador and Good Relations PR. This was to create awareness of the Malaysian state of Sabah as a weddings and honeymoon destination. Sales to the region were suffering following the MH370 disaster, and the aim was to go beyond traditional press work and try to reach a larger and broad audience.
I worked alongside bloggers Niamh Shields of Eat Like A Girl, Becky Padmore of Global Grasshopper, Sarah & Terry Lee of LiveShareTravel, and Elizabeth Muhmood Kane of Bridal Musings, as well as videographers Nicolas Libersalle and Lea Amiel of Story Travelers. We were supported by the broader iAmbassador team.
Our campaign generated 52 million opportunities to view our work over a 2 month period on social networks and increased travel bookings by 200% over the year that followed: you can see the full results here.