Visit St.Pete/Clearwater makes a big splash at Boardmasters

Visit St.Pete/Clearwater partnered with Boardmasters as the festivals’ first destination sponsor at the 2018 event on Fistral beach and Watergate Bay in Newquay, Cornwall.

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater promoted their Florida destination at the long standing popular surf and music festival during 8th-12th August 2018. Their unique two-storey activation boasted daily entertainment from street artists and performers, VR goggles, games, giveaways as well as an opportunity to win a family holiday to St.Pete/Clearwater courtesy of Ocean Holidays.

Gemma Pascall, Account Manager of Visit St.Pete/Clearwater said “We were looking a dynamic and innovative solution that would enhance our 2018 tourism campaign, allowing us to directly target the family market with a brand that matches our core values. We were pleased with the level of interest from consumers wanting to visit the destination and are very happy with the data captured from our competition. The opportunity to tell our story at Boardmasters was a perfect fit for St. Pete/Clearwater and the customer we were targeting.”

Les Seddon-Brown, Vision Nine Client Events  - Managing Director commented  “A dream partnership from an event perspective is when the brand and event’s values are perfectly aligned. This was very much the case with the Visit St.Pete/Clearwater brand and campaign. Working together, we managed to create an activation that added value for our audience through fun, interactive content, whilst promoting our shared outlook around the aspirational nature of beach lifestyle that Cornwall and St.Pete/Clearwater clearly have in common.” 

This partnership was brought together by BrandKiss, a marketing agency based in London that promotes tourism destinations through festival activations, brand partnerships, explores music as a promotional tool and undertakes bespoke research and insight projects.

Visit St. Pete / Clearwater



BrandKiss partners Boardmasters with Visit St. Pete / Clearwater

This summer will see marketing agency BrandKiss partner Visit St.Pete / Clearwater with the long standing and popular surf and music festival Boardmasters.

St.Pete / Clearwater boasts 35 miles of award winning white-sand beaches, showcasing an abundance of arts and cultural attractions. For obvious reasons, BrandKiss felt that this made them a natural fit for Boardmasters.

With more than 150,000 people attending Boardmasters over its five-day proceedings, Visit St.Pete / Clearwater has designed a unique two-story activation to support its 2018 tourism campaign. The tourist board will be giving away Visit St.Pete / Clearwater goodies there whilst inviting festivalgoers to visualise what it’s like to visit the popular Gulf Coast destination, as well as hosting a competition that rewards its winner with a holiday there. BrandKiss will attend the festival in support of the activation.

BrandKiss specialises in partnering tourist boards with brands, producing cost-effective nationwide campaigns. Over the past 12 months the business has diversified and expanded, offering clients new ways to promote their destinations to the UK market.

Visit St. Pete / Clearwater

Photo credit: Top Left: Clearwater Beach; Top Right: Callum Morse (Boardmasters Festival)


BrandKiss is GDPR ready!

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that comes into effect 25 May 2018 and had lots of emails from a variey of companies. This new regulation means you now have a greater say over what, how, where, why and when your personal data is used, processed, or disposed of.

In preparation for new EU data protection laws, BrandKiss has updated our Privacy Policy and internal processes. We encourage you to read our updated Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. 

This is what’s changing:

New rights. We’ve incorporated your additional rights and outlined what data we hold and how we use it.
Transparency. We’ve made it easier for you to understand how we collect your data, process it and keep it secure should we collect any from you.
You're in Control. We’ve outlined how you can access, manage and make requests to change your data should we have it.

Find out more: If you have any questions at all please contact us: 


Only a few weeks until WTM 2017!

Once again BrandKiss will be in attendance at World Travel Market 6th-8th November 2017. Destinations across the world will be there to promote their destination and BrandKiss would love to meet up with countries, regions, and city tourist boards to see how BrandKiss can help promote the destinations with some new and exciting promotional channels. For 3 days BrandKiss will be at ExCel in London learning about whats new in the travel industry and enjoying the sights and sounds of the trade show.

Contact for a meeting. See you there!



The family market plays a key target market to Germany

The German National Tourist Office have run previous campaigns with BrandKiss but decided to run a family campaign with the UK's number 1 neighbourhood convenience stores.

With over 1,300 stores nationwide there is plenty of opportunity for promotional material. With posters, shelf barker adverts and digital till-screen adverts across a number of weeks these repeat customers who visit these stores several times a week give the destination a chance to be remembered. McColl's were also able to offer an advert in their home leaflet, web banners on their website and a competition landing page. A mass market campaign that can really make an impact on promoting Germany.

For your chance to win a family holiday to Friedrichshafen staying on the shoreline of Lake Constance including seven-nights in a 4* accommodation, cycle hire and a four-day attraction pass swipe your McColl's Loyalty Plus card instore. 

Competition ends 31st October