Popular Irish Band Kodaline Stars in Tourism Ireland’s Latest Ad Campaign
A new Tourism Ireland campaign fronted by Irish band Kodaline kicks off in Britain this week. The campaign features a brand new online film with the four band members taking viewers on a journey around their favourite places to shop, eat, drink and hang out in Dublin.
Created in partnership with VEVO, the clip was filmed at various locations around Dublin at the end of August, George’s Street Arcade, Temple Bar, the Hairy Lemon pub, the Marker Hotel, Sandymount and The Sugar Club.
The video will be promoted across the Vevo platform in Britain over the coming weeks, with the potential to reach up to 10 million 18 to 34-year-olds – or potential visitors for Dublin.
Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Deputy Head of Great Britain, said: “Our latest campaign with Vevo and Kodaline promises to be a really great way for us to engage with our target audience of ‘social energisers’ in Britain, raising awareness of some of the many great experiences on offer in Dublin and inspiring them to put a trip to Dublin on their ‘must do’ list this autumn.”
She added: “Great Britain is a vital market for tourism to the island of Ireland. It delivers 47% of all overseas visitors and around 30% of all overseas tourism revenue.
However, the decline in the value of sterling is certainly a challenge for Irish tourism from Britain right now, which means that competitiveness and the value for money message are more important than ever. Tourism Ireland is rolling out a really extensive programme of promotions this autumn – to keep the island of Ireland ‘front of mind’ with British travellers.”