The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) says it has recently launched its “Join Me in Jamaica” digital marketing campaign.
JTB said on Thursday that the campaign is a series of 90-second videos featuring local Jamaican celebrities and friends of Jamaica sharing unique stories about the love for their profession, and their homeland and what makes it a great place to visit.
As part of the JTB’s effort to capitalize on the power of social media, board officials said the video series is being used as a means of attracting and engaging potential visitors and to further grow its social media following.
“The ‘Join Me in Jamaica’ campaign was created with today’s savvy traveller in mind as purchasing decisions as to where one will vacation are often made after a series of online searches. These short videos will serve to entice visitors to come experience our destination and our greatest asset, our people,” noted Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism.
During the first phase of the campaign, JTB said a total of eight videos were produced covering a variety of interests and passion points highlighting our music, our cuisine and our attractions.
JTB said each video was created using the unscripted responses from each celebrity as narrative and accompanied by the spectacular visuals related to their natural surroundings.
The featured celebrities are Tessanne Chin, singer/songwriter; Chef Martin Maginley of Round Hill Resort and Villas; Konshens, recording artiste; Edgar “Puddin Man” Wallace; The Rousseau Sisters, restaurateurs, caterers, and authors; Ras Natango, Jamaican artist; Alton Bedward, coffee expert, Craighton Coffee Estate and Bruce Croxon, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
JTB said the videos are being promoted via its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, as well as through a digital ad campaign aimed at reaching consumers where they look for inspiration while making travel decisions.