Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau needed help to promote a 30-minute video they created to air worldwide on a major television channel. In addition to promoting the views of the video, the client was looking to promote Okinawa Prefecture to a global audience.
AP Content Services created a 25-second teaser video to promote the client’s longer video and Okinawa itself via social media promotion and native advertising on AP News and across our member network of websites and apps. Our team selected content from the 30-minute video, edited it and consulted with the client to create a teaser video that would perform optimally on social media and native advertising. AP Content Services chose to highlight karate, historic landmarks and other regional iconography to engage a wider audience. The social media promotion and native advertising was targeted to the client’s relevant audiences for an eight-day flight.
OCVB was very happy with the results of the social media promotion, which performed five times better than provided benchmarks. The consolidated teaser was deliberately cut for social media by teasing flashes of the vivid and natural beauty of the region, resulting in high social shares and engagement among targeted users, particularly the younger audience (18-34) that the client was hoping to reach.
Instagram post from AP's page, promoting the custom Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau teaser video to relevant audiences
Facebook post from AP's page, promoting the custom Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau teaser video to relevant audiences
Native ad unit on the AP News site and app, promoting Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau's 30-minute video to relevant audiences
Close-up of a native ad unit on the AP News site and app, promoting Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau's 30-minute video to relevant audiences. Several images and headlines were used for A/B testing and optimization.
GIF created by AP Content Services, to be used in native advertising promoting the custom Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau teaser video to relevant audiences
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