Chicago, IL, TimeZoneOne, a global creative communications agency, has been retained by the Illinois Office of Tourism as its new Public Relations Agency of Record. The award-winning boutique agency beat out stiff competition including large traditional PR agencies in Chicago and is thrilled to announce the formal selection and the firm’s expansion. TimeZoneOne is reinventing traditional industry models by integrating brand building, PR, website development, digital marketing, social media management, content creation and experiential activations. TimeZoneOne will focus on elevating the Illinois tourism brand and Illinois Made campaigns through domestic and international PR efforts combined with an integrated media approach that drives results.
"Our global team of tourism experts, partners and storytellers are thrilled to have been selected by the Illinois Office of Tourism to inspire the next generation of travelers to and within the great state of Illinois,” said TimeZoneOne CEO, Daniel Thomas.
"Our integrated business model is learned and admired by our competitors and we need to inspire the media, like we do the traveler. We look forward to building on the Illinois tourism brand and evolving it through unique and inspiring storytelling"
“We chose TimeZoneOne because of their intimate knowledge of the tourism industry and unparalleled vision, creativity and passion when it comes to promoting travel and tourism,” said Cory Jobe, Illinois Tourism Director. “The TimeZoneOne team will drive our public relations strategy in the right direction by showcasing the compelling stories across the state with their branding driven PR and creative. We are excited and energized to be partnering with the dedicated team at TimeZoneOne.”
TimeZoneOne’s global headquarters are in downtown Chicago with an office in New Zealand. The company has announced several strategic partners worldwide based in the UK, Germany and Japan. The agency has extensive experience with travel and tourism as well as government clients. TimeZoneOne will also work directly with their partner offices Cellet Travel Services in the UK, Weichmann Tourism Services in Germany, ConnectWorldwide in Japan, The San Jose Group and research partner Aubry Research. A big focus will be expanding the Illinois Made campaign which centers on artisan-featured travel itineraries. The scope will also include integrated travel trade programming to expand Illinois tourism’s international reach.
About TimeZoneOne: TimeZoneOne is a global creative communication agency that integrates brand building, PR, website development, digital marketing, social media management, content creation, and experiential activations. This integrated approach delivers more effective communications, stronger results, and better ROI. TimeZoneOne specializes in working with destinations, attractions and adventures. Travel and tourism clients include Illinois Office of Tourism, Destination Queenstown, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Lake Wanaka Tourism, Christchurch International Airport, and Panorama Mountain Resort. With offices in Chicago and Christchurch, New Zealand, TimeZoneOne is working towards B Corporation certification and is committed to becoming a business that values people, community, and environment above bottom line. Industry recognition includes an Effie, Communicator Awards, and Davey Award. For more information go to www.timezoneone.com
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