EnjoyIllinois.com is a a multi-faceted creative expression of the Amazing Illinois brand. It’s a captivating digital magazine showcasing the rich diversity of experiences across Illinois. We engage visitors with video, stories, photography and user-generated content from local influencers.
And the results speak for themselves
Since its launch in March 2017, EnjoyIllinois.com has generated a 74% increase in user traffic, 447% increase in newsletter signups, and a 14.5% increase in hotel accommodations and flight bookings.
2017 Mercury Award Winner for Outstanding Travel Website
In addition to this visitor growth, EnjoyIllinois.com won the U.S. Travel Association’s Mercury Award for outstanding travel website at the 2017 Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) in Minneapolis. Here’s what the judges said
If this campaign resulted in the application alone—not even the website, social media, or ad campaigns featured within it—it would still be deserving of industry recognition. The scale of the effort, the creativity, attention to detail and commitment to problem-solving are all front-and-center in this initiative. These partners have done an outstanding job building out a suite of tools designed for specific audiences, and built to offer compelling ideas and the exact solutions necessary to succeed. The background research on Illinois’ visitors, target audiences, current trends and current behaviors is well articulated and organized. The tactics involved in the campaign website are best summed up as creating a seamless user experience. This website is extremely easy to navigate, and each content-rich article is as well-integrated into the overall site map, and indeed a dynamic map of the state of Illinois, as the next.
Travel bans, closures and trade challenges affect businesses globally due to COVID-19 Coronavirus. What can marketers and destinations do in the meantime?
Our North American partners can expect even more added value as we welcome a new strategic marketing expert to our team.