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Aman Comes to Tokyo

Aman, the 40-property collection of exclusive retreats, was preparing to open its first city resort, the Aman Tokyo. With only two months before opening LDPR needed to ignite interest and build up enough buzz to propel the hotel through its critical early years. Using Aman’s remarkable brand equity LDPR launched an aggressive campaign that balanced outreach, visits and social media activity to grab and sustain the attention in all niche markets from general travel to spa and design.

RESULTS:

- THESE STRATEGIES SPARKED AN EXTRAORDINARY BUZZ THAT IS CONTINUING TO BUILD EVEN TODAY.

- IN THE FIRST TWO MONTHS, LDPR SECURED 80 PLACEMENTS THAT COMMUNICATED AMAN’S BRAND PILLARS – TRANQUILITY, SECLUSION AND IMPECCABLE SERVICE.

- INITIAL STORIES APPEARED IN SUCH PRESTIGIOUS OUTLETS AS WSJ., THE NEW YORK TIMES, DEPARTURES, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST AND FORBES.

- LDPR CONTINUED THE MEDIA MOMENTUM WELL AFTER OPENING, GARNERING MORET HAN 100 STORIES IN HIGH LUXURY CONSUMER LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL AND TRADE MEDIA.

Australia's New Coastal Hot Spot: Byron Bay, New South Wales

The top tourism hot spot in the state of New South Wales, Australia is undoubtedly Sydney, with millions of travelers flocking to the city each year. Looking to boost visitation across the state, Destination NSW placed a PR focus on its lesser-known regional destinations. The team researched buzz-worthy locales to lure U.S. travelers out of Sydney and identified an opportunity to spotlight Byron Bay, an incredible outpost of natural wonders and culinary delights located two hours North of Sydney (and where Australian actor Chris Hemsworth calls home). Through a series of media visits and strategic pitches, LDPR put this laid back coastal town on the map with U.S. travelers.

RESULTS:

- FOOD & WINE AND BON APPETIT MULTI-PAGE PRINT FEATURES HIGHLIGHTING BYRON BAY AS A CULINARY MECCA

- SECURED 31+ PAGES OF PRINT COVERAGE AND 10 DIGITAL PLACEMENTS

- 50 MILLION PRINT + DIGITAL IMPRESSIONS

- $14 MILLION PR VALUE

- 6.9% INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL VISITATION TO BYRON  BAY / NORTH COAST

- BYRON BAY / NORTH COAST IS NOW #1 NSW  REGION FOR US VISITORS OUTSIDE OF SYDNEY

Abercrombie & Kent's Luxury Expedition Cruise Program

Operating on all seven continents with 55 offices in more than 30 countries around the globe, tour operator Abercrombie & Kent has long been lauded as a leader in the luxury travel space. With robust experience on land and in the air, A&K took to the water to customize cruise itineraries focusing on the destination over the ship. Dubbed “cruising for the non-cruiser,” A&K’s Luxury Expedition Cruising had been floating among a crowded market and needed a fresh approach. In a sea of competition and a heavily saturated media market, LDPR was tasked with highlighting an already existing product as “new” and putting A&K’s luxury chartered journeys at the forefront of cruising.

RESULTS:

- TV BROADCAST ON GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON 

- 23 PRINT STORIES IN A-LIST PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING ROBB REPORT, THE NEW YORK TIMES’ 52 PLACES TO GO, AFAR, MODERN LUXURY, TOWN & COUNTRY AND MORE

- 42 DIGITAL FEATURES IN HIGH TRAFFIC CONSUMER OUTLETS INCLUDING LA TIMES, DEPARTURES, TRAVEL +LEISURE, ETC.

- TRADE STORIES IN CRUISE CRITIC, TRAVEL PULSE, TRAVEL AGENT

- A&K POSITIONED AS EXPERTS ON ANTARCTICA AT NYC ROUND TABLE WITH NINE TOP EDITORS

- 205+ MILLION IMPRESSIONS, WITH $4.15 MILLION PR VALUE; 4,500+ WEB REFERRALS

Gearing up for a Scotland Culinary Adventure

Rugged and romantic, Scotland is an incredibly alluring destination – its Highland hills, whisky and ample outdoor activities have been enticing travelers for years. But a culinary destination? Americans were still expressing a bit of hesitation. LDPR was challenged with putting Scotland’s culinary scene at the forefront of travelers’ “to-do” lists alongside its world-class outdoor pursuits. Aiming to secure coverage beyond traditional travel media, the PR team targeted the leading digital men’s lifestyle publication Gear Patrol to develop a creative look at what it means to take a Scotland culinary adventure.

RESULTS:

- 50 INDIVIDUAL PIECES OF CONTENT INCLUDING VIDEO,  ESSAYS, GUIDES, RECIPES AND MORE REACHING 50 MILLION+ IMPRESSIONS

- 50+ SOCIAL POSTS ACROSS GEAR  PATROL’S FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM CHANNELS

- CONVERSION TO BOOKING FOR 15+ TRAVELERS VIA WILDERNESS SCOTLAND

- WINNER OF THE MOST COVETED INDUSTRY AWARD: HSMAI PLATINUM PR AWARD

Azores Getaways + Condé Nast Traveler

With a goal of raising national awareness for The Azores and positioning the destination as the “untapped gem of Europe,” LDPR sought to highlight specialist tour operator Azores Getaways as the experts in the region through a relevant media partner. The team identified Condé Nast Traveler as the ideal partner and worked closely with Editor and Videographer Sebastian Modak to travel with Azores Getaways in Fall 2017 for print, digital and social media coverage.

RESULTS:

- 5+ PIECES OF DIGITAL EDITORIAL COVERAGE FEATURING AZORES GETAWAYS

- INCLUSION IN “WHERE TO GO 2018” CONTENT + PODCAST

- DEDICATED AZORES VIDEO FEATURED ACROSS CNTRAVELER.COM AND @CNTRAVELER INSTAGRAM

- DIGITAL TAKEOVER OF @CNTRAVELER INSTAGRAM STORIES FEATURING AZORES GETAWAYS

- OVERALL REACH OF 125 MILLION+ IMPRESSIONS

Atlantis Partners With Saks Fifth Avenue

LDPR and Atlantis, Paradise Island collaborated with Saks Fifth Avenue to unveil six Atlantis-themed window displays and three days of bespoke in-store activations at the store’s flagship New York City location, marking the first time that this luxury retailer partnered with a major hotel or destination resort. Saks shoppers were invited to try fresh Bahamian ice cream from the resort’s signature Sun & Ice, tropical cocktails, and join in the traditional Junkanoo celebration. LDPR was tasked with generating awareness for Atlantis’ “Bahamas at Heart” messaging in lifestyle outlets with a style focus, off the travel pages.

RESULT:

- GENERATED  AWARENESS FOR ATLANTIS AND THE COVE, CONNECTING GUESTS TO THE AUTHENTIC  TRADITIONS, CULTURE, AND SPIRIT OF THE COUNTRY

- SECURED AN EXCLUSIVE FEATURE STORY WITH WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY, REACHING AN AUDIENCE OF MORE THAN 1.4 MILLION

- CONFIRMED  COVERAGE ACROSS FASHION-FOCUSED / LIFESTYLE OUTLETS INCLUDING DUJOUR, LUXURY  DAILY, AND NEWSETTE, GENERATING MORE THAN 4.4 MILLION IMPRESSIONS

Briggs & Riley's #MyPursuitCase Campaign

Briggs & Riley is an innovative, high-end luggage brand that wanted to appeal to the next gen traveler. Lacking creative assets and original content to break through the noise of the landscape, LDPR established a compelling content strategy and influencer marketing campaign (#MyPursuitCase) to engage a global audience, tap into priority markets, define a social voice and aesthetic and create unique, interesting content true to the original Briggs & Riley brand that would be relevant for the modern business traveler.

RESULTS:

- PARTNERED WITH 15+ INFLUENCERS, INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES RELF DYER, TRAVEL BLOGGERS COMPASS + TWINE, AND CHEF BROOKE WILLIAMSON

- INCREASED B&R AUDIENCE ACROSS INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER BY NEARLY 25,000 FANS (150%+ INCREASE)

- TAPPED INTO NEW AUDIENCES TO GENERATE AWARENESS FOR THE BRAND (THROUGH THESE INFLUENCER PARTNERSHIPS, WE WERE ABLE TO TAP INTO THE CULINARY AND TRAVEL SPACE MORE WITH LIFESTYLE IMAGES THAT APPEALED MORE TO NEW AUDIENCES THAN PRODUCT FOCUSED IMAGES)

- SECURED LIFESTYLE ASSETS THAT WERE REPURPOSED ON THE BRAND’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS, WEBSITE AND TRADE SHOW PROGRAMMING

- AS A RESULT OF THE CAMPAIGN, BRIGGS & RILEY REACHED AN AUDIENCE OF MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE, DRIVING MORE EYES TO THE BRAND

Organic Spa Media Event

Upon marking its 6th Experience Wellness Media Event in April 2018, Organic Spa Magazine’s goal was to elevate the event beyond the niche wellness sector to go bigger and bolder. LDPR was tasked with revamping the concept, infusing it with a fresh focus to attract top tier attendees across travel, lifestyle, luxury and consumer media. The agency hosted the event at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, in NYC, redefining its premise to feature the latest from top brands in beauty, travel, fashion and wellness. More than 100 media guests had the opportunity to engage with leading wellness companies through interactive activations and “Wellness Around the Globe” Symposium panel sessions. In between panels, guests were stretched, re-energized and refreshed thanks to Celebrity Fitness Expert Denise Austin. A social media giveaway used a designated hashtag to create social buzz for the brand.

RESULTS:

- LDPR SECURED JOURNALISTS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NBC TO PARTICIPATE IN THE "WELLNESS AROUND THE GLOBE" PANELS

- 120+ MEDIA ATTENDED, INCLUDING HARPER'S BAZAAR, NBC, CBS, TRAVEL + LEISURE, CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER, TORY DAILY, ROBB REPORT, VOGUE, ALLURE, AND FORBES

-GENERATED OVER 1 MILLION SOCIAL MEDIA IMPRESSIONS

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Client Testimonials

LDPR is more than a partner, they have truly become a part of our team. Always available and able to adjust at a moment’s notice, very creative and approachable are just a few of the strengths that have made LDPR instrumental in Chatham Bars Inn's success. If you are looking to achieve high-level results with a collaborative approach, I can’t recommend the LDPR team enough.
Simon Rodrigues
,
Director of Sales and Marketing
Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod
The speed, enthusiasm, creativity and attention to detail that LDPR puts into everything they do is evidenced in the amount and quality of press coverage generated for our Aman properties. Their network of contacts is vast and they have a very positive and reliable reputation within the industry. They are very much an extension of my in-house team and a joy to work with.
Anna Nash
,
Head of Global Public Relations
AMAN
Our goal in using LDPR as our New York-based national PR agency was to expand our reach and frequency in luxury lifestyle media and launch a new product line, Extreme Adventures. Impressions in 2008 tripled with placements in the New York Times, Departures, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Adventure, Elite Traveler, Men’s Journal, Vogue, InStyle and emerging social media such as Globarati, Gadling and Paradizo.
Pamela Lassers
,
Director, Media Relations
Abercrombie & Kent

Client Testimonials

Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod
LDPR is more than a partner, they have truly become a part of our team. Always available and able to adjust at a moment’s notice, very creative and approachable are just a few of the strengths that have made LDPR instrumental in Chatham Bars Inn's success. If you are looking to achieve high-level results with a collaborative approach, I can’t recommend the LDPR team enough.
Simon Rodrigues
Director of Sales and Marketing
AMAN
The speed, enthusiasm, creativity and attention to detail that LDPR puts into everything they do is evidenced in the amount and quality of press coverage generated for our Aman properties. Their network of contacts is vast and they have a very positive and reliable reputation within the industry. They are very much an extension of my in-house team and a joy to work with.
Anna Nash
Head of Global Public Relations
Abercrombie & Kent
Our goal in using LDPR as our New York-based national PR agency was to expand our reach and frequency in luxury lifestyle media and launch a new product line, Extreme Adventures. Impressions in 2008 tripled with placements in the New York Times, Departures, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Adventure, Elite Traveler, Men’s Journal, Vogue, InStyle and emerging social media such as Globarati, Gadling and Paradizo.
Pamela Lassers
Director, Media Relations