If you ask which icons represent the cultural-historical tourist heritage of the Gelderland regions, you will soon come across Romans, Castles, Hanseatic cities, World War II and the Veluwe. This is not only rich in history but also offers a lot to enjoy 'anno now' from a tourist point of view. But how do you ensure that our southern and eastern neighbors are also immersed in all these stories and do not drive on to Amsterdam or the coast? Exactly the challenge you can wake us up for!
An umbrella communication concept for various target groups and initiators
The Netherlands Open Air Museum, Heritage Gelderland and RBT-KAN asked us to come up with an overarching communication concept to put historic Gelderland on the tourist map for the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Communication had to unite a number of conditions: For example, the historical story of Gelderland was a leading element, and the five icons had to play a clear role: the Hanseatic cities, Castles, WWII, the Veluwe and the Romans. In addition, there had to be sufficient bandwidth to inspire the various target groups (day-trippers, culture-loving people and getting-away-with-the-family). And finally, the campaign had to offer the various initiators a stage.
A means-free communication concept: The story of Gelderland
We have developed a means-free communication concept with which all parties could continue individually and which could tie in with current campaigns. The concept that we have developed 'The Story of Gelderland' is the story you experience as a visitor and the story you come home with. The headlines have been playfully formulated as a 'strong story'. The expressions always have an icon as a starting point, which is combined with an activity, an attraction or an offer. For example, we aim for a wow feeling: 'that you can experience all that at once!'
In the image, we always connect past and present. We also developed a brand book in which we mainly set down the tone of voice and visual language and a toolkit with which all parties involved and their communication specialists could roll out and further develop the campaign themselves.
also look at Khan for Kids about organizing an exhibition with all target groups in view.