Visit Vicksburg, MS and Advance Travel and Tourism have been partners for nearly a decade. The partnership started off many years ago as a simple display campaign targeting key markets and audiences for Visit Vicksburg. Since then, the partnership and campaign have evolved into a complex marketing campaign using exciting creative, tactics, and targeting. Through consistent market visits and weekly/bi-weekly analysis meetings, the campaigns over the years have been incredibly successful in building the Visit Vicksburg brand and driving visitation.
The F.Y. 2021 campaign included a heavy video and social strategy, utilizing multiple different forms of streaming video advertising, along with a multilayered paid social approach. The Key Performance Indicators were standard site and delivery metrics like Impressions, Video Completion Rate, CTR, Users, New Users, Pages per Session, Session Duration, Page Depth, and more. Additional success metrics to identify higher levels of brand engagement included newsletter sign ups, Visitor Guide Form Fills, Outbound Lodging Partner Referrals, and use of the Favorites option to build a custom itinerary. We also monitored monthly visitation through Occupancy data and mobile device location tracking.
Due to the success of the campaign and excellent relationship, Visit Vicksburg and Advance Travel and Tourism have an ongoing strategic partnership.