Experience Gold Coast beckons a mid-week escape in new campaign via Publicis Worldwide Australia

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Experience Gold Coast has launched a first-of-its-kind tourism campaign via Publicis Worldwide Australia, to broaden the appeal of the Gold Coast by showcasing the magic of mid-week travel in collaboration with a host of activities and attractions.


Sneeky Mid-Weeky targets holidaymakers who have more flexibility to travel mid-week including solo travellers, couples, groups of friends or parents wanting a kid free getaway.

The catchy Sneeky Mid-Weeky tagline is further bolstered by compelling bookable offers across accommodation, airlines, and experiences available exclusively to those who travel mid-week.

Experience Gold Coast CEO John Warn said the brand-new campaign aims to increase Monday to Thursday visitation by driving conversion through compelling mid-week deals: “In an exceptionally competitive travel market, Sneeky Mid-Weeky is designed to not only surprise and delight our largest interstate markets with cut-through messaging and exclusive offers, but also to expand into a lucrative new market segment of travellers without kids.

“Travellers without kids are one of the fastest growing domestic visitor segments. In fact, since 2010 the national market share has grown over 98 per cent and in the last year alone this segment had a solid 40 per cent share of national overnight holiday visitors.

“While the Gold Coast remains popular on weekends and school holidays, our single biggest growth opportunity domestically is to unlock mid-week travel.

“Deploying this tactic in Sydney and Melbourne not only ensures the Gold Coast smooths demand as a year-round destination of choice but also helps to drive a more sustainable visitor economy overall.

“With the intent to turn Sneeky Mid-Weeky into a verb, the Gold Coast will soon be synonymous for a mid-week trip.”

Experience Gold Coast beckons a mid-week escape in new campaign via Publicis Worldwide Australia

The extensive interstate campaign will be promoted over coming months across out of home, broadcast, social and digital media, and display advertising.

Experience Gold Coast worked with Dentsu Queensland (media agency) and Publicis Worldwide (creative agency) to bring the campaign to life.

Says Chris Ernst, managing director of Dentsu Queensland: “This campaign is a wonderful example of collaboration and the combination of critical business insight with consumer insight. The result: a creative media strategy designed to intercept moments of routine and spark interest in a mid-week trip to the Gold Coast.”

From buy one get one free to a mid-week exclusive menu, hotel room upgrade and value-adds, for more information and to book, visit SneekyMid-Weeky.com

Sneeky Mid-Weeky is supported by Tourism and Events Queensland through the Contestable Funding Program.

Experience Gold Coast beckons a mid-week escape in new campaign via Publicis Worldwide Australia

Experience Gold Coast – Client
John Warn – Chief Executive Officer
Rachel Hancock – Head of Visitor Economy & Corporate Relations
Emma Raymond – Campaign Manager
Allie Brown – Campaign Specialist

Publicis Worldwide Australia – Creative Agency
Michelle Sakzewski – Head of Client Services
Michael Coetzee – Account Director
Vicki Lee – Executive Production Director
Natalie Mitchell – Senior Broadcast & Content Producer
Jamie Fletcher – Studio Designer
Matt Bamkin & Josh Zaini – Executive Producer
Josh Zaini – Director/DP
Emma Horne – Producer
Light+Shade – Production & Post-Production
Rohan Cooper – Editor/Colourist
Dave Champion – The Voice Plant – Sound
Dylan Jones – Animation

Dentsu Queensland – Media Agency
Monique Gerada – Client Director
Josh Iselin – Digital Director
Moana Solia – Client Manager
Emilia Ball – Strategic Partnerships Director
Pete Clark – Integrated Client Partner
Cameron Law – Group Strategy Director