Celebrity Cruises

Raising the Profile of a Premium Brand

Spritz Skills
Strategic Partnerships and Sponsorships  |  Public Relations  |  Event Marketing  | Social Media Management  |  Creative Design  |  Brand Activation
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The Client

A major international premium cruise line with a San Francisco port-of-call.

Meeting the Challenge
Strengthen brand profile and raise brand awareness using innovative approaches to impact the volume of cruise sales in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our Solutions
We identified unique selling points to connect the dots between the brand and top-end selected partners representing target demographics. We created excitement and synergy around the brand and put a local spin on the interpretation of corporate initiatives. Partnership tie-ins included the Sonoma International Film Festival, fashion events, the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament, major consumer festivals such as Sunset Magazine's Celebration Weekend, gourmet food and wine event Eat Drink SF, sponsorships for charity fundraisers, promotions with top restaurants and attractions, LGBT programming and happenings at iconic landmarks such as the Ferry Building, resulting in broad coverage in major Bay Area print and digital publications, high-traffic blogs, television and radio.
Outstanding Results
Northern California and San Francisco Bay Area took over as America's best performing market in terms of cruise bookings. We secured coverage in major Bay Area print and digital publications, television and radio: iHeart Radio, KRON-TV, KGO Radio, Alice Radio, GEV Magazine, Haute Living, Examiner, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Bay Times and others. On the social media front, Twitter followers increased by 80% in 12 months. We also negotiated and executed major year-round partnerships as the “Official Cruise Line” of the Sonoma International Film Festival and the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation.