Tourism Ireland in Twitter blitz

Tourism Ireland is launching a new social media campaign, created by direct marketing agency Indicia, to drive engagement with Ireland by directing consumers to connect with their ‘Irishness’.
Launching at 1.40am today (December 10), the ‘My Irish 140’ campaign aims to capture the imagination of potential holiday makers, by asking them to follow myIrish140 on Twitter and tweet, in 140 characters or less, what makes them Irish. Each tweet must contain the hashtag #makesmeirish. The Irish nation is famous for its character and spirit, and the campaign aims to capture both this essence and celebrate that little bit of Irish found in everyone.
Besides offering tweeters the chance to win a spot prize every 140 minutes, the social media campaign will award the writer of the best #makesmeirish tweet with an amazing 140-hour adventure tour of Ireland with winners taking part in sheepdog trials or waking up to hot air balloon rides.
Sarah Rogers, Tourism Ireland’s CEM manager said: “The My Irish 140 campaign is the latest initiative in our strategy to engage, inform and excite our current and prospect visitors. Social media, and in particular Twitter, can be extraordinarily powerful and by tapping into people’s Irish connections, we’re confident that we’ll create a lot of buzz about Ireland”.
Ian Bates, creative director, Indicia said: “This is an intelligent and bold campaign to capture the imagination of the audience and celebrate the diversity of people’s Irishness around the world. Designed to engage and excite, we believe this Twitter campaign will give potential holidaymakers a real flavour of Ireland’s rich cultural and historical landscape”.

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