We are søster. A creative agency using unique travel insight to fuel and enhance a brand’s offering. Delivering creative content, brand strategy and global experiences, we use wanderlust to inspire audiences and supercharge companies. As the sister of world-renowned travel company Black Tomato, we’re retailers as well as creators. This means our work is uniquely effective. We are able to draw upon insight into customer behaviour, travel industry expertise, and an understanding of future trends, which gives us an unparalleled understanding of the entire travel market. This knowledge allows us to provide an unsurpassed level of expertise for both brands in travel and those brands seeking to use travel as a vehicle to engage with and put themselves on their audiences’ map.
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City Unscripted: Exploring a City With the People Who Love It
Consumers today feel a noticeable conflict – a desire to get the most out of a city but a feeling that tour guides can be uninterested, unengaging, and ultimately only hold a one-way conversation. Founder Nick Whitfield had travelled to Johannesburg and noticed how differently a local would show them around the city and how it allowed a much deeper connection to that destination, especially when contrasted with how stale and scripted the tour guide industry had become.
Our challenge was to bring City Unscripted’s message and service to life in an original way that positioned their brand far away from tour guide-based businesses which had become the norm of the sector.
We approached this challenge by interviewing hosts across the globe in search of the special ingredients that made a City Unscripted experience. We found that the strength in the City Unscripted experience was within their individual hosts – each with their own unique connection to the culture of their city – and the unscripted nature of the experience they offered.
To demonstrate our findings in a unique way, we focused on understanding the personalised experiences which customers could enjoy with hosts. The team audited the City Unscripted catalogue of customer experiences, their market positioning, and the communications of their competition internationally. This culminated in a workshop with the key leadership team to decide on the future direction of the brand.
We provided City Unscripted with a full refresh to their website, internal communications and overall branding, leading the business to substantial growth through investment. cityunscripted.com