KLM and Miffy Conquer China
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has recently launched a social campaign especially for the Chinese market in which miffy (nijntje in Dutch) is the star. Miffy, the creation of Dutch artist Dick Bruna, is extremely popular in China. The campaign aims to increase market awareness and promote KLM’s destinations. It will also work to increase the number of followers on KLM sites in the Chinese social media. KLM will share the interactive story through the Chinese social media and can be followed at www.klm.com/miffy.
The Story — A Journey of Inspiration
Together with uncle pilot, miffy travels to a variety of KLM destinations over the course of sixty days. The first destination is Amsterdam followed by Rome, Paris, Barcelona, London, and a secret sunny spot. During her trip, she will receive travel tips from a number of Chinese personalities who have lived at these destinations. In London, she will get tips from British singer James Blunt.
Chinese Social Media
All photos, videos and messages from miffy’s travel adventures will be shared on Chinese social media including Sina Weibo, Renren and Tencent Weibo. Followers who participate in the many games, quizzes and online activities also have a chance at winning special KLM and miffy prizes designed especially for the campaign.
“This is the first time that a campaign with a social character of this kind has appeared in the Chinese airline industry,” says KLM’s Managing Director Erik Varwijk. “It should come as no surprise that KLM has chosen China. KLM serves eight different routes, which means it has the largest network between Greater China and Europe.”
KLM developed this campaign with Energize, in cooperation with Mercis bv, owner of the nijntje/miffy brand.
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