Digital marketing agency Tug has been appointed by Merlin Entertainments to manage search engine optimisation for SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and drive customer growth.
Located in Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has nine interactive zones where visitors can encounter some of the world’s most incredible animals, including dugongs, sharks, sawfish, stingrays, jellyfish, penguins, seahorses and thousands of tropical fish. Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment and operates over 140 attractions, 23 hotels and six holiday villages in 24 countries across four continents.
Tug Sydney, which in April was named APAC Performance Marketing Agency of the Year, has been appointed to increase share of voice and audience traffic to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium website through free, organic, editorial and natural search results.
Matt Newman, head of e-commerce, APAC at Merlin Entertainments added: “With more than 700 species of aquatic life and more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a destination for all the family.
“Following two years of disruption, we wanted a digital marketing agency that could help propel our organic web presence and drive awareness of everything we have to offer. The team from Tug showed a strong depth of experience in SEO and we look forward to working with them.”
Tug, which has offices in Sydney, London, Toronto and Berlin, is a specialist in performance media and uses data, media, content and technology to optimise the digital marketing performance and return on investment for its clients including WWF, Budget Direct, NobleOak, Compare the Market, Law Connect and GenesisCare.
Charlie Bacon, general manager at Tug Sydney said: “We are delighted Merlin Entertainments have selected Tug to help drive residents and tourists to this magical underwater world. It’s a major entertainment destination in the heart of the city and we will bring all our expertise to ensure as many visitors as possible experience it. We hope this is the start of long-term relationship with Merlin Entertainments and its portfolio of attractions across Australia and New Zealand.”
The win follows the appointment of Isabel Blanchard as paid media director at Tug Sydney in June.
Optus has announced world-champion tennis player Ash Barty as its chief of inspiration, Barty’s first new partnership since her retirement from professional tennis in March. The partnership will see Barty feature in a mix of content initiatives, employee engagement programs and community-focused campaigns to connect Australians and inspire them to say “yes” to their dreams, […]
Lisa Ronson has announced she’s is leaving her role at Coles as the chief marketing officer. Ronson is out of the trolley and into the fire, as they say! Ronson announced the news via Linkedin: “It’s with sadness today that I announce I’ve decided to move on from Coles Group to pursue a number of […]
Tourism New Zealand has unveiled its first global campaign in two years, IF YOU SEEK – the country’s invitation to international visitors. Launched today in core visitor markets such as Australia and the United States, IF YOU SEEK explores perspectives unfamiliar to the travel category; enticing audiences to explore Aotearoa New Zealand via glimpses of […]
Following a competitive pitch, retail group Godfreys has announced the appointment of independent creative agency Hardhat. Following two years of growth, with the business now sitting at more than 150 stores and 3 million customers, Godfreys has set about transforming its retail stores to more accurately reflect the business’ category leadership and expertise. At the […]
Rural and regional women who have excelled in making their communities better places to live and work are set to be celebrated with the launch of the Shine Awards, a six-year partnership between rural and regional newspaper, The Weekly Times, and Harvey Norman. Readers are being asked to share their stories and nominate the unsung […]
The Outdoor Media Association (OMA) has this month welcomed Blue Tongue Outdoor, SureVision and Veridooh as the latest companies to join the Association. Speaking about the three new members, Charmaine Moldrich, OMA CEO said: “We’re pleased to announce our continued expansion includes media owners, suppliers and adtech. Blue Tongue Outdoor is our first South Australia […]
Data-driven, CX agency Cheil has teamed up with Samsung Australia for the unveiling of Samsung’s latest Galaxy Z Series, the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, at one of Australia’s busiest shopping centres, The GPT Group’s Melbourne Central. The ‘Unfold your world’ takeover, which consists of a 64sqm pop-up store in the center of […]
Nespresso is today calling for entries to the Australian StartCup Challenge, a new competition which supports and rewards innovative, circular business ideas. The challenge is open to pioneering start-ups and SMEs from any sector or industry to pitch their circular solutions for review by an expert jury and then via public vote for the chance […]
Australian new car website, CarExpert.com.au has today completed the strategic acquisition of PriceMyCar.com.au, accelerating the company from online publisher to new car marketplace. The acquisition is for 100 per cent of the business at a purchase price of $4 million. This is a mixture of an upfront payment with a two-year earn-out period which will […]
Crowe LLP, a public accounting, consulting and technology firm in the U.S. with offices around the world, has debuted a new integrated brand platform entitled “Embrace Volatility.” The campaign, which seeks to flip the perception that volatility is something to fear to something that creates opportunity, was developed by StrawberryFrog in its first project for […]
Digital experience platform (DXP) provider Optimizely has announced it was named a Strong Performer in The Forrester WaveTM: Marketing Resource Management, Q3 2022. The report states that, “Welcome’s legacy in content marketing and editorial shines through in its ample content and people management offerings. And its superior innovation roadmap plans, to employ AI for content […]
Having racked up over 1 million paying subscribers since the release of Snapchat+, a paid subscription service complementing the communication app, Snapchat has announced a number of new features to further reward its user base. The newly added services include priority story replies, which highlights a users responses to Snap Stars; an option to show […]