Visit Tampa Bay

In the late 2000s, when Florida’s biggest beer connection was the “Busch” of Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay’s burgeoning crop of microbreweries and brewpubs single-handedly put the Florida craft beer scene on hopheads’ radar. More than a decade later, Tampa Bay remains one of the Sunshine State’s best-kept secrets for foodies and craft beer lovers.

Visit Tampa Bay partnered with IZEA to share this local gem with the whole country, encouraging travel and overnight stays to people who love great brews and delicious food.

To execute, we tapped four foodie and craft beer lifestyle influencers for a social sponsorship campaign. These creators shared 19 pieces of top-notch content as they experienced Bay Crafted, a local craft beer-themed event hosted by Visit Tampa Bay.

Scope
Managed sponsored social
Promoted posts
Content repurposing

KPIs
Engagement
Clicks
Impressions
CPE

In the late 2000s, when Florida’s biggest beer connection was the “Busch” of Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay’s burgeoning crop of microbreweries and brewpubs single-handedly put the Florida craft beer scene on hopheads’ radar. More than a decade later, Tampa Bay remains one of the Sunshine State’s best-kept secrets for foodies and craft beer lovers.

Visit Tampa Bay partnered with IZEA to share this local gem with the whole country, encouraging travel and overnight stays to people who love great brews and delicious food.

To execute, we tapped four foodie and craft beer lifestyle influencers for a social sponsorship campaign. These creators shared 19 pieces of top-notch content as they experienced Bay Crafted, a local craft beer-themed event hosted by Visit Tampa Bay.

Scope
Managed sponsored social
Promoted posts
Content repurposing

KPIs
Engagement
Clicks
Impressions
CPE

19.01%

ENG RATE

563K+

ENGAGEMENTS

4.88M+

TOTAL REACH

$0.11

CPE

19.01%

ENG RATE

563K+

ENGAGEMENTS

4.88M+

TOTAL REACH

$0.11

CPE

“IZEA not only found amazing influencers for Visit Tampa Bay to partner with, they coordinated travel and managed content development. The video and images developed from the campaign were authentic, exciting, and truly captured the essence of the destination.”

FKQ Agency Visit Tampa Bay

Elisa DeBernardo
Account Director, FKQ Advertising

Platform
Instagram

Brews and Bites, Ahoy!

We hand-picked influencers who know good food and great beer, and will go the distance to get it. They love sharing it with the world through authentic, engaging lifestyle content.

Instagram Carousel Posts

Our influencers created four Instagram in-feed gallery posts to chronicle their Tampa Bay brewery and restaurant tour, as well as inspire positive comments related to the Bay Crafted event. This provided a wider variety of high-quality imagery to be repurposed through ContentMine™.

4

POSTS

4.44%

ENG. RATE

78K+

IMPRESSIONS

3K+

TOTAL ENGAGEMENTS

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Dani & Nico
@twooutsiders

160K+
Followers

Meg Harrell
@meg.for.it

53K+
Followers

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Alyssa Fagien
@atl_bucketlist

250K+
Followers

Instagram Videos

Our creators delivered a combined 17,030 views and a strong 32.47% engagement rate, which indicates that Visit Tampa’s target audience is more interested in compelling video as opposed to static content.

4

VIDEOS

3.51%

ENG. RATE

47K+

IMPRESSIONS

1.7K+

ENGAGEMENTS

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Annie Alvarez
@anniealvarez

87K+
Followers

Visit Tampa Bay twooutsiders avatar

Dani & Nico
@twooutsiders

160K+
Followers

Meg Harrell
@meg.for.it

53K+
Followers

Instagram Story

A total of 11 Instagram Story frames inspired 835 total actions, including 673 sticker taps. @Atl_bucket list had the highest total actions taken and reached the most accounts. @Annieatoz even value-added a blog post where she shared her experience in Tampa Bay, allowing us to make an additional 177 impressions.

11

FRAMES

3.51%

ENG. RATE

47K+

TOTAL ACTIONS

1.7K+

ENGAGEMENTS

Visit Tampa Bay atl bucketlist avatar

Alyssa Fagien
@atl_bucketlist

250K+
Followers

Visit Tampa Bay annie alvarez avatar

Annie Alvarez
@anniealvarez

87K+
Followers

Visit Tampa Bay
Visit Tampa Bay

“That’s it… I’m moving to Tampa!”

Consumer engagement shows that followers are moving lower through the funnel.

Visit Tampa Bay Positive Purchase Intent

Big Wins on the Bay

Visit Tampa Bay and IZEA paired up to spread the word about the city’s award-winning microbreweries and increase travel to the Bay. And our crew of beer-loving creators pushed us above and beyond our campaign goals.

Our sponsorship campaign reached over 4.88 million followers through July and August and garnered 563K engagements on a tight $66,250 budget. The campaign’s CPE was extremely competitive, coming in at $0.11 compared with our travel/tourism vertical benchmark of $28.76.

What’s more, our influencer from outside the Sunshine State, @Atl_Bucketlist, provided the highest number of replies and engagements, indicating that authentic travel content about Tampa Bay resonates with our target audience.

IZEA’s managed services team used IZEAx Unity Suite to facilitate the Visit Tampa Bay campaign. Features used to run the campaign include: Discover, Engage, Create, Transact, Distribute, and Measure.

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