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April 4, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

If it works, don’t fix it! That philosophy lies behind Queensland’s decision to revive one of the world’s most famous tourism slogans, in time for today’s opening of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

The slogan: “Beautiful One Day, Perfect The Next”.

It’s back, bolder than ever, as part of Queensland’s official tourism catch-cry and the centrepiece of a new campaign launched in time for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this simple six-word phrase says it all about Queensland.

“When you’re on a good thing – stick to it,” the Premier said.

“When you ask people what Queensland is all about they invariably say ‘Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next.”

“The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is the perfect platform to launch the campaign to a global audience in the hundreds of millions and Tourism and Events Queensland will ensure the campaign continues to resonate long into the future,” Palaszczuk said.

“We want Queensland to continue the tourism growth we have seen in recent years and become Australia’s destination of choice and this campaign will provide people with the inspiration to come and visit.”

The “Beautiful One Day, Perfect The Next” tagline will evolve and the TV ads will encourage consumers to “find your perfect next…” to come to Queensland for their perfect next holiday, next event, experience of whatever it is they want to find in our beautiful State.

Queensland’s Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the new campaign would feature Queensland musicians Busby Marou and their music, as well as two local children – Wayne Douglas from Redcliffe and Georgia Bartholomew from the Sunshine Coast.

“The timing of this campaign is all about leveraging the Commonwealth Games,” she said.

“The Commonwealth Games will shine a spotlight on our state with 600,000 visitors and 1.5 billion people watching from home. So it’s important that we have a marketing strategy that will resonate with people.

“Queensland’s tourism industry is worth AUD 25 billion and we’re committed to its continued growth, which this campaign will help deliver.

“Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou are not only two of Australia’s most popular musicians, they are authentic Queenslanders.

“What this new campaign will do is highlight everything Queensland has to offer – pristine beaches, world heritage listed rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, the vast Outback, our world-class calendar of events, our unbeatable experiences and our world-famous way of life.

“Having that story told by locals who symbolise everything that Queensland is about really will encourage travellers to find their perfect ‘next’.”

Tourism and Events Queensland chief executive Leanne Coddington said the new campaign was designed to connect with all audiences, whether they be families, older couples or singles, driving visitation to the state.

“All over the world, major companies are returning to previous, successful campaigns and slogans – returning to their emotionally-owned equity,” she said.

“What you will see with this campaign is the much-loved slogan combined with our most recent ‘local invitation’ approach evolving into something new and exciting that will market and promote Queensland to the world.”

Jeremy Marou said it was a privilege to be involved in the new campaign.

“What an amazing experience this was,” he said.

“Tom and I are both terrible actors but lucky for us very little acting was required.  Living, breathing and singing about Queensland made the filming process a lot of fun and felt nothing but natural.”

The new campaign aired on television in Queensland last night and will roll out across the rest of Australia today during coverage of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Edited by Peter Needham

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