Imagine receiving a personal invite to embark on an adventure at sea, not from just anyone, but from pop icon Jennifer Lopez herself. VML and Virgin Voyages made this a virtual reality with "Jen AI" – a groundbreaking campaign that merges AI innovation with the glitz of celebrity, redefining the way we think about travel invitations. Dive into the case study that showcases how technology and star power can create waves in the travel industry.
Set sail with star-power: "Jen AI" transforms Virgin Voyages invites with a JLo twist
- Virgin Voyages
- United States
Chief Brand Officer, Virgin Voyages
In a saturated travel market, Virgin Voyages needed to stand out and create a buzz that would not only attract attention but also drive engagement and bookings. The challenge was to harness the novelty of AI in a way that felt personal, exciting and shareable, enticing a new generation of travelers to choose Virgin Voyages for their next high-seas adventure.
The inspiration came from the universal appeal of celebrities and the growing fascination with AI's capabilities. By combining the star power of Jennifer Lopez with cutting-edge generative AI technology, we aimed to create a campaign that felt both intimate and innovative, giving potential sailors a taste of the extraordinary experiences awaiting them with Virgin Voyages.
"Jen AI" was born from the idea of personalization at scale. Using generative voice and video technology, we enabled users to craft custom video invites from JLo herself. This not only leveraged the allure of a global superstar but also showcased the playful, boundary-pushing spirit of Virgin Voyages, making the call to adventure impossible to ignore.
The "Jen AI" campaign was a viral sensation, generating over two billion impressions and driving significant traffic to Virgin Voyages. With 25,000+ personalized invites and a surge in new prospective sailors, the campaign achieved its goal of high engagement, increased site interaction, and delivered a notable uptick in opt-ins for future communications – proving the power of AI in the art of invitation.
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Personalized invites with more than half being from new prospective sailors
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Organic impressions and strong positive sentiment
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People interacted with the microsite