New York, August 10, 2020 – ENGINE, a global, full-service media and marketing services company, has been appointed by the Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A.), as its media agency of record, after a review process facilitated by Lisa Colantuono, President of AAR & Partners. As Media AOR, ENGINE will be responsible for developing and activating the overall media strategy in the U.S.; including media planning and buying, audience building, data consultation, and measurement and analytics.
The A.T.A. is the Destination Marketing and Management Organization (DMMO) for Aruba and is responsible for uniting tourism interests with both on-island and off-island stakeholders and partners and coordinating destination marketing, development and partnerships.
ENGINE will work closely with the A.T.A. with the mission of welcoming people back to the popular Caribbean travel destination as global travel restrictions in connection with COVID-19 have lifted. Driven by media and measurement planning expertise, ENGINE will leverage not only its deep knowledge of media but also culture and data.
Kasha Cacy, Global CEO, ENGINE, said: “I am excited to be working with the A.T.A. during this pivotal time in the travel industry, and quite frankly, also the world at large. We have the media capabilities and insights that will enable the A.T.A. to optimize how they reach the audiences that are ready to travel again and drive much-needed revenue to the island. I am also personally proud of how our team united together during the pitch process – which was done entirely via Zoom and under lockdown due to COVID-19!”
Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO, Aruba Tourism Authority, said: “Having seen the level of personal and innovative services, experience and professionalism that ENGINE offers, we are thrilled to partner with the agency to work on a crucial part of our brand strategy. In our current unprecedented environment and highly competitive market, ENGINE brings an expertise in digital marketing that will allow the A.T.A., and ultimately Aruba, to elevate our overall media efficiency and effectiveness.”
Kyle Krueger, SVP, Media, ENGINE, said: “Working together, we will bring travelers back to Aruba using ENGINE’s proprietary targeting approach that unites attitudinal and behavior signals to identify the people most likely to be open to traveling again. This approach will give Aruba a competitive advantage and drive more travelers to the island more quickly.”