Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Flash Point Communications Goes International with New Social Media Campaign for Swiss National Tourist Office

COSTA MESA, California, February 3rd, 2015—Switzerland may be over six thousand miles away.  But that didn’t stop Switzerland Tourism from selecting Flash Point Communications in Costa Mesa, California, to create its new social media campaign.

The contest, entitled Lights! Camera! Switzerland., invites visitors from all over the United States and parts of Canada to submit entries for an opportunity to become a TV travel show host.

In May, one lucky winner will be selected by an online vote to receive an exclusive trip to Switzerland to shoot their own travel TV pilot.  On top of that, they will also receive a $10,000 fee for hosting the show.

In addition to the Lights! Camera! Switzerland. contest winner, one lucky person who votes for their favorite travel host online will win a 10-day Grand Tour of Switzerland for two.

“This international campaign is perfectly suited to our one-stop shop approach,” said Scott Empringham, CEO of Flash Point.  “It’s why our Total Activation digital marketing continues to be so effective.”

“We’ll combine our in-house Marketing Team, National Account Team, separate Retail Account Team, and state-of-the-art social media platforms to maximize every phase of this promotion,” said Empringham.

“To create a buzz on social media, you really need to engage people,” said Darryl Kinson, of Kinson Entertainment, producer of the project.   “With partners like Swiss International Air Lines, Rail Europe, Berne, Lucerne, St. Moritz and of course Switzerland Tourism, we believe this is the perfect promotion for the perfect travel destination.”

The Lights! Camera! Switzerland. contest is open to all adults in the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have a valid passport.

The contest winner will receive roundtrip airfare courtesy of Swiss International Air Lines.  They’ll enjoy a 10-day, grand tour of Switzerland.  Their travel TV pilot will be shot by a professional production crew.  And the finished pilot will appear on both YouTube and select broadcast networks.

Entries for Lights! Camera! Switzerland. must be received by March 9, 2015.  For contest rules, go to

For over fifteen years, Flash Point Communications has been a leading innovator in social and digital media.   Based in Costa Mesa, California, Flash Point serves many of the globe’s most respected brands from four U. S. offices. For more information, go to