New online campaign invites travelers to learn about San Diego North, visit and share their experiences.

SAN DIEGO,CA – February 3, 2010 – To start 2010 with positive tourism efforts, San Diego North Convention and Visitors Bureau enlisted Mindgruve, a San Diego-based Digital Media Agency, to develop and launch an online campaign that would engage travelers and encourage them to visit.

Launched January 22nd, the Great Story Campaign tells potential visitors to not be left without their great story by visiting San Diego North. Geo-targeting communities within driving distance of San Diego, including Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, paid search and behavioral media points consumers to conversion-centric landing pages that showcase deals, events and contests.

“While the tourism world is familiar with ‘San Diego,’ the north region offers an amazingly diverse list of activities and amenities that many aren’t aware of. As a perfect location for exploring all of southern California, we hear amazing stories about what people find every day. This campaign encompasses what San Diego North is all about – no matter what you do while you’re here, you’ll leave with an amazing story to tell when you get home,” stated San Diego North Director of Marketing, Barbara Bovee.

In addition to a traditional online campaign, Mindgruve has also helped San Diego North embrace social media to connect with travelers, share stories and increase contest entry. Mindgruve President, Chad Robley explained, “Traveling is an extremely social activity. Through these channels, it becomes infinitely easier to share experiences, give or get advice, and learn about unique deals. Adding a storytelling contest about previous trips, provides yet another channel of content to excite travelers about their potential trip.”

The great story campaign has been immediately embraced by travelers with increased site traffic and social media interaction.

About San Diego North

The San Diego North Convention and Visitors Bureau represents approximately 300 hotels spanning from La Jolla to Oceanside. By combining the efforts of these hotels to offer a cohesive message, San Diego North engages and incites travelers to explore the northern San Diego coastline and all the amenities it offers.