Colorado Tourism

Come To Life

The Challenge

To make Colorado a symbol for what it means to get off the couch, make an adventure into a lifestyle and believe that happiness is out there, just waiting to be discovered.  


Our Role

  • Branding
  • Digital Advertising
  • Environmental
  • Media Strategy
  • Print Advertising
  • Television Commercials

The Solution

Assemble a team of writers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, composers, actors and recording artists. The campaign included an original score recorded by the Colorado Symphony, along with footage and photos shot everywhere from Telluride to Fort Collins. Our media strategy turned what the state had been doing on its head. Instead of pursuing reach, we focused spending on key markets like Houston, Chicago and Dallas. We mixed traditional tactics with new technologies like RFI tagging. By more effectively focusing our media spend and developing a campaign that captured the essence of Colorado, we inspired audiences to take a journey and discover what it means to come to life.


The Impact

The campaign reached millions of people. The spots were shared on YouTube more than a million times. Most importantly, it brought people to Colorado. The Denver Post wrote, “Research found that the Colorado Tourism Office's $4.5 million "Come to Life" television and print ad campaign, which ran in target markets in April, May and August, stirred $898 million in spending in the state. That doubles the return on investment from previous ad campaigns.”