Canberra Airport’s goal is a simple but ambitious one – to be the best small airport in the world.

    From a small airport surrounded by sheep paddocks, CAG has transformed Canberra Airport to a thriving precinct. Today it comprises of the terminal, Fairbairn RAAF base, Brindabella Business Park and Majura Park, which includes Majura Park Shopping Centre, home to Australia’s largest Woolworths and Canberra’s only Costco.


    The following objectives were outlined by Canberra Airport:

    Increase Brand Awareness
    and Engagement
    Database Acquisition
    incl. Social Media Growth
    User-Generated Content
    (from Prize Winner)


    With Canberra Airport being the central hub for International and Domestic traveling adventures within CBR, and local Canberra girl and ULTIMATE ‘girl-on-the-go’ Caroline Buchanan ( also a client of Thinktank Social) acting as a social media partner and ambassador for the Canberra Airport brand, let’s simply … #flyCBR together!

    Canberra Airport’s mission is to inspire, and generate an increase of overall brand awareness within the social space and create a buzz that will set them apart from other airports by building their brands and driving customer engagement and loyalty.

    This was achieved by aligning with Australian Olympian and Influencer Caroline Buchanan in creating a series of engaging campaigns that appealed to both local communities and also International markets including New Zealand and Singapore.

    Merging travel with ‘active living’ for the ultimate lifestyle adventure to follow. It was time to #FLYLIKEACBRLOCAL.


    By developing and executing a series of targeted campaigns over a 3 month period, Canberra Airport successfully achieved the following:

    The acquisition of an active and engaged
    Facebook and Instagram community.
    An increase in the size of
    their email database.
    An increase in brand awareness
    through the use of Caroline Buchanan’s
    social media communities.


    • The Canberra Airport Facebook and Instagram communities were given the chance to WIN a meet + greet with Canberra Airport Ambassador, local Canberran and Olympian, Caroline Buchanan, PLUS a $1000 travel voucher by naming their favourite local Canberra hot spot.

    • Users were encouraged via the Facebook and Instagram posts to submit their details through the customised ‘competition’ form housed on the flylikeacbrlocal.com.au landing page.

    • The Majura Park Shopping Centre Facebook and Instagram community were invited to the shopping centre on Sunday 17th September to meet + greet with Canberra Airport Ambassador, local Canberran and Olympian, Caroline Buchanan.

    • Users were asked to enter their details at the flylikeacbrlocal.com.au landing page on an iPad before meeting Caroline

    • We also handed out social postcards and encouraged people to take an Insta story, video or image of themselves with Caroline to post to their Instagram using the tags @majura_ park @canberra_airport and hashtags #flylikeacbrlocal.

    • In addition to utilising Canberra Airport’s and Majura Park’s social channels, we also had access to Ambassador Caroline Buchanan’s Facebook and Instagram pages to further cross promote and maximise the engagement of this promotion. We utilised Facebook advertising (Post Engagement and Conversion ads) to boost this information into targeted news feeds.


    • Facebook post reach for the posts linked to this campaign was 243,177.

    • During the four weeks that the #FLYLIKEACBRLOCAL promotion ran, the Canberra Airport Facebook community grew by 1K+ new followers.

    • 1133 competition entries via dedicated landing page.

    • The Canberra Airport Instagram community grew by 12% during the campaign.

    • Majura Park Facebook posts had a reach of 234,651 from their page.

    • Overall, the #FLYLIKEACBRLOCAL campaign has a massive reach of 820,427 across all Facebook pages.

    Had a blast with this campaign! Huge thanks to Thinktank Social for making my role painless and allowing me to throw everything into the project for Canberra Airport!
    Caroline Buchanan
    Wonderfully executed Thinktank! Rapt with the result and the collaboration with Caroline. Will definitely look at future opportunities to work together again!
    Canberra Airport


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