BANGKOK and LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kirby Studios released Bangkok Strong: Stand With Us, a high impact video to promote unity and show tourists it’s business as usual in Bangkok, one week after a terrorist attack rattled the city. The video and #BangkokStrong hashtag has taken social media by storm with over 50,000 views on Facebook alone in 24 hours.
Discover “Thainess” with a vibrant display of the human spirit as Bangkok residents and tourists stand together as one. Bangkok Strong: Stand With Us sends an uplifting message of unity while showcasing popular tourist attractions across the capital city. The video debuted on Thailand’s theiTravelChannel.tv website. Watch Bangkok Strong: Stand With Us at theiTravelChannel.tv and pledge your support for the Bangkok Strong Facebook page.
Bangkok Strong is an initiative to unite the city and traveling public in the aftermath of tragedy. The initiative, modeled after Boston Strong, was launched within hours of the attack. Kirby Repolido, co-founder of Bangkok Strong said, “Cowardly actions will never dampen the Thai spirit.” Repolido, Creative Director with Kirby Studios, is originally from the Philippines but after 12 years in Thailand he calls Bangkok home.
Repolido co-founded Bangkok Strong with Steve Richardson, a Louisville based aviation analyst with FlyersPulse. Richardson said, “As a regular visitor to Bangkok, I recognize tourism is the lifeblood of the city. I felt it was important to support the city of Bangkok and their tourism industry.”
Bangkok Strong: Stand With Us was produced in less than 72 hours. “I dropped all of my work to produce this video as I felt a duty to support the city,” added Repolido.
The video production was a collaboration between Kirby Studios, Thailand’s theiTravelChannel.tv, and FlyersPulse.
Kirby Studios is a Bangkok based multimedia development agency with clients in the tourism, hospitality, and aviation sectors.
Thailand’s theiTravelChannel.tv is an online travel and lifestyle television portal with a focus on Southeast Asia.
FlyersPulse is a Louisville based travel consulting firm, specializing in aviation analysis.
Bangkok Strong Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BangkokStrong
Kirby Studios: http://www.kirbystudios.com/
Thailand theiTravelChannel.tv: http://theitravelchannel.tv/
SOURCE FlyersPulse; Kirby Studios; theiTravelChannel.tv