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Season 3 | Episode 10

Virgin Voyages is Disrupting the Cruise Industry with Risk built into their DNA

Virgin is a powerful brand that’s succeeded across many ventures: media, airlines, mobile and more. Now, they’ve set their sights on the cruise ship industry. They’ve launched an entirely new cruise line during the pandemic, and are taking the guest experience to a whole new level with massive success.

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Show Notes

In this episode of The Brave Technologist Podcast, we discuss:

  • Ways that Virgin Voyages is differentiating the guest experience for their users (aka sailors) through entertainment, food and novel itineraries
  • How they’ve tweaked their marketing messages to ensure safety and a feeling of trust for a post-covid world
  • Campaigns and tactics they’ve implemented to grow brand awareness including celebrity endorsements and referral campaigns
  • How the halo effect and established goodwill of the Virgin brand has impacted the success and market adoption of their new products, including Virgin Voyages

Guest List

The amazing cast and crew:

  • Mariana Fonseca - VP of Digital & Loyalty and VP of Growth, Virgin Voyages

    Mariana Fonseca is the Vice President of Digital Experience and Loyalty at Virgin Voyages. Mariana oversees the teams that curates irresistible digital journeys for its Sailors on web, app and on-board digital properties. She works across different teams to drive brand loyalty by leveraging all customer touchpoints and experiences. Before joining Virgin Voyages, Mariana spent ten years at American Airlines in various leadership positions in finance, alliances, planning and product management.
  • Justin Terry - Senior Director of Growth, Virgin Voyages

    Justin Terry serves as the Senior Director of Growth at Virgin Voyages. In this role, he leads a team responsible for introducing the world to Virgin’s new cruise brand, and driving growth through a data-driven, sailor-centric, and FUN approach to paid media, organic social, partnerships, and brand work.

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