Hospitality Rising has revealed it is celebrating its inaugural campaign, \u2018Rise Fast, Work Young\u2019 reaching over 5.5m of the UK\u2019s 16 to 30-year-olds, equal to half the demographic, via its digital marketing campaign.\r\n\r\nHospitality Rising, the world\u2019s biggest hospitality recruitment initiative, was created to tackle the sector\u2019s challenging jobs crisis. As part of the industry backed campaign, Tik Tok creators were also engaged to create content that specifically targeted young job seekers. This alone generated 13.5m impressions, reaching 2.1 million young people.\r\n\r\nHospitality Rising is backed by some of the biggest names in the UK, including Whitbread, Pret, Welcome Break, Hilton, Soho House, Prezzo, Revolution Bars Group, Parkdean Resorts, Claridge\u2019s, J W Lees and The Pig.\r\n\r\nOn the supplier-side, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, hospitality tech supplier Zonal, and guest WI-FI based marketing solution, Wireless Social, are also platinum sponsors.\r\n\r\nMark McCulloch, founder of Hospitality Rising and campaign director, said: \u201cWe are reaching the 18-30 audience in new ways and it\u2019s working! We know what makes this age group tick and where their attention is. Communicating with them via TikTok campaigns, ads and content creator partnerships means we\u2019re able to engage with them in the most effective way.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe now need to focus on reaching all 18\u201330-year-olds at least four times in a short period because this is where you see consideration move to action. Whilst hospitality businesses are working hard on retaining staff, we\u2019re here to support them in their efforts by finding new and effective ways to attract a new audience into the industry.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe association added that the next step for the campaign is to bring on board new operators to \u201cback a burst of activity\u201d aimed at an audience of job seekers leaving education this summer.