Public Relations Leads

Visit Williamsburg receives PR leads and requests for story content on a continuous basis from local, regional and national media outlets. Below is a listing of recent inquiries with an associated deadline for content submission.  

 

Date Posted: January 21, 2021

The WilliamsBLOG – Gardens, Farms, and Farmers' Markets

Deadline: January 29, 2021

The WilliamsBLOG will feature an overview of gardens, farms, and farmers' markets this Spring. To participate, please send a description of your offering and photographs by email.

 

Date Posted: January 21, 2021

The WilliamsBLOG – Water Activities

Deadline: January 29, 2021

To kick off Spring and Summer travel, The WilliamsBLOG seeks information on water-related activities such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, water parks, etc. To participate, please send a description of your offering and photographs by email.

 

Date Posted: January 20, 2021

National PR Opportunity - Bartender/Sommelier sources needed

Deadline – January 25 – 29, 2021

Freelance writer Kelly Magyarics is looking for bartenders/sommeliers for a number of pieces for national media outlets including: Liquor, Chilled, Gourmet Insider, Wine Enthusiast, Alcohol Professor, and Chowhound. If you are interested in participating, please email the requested information to Miranda Jarrell by the corresponding deadline. 

  • Bartenders using an espresso machine in an unexpected way for cocktails (i.e. using it for infusions, etc. not just making coffee.). Deadline – Monday, January 25, 2021.  
  • Bartender recipes for Wet Martini riffs (need full recipe with any sub recipes or infusions, ingredients, amounts, directions, glassware and garnish), a quote about the inspiration/appeal and the name/title/pronouns of who answered these. A link (not attachment) to a well-lit, high quality photo is great but not necessary for inclusion. Deadline – Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
  • Bartender tips/recipes for creative ways to use aquavit in cocktails for a recipe-driven piece with quotes. Recipes must use a fair amount of aquavit (i.e. not just 1/4 oz.) and be replicable by the home bartender without any esoteric ingredients or directions. Deadline – Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
  • Sommelier/wine director pairings for seasonal soups/stews – Looking for pairing strategies, bottle recs, personal tasting notes, etc. Deadline – Thursday, January 28, 2021. 
  • Bartenders doing online cocktail guides as a new way to reach out to customers. Deadline – Friday, January 29, 2021. 

 

Date Posted: January 20, 2021

PR/WilliamsBLOG Lead – Why Visit Williamsburg This Spring? 

Deadline: February 2, 2021

Visit Williamsburg wants to showcase what makes spring special in the destination. Please email any events, special promotions/packages, openings, etc. scheduled for March-May to Miranda Jarrell.  

 

Date Posted: January 12, 2021

The WilliamsBLOG Mardi Gras

Deadline: January 22, 2021

The WilliamsBLOG will feature how the area celebrates Mardi Gras, including themed events, special menus, packages, etc. To participate, please provide a description of your offering and any available photos by email.

 

Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Story: Noteworthy Event Scheduled for mid-May to July

Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2020

AAA Tidewater Traveler magazine (Circ. 176,624) is looking for an event taking place in Greater Williamsburg to highlight in the “5 to Drive” column of their May issue. The event must take place between mid-May and July 2021. If you would like to be considered for inclusion, please send all relevant details including photos to Miranda Jarrell.

 

STORY:  Long-lead stories, special events, openings

Deadline: Ongoing

The Virginia Tourism Corporation is seeking information centered around special events, anniversaries, openings, etc. taking place in 2021.  Please send your initiatives via email.

 

​STORY:  VIRTUAL LEARNING

Deadline: Ongoing

Visit Williamsburg is promoting-virtual lessons and activities; if your business has a virtual experiences, please send your initiatives via email. Examples include virtual cooking events, tutorials, and tours.

 

Visit Williamsburg hosts familiarization tours on an ongoing basis. Please see the placement process below.

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Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Story: Black History Month

Deadline: January 15, 2021  

When February arrives, so does a month-long celebration of African-American Cultural Heritage. What events, programming and experiences do you have scheduled for Black History Month and beyond? Please submit as many details as possible including a photo link if available to Miranda Jarrell.

 

Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Story:  Valentine’s Day 

Deadline: January 15, 2021  

Please submit Valentine’s Day offerings/packages including a photo link if available to Miranda Jarrell.    

 

Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Story: Bed and Breakfast Experiences

Deadline: January 13, 2021

The WilliamsBLOG, Visit Williamsburg's weekly blog, will feature local bed and breakfasts' unique experiences in an upcoming post. To participate, submit a description of your business, including special features or packages, and photos via email.

 

Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Story:  President’s Day

Deadline: January 14, 2021  

Visit Williamsburg seeks packages, special incentives, and sales in honor of President’s Day. Please submit as many details as possible including a photo link if available to Miranda Jarrell.  

 

Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Story: New Museum Exhibits in 2021

Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2021

Forbes Travel (UVM 118,100,000) is sourcing content for an article on new U.S. museum exhibits in 2021. If you would like to be considered for inclusion, please send all relevant details including photos to Miranda Jarrell

 

Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Story: Hotels Booking Small and/or Remote Meetings

Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2020

Trade outlet, Hotel News Now (UVM 42,881) is working on a story about hotels booking small and/or remote meetings despite the pandemic. 

To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers via email to Miranda Jarrell along with the full name and title for attribution and up to two photos of the property. 

  1. Are hotels starting to get future or current interest for small meetings? If so, what kind of meetings? 
  2. Are they actually booking small meetings? If so, how far out and what kind of meetings? How many people? is there F&B involved? 
  3. What are meeting groups asking for? How are hotels accommodating them?
  4. Are companies or self-employed individuals booking hotels for remote meetings? What kind of remote meetings and Is that helping hotels’ bottom line and by how much?
  5. Where do you see the small meetings business going for hotels?

 

Date Posted: January 7, 2021

Story: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 

Deadline: January 11, 2021

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX (UVM 4.8 Million) and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* via email along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution. 

  1. What's the best whiskey (with brand) to add to Irish Coffee and why? What makes it perfect for the drink?
  2. What's the best higher end whiskey (with brand) under $100 and why? What makes it great?
  3. What's the most overrated whiskey (with brand) to drink this winter and why? What should someone drink instead?
  4. What's the best whiskey (with brand) to warm you up this winter and why? What flavors make it great?
  5. What's the best Scotch (with brand) to drink for Burns Night and why? What flavors make it so perfect?
  6. What's the brandy (with brand) to drink this winter and why? What flavors make it so great?
  7. What's the best winter warmer beers (with brand) and why? What flavors make it great?
  8. What's the Best brown ale (with brand) to drink this winter and why? What flavors make it great?
  9. What's the best barley wine (with brand) to drink this winter and why? What flavors make it great?
  10. What's the best imperial stout (with brand) to drink this winter and why? What flavors make it great?

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered.

 

 

Date Posted: December 10, 2020

Story: What’s New, Williamsburg?  

Deadline: December 23, 2020

Visit Williamsburg will pitch stories to journalists and media outlets on new events and developments in Williamsburg coming in 2021. To be included, please submit information on upcoming projects and programs, openings, anniversaries, renovations, etc. It’s understood some details may not be finalized, so please submit as much as possible including dates, offer/programming descriptions, photos, and links via email.

 

Date Posted: December 17, 2020

Story:  How and Where to Celebrate National Mocktail Week

Deadline: December 30, 2020 

National Mocktail Week is January 10-16, and Visit Williamsburg wants to hear what you have on the menu to celebrate. Content can includerecipes, tips from bartenders/mixologists, events, specials, programming, etc. Please submit as many details as possible and a photo link via email

Date Posted: December 11, 2020

Visit Williamsburg Blog Posts

Deadline: December 18, 2020

Visit Williamsburg will be updating several blog posts with new content. If your business fits into one of the following topics, please submit a description, unique features, location, and images via email.

  • Spring Break Activities
  • Coffee Shops
  • Local Breweries
  • Free Things to Do

 

Date Posted: December 3, 2020

Story: Best Places to See Holiday Decorations

Deadline: December 18, 2020

Visit Williamsburg will create a round-up of locations for area guests to see holiday decorations in an upcoming blog post. Submissions of local businesses, neighborhoods, parks, etc., will be accepted. Please submit a description, address, and photos via email.

 

Date Posted: December 3, 2020

Story: Kick Off the New Year with Healthy Recipes from Williamsburg Chefs

Deadline: December 18, 2020

Visit Williamsburg will showcase the area’s culinary creativity in a blog post featuring a collection of recipes from local chefs. The post will highlight area restaurants while sharing ways to eat healthily. To participate, please submit a light recipe, description of your restaurant, and photo via email.

Date Posted: December 3, 2020

Story: Hotels Going All Out for Christmas

Deadline: December 10, 2020

DEPARTURES onlinea luxury publication with a unique monthly viewership of 383,000, is creating a round-up of U.S. hotels going all out for Christmas this year, with festive décor, holiday activities (gingerbread houses, Santa visits, carriage rides), themed meals or cocktails, etc. 

If your hotel fits the description, please send all relevant details – including costs associated and photos – via email.  

Date Posted: October 26, 2020

Story: Behind the Scenes Holiday Set Up

Deadline: November 16, 2020

Visit Williamsburg would like to chronicle the process of setting up for the holidays in an upcoming blog post. If your business participates in holiday decoration, an ice skating rink, a Santa picture display, or other holiday-related activities, please submit your contact information, descriptions, and photo links via email.

 

Date Posted: October 26, 2020

Story: Holiday Shopping

Deadline: November 16, 2020

Visit Williamsburg will create a blog on local retail businesses for holiday shopping, especially Thanksgiving weekend. To participate, please submit contact information, special holiday promotions, a description of your business, and photo links via email.

Date Posted: October 26, 2020

Story: Thanksgiving through a Chef’s Eyes

Deadline: November 9, 2020

Visit Williamsburg is looking for local chefs to discuss Thanksgiving meal preparation for an upcoming blog post. The post will focus on a behind-the-scenes look at meal prepping, sourcing ingredients, and recipes, both traditional and modern. Please submit your interest with the name of your restaurant, chef, and contact information via email.

Date Posted: October 21, 2020

STORY PITCH: Thanksgiving packages, special dinners  

Deadline: October 30, 2020

Visit Williamsburg is seeking content for Thanksgiving, including special packages and rates for those looking to travel during the holiday, as well as any special meals or sit-down dinners available on Thanksgiving day. We understand some programming may not be finalized, so please submit as many details as possible, including the offer and special booking codes, menu and pricing, restrictions if applicable, and a photo link via email.  

 

Date: September 23, 2020

STORY: Holiday 2020 Happenings 

Deadline: October 30 

Visit Williamsburg is seeking holiday content (Thanksgiving through New Year’s) including special offers, new projects and developments, expansions, renovations, anniversaries, events, package deals, and more. We understand some programming may not be finalized, so please submit as many details as possible including date, description, photo link, etc. via email.   

 

Date Posted: October 26, 2020

Story: Holiday Planning

Deadline: November 2, 2020

Visit Williamsburg seeks to interview local business owners regarding how their business celebrates the holidays for an upcoming blog post. Areas of interest will include special holiday programming or promotions, events, decorations, and more. Please submit your interest with contact information, descriptions, and photo links via email.

 

Date: October 7, 2020

STORY: Pet-Friendly Activities

Deadline: October 12, 2020 

Visit Williamsburg is seeking pet-friendly events and activities for an upcoming blog post. If your business, event, or activity welcomes pets, please submit as many details as possible such as contact information, dates, descriptions, and photo links via email

 

Date: September 30, 2020

Media Outlet: Kathy Witt will include Greater Williamsburg in an upcoming story for her syndicated Tribune News Service column Travel Trending with Kathy Witt (latest here).

Story: Kathy Witt is seeking mysterious cemetery stories for her October 21 column, “Explore these cemeteries and their secrets.” Information presented to Witt must include the cemetery location, details of the mystery, and where a reader can find additional information on the subject. Images may also be submitted with the story details. An example of the type of story Witt is looking for is included below.

Deadline: October 2, 2020

Example:

“Tent Girl” – Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, KY

For nearly 30 years, a mysterious grave marker in Section W-4 at the Georgetown Cemetery raised more questions than it answered. 

What happenedOn May 17, 1968, Wilbur Riddle discovered the body of a young woman thirteen miles north of Georgetown, Kentucky. The body was taken to Lexington for an autopsy, where her identity could not be discovered despite a thorough investigation. She was dubbed the “Tent Girl” by a reporter with the Kentucky Post & Times Star. The young woman remained unidentified for twenty-nine years, buried in a county-owned section of the Georgetown Cemetery with a gravestone that simply said “Tent Girl.” In March 1998, her body was exhumed, and through DNA testing, it was determined that her name was Barbara Hackmann Taylor. Her headstone was later engraved with her true name, though the manner of Barbara’s death was never solved.

Learn more: Watch the TV crime series, “Who Killed Jane Doe?” The first episode of season two, first broadcast January 23, 2018, featured the mystery of “The Tent Girl.”

Please submit as many details as possible including description, book title, photo link, etc. via email

 

Date: September 30, 2020

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 

Deadline: October 6, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* via email along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution. 

  • The Best bourbon (with brand) to pair with chocolate and why?
  • The best whiskey (with brand) to pair with Halloween candy and why? Explain the whiskey and the particular candy.
  • The best whiskey (with brand) for fans of chocolate and why?
  • The best American craft beer (with brand) and why? The one beer you'd drink if you could only drink one.
  • The best after-dinner liqueur (with brand) and why?
  • The best porters (with brand) to drink this fall and why?
  • The best dark lager (with brand) to drink this fall and why?
  • The best cask strength whiskey (with brand) to drink this fall and why?
  • The best peat-smoked whiskey (with brand) to drink this fall and why?

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered

 

Date: September 23, 2020

STORY: Ghost Stories Straight from Williamsburg’s Oldest Haunts

Deadline: September 28, 2020

As we approach the spooky season of Halloween, Visit Williamsburg is seeking stories of local haunted occurrences. Have you or someone on your staff experienced something unexplainable? Does your business have a story of the supernatural? Visit Williamsburg would like to include your story in an upcoming blog. Please submit as many details as possible including description, photo links, etc. via email

Date: September 21, 2020

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 

Deadline: September 23, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* via email along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution. 

  • What's the best rum (with brand) to mix into a rum punch and why?
  • What's the best barrel-aged stout to drink this fall and why? 
  • What's the Best lesser known Canadian whisky (with brand) you wish more people knew about and why?
  • What's the best fairly young whiskey brand you wish more people knew about and why?
  • What's the best wheated whiskeys (with brand) to drink this fall and why?
  • What is an expensive whiskey (with brand) that is absolutely worth the price and why?
  • What's the best whiskey (with brand) finished in sherry, rum, cognac, or wine barrel and why?
  • What's the best 10-year-old bourbon (with brand) and why?
  • What's the best 'young' whiskey (with brand) and why?
  • What's the best Scotch (with brand) for fans of bourbon and why?
  • What's the best bourbon (with brand) for Scotch fans and why?

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered.

 

Date: September 18, 2020

STORY: Essential Things to Do for First Time Visitors

Deadline: September 23, 2020

Essential Things to Do for First Time Visitors will be a visitwilliamsburg.com  blog post. Recommendations for attractions, activities, and shopping will be included. To contribute to this topic, please submit details including relevant dates, descriptions, and photo links via email.

 

Date: September 18, 2020

STORY: Getaway Itinerary Planning

Deadline: September 23, 2020

This visitwilliamsburg.com blog will target those planning a short trip to Williamsburg. The article will include recommendations for attractions, activities, and restaurants. To contribute to this topic, please submit details including relevant dates, descriptions, and photo links via email.

 

Date: September 18, 2020

STORY: Outdoor Activities

Deadline: September 23, 2020

This blog for visitwilliamsburg.com will highlight the abundance of outdoor opportunities in the region. All activities are welcome, regardless of seasonality. To contribute to this topic, please submit details including relevant dates, descriptions, and photo links via email.

 

Date: September 2, 2020

STORY:  Fall Happenings in Greater Williamsburg

Deadline: September 30, 2020

Visit Williamsburg is seeking fresh, new fall content (Labor Day through early December) to inspire guests to visit. Do you have special offers, new projects or developments, expansions, renovations, anniversaries, events, package deals, or more to promote? Do you represent a great place to see the fall foliage? Does your restaurant feature seasonal menu items? We would like to hear about all your fall-related topics. Please submit details including date, description, and photo link via email.

 

Date: September 2, 2020

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 

Deadline: September 9, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* via email along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution. 

  • What's the most crushable fall beer (with brand) and why?
  • What's the best "fall" beer (with brand) and why?
  • What's the best brandy (with brand) to drink this fall and why?
  • What's the best applejack (with brand) to drink this fall and why?
  • What's the best smoky mezcal (with brand) to sip this fall and why?
  • What's your "must-try" whiskey (with brand) for fall 2020 and why?
  • What's the best no age statement whiskey (with brand) that's not a blended whisk(e)y and why? 
  • What's the best single barrel whiskey (with brand) and why?
  • What's the best whiskey (with brand) to drink on a cool fall evening and why?

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered.

 

Date: August 20, 2020

STORY: Mocktails

Deadline: September 3, 2020

AAA World is working on a story about different mocktails and is looking for period drinks. The drinks need to be fall/winter-oriented or seasonless (no watermelon coolers, for example) and ideally connected to the place and/or a true creation of the place, whether it’s a resort, a restaurant, an attraction, etc. To participate please send the recipe, the backstory, a high-resolution photo, and photo credit via email.

 

Date: August 24, 2020

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 

Deadline: August 27, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* via email along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution.

  • What is the best, warming Scotch (with brand) for fall, cooler weather sipping and why? 
  • What's are the best American Oktoberfest-style beers (with brand) to drink this fall and why?
  • What are the best German-made Oktoberfest beers (with brand) to drink and why?
  • What's the one reasonably-priced bourbon (with brand) that everyone should try and why?
  • What's the most underrated Irish whiskey (with brand) and why?
  • What's the best whiskey (with brand) for fans of smoke and why?

*A minimum of three questions must be answered to be considered.

 

Date: August 20, 2020

STORY: Hotel guest rooms converted to office space

Deadline: August 24, 2020

A freelance travel writer on assignment for a national outlet is working on a story about hotels converting guest rooms to office space for those wanting a day-use office away from home. The hotel must have a hotel loyalty program where members can earn points for booking a "home office" room (whether by the day, the week, the month, etc.). Information requested includes an overview of the offer, the loyalty program, a hotel weblink for the offer (or emailed terms and conditions on how to book it), along with photos and photo credits. To participate, submit details via email

 

Date: August 20, 2020

STORY: National Banana Split Day

Deadline: August 21, 2020

A writer for WhereTraveler is working on an article about recipes to celebrate National Banana Split Day, which is August 25. To participate, please send the name of your establishment, the name of the dish, the recipe, photos and photo credits, and a link to the website via email.

 

Date: August 20, 2020

STORY: Staycation/road trip promotions

Deadline: August 21, 2020

A freelance travel writer on assignment for a national outlet is working on a roundup focusing on unusual staycation or road trip promotions valid through this fall. These promotions need to be something special to draw someone out of their home and into a hotel (not just breakfast in bed at a hotel). The writer needs things that are harder to replicate at home for solo travelers, couples, and families (maybe even with pets!). Good examples include things like passes to local attractions, socially distanced special dinners, kid activities, etc. 

To participate, submit an online link of the offer (or emailed terms and conditions) via email. Photos are not required, but desirable (must include photo credit).

 

Date: July 24, 2020

STORY: The New Norm of Hotels

Deadline: July 24, 2020

The Virginia Tourism Corporation has received a lead from a freelance writer in Australia doing a story for delicious.com.au. They are featuring hotels that are getting creative about how they approach social distancing, cleaning, sanitizer (like having a “sanitizer sommelier”), and all the things needed for normal operations due to the COVID pandemic. They would like to hear about hotels that are doing something “truly innovative in this space” to feature in the article.

To participate, please submit answers along with the full name and title of the manager, or owner for attribution. Please send your answers, along with the business name, representative, and title via email.

 

Date: July 22, 2020

SOCIAL MEDIA POST: Things to do when it’s hot outside

Deadline: July 24, 2020

Visit Williamsburg is seeking information centered around things that you can do when it’s hot outside. Content suggestions will be featured in the coming weeks on Visit Williamsburg’s social media channels. Please send your initiatives via email.

 

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 

Deadline: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution along with a link to your website. 

  • What is the most overrated single malt Scotch (with brand) and why?
  • If you could only drink one IPA (with brand) this summer, which one would you drink and why?
  • What's the best beer (with brand) to drink on International Beer Day and why?
  • What's the best whiskey (with brand) to mix into a whiskey sour and why?
  • What's your favorite Scottish-made gin (with brand) not called Hendrick's and why?
  • What's the best classic frozen cocktail to drink on a hot summer day and why?
  • What is your guilty pleasure beer (with brand) to drink all summer long?
  • What is your favorite young or lesser known whiskey brand and why?
  • If you could only drink whiskey from one brand or distillery which would you pick and why?

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered.

 
Date: July 9, 2020

Media Outlet: UPROXX 

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 
 

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution. Please send your answers, along with the business name, representative, and title via email.

•           What's the most overrated rum (with the brand) and why?

•           What's the most underrated rum (with the brand) and why?

•           What's the most overrated bourbon not named Pappy (with brand) and why?

•           What's the most underrated bourbon (with the brand) and why?

•           What's the most overrated tequila (with the brand) and why?

•           What's the most underrated tequila (with the brand) and why?

•           What's the most overrated Scotch (with the brand) and why?

•           What's the most underrated Scotch (with the brand) and why?

•           What's the most overrated IPA (with the brand) and why?

•           What's the most underrated IPA (with the brand) and why?

•           What's your favorite beer (with the brand) from another country besides the US and why?

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered.

Date: June 17, 2020

SOCIAL MEDIA POST: LOCAL BUSINESS REOPENING   

Deadline: July 10, 2020

Visit Williamsburg is seeking information centered around a local business that has successfully reopened post quarantine with images to be included for a Visit Williamsburg social media post. Please send your initiatives via email.

Date: June 26, 2020
Media Outlet: 
UPROXX 

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 

Deadline: July 3, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* via email along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution.

  • What's the best classic cocktail to drink outside and why?
  • What's the best rum (with brand) for bourbon fans and why
  • What's the best bourbon (with brand) for rum fans and why? 
  • What's the best whiskey (with brand) to drink around a summer campfire and why?
  • What's the best spiced rum (with brand) to drink during the summer and why?
  • What's the best beer (with brand) as a base for a michelada and why?
  • What's the best cognac (with brand) to drink for Bastille Day and why?
  • What's the best Scotch whisky (with brand) to drink this summer and why?
  • What's the best "summer beer" (with brand) to drink during the summer and why?

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered.

Date: June 17, 2020

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 

Deadline: June 19, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* via email along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution.

·      What's the best rum (with brand) to mix into a Dark 'N' Stormy and why?

·      What's the best beer (with brand) to drink on the Fourth of July and why?

·      What's the best wheat beer (with brand) to drink this summer and why?

·      What's the best lager (with brand) to drink this summer and why?

·      What's the best hazy beer (with brand) to drink this summer and why?

·      What's the best whiskey (with brand) to drink on the Fourth of July and why?

·      What's the best whiskey (with brand) to drink by a lake, pond, or pool and why?

·      What's the best whiskey (with brand) to bring to a socially distant summer picnic and why?

·      What's the best bottled on bond bourbons (with brand) to drink all summer long and why?

·      What's the best blended whiskey (with brand) to mix into your summer cocktail and why?

·      What's the best single malt whisky (or whiskey) (with brand) to drink all summer long and why?

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered.

STORY: GRADUATION  

Deadline: June 12, 2020

Visit Williamsburg is seeking fun, creative, virtual, and DIY content centered around graduation (pre-K, K-12, nursing school, etc.); from unique zoom backgrounds and DIY invites you can make and mail from home, to clothing and meals offered online or curbside. If your business has an experience, activity or product to promote, please send your initiatives via email.

STORY: FATHER’S DAY

Deadline: June 8, 2020

Visit Williamsburg is seeking information around Father’s Day celebrations. Examples include virtual events, tours, classes and tutorials, downloadable cards, DIY gifts, and meals/beverages to go. Please send initiatives via email.

STORY: Father's Day Gift Guide: Virtual Travel Experiences 

Deadline: May 28, 12pm ET

Visit Williamsburg has an opportunity with a Forbes.com writer who is working on a Father’s Day gift guide. To participate, please send examples of virtual travel experiences that suit dads of all interests (i.e., beer/spirits, sports, culinary, history and hobbies). Preference will be given to experiences that don’t have to be watched or scheduled to watch right away. Please respond by 12pm ET on Thursday, May 28.

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A 

Deadline: May 26, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* along with the full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution.

  • What's the most gift-worthy small batch whiskey (with brand) to give your father (or father-in-law or any father) for Father’s Day and why?
  • What's the best bourbon (with brand) to gift your dad (or any dad) for Father’s Day and why?
  • What's the best rum (with brand) to mix into a mojito and why?
  • What's the best whiskey (with brand) to mix into a highball all summer long and why?
  • What's the best whiskey to drink (with brand) to drink during the hot summer months and why?
  • What's the best bourbon to drink (with brand) during the hot summer months and why?
  • What's the best bottle of any spirit (with brand) to drink all summer long and why?
  • What's the best gin (with brand) that's not from the US and why?
  • What's the best gin or vodka (with brand) to mix into a martini and why?

 

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered.

STORY: Bartenders Tell Us Q&A

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Visit Williamsburg has a Q&A opportunity with the entertainment and culture media platform UPROXX and its Bartenders Tell Us series. To participate, please review the below questions and submit answers* along with full name and title of the bartender/mixologist, manager, or owner for attribution.

  • What are the best beers (with brand) to pair with simple quarantine foods? Share the food and what beer you would pair it with and why?
  • What's your favorite moonshine or white whiskey (with brand) and why?
  • What's your favorite whiskey (with brand) that's not from the United States and why?
  • What's your favorite small batch whiskey (with brand) and why?
  • What's your favorite high-proof whiskey (with brand) and why?
  • What's your favorite cognac (with brand) to mix into a Sazerac and why?
  • What's your favorite rum (with brand) to mix into a classic tiki drink and why?
  • What's your favorite American whiskey (with brand) to drink on Memorial Day and why?

*A minimum of four questions must be answered to be considered.

STORY: MEMORIAL DAY

Deadline: May 11, 2020

Visit Williamsburg is looking for content about Memorial Day and how your business will celebrate the special occasion.  Please share your offerings, recipes, stay-at-home entertaining tips, and more via email.

STORY IDEA:  VIRTUAL MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION 

Due Date: May 4, 2020

With Mother’s Day coming up, Visit Williamsburg is starting to see reporters ask for ways to celebrate virtually – recipes (drinks, brunch, dinner, desserts), arts and crafts, gifts you can make at home, etc. If your business has something along those lines we can promote, please keep us posted. These would be how-to videos, recipes or instructions that are posted on your website or social media channels, or zoom meetings/tutorials scheduled that you are promoting or have posted and accessible online. Please send your initiatives via email by 3 p.m. on May 4, 2020.

STORY IDEA:  INITIATIVES TO SAVE/STOP FOOD WASTE

Due Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Virginia Tourism Corporation is looking for stories from restaurants or local organizations who have, or had, an initiative to shave/stop food waste during COVID-19. They are putting together a pitch about efforts to feed people verses throwing away because restaurants are closed. In extension of this, they would love to hear about stories of people doing good deeds, which are very appreciated during this time.  Please send your initiatives via email by 3 p.m. on April 23, 2020.

 

 

Last updated 1-21-21