Media, media, we got the free media

11 Jun

Props to Jamel Badrieh, marketing director at the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, for providing the summary list of all the various publications tooting the Hood’s horn this past month. Such as?

Well, separately we told about The Oregonian on June 7. Articles also appeared in the Metro Parent magazine on staycations, in Golfer Magazine about Indian Creek and its Audubon sustainability efforts, the Oregon Wine Press cover story for June about Hood River wines (and in April, about Springhouse Cellars), the Wine Press NW summer issue, in Farms & Ranch Living last February on the beauty of small-town HR, Terry Richard in The Oregonian on the twin tunnels bike path, plus others mentioned earlier.

Coming up, a Top 120 Fourth of July Family Roadtrips article with focus on HR, writers coming to town from the L.A. Times and N.Y. Times, and a potential plug on local wines in Wine Enthusiast magazine (I tossed an idea that way about the under-the-radar tour potential of the Columbia Gorge AVA.

There’s more going on. Good job, Jamel, working to share the allure of the area.

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