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Visit Grand Junction PR eNewsletter - September 2022
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Public Relations Opportunity:

Quirky celebrations and national observances are an opportunity to stimulate your imagination and freshen up your social calendar. Upcoming dates to inspire you: National Guacamole Day, Oktoberfest, International Country Music Day, National Queso Day, National Pepperoni Pizza Day, National White Chocolate Day, and World Tourism Day. Feel free to share unique specials or experiences you are offering or just use this as an opportunity to change up your social content.

Share details of information you would like us to pitch to Carly Holbrook
at Carly@HandlebarPR.com and Elizabeth Fogarty at ElizabethF@GJcity.org.

We often send images of your business to journalists as part of our pitching strategy and we feature them on our social media! Share your best shots via this link so that we can show off your digs just how you like!

Visit Grand Junction Press Results

Visit Grand Junction's PR Highlights as a result of pitching:

The Denver Post published a print article titled "Make Grand Junction Your New Destination for Hiking, Biking, Dining and Tasting" on August 14, and the same article was published online on September 5. The article featured areas such as Colorado National Monument and Rim Rock Drive. Grand Junction businesses and organizations that were also mentioned include Grand Junction KOA, Octopus Coffee, Museum of the West, Eureka! Science Museum, Dinosaur Journey Museum, Hotel Maverick, Colorado Mesa University, Handlebar Tap House, Peach Street Distillery, Ramblebine Brewery, Foam & Folly Brewery, and Devil's Kitchen.

Fodors.com published an online article titled “The 13 Best Spots for a Classic American River Float” on August 15. The article highlighted the Colorado River and Grand Junction Adventures.
Matador Network published an online article titled "Everything You Need To Know About Seeing Wild Horses in Colorado" on August 16. The article featured the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area and Rimrock Adventures.

Wall Street Journal published an online article on August 16 titled "Beyond the National Parks: Public Lands to Visit - Beyond the Crowds". The article mentioned Rattlesnake Canyon, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, the Colorado River, and the Gunnison River. This article has an ad equivalency of $147,300.
Red Bull's magazine "Red Bulletin" published a print article titled "Hidden Gem" in the October 2022 edition. The article featured Colorado National Monument, Rim Rick Drive, Las Colonias Park, Downtown Grand Junction, Colorado River, Gunnison River, Mica Mine, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Rattlesnake Canyon, Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, Lunch Loops, Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, Rabbit Valley, Trail Through Time, Mount Garfield, Unaweep Canyon, and Devil's Kitchen Trail. Area businesses and organizations that were mentioned include Camp Eddy, Castle Creek Manor, Kulina Lani Organic Sourdough Bakery, Rockslide Restaurant & Brewery, Bin 707, Whitewater Hill Vineyards, Ramblebine Brewing Company, Grand Junction Adventures, Chateau at Two Rivers Winery, Hotel Maverick, Colorado Mesa University, Dream Cafe, 626 on Rood, Warehouse 25sixty-five, Foam & Folly Brewing, Moody's, Rim Rock Adventures, TacoParty, Spoons Bistro & Bakery, Devil's Kitchen, Graystone Winery, and Highlands Craft Distillery. This article has an ad equivalency of $268,200.

Colorado Tourism Topics

Upcoming News Releases/Requests for Information:

CTO PR general mailbox, media@COLORADO.com

For upcoming news releases and pitches, CTO PR is seeking information from industry partners on the topics below. 

What’s New For Winter & 2023: If you have a major anniversary, new lodging offering, new attraction, new adventure experience, new culinary offering, new event, exciting travel package etc., please send a 150-word descriptor with links to more information to media@COLORADO.com. This information will be used for a variety of PR initiatives over the next several months including our big winter news release, Travel Classics, story pitches, media events, in-market desksides and more! 

Holiday Celebrations and Happenings: For pitches and media requests, the CTO PR team is gathering holiday events, celebrations, special lodging and experience packages and more. These can be for the Thanksgiving holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, etc. Please send a 100-word descriptor with links to more information to media@colorado.com.

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