Fylde PR firm lands Italy brief

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A Poulton-le-Fylde based PR consultancy has been handed the brief for the UK promotion of a rebranded walking, cycling, lifestyle and slow-food festival in Tuscany – Slow Travel Fest.

Catapult PR scooped the PR contract for the festival, which is centred on the village of Monteriggione, near Sienna. It takes place along the route of the ancient pilgrims’ route of Via Francigena.

Catapult is now the UK PR partner in an international promotional team that will help the festival establish itself under its new brand.

Catapult won the brief thanks to its experience in travel, food, sustainable tourism and Italian brands

The consultancy will be generating exposure for the 2015 Slow Travel Fest, which takes place between October 9 and 11, but will also take a long-term view and create platforms for the PR promotion of the 2016 festival. The promotion will cut across many sections of the media, targeting both travel trade and consumer travel media, walking, cycling and outdoor writers, food media, faith titles and culture and events sections.

Catapult PR’s managing director, Jane Hunt, said: “Slow Travel Fest is an exciting, new-look festival, which takes a holistic view of a slow lifestyle and all the elements, both physical and spiritual, that this comprises.

“Our campaign will communicate the benefits of this lifestyle, as well as generating profile for the festival and enhanced awareness of the Via Francigena.”