12 episodes

Welcome to Hospitality Forward, a podcast for hospitality & travel professionals, where we invite members of the media to share their insights and tips. ⁣

My name is Hanna Lee. I’m President of Hanna Lee Communications, an award-winning public relations agency in New York City. ⁣

And I’m Michael Anstendig, a food and beverage writer and my work has appeared in publications like the New York Times, Time Out New York, New York magazine online and others. I'm also the Editor in Chief at Hanna Lee Communications.⁣

The hospitality & travel industry is now facing incredible challenges, and we know our community is looking for support and solutions. So we want to provide ways of attracting the media spotlight that can help your business rebuild and prosper. ⁣

That is why we created this podcast, where we will interview the smartest, most accomplished journalists who cover hospitality & travel for some of the world’s leading outlets. ⁣

Our upcoming episodes featuring media members from the New York Times, Esquire, Fortune, Time Out New York, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and many others.⁣
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And because we understand the power of media coverage, we’ll ask our guests to reveal their insider tips. ⁣

They’ll explain how to get the word out about yourself and your business, how to handle media interviews, how to be a great media resource, and how to tell your newsworthy story in a compelling and authentic way.⁣

We are so excited to bring you these insightful interviews to help our industry reset, redirect and rebound. ⁣

So subscribe today and join us as we move Hospitality Forward together.

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Hospitality Forward Hanna Lee and Michael Anstendig

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Welcome to Hospitality Forward, a podcast for hospitality & travel professionals, where we invite members of the media to share their insights and tips. ⁣

My name is Hanna Lee. I’m President of Hanna Lee Communications, an award-winning public relations agency in New York City. ⁣

And I’m Michael Anstendig, a food and beverage writer and my work has appeared in publications like the New York Times, Time Out New York, New York magazine online and others. I'm also the Editor in Chief at Hanna Lee Communications.⁣

The hospitality & travel industry is now facing incredible challenges, and we know our community is looking for support and solutions. So we want to provide ways of attracting the media spotlight that can help your business rebuild and prosper. ⁣

That is why we created this podcast, where we will interview the smartest, most accomplished journalists who cover hospitality & travel for some of the world’s leading outlets. ⁣

Our upcoming episodes featuring media members from the New York Times, Esquire, Fortune, Time Out New York, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and many others.⁣
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And because we understand the power of media coverage, we’ll ask our guests to reveal their insider tips. ⁣

They’ll explain how to get the word out about yourself and your business, how to handle media interviews, how to be a great media resource, and how to tell your newsworthy story in a compelling and authentic way.⁣

We are so excited to bring you these insightful interviews to help our industry reset, redirect and rebound. ⁣

So subscribe today and join us as we move Hospitality Forward together.

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    Episode #11 - Kara Newman, Contributing Spirits Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and Freelancer for the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, PUNCH and more

    Episode #11 - Kara Newman, Contributing Spirits Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and Freelancer for the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, PUNCH and more

    In our 11th episode, we chat with Kara Newman, Contributing Spirits Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. ⁣Kara also frequently writes for Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, PUNCH and other leading media outlets. ⁣⁣

    ⁣She is the acclaimed author of “Cocktails with a Twist,” “Nightcap,” “Road Soda,” “Shake. Stir. Sip.” “Cocktails for a Crowd,” “The Secret Financial Life of Food” and “Spice & Ice.”⁣⁣

    ⁣Tune in to hear this thoughtful cocktail and spirits scribe share her thoughts on:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

    ⁣1) What it is like to cover hard liquor and libations for a leading wine publication that reaches both consumers and trade⁣⁣

    ⁣2) How the closure of bars, even temporarily, will deeply impact cocktail culture overall⁣⁣

    3) Why people rather than products are at the heart of a good story⁣⁣

    4) How cocktail recipes shared with her should be straightforward and easily replicated by home bartenders⁣⁣

    5) Why sending sample spirits bottles is always key⁣⁣

    6) Why she prefers tasting spirits on her own, rather than at deskside briefings or via Zoom⁣⁣

    7)⁣ How self-published books by bartenders inspire her⁣⁣

    8) Why embargoed press releases might not be the best way to get her attention⁣⁣

    9) How “omakase” cocktail and bar bites experiences are an innovation worth watching⁣⁣

    Kara also addresses a listener question from GN Chan, Master Mixologist & Founder of Double Chicken Please, a new New York City bar, on whether craft cocktail bar pop-ups and canned cocktails by craft bars are here to stay.⁣⁣

    ⁣Connect with Kara on Twitter at @karanewman and on Instagram at @newman_kara. 

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    • 25 min
    Episode #10 - Adam Teeter, CEO & Co-Founder, VinePair and Erica Duecy, Editor in Chief and Chief Content Officer, VinePair

    Episode #10 - Adam Teeter, CEO & Co-Founder, VinePair and Erica Duecy, Editor in Chief and Chief Content Officer, VinePair

    In our 10th episode, we chat with Adam Teeter, VinePair’s CEO & Co-Founder and Erica Duecy, its Editor in Chief & Chief Content Officer. Adam and Erica also co-host VinePair’s podcast. Through its dynamic multimedia content, VinePair reaches 32 million alcohol and beverage fans a month, making it the largest outlet in the category.⁣

    Tune in to hear this vibrant duo share their thoughts on:⁣⁣⁣⁣

    ⁣1) Who is VinePair’s audience and what they are interested in hearing about⁣

    2) How VinePair was one of the first publications in the space to pivot during COVID-19 by pioneering their live blog with the latest information⁣

    3) Why VinePair takes pride in not shying away from being opinionated or tackling controversial topics⁣

    4) How the “Ask Adam” column answers readers’ oft-times basic questions that even professionals are sometimes self-conscious about asking⁣

    5) How canned cocktails may become a means by which the general consumer gets introduced to craft cocktails designed by top bartenders⁣

    6) Why op-eds with unconventional points of view are a great way to get published in VinePair⁣

    7) Why having real data to back up trends is critical when pitching VinePair⁣

    8) How canned cocktails, branded online events and other ancillary revenue streams can help bars survive until the on-premise channel fully reopens⁣⁣

    Adam and Erica also address a listener question from Amy Racine, Advanced Sommelier, JF Restaurants, who asks about the kinds of spirits, wine and cocktails that Millennials are gravitating towards as they begin their journey in the libations realm.⁣

    Email Adam and Erica at editor@vinepair.com. Connect with Adam on Instagram at @adamteeter and Erica on Twitter and Instagram at @ericaduecy.

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    • 31 min
    Episode 9 - Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine

    Episode 9 - Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine

    In our ninth episode, we chat with Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine. He is also the host of three podcasts: “Problem Solvers,” “Pessimists Archive” and “Hush Money.”⁣
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    Tune in to hear Jason share his thoughts on:⁣⁣⁣
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    ⁣⁣⁣1) ⁣How he defines his role as Editor in Chief of the magazine⁣⁣

    2) Why some stories make the most sense for print, some for online and others for podcasts⁣

    ⁣3) ⁣How Entrepreneur’s stories always provide readers and listeners with lessons they can apply to solve similar problems in their own businesses ⁣

    4) How to pitch the appropriate writers at the magazine and why email is still one of the best ways to reach out to them⁣

    5) Why developing cordial, real relationships with journalists is a critical part of the pitching process⁣

    6) Why the overturning of antiquated alcohol sales and outdoor dining regulations is one of the silver linings of the pandemic⁣

    Jason also addresses a listener question from Cory Fitzsimmons and Jessica McGlinchey, co-founders of Method Spirits, which is launching a New York State vermouth, on the kinds of entrepreneurs the magazine spotlights.⁣

    Connect with Jason on Instagram at @heyfeifer and visit https://www.jasonfeifer.com/. 

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    • 30 min
    Episode 8 - Bao Ong, Food and Drink Editor, Time Out New York

    Episode 8 - Bao Ong, Food and Drink Editor, Time Out New York

    In our eighth episode airing on International Podcast Day, we chat with Bao Ong, Food and Drink Editor, Time Out New York. ⁣
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    Tune in to hear Bao share his thoughts on:⁣⁣

    ⁣⁣⁣1) ⁣How his start as a newspaper reporter and culinary education enriched his food writing⁣

    2) How he finds off-the-beaten-path restaurants and food businesses to cover⁣

    3) ⁣Why he thinks independent restaurants are spearheading New York City’s dining revival⁣

    4) What are some Do’s and Don’ts for getting his attention⁣ when pitching⁣

    5) How private dining rooms may soon be in demand as restaurant guests seek out socially-distanced indoor settings⁣

    6) ⁣How Time Out New York is grappling with its “Best of” roundups⁣

    7) How restaurants and bars are continuing to open in New York City and why they remain a key priority of his coverage⁣

    8) Why accompanying photos are a critical part of any pitch⁣

    Bao also addresses a listener question from Ed Schoenfeld, co-owner of RedFarm and Decoy in New York City and Chinese culinary authority with 50 years of experience, on the future of the city’s restaurants post-pandemic.⁣⁣

    Connect with Bao on Instagram and Twitter at @baohaus.⁣


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    • 28 min
    Episode 7 - Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine and Wine & Spirits Editor for Travel + Leisure and Departures

    Episode 7 - Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine and Wine & Spirits Editor for Travel + Leisure and Departures

    In our seventh episode, we chat with Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine and Wine & Spirits Editor for Travel + Leisure and Departures. Ray has twice won the IACP Award for Narrative Beverage Writing and the Gold Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association.⁣

    ⁣⁣Tune in to hear Ray share his thoughts on:⁣
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    ⁣1) How covering wine, spirits and cocktails differ⁣

    2) How consumers are sticking to what they know when buying wine at retail during the pandemic⁣

    3) Why diversity in the wine industry is an even greater imperative now⁣
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    4) How technologies, like Zoom, and online delivery services, such as Wine.com, are transforming the wine experience⁣

    5) How the personalities behind the wines are what fascinate him and enrich his coverage⁣

    6) What are the Do’s and Don’ts for getting his attention⁣

    7) How he chooses the wines he recommends to readers and his advice to wine producers who want to be featured in his stories ⁣

    8) How he balances his coverage between affordable wines that are widely available and those that are more of a stretch⁣

    Ray also addresses a listener question from Doreen Winkler, Founder, Orange Glou, a wine subscription service, on whether orange wine is ready for a broader audience.⁣

    ⁣⁣Connect with Ray on Twitter at @islewine and on Instagram at @rayisle.

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    • 25 min
    Episode 6 - Kate Krader, Food Editor, Bloomberg Pursuits

    Episode 6 - Kate Krader, Food Editor, Bloomberg Pursuits

    In our sixth episode, we chat with Kate Krader, Food Editor, Bloomberg Pursuits. Kate, a culinary authority, has covered food and restaurants for more than 20 years. ⁣

    ⁣⁣Tune in to hear Kate share her thoughts on:⁣⁣⁣⁣

    1) Why you should listen to you father for career advice⁣
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    2) How tasting a raspberry in Burgundy changed her life⁣
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    3) How her culinary training at La Varenne impacted her food writing⁣
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    4) Why data and numbers are always important for a Bloomberg story⁣
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    5) How she spearheads Bloomberg’s new "Lunch Break" column and chooses cookbooks to spotlight⁣
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    6) What Bloomberg’s readership is interested in hearing about⁣
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    7) What NYC outdoor dining destinations are especially worth checking out⁣
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    8) What are the three most important things to keep in mind when pitching her⁣
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    9) Why relevant subject lines, inclusivity and sustainability grab her attention⁣
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    Kate also addresses a listener question from Chef NduvoAkim Abdus-Salaam of Nduvo Kitchen on whether the Golden Age of Restaurants will ever return.⁣

    ⁣⁣Connect with Kate on Twitter and Instagram at @kkrader.⁣


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Irishfitz ,

Exceptional look into the world of PR

Invaluable view of the relationships and methodologies that get stories noticed and published. Must listen for food and beverage entrepreneurs, or anyone wanting to understand the process of PR more broadly.

Harrison Kahn ,

Thank you

Great insight into the public world of our private craft. Thank you, Hanna and team!

jay13467 ,

Just what I needed

These are true experts in hospitality! I found this show so helpful in thinking about how to rebuild for the future.

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