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Eating and drinking is our first love at food&drink towers, which was established by Helen Lewis, a professional food, drink and packaging journalist with more than 15 years experience. We are passionate about making life easier for all involved in the media side of things, including ourselves!
One September afternoon back in 2006 we ‘brainstormed’ a few adjectives to describe food&drink towers. It was sunny and we admit the wine was flowing, but you’ll get the general gist…
* Invaluable resource for journalists, PRs, industry executives, food lovers and anyone bothered about the food&drink they buy, cook and serve to their family and friends.
* A positive and lighthearted look at the food&drink industry including news, features, reviews and views.
* Provide industry bods with an opportunity to get their thoughts, press releases, media kits and invitations in front of the journalists who write about food&drink on a daily basis.
* Provide a trusted resource for journalists and bloggers who write about food&drink and are looking for new stories, leads and inspiration.
* Increase communication between the industry, the consumers, the PRs and the journalists.
f&dt is based in the south-east of England, however, we aim to provide a UK-wide perspective and attract visitors from around the world. We have a fond affection for Australia and the US in particular.
The face of f&dt launched in October 2006 following nearly two years of planning, scheming, plotting, dreaming and sheer hard work. Since then we've added to it, amended it, deleted sections, refreshed elements, listened to what you want, made big changes and plan to make many more to keep the content fresh.
Well, why not?
Helen Lewis began working in the world of food&drink media in 2001 as Head of Publishing for a leading B2B publishing company specialising in food&drink. In 2004, Helen left to become a freelance writer for clients including The Grocer, Just-Food.com and Just-Drinks.com. It soon became clear to Helen that journalists, PRs and producers want to communicate with each other but it’s not always as easy as it should be. So, we’ve opened the doors to food&drink towers with the aim of making life much more effortless for everyone involved in the UK food&drink industry: journalists, PRs and businesses.
We guess you’d rather know how the site can work for you and your business, rather than the techie-behind-the-scenes details about starting a new business or launching a website.
First things first: if you’ve not already registered, go to the homepage and sign up right now to start making the most of f&dt. The site is divided into three main sections:
As a journalist you are directed straight to our press release archive page from the f&dt homepage. Search through the f&dt vault for all our press releases. Or, head over to the news, views and reviews page, where you can check out the daily UK food&drink news stories, regularly updated features, top 10 feature ideas and new product reviews written by independent consumers with a passion for food&drink across the UK.
PRs head to the press release upload page, which is a free (no strings attached) service for all registered users. Within 24 hours your story will be hosted online at food&drink towers. We can distribute your press release to our database of journalists (who have subscribed to receive such mailings) for just £18. We can also create bespoke contacts lists for example if you're promoting a cookery class or you are publishing a new book.
Businesses are encouraged to visit our services page, where you can find out more about how f&dt can help your company get the media coverage it deserves. Through our parent company, Literally PR Limited, we offer a whole host of services including press release creation, copywriting, website copy, social marketing strategy and photography.
"As soon as foodanddrinktowers added a press release to their website about my book ‘How Do You Measure Up’ ‘A Must for Every Kitchen’ it brought an amazing response. Editors of magazines, newspapers, cookery school teachers, chefs etc asked for information and requested review copies. Two weeks later, requests are still arriving and most importantly are having a huge beneficial effect in getting information about the book out to the public. I recommend this service to anyone wishing to bring their book or services to the attention of the thousands of readers of Helen’s list. Shirley Bond, Writer on food and recipes living in North Yorkshire.
"I regularly scour food&drink towers for news that can be used in my articles. It's a great source of information and an excellent site for bringing together food news from many different places. I'd recommend it to any PRs looking to reach journalists - many of us check the site regularly!" Susannah Quinn, freelance journalist for The Guardian
"I'm really impressed by food&drink towers' efficiency and effectiveness.
Helen circulated a press release for my 'Glorious Greens' cooking class and
this resulted in a firm booking the same day. It's an incredible resource." Christine McFadden, food writer and cookery teacher, Dorset
"Your last effort for us gained us interest from WGSN.com who are pretty big fish, report on trends in the market and products gaining traction. One of their journalists is coming to the Celtic Cook Off itself and to meet our artisan food producers, excellent result!" Stephen Sage, West Cork Food, editor
food&drink towers can distribute your press release to over 3000 journalists. To submit yours, please login or register here.
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