Coronavirus and the Food & Drink Sector – The Webinar

23 April 2020 | 12.00-13.00 BST 

 

Our panel of leading UK food & drink writers review the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the sector and discuss how food & drink PRs can meet the media’s demand for information.

 

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Coronavirus and the Property Sector – The Webinar

23 April 2020 | 12.00-13.00 BST 

 

Our panel of leading UK property writers review the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the sector and discuss how property PRs can meet the media’s demand for information.

 

Join this unmissable, first-ever, ‘Meets’ event from Property4Media.

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Panellists

Karen Barnes

Editor, Delicious

Xanthe Clay

Food Writer, The Telegraph and others

Fiona Beckett

Wine Writer, The Guardian and others

Julia Glotz

Freelance Writer and Editor

Jane Hamilton

Consumer Writer
The Sun

Biography

Karen’s career in journalism spans 30 years. She’s worked in book publishing, women’s magazines, then headed up the Good Housekeeping Institute before taking the helm at delicious in April 2010. The delicious. brand, both online and in print, has an empowering, life-changing message at its heart: that anyone and everyone can learn to cook, hone their skills and enjoy the creative process of making fantastic food. In her spare time, Karen teaches food writing, is a keen musician, a trustee for a charity working with poverty-stricken communities in Africa, a judge for the Great Taste Awards and World Cheese Awards and is on the board of a food-related enterprise working with prisoners in Pentonville.

Biography

Xanthe Clay renowned column in the Telegraph has run for 20 years, featuring Xanthe’s thoughts on everything from the impact of Brexit on restaurants and how Chinese restaurants are reopening after coronavirus lockdowns, to mushroom farmers and dairy beef production, alongside recipes and product features. She has also written for other publications including (when she is very lucky) delicious. magazine. She a former President of the Guild of Food Writers, and currently Academy Chair (UK and Ireland) for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Biography

Fiona Beckett is an award-winning freelance journalist and author who has been writing about food and wine for the past 30 years. She is currently wine columnist for The Guardian and National Geographic Traveller Food for whom she has recently been shortlisted for the 2020 Fortnum & Mason Drink Writer award. She writes regularly for Club Oenologique and Decanter. In 2019 she was also recognised as Rioja Communicator of the Year. She publishes her own website www.matchingfoodandwine.com, a unique resource for those who are interested in pairing drinks and food. Fiona has written 25 books, most recently How to Drink without Drinking (Kyle Books 2020) a book on the topical subject of alcohol-free drinks, and Wine Lover’s Kitchen (Ryland, Peters & Small 2017), a selection of recipes for cooking with wine. She’s also collaborated with designer Helen Miller on 4 e-books on food and drink matching including 101 Great Ways to Enjoy Sherry, 101 Great ways to enjoy Cheese and Wine and 101 Great Ways to Enjoy Chocolate and Wine. You can contact her at fiona@matchingfoodandwine.com, follow her on Twitter as @winematcher and @food_writer and on Instagram as @food_writer.

Biography

Julia is a writer and editor specialising in food and drink, with 14 years’ experience working on trade publications. She spent nine years on staff at The Grocer, including five as managing editor, and continues to contribute to the publication (and others) as a freelance writer. She curates The Trim, a free weekly newsletter that rounds up interesting and unusual food and drink articles from around the web. Julia also consults on media strategy and runs workshops and training sessions on writing, storytelling and how to get coverage in the trade media.

Biography

Jane Hamilton is probably the only person you’ll ever meet who gave up a well-paid job in a top advertising agency to be a not so well-paid tabloid hack – but the unusual move has given her a unique ‘both-sides-of -the-fence’ insight into how ideas are marketed, disseminated and shared in society. Jane set up The Sun’s website back in 1999 and has worked across online, news and features and consumer magazines. She was the Sun’s consumer editor for five years and now specialises in projects that blend native advertising and commercial opportunities with editorial, alongside parenting and family issues, property and careers coverage. The mum-of-three has a special interest in working with consumer brands to create engaging news stories – and as the worlds of PR, marketing and journalism increasingly converge, she knows exactly how to get brands talked about.

Karen Barnes

Editor, Delicious

Karen’s career in journalism spans 30 years. She’s worked in book publishing, women’s magazines, then headed up the Good Housekeeping Institute before taking the helm at delicious in April 2010. The delicious. brand, both online and in print, has an empowering, life-changing message at its heart: that anyone and everyone can learn to cook, hone their skills and enjoy the creative process of making fantastic food. In her spare time, Karen teaches food writing, is a keen musician, a trustee for a charity working with poverty-stricken communities in Africa, a judge for the Great Taste Awards and World Cheese Awards and is on the board of a food-related enterprise working with prisoners in Pentonville. 

Xanthe Clay

Food Writer, The Telegraph and others

Xanthe Clay renowned column in the Telegraph has run for 20 years, featuring Xanthe’s thoughts on everything from the impact of Brexit on restaurants and how Chinese restaurants are reopening after coronavirus lockdowns, to mushroom farmers and dairy beef production, alongside recipes and product features. She has also written for other publications including (when she is very lucky) delicious. magazine. She a former President of the Guild of Food Writers, and currently Academy Chair (UK and Ireland) for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.  

Fiona Beckett

Wine Writer, The Guardian and others

Fiona Beckett is an award-winning freelance journalist and author who has been writing about food and wine for the past 30 years. She is currently wine columnist for The Guardian and National Geographic Traveller Food for whom she has recently been shortlisted for the 2020 Fortnum & Mason Drink Writer award. She writes regularly for Club Oenologique and Decanter. In 2019 she was also recognised as Rioja Communicator of the Year. She publishes her own website www.matchingfoodandwine.com, a unique resource for those who are interested in pairing drinks and food. Fiona has written 25 books, most recently How to Drink without Drinking (Kyle Books 2020) a book on the topical subject of alcohol-free drinks, and Wine Lover’s Kitchen (Ryland, Peters & Small 2017), a selection of recipes for cooking with wine. She’s also collaborated with designer Helen Miller on 4 e-books on food and drink matching including 101 Great Ways to Enjoy Sherry, 101 Great ways to enjoy Cheese and Wine and 101 Great Ways to Enjoy Chocolate and Wine. You can contact her at fiona@matchingfoodandwine.com, follow her on Twitter as @winematcher and @food_writer and on Instagram as @food_writer. 

Julia Glotz

Freelance Writer and Editor

Julia is a writer and editor specialising in food and drink, with 14 years’ experience working on trade publications. She spent nine years on staff at The Grocer, including five as managing editor, and continues to contribute to the publication (and others) as a freelance writer. She curates The Trim, a free weekly newsletter that rounds up interesting and unusual food and drink articles from around the web. Julia also consults on media strategy and runs workshops and training sessions on writing, storytelling and how to get coverage in the trade media.  

Jane Hamilton

Consumer Writer, The Sun

Jane Hamilton is probably the only person you’ll ever meet who gave up a well-paid job in a top advertising agency to be a not so well-paid tabloid hack – but the unusual move has given her a unique ‘both-sides-of -the-fence’ insight into how ideas are marketed, disseminated and shared in society. Jane set up The Sun’s website back in 1999 and has worked across online, news and features and consumer magazines. She was the Sun’s consumer editor for five years and now specialises in projects that blend native advertising and commercial opportunities with editorial, alongside parenting and family issues, property and careers coverage. The mum-of-three has a special interest in working with consumer brands to create engaging news stories – and as the worlds of PR, marketing and journalism increasingly converge, she knows exactly how to get brands talked about.

 The first-ever ‘Meets’ event from Food4Media, the social network connecting the food & drink industry with the media, brings together five of the UK’s leading food and drink journalists with an audience of top PR professionals for a captivating one-hour event. Access to the event is free to Food4Media’s community of registered PRs.

Our webinar looks at how coronavirus is creating unprecedented uncertainty in the hospitality and retail landscape, from restaurants and cafes to supermarkets and wine merchants. Our panel will address the changing news agenda, and discuss what angles journalists are working on and how PR professionals can respond with news, comment and analysis.

What We’ll Cover
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Hear from Journalists

Hear from each of our panellists on how they believe the sector will be impacted by the epidemic. Understand how the shape and content of their output is changing. Vitally for our audience, get valuable insights into how PR professionals can deliver what the media currently needs, from news and images to analysis from top spokespeople.

How can PRs work with Media?

Our audience will comprise PRs from across the food & drink sector, with attendees able to post questions via Zoom’s Q&A feature. Attendees are also invited to email us questions in advance.

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Questions and Answers

Our moderator will aim to take as many audience questions as possible in the seminar, covering off issues of importance for every sub-sector of the food and drink industry, from restaurants to supermarkets, cafes to wine merchants.

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Your Host

Henry Hemming

Managing Director, Food4Media UK

Henry established Food4Media in the UK in 2005, after launching TravMedia in the UK two years earlier. He’s CEO and founder of News4Media, which launched Property4Media and Homes4Media in 2005.

Henry’s a recognised communications expert with over 25 years’ experience of journalism, PR and news distribution. He lives in Sussex and is a keen photographer, naturalist, and uncontrolled Beatles fan.

Henry Hemming

Managing Director, Food4Media UK

Henry established Food4Media in the UK in 2005, after launching TravMedia in the UK two years earlier. He’s CEO and founder of News4Media, which launched Property4Media and Homes4Media in 2005.

Henry’s a recognised communications expert with over 25 years’ experience of journalism, PR and news distribution. He lives in Sussex and is a keen photographer, naturalist, and uncontrolled Beatles fan.

More Reasons to Join The Webinar
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Learn how the news agenda is changing, and with it journalist-PR relationships.

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Understand how PRs can deliver what the media needs - and secure media coverage.

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Understand how journalists are adapting their work to suit this challenging environment.

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Get answers to vital issues - ask questions live during the webinar.

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