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Discounted Late Summer Glamping

EXPERIENCE THE DELIGHT OF LATE SUMMER GLAMPING WITH A DISCOUNT AT UTAH’S CONESTOGA RANCH

Early fall foliage, Indian Summer temperatures, and dissipating crowds make September an ideal time for glamping at Conestoga Ranch. To celebrate the end of the season, the Northern Utah glamping resort overlooking the turquoise Bear Lake water is presenting a special midweek offer. Guests can enjoy a 50 percent discount for midweek visits from September 4-28. Reservations must be made by Sept 4, and the offer is valid for new reservations only. Visitors may also take advantage of an exclusive 20 percent discount on ATV and water equipment rentals through Conestoga Ranch’s activity partner, Epic Recreation.

“As kids return to school, our final month of the season is a beautiful time of year to visit Bear Lake for those seeking value and fewer crowds,” says Clark Thornock, Conestoga Ranch’s General Manager. “We offer hotel-style services and amenities that appeal to girlfriends getaways, couples, and groups of varying sizes. September is traditionally Utah’s driest month, and we enjoy warm lake temperatures and a fall foliage season that begins earlier than many parts of the country.”

Guests can reserve a midweek (Sunday-Thursday) stay in Grand Tent, Conestoga Wagon, or Traditional Tent at www.conestogaranch.com using promo code LongSummer. They can book over the phone by calling 844-GO-GLAMP and mentioning this offer.

For more info, visit www.conestogaranch.com and www.epicrecreation.net.

ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH GLAMPING RESORT

Overlooking Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 178 guests. It is located 2 ½ hours from Salt Lake International Airport and halfway between Jackson Hole, WY and Park City, Utah. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grand Tents, authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, and Traditional Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en-suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, Campfire Grill Restaurant, Event Tent, General Store, activities field, Wi-Fi, firewood and s’mores kits, and cruiser bikes. For more info, visit conestogaranch.com.

 

 

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Not Your Standard Advertising Agency

When we say we become a part of our clients’ teams, we truly mean it. And we demonstrate this Redhead Difference in a multitude of ways that a traditional advertising agency cannot due to the nature of its structure. Many of the businesses we work with don’t have their own marketing departments. In essence, Redhead Marketing & PR takes on that role for them. This saves companies the expense and time in hiring and managing additional, high-salaried employees who cost more than our services and may not come with the same level of expertise.

We are also vastly different from the traditional advertising agency’s multi-layered structure, which often means their clients are not getting their top talent managing their accounts. Redhead Marketing & PR consists of a small team of only highly experienced independent contractors who specialize in website development, branding, and graphic design. They are not gaining experience on our clients’ dimes – they already have it! And our clients don’t experience the frustration of a revolving door of account managers and the time it takes for each new one to get up to speed.

Because we are passionate about our clients, who we prefer to consider partners, we seize opportunities to go beyond our scope of work. This means booking a gig for a band we are doing media relations for, making an introduction to a realtor for a prospective developer client, and even filling in at the retail shop of a distillery when the owner takes a vacation.

It is our goal to become a valued, indispensable resource for our clients. This makes for a productive, enjoyable, and long term relationship. Try going above and beyond for your clients and customers, and see the difference it can make!

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Alpine Distilling Wins Two SIP Awards

PARK CITY, UTAH’S ALPINE DISTILLING ADDS MORE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS TO ITS COLLECTION

Traveler’s Rest 88 Proof Single Malt Whiskey and Persistent Vodka Earn Gold and Silver Medals, Respectively, at 2017 SIP Awards

Following a hugely successful result at the 2016 International Consumer Tasting SIP Awards where Lafayette Bourbon won a Gold Medal and Preserve Liqueur won Platinum, Alpine Distilling came home with two more awards for its craft spirits in 2017. The SIP Awards announced this month that Traveler’s Rest 88 Proof American Single Malt Whiskey was awarded Gold while Persistent Vodka was awarded Silver.

The only Gold medal-winning single malt, Traveler’s Rest is characterized by nutty, mocha and banana notes. This smooth, drinkable whiskey is aged in Missouri Oak and finished with toasted French Oak to accent subtle vanilla spice, which complements the 6-row barley base.

The 100% corn, gluten free, and non-GMO Persistent Vodka is cut with demineralized, lightly acidic water to create a crisp flavor that is delightful over ice or as a neutral spirit served in cocktails. Clean and slightly sweet, it is distilled six times.

“As a new distillery, it is especially gratifying that all four submissions have earned such high accolades from tasters,” says Distiller and Founder Rob Sergent. “We have enjoyed an equally enthusiastic reception from our local community in Park City and from highly regarded food and beverage industry professionals worldwide. We’re looking forward to expanding our distribution throughout the U.S., in overseas markets, and online.”

Water is a key factor in the superior taste Alpine’s spirits offer. The distillery’s Park City, Utah facility was chosen specifically for the water supply, which comes from an under-mountain aquifer that arrives at the distillery at 52 degrees, 354 ppm and at a pH of 8.0. Working with Water Science’s experts, a carbon-filtering and double reverse osmosis system was engineered to both soften and balance the natural electrolytes while reducing the harsh iron.

Alpine Distilling’s products can be purchased directly from the distillery and will be available in Utah State Liquor Stores beginning this month. It is also served by many fine Park City establishments.

ABOUT ALPINE DISTILLING
Founded in 2016, Alpine Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery based in Park City, Utah. We produce the highest quality premium spirits for the active, creative, and mindful individuals who are drawn to the mountain lifestyle. All products are certified Kosher. As a socially conscious brand, Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve. More information is available at www.alpinedistilling.com.

 

May Events at The Paint Mixer

PLAYING IT FORWARD WORKSHOP AND MAY EVENTS AT THE PAINT MIXER
The Paint Mixer will offer its first-ever Play it Forward workshop at its studio on Park City’s Main Street. This four-week journey, from May 16 to June 6, explores ways for participants to move their ideas forward in a peer-based group setting. Jill Johnson and Kirsten Gunnerud of Rocket Trike will lead the group in making progress on their individual project ideas, such as books, new business concepts, products or adventures. Founded by Gunnerud, Rocket Trike is a group of individuals who create workshops that inspire participants to live more soulful, heart-centered lives through the power of play, creativity, support and momentum. Johnson and Gunnerud boast a successful track record of using creative tools to help people, businesses, and organizations break through. For more information about this workshop, visit https://www.rockettrike.com/upcoming-events

“There are so many talented, creative individuals in our community who may have unique ideas that have been brewing for some time, but can benefit from inspiration, motivation and guidance to help them come to fruition,” says Jill Johnson, who also owns The Paint Mixer. “We think this collaborative, small-group workshop will provide helpful encouragement and feedback while enjoying some healthy camaraderie and collaboration.”

Designed to accommodate work and parenting obligations, the workshop will be held on Tuesday mornings, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Two one-on-one sessions are also in

cluded in the $300 fee.

The Paint Mixer’s Salt Lake City (Sugarhouse) and Park City studios will offer the following themed events for the public throughout the month of May:

Sugarhouse/SLC Events

May 6, Noon
New painting class offering – Unicorn painting
$25, all ages

May 10, 6:30 p.m.
Fundraiser for Utah Open Lands
$45, 21 and over, portion of ticket sales donated to Utah Open Lands

May 9 & May 23, 6:00 p.m.
Paint, Wine and Dine at Hotel RL
21 and over, drinks and food available for purchase starting at 6:00 p.m. and painting on wine bottles to follow at 6:30 p.m.

May 14, Mother’s Day, 4:30 p.m.
Mom & Me painting
All ages, $30

May 19, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
‘80s Night: Paint a Record class
21 and over, $30

May 29, Memorial Day Mimosa Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Waves of Memories
21 and over with $3 mimosas offered

Park City Events

May 12, 7:30 p.m.
‘80s Night: Paint a Record class
21 and over, $30

May 14 – Mother’s Day, 4:30 p.m.
Mom & Me painting
All ages, $30

May 20, 3:00 p.m.
New painting class offering – Unicorn painting
All ages, $25

May 29, Memorial Day, 6:30 p.m.
Rustic Flag
All ages, $25

ABOUT THE PAINT MIXER
Offering a unique mix of art and entertainment for all ages, The Paint Mixer has studios in two locations: Park City’s Main Street and the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City. In addition to a variety of theme nights, on- and off-site events for corporate groups and private parties are offered regularly. An artist leads participants, who need not have painting skills, through fun, step-by-step instruction to recreate a featured work of art. Music, mingling with others, and wine/beer/food tastings create a fun and relaxed social setting conducive to connecting, discovering and expressing. At the end of each session, guests depart with their masterpieces and fond memories. In addition to theme nights for the public, The Paint Mixer hosts private gatherings for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, teen workshops, bridal/baby showers, and more. For more info, visit www.thepaintmixer.com.

 

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Utah’s Glamping Season is Upon Us

CONESTOGA RANCH’S CELEBRATORY OPENING WEEKEND FOR GLAMPING OFFERS FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING WITH ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES

Promotion for Early Season Glamping Reservations Available Until May 1

GARDEN CITY, UTAH – Entering its third season as Utah’s premiere, luxury glamping destination, Conestoga Ranch has lined up an opening weekend that offers guests a wealth of diversions and unique dining experiences for the whole family. The May 19 to 21 celebration, adjacent to Utah’s turquoise-colored Bear Lake, is an all-inclusive weekend, starting at $140 per person for adults and $85 for kids under 12 (taxes, alcohol, and food & beverage service charge are additional). A 15 percent savings on reservations made by May 1 for the early season period, May 19 through June 15, is also available. The code early17pp may be used for online bookings or mentioned when making a phone reservation.

The opening weekend festivities will kick off with a welcome reception at Campfire Grill Restaurant on Friday, May 19, providing a forum for guests to mingle. A tasting dinner will follow, featuring a preview of Chef Vincent Liberato’s new menu items and last season’s favorites. After dinner, Utah State University astral expert Tom Westre will lead a stargazing session to give guests a tour of Bear Lake’s beautiful night sky. Visitors can close the evening with complimentary s’mores at their private fire pits.

Additional activities planned throughout the weekend include a yoga practice and country swing dance lessons. Off-site recreation like horseback riding, ATV rides, boating, fishing, and mountain biking can be arranged for an additional charge with Conestoga Ranch’s activity partners. Saturday’s lunch will feature Campfire Grill Restaurant’s all-you-can-eat artisan pizza, and a pig roast accompanied by live music will make for a festive dinner that evening. A farewell breakfast will be provided Sunday morning.

Complete details for opening weekend can be viewed here.
Reservations for this special weekend can be made by calling 844-GO-GLAMP. Online bookings are not available.

Conestoga Ranch’s new General Manager, Clark Thornock, says, “We look forward to continuing our tradition of offering a luxury resort experience that exposes guests to the magical aspects of camping without the cumbersome planning and gear that traditional camping often entails. Our friendly staff and on-site amenities make for a wonderful, unique getaway for couples, families, and groups.”

Last year’s addition of the Event Tent has rendered Conestoga Ranch a popular destination for corporate groups and weddings. The resort also regularly hosts family reunions, bachelorette parties, and other celebrations. It is conveniently located two and a half hours from Salt Lake City International Airport and halfway between Park City, UT and Jackson, WY, making the ranch an ideal stop when traveling to/from Yellowstone National Park.

For more info, visit www.conestogaranch.com or call 844-GO-GLAMP.

ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH
Overlooking Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 178 guests. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grand Tents, authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, and Traditional Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, Campfire Grill Restaurant, General Store, activities field, Wi-Fi, complimentary firewood and s’mores kits, and cruiser bikes. For more info, visit www.conestogaranch.com.

Alpine Distilling BAC Breathalyzers

ALPINE DISTILLING BECOMES DISTRIBUTOR OF BREATHALYZER KEYCHAINS
New Park City Distillery’s Mission is to Promote Responsible Drinking

While Utah’s legislature was considering a bill to lower the state’s legal alcohol limit from .08 to .05 for drivers, distiller Rob Sergent was already making arrangements for Alpine Distilling to become a local distributor of BACtrack. The sleek, mini BACtrack GO keychain breathalyzers are intended to make it convenient for individuals to ensure they are being responsible drinkers. Designed to quickly and accurately determine blood alcohol content, they are now available for purchase for just $29.99 at Alpine Distilling’s Silver Creek location.

“As a socially conscious brand, one of our missions is to promote responsible drinking, and I think becoming a distributor of the BACtrack Go key chains really supports that,” Sergent says. “We hope that having these devices makes it easier to be safe, law-abiding citizens, regardless of what the legal limit is. They certainly offer some piece of mind for those just looking to enjoy an evening out.”

In addition to selling the BACtrack Go keychains, Alpine Distilling has a package license. Traveler’s Rest Single Malt Whiskey is now available for purchase. The Consumer Tasting SIP Gold Award Winner, Lafayette Spice Flavored Whiskey is currently being bottled and will be available mid-April with Preserve Liqueur, SIP Platinum Medal winner, to follow shortly.

ABOUT ALPINE DISTILLING
Founded in 2016, Alpine Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery based in Park City, Utah. We produce the highest quality premium spirits for the active, creative, and mindful individuals who are drawn to the mountain lifestyle. As a socially conscious brand, Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve. More information is available at www.alpinedistilling.com.

 

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New Client The Paint Mixer Hosts Several Events in April

We are pleased to now be managing marketing and public relations for The Paint Mixer! With studios in Park City, Utah and the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, The Paint Mixer offers an entertaining forum for participants to create works of art while mingling, and no painting experience is required. They host on- and off-site private events for corporate groups and other parties, in addition to offering fun theme nights for the public. The press release below highlights their upcoming kids camp in partnership with University of Utah, as well as an array of events throughout April.

THE PAINT MIXER AND UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESENT A PAINTING CAMP FOR KIDS TO DEVELOP THEIR ARTISTIC SKILLS DURING SPRING BREAK

Several Additional Painting Events Will be Held at the Sugar House and Park City Studios
Throughout April

The Paint Mixer and the University of Utah are partnering to offer a Brush into Spring camp for kids ages 6 to 12 during school break. Children are invited to develop their painting skills and satisfy their appetite for creating art with this fun, spring-themed class. Utilizing acrylic and canvas, kids will discover different expressive techniques and create a personal connection to their own masterpieces. Focusing on technique and development of individual artistic style, instructors will guide kids to a deeper understanding of the medium while they paint works of arts that will impress family and friends.

Two Brush into Spring sessions will be held at The Paint Mixer’s Sugar House location, April 10 to April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The tuition is $215 per session. Online registration and more details are available at: https://continue.utah.edu/youth/class/yeart_85_brush_into_spring_painting_at_the_paint_mixer_age_6_12

Additional April Events at The Paint Mixer are listed below.

Sugar House Studio:

April 5, 6:30 pm
Fundraiser for Utah Nature Foundation
$40, all ages, portion of proceeds to benefit UNF
Paint the Eagle Owl painting. Earthwings will bring live owls to the studio.
https://www.thepaintmixer.com/quick-signup.php?eventid=5502

April 13, 6:30 pm
Fundraiser for Halo Family Services
$45 includes complimentary appetizers, 21+ Event
Participants will paint the Cosmic Arch. Portion of proceeds to benefit Halo Family Services.
https://www.thepaintmixer.com/quick-signup.php?eventid=5512

April 14th, 7:00pm
Hip Hop Night. Paint custom designs on vinyl records while enjoying the best of hip hop music!
$30, 21+ Event
https://www.thepaintmixer.com/quick-signup.php?eventid=5539

April 11 and 25, 6:30 pm
Off-Site Paint Wine & Dine at Hotel RL in Salt Lake City. Paint on the hotel’s “Living Stage,” and the event will be broadcast in Hotel RL rooms across the country. Space is limited.
$35, 21+ event
https://www.thepaintmixer.com/quick-signup.php?eventid=5519
https://www.thepaintmixer.com/quick-signup.php?eventid=5520

Park City Studio:

April 1, 11:00 am
Brunch Class with Donuts and Mimosas
$35, 21+ event
Paint Park City’s Main Street and enjoy $3 mimosas and complimentary donuts from Little Donuts! https://www.thepaintmixer.com/quick-signup.php?eventid=5509

April 19, 6:00-9:00 pm
Pet Portrait Night
$50, 21+ event
Participants can bring in photos of their pet and be guided on painting their own masterpiece.
https://www.thepaintmixer.com/quick-signup.php?eventid=5517

ABOUT THE PAINT MIXER
Offering a unique mix of art and entertainment for all ages, The Paint Mixer has studios in two locations: Park City’s Main Street and the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City. In addition to a variety of theme nights, on- and off-site events for corporate groups and private parties are offered regularly. An artist leads participants, who need not have painting skills, through fun, step-by-step instruction to recreate a featured work of art. Music, mingling with others, and wine/beer/food tastings create a fun and relaxed social setting conducive to connecting, discovering and expressing. At the end of each session, guests depart with their masterpieces and fond memories. In addition to theme nights for the public, The Paint Mixer hosts private gatherings for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, teen workshops, bridal/baby showers, and more. For more info, visit www.thepaintmixer.com.

 

12 Social Media Tips for New Businesses

Presenting 12 social media tips in honor of 12 days of Christmas (we could go on and on, but we are sticking to the holiday theme!).

A reporter recently asked us to provide some social media advice for entrepreneurs, so we figured we’d share them here as well. These apply not only to new businesses but to ALL businesses who want to make their social presence more effective and powerful. Try implementing some of these for your company’s New Year’s social media resolutions!

blog-header-social-media-101-1024x7681) When launching your business on social media, use the platforms that you are both familiar with and where your audience is likely to be present. We often see businesses on too many platforms that they don’t have the ability to manage.

2) Don’t mix business with pleasure. Create separate accounts for your company. One of our pet peeves is when people use their personal social media accounts to promote their businesses. These should be separate accounts .

3) Ensure your posts are grammatically correct! Nothing screams lack of professionalism more than grammar and spelling errors.

4) Don’t post in the first person, especially if your company is a brand and not an individual, politician or celebrity.

5) Experiment with different times of day with your posts to discover if there are days/times that receive more engagement.

6) Use social media to drive traffic to your website to boost your organic SEO. Links to your blog and other pages on your website should accompany posts when appropriate.

7) Respond to both positive AND negative comments/reviews in a professional, timely manner to demonstrate strong customer service.

8) Social media strategy should be implemented into your overall marketing plan and branding.

9) Be consistent in your voice and messaging on your own accounts and when engaging with other businesses on theirs. Too many people posting can be detrimental to your brand while confusing your followers. Designate one or two individuals on your team to manage your social media campaign.

10) Post regularly to keep your following engaged. This is also an experiment to find out what frequency of posting performs best for your business. A great way to ensure regularly is to create a monthly calendar of content. It’s important to also be nimble, but a calendar generally keeps everyone on track and results in businesses being more likely to post.

11) Partner with social influencers whose following is likely to be your businesses’ customer demographic.

12) If your company’s staff is too busy or lacks the knowledge to take on social media, outsource it to an individual or agency (like Redhead Marketing & PR!) who understands your industry, consumer demographic, marketing strategy, and brand.

Cheers to A Spirited Ad

We are having so much fun handling the marketing and public relations for Alpine Distilling, a premium craft spirit distillery poised to launch shortly in Park City, Utah. It isn’t often that advise our clients to devote significant budget to print ads in the digital world we live in, but strategic ad placement makes sense for brand visibility in this case.

The ad we designed for Alpine Distilling can be seen in the winter issues of Big Life magazine and the Park City Menu Guide.

Thanks to our graphic designer extraordinaire Sue Randall for the lovely, clean layout and genius photographer Kyle Jenkins for the gorgeous photo!alpinedistilling_biglife

The Spirit of Alpine Distilling

Shortly before Park City, Utah-based High West Distillery sold for $160 million, Redhead Marketing & PR was thrilled to become the marketing and public relations firm for the world-class resort town’s newest craft distillery – Alpine Distilling. Why do we love working with them? Because they take inspiration from the outdoor, healthy, mountain lifestyle we love!

Our many areas of oversight for Alpine Distilling, include social media management, public relations, print advertising design, website maintenance and grassroots marketing. The brand of deliciously flavored spirits is enjoying and early,  enthusiastic response from locals and media. Below is our first press release for Alpine Distilling with more detail.

This morning, we had our first tasting for media. An editor and photographer from Utah Business magazine had a chance to start their morning with distiller Rob Sergent.

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PARK CITY, UTAH’S NEWEST DISTILLERY, ALPINE DISTILLING, RECEIVES PLATINUM & GOLD AT THE 2016 SIP AWARDS INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION IN ADVANCE OF PRODUCT LAUNCH

The Resort Town’s Newest Distillery Plans to Have Product Available by End of 2016

Park City, Utah – Alpine Distilling, Park City’s newest craft distillery opening this year in the Silver Creek neighborhood, recently earned two medals at the prestigious International Consumer Tasting SIP Awards. Preserve Liqueur, a tea, fruit and spice flavored liqueur received the highest Platinum award, and the StoneFruit & Primrose flavored Bourbon Whiskey was awarded Gold.

“We have worked very hard to create world-class products that are worthy of our renowned Park City, Utah location,” says Alpine Distilling’s Managing Director Robert Sergent. “Being recognized pre-launch with such high honors is very rewarding. Enthusiastic feedback from early tastings coupled with these two awards confirm that both the Preserve Liqueur and StoneFruit Bourbon are deliciously unique and approachable. We look forward to making them available to the public shortly.”

The 2016 SIP Awards featured a 98-member consumer judging panel perform double-blind tastings of 462 international brands. Their patented delivery system ensures a consistent, focused and accurate survey. More information is available at: www.SIPAwards.com.

The United States Department of Agriculture invited Alpine Distilling to attend next month’s HKDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, Asia’s premier showcase of the alcoholic beverage industry. Alpine Distilling will have a booth at the show and looks forward to introducing the West’s newest premium spirit brand to the Asian market.

ABOUT ALPINE DISTILLING
Alpine Distilling is a craft distillery specializing in flavored cordials based in Park City, Utah opening November 2016. The distillery’s first two products, Preserve Liqueur and StoneFruit Primrose Bourbon Whiskey, pay homage to classic spirits inspired by alpine settings and those who enjoy recreating in them. Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve. More information is available at www.alpinedistilling.com.

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