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The Lost Art of Media Relations, with Maggie Zeman

Episode 112

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Maggie Zeman is the REAL DEAL and brings her energy, expertise and optimism to the table every single day.

She is SVP at Double Forte, and GM of the New York practice and the wine and spirits group, a practice she built from the ground up. Prior to Double Forte, Maggie founded a digital marketing and communications agency, growing the business to profitability before merging with Double Forte in 2011. She continues to drive corporate and brand communications leadership strategies while advising wine and spirits executives on strategic industry thought leadership, crisis management and elevated storytelling designed to build awareness and momentum for their businesses and brands.

Maggie serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association New York Chapter serving also as chair of the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s and contributing to a 30% fundraising growth YOY from 2021 to 2022. Maggie is a sought-after speaker on wine and spirit industry trends, media training, and digital marketing.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How the pandemic changed media relations
  • Why it is detrimental to think of media relations as transactional
  • Why it is crucial to build personal connections in PR
  • Why you need to be of service to your media connections to maintain relationships
  • How to get started building media relations in today’s environment


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