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PRSA 2017 International Conference

The Spirit of Revolution: Communications in the 21st Century

Oct. 8–10 | Boston

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Pairing Rioja Wine Producers With the U.S. Market

Professional Development Workshop Set 6

How do you bring a wine from Spain to American tables? Get an overview of the “Wines of Rioja” campaign and learn how Rioja is leading the way as a strategic integrated communications campaign. Also, walk through the fully integrated brand marketing campaign, which involves PR, advertising, digital, database marketing, an expanded trade program and a robust social media campaign, all of which helped increase wine shipments 45 percent over the past four years.

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Final Presentation

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Patrice A. Tanaka, PadillaCRT

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5:35–5:55 p.m.

In this rapid-fire session with Patrice Tanaka, chief counselor and creative strategist, PadillaCRT, you’ll learn seven proven, award-winning strategies for building awareness of brands and issues.


Pia Mara Finkell, vice president, PadillaCRT

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In her role at PadillaCRT, Finkell oversees public relations, traditional and social media programs, strategic partnerships and program development for various beverage alcohol and food accounts, including the Wines of Rioja, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf and the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers.


Lauren Ray, account supervisor, PadillaCRT

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Ray specializes in brand marketing and communications in the food and beverage practice area. She works on accounts, including Wines of Rioja, Van Gogh Vodka and Prosciutto di Parma, and is a member of PadillaCRT’s LEAD Insights Team (Leveraging Existing Analysis and Data).