Touring & Tasting
January 2014

Touring & Tasting Introduces New Marketing Services Division


As the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2013, Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media said goodbye to its best year ever, and hello to an even better one with the official launch of the company's new Marketing Services Division. This newly formed division is dedicated to providing clients with a full range of marketing solutions including development and execution of e-marketing and social media campaigns, data management, video production, photography and more.


"We've already been providing these services to many clients for a number of years now," says Touring & Tasting's Managing Partner Dan Fox. "With the explosive growth in the wine tourism industry, our client's needs are growing. We're uniquely able to help our wine country clients become more successful through our expertise and expanding resources."


Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media is the creator of the 19-year-old, bi-annual Touring & Tasting magazine,, and partner in many of the nation's leading wine tourism conferences, festivals, and events. The company has built an enviable reputation over the years and caught Bill Foley's eye, the owner of Foley Family Wines, a major producer, marketer and distributor of highly acclaimed, handcrafted wines from many of the world's great vineyards. Impressed with the way Touring & Tasting addressed the needs of its wide variety of clients, Foley Family Wines approached the company and acquired a controlling interest in July 2013.


"When we joined forces with Foley Family Wines, our first task was to help coordinate the e-marketing and social media efforts of 13 wineries and launch The Foley Food & Wine Society," Fox explains. "This endeavor required an expansive campaign involving data targeting, data mining, data management, social media, e-marketing, and more. It was a great opportunity for us to apply our expertise to a variety of specific projects and deliver excellent, quantifiable results."


"I've been delighted with the way Touring & Tasting has understood and delivered with regards to The Foley Food & Wine Society," says Andrea Smalling, Chief Marketing Officer for Foley Family Wines. "I'm especially impressed with the company's ability to handle day to day issues that arise with complex e-campaigns, strategy and implementation."


With increased resources and considerable expertise Touring & Tasting Marketing & Media is excited about its ability to now provide its impressive list of wine country clients with more in-depth marketing support. For more information on the new Marketing Services Division, please contact Sean Manning at or (805) 965-2873 ext. 119.



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The following is a partial list of our areas of expertise now available to you: 
  • Email Marketing: including Strategy, Implementation and Analysis 
  • Social Media Management, Implementation and Analysis
  • Data Management
  • Website Optimization and/or Design and Implementation
  • Photography and Video Production
  • Concierge & Loyalty Program Development and Implementation
  • Print Brochures and Newsletter Edit, Design and Production
  • Blogging Program: including Strategy, Creation and Implementation

For more information, contact Sean Manning at or (805) 965-2873 ext. 119


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