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In its six-year history, Kansas City Restaurant Week has raised more than $1 million for Kansas City charities. Presented by US Foods, Kansas City Restaurant Week returned for its seventh year, January 15-24, 2016. A record 185 restaurants signed up to participate.
Hear Katie Leas, Online Marketing Manager of Visit KC, Travis Joyal, partner and co-owner of Page Communications, and Lydia Young from Page Communications speak about:
What they’ve learned
What’s coming next for KCRW
How they pulled it off with their digital, social media and PR strategy.
About Katie Leas
Katie is an English degree holding sometimes blonde, sometimes redhead Internet Marketer from Kansas City, Missouri. Her 10+ years of marketing experience range from nitty gritty campaign implementation to overall strategy and management. She finds the creative side of numbers and believes in thoughtfully crafted communication.
Katie is currently an online marketing manager at Visit KC with a focus on meetings/conventions and special projects such as Kansas City Restaurant Week and the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Follow her @trmndsblndtte for cat pictures, running and some things she probably shouldn’t say out loud so she types them.
About Travis Joyal
Travis Joyal is partner and co-owner of Page Communications, helping advance the agency toward expansion and success. Travis develops strategic and creative solutions for clients, such as Kansas City Restaurant Week, Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, and multiple local Kansas City restaurants, through traditional media, creative promotions, and a continuing education of the ever-changing world of social media. His experience includes working with clients in development, education, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, charitable, and retail fields.
About Lydia Young
During her two years at Page Communications, Lydia has enhanced the profiles and raised awareness of various clients, including Kansas City Restaurant Week, the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, The Mixx, Union Hill, Generator Studio, and more. She manages multiple tactics for clients, including media relations, social media, community outreach, and event planning.
Recently Lydia made the move to midtown Kansas City in the Union Hill neighborhood, which also happens to be one of her clients. In her spare time, Lydia enjoys binge-watching anything on Netflix or HBO GO, and cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas City Royals. Lydia is also a part of the PR and Marketing committee for the 2016 BLOOM Party on April 23, the largest fundraising event for the Kansas City CARE Clinic, a local nonprofit that helps to provide health and wellness to the underserved in the Kansas City community.