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Denise Clarke

Senior Media Relations Counsel

Denise is a 30-year communications veteran, specializing in food, wine and travel public relations. She has managed PR and marketing programs for clients including Whole Foods Market, Texas Department of Agriculture Wine Marketing Program, Texas Fine Wine, NatureSweet, Dr. Kracker, 4.0 Cellars, DrinkLocalWine.com, HomeAway and BedandBreakfast.com, among others.

She has extensive relationships with national consumer media (food, wine, lifestyle, travel, women’s) as well as regional and local media. She also works with online lifestyle sites and bloggers to promote client news and story ideas to specific audiences. She conducts regular deskside briefings with NYC-based media on behalf of her clients.

Clarke moved to Austin in 1992 where she opened and ran the Austin office of Fleishman Hillard for six years. Prior to that, she worked in Washington, DC for 10 years at various PR agencies and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Expertise
  • Media relations
Certifications
  • Certified Sommelier - The Court of Master Sommeliers
  • WSET Advanced – Wine and Spirits Education Trust
  • Certified Specialist of Wine - Society of Wine Educators
  • Certified Specialist of Spirits - Society of Wine Educators
University Degrees
Bachelor's Degree, Journalism,
University of Missouri