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Hanna Lee Communications, an Award-Winning PR Agency, Announces First-Ever "Global Bartender Travel Scholarship," Submissions via @hannaleepr on Instagram

Judged by Global Mentor Committee of Renowned Spirits and Cocktail Luminaries: Salvatore Calabrese, Audrey Saunders, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, Julie Reiner, Erick Castro, Agostino Perrone, Sandrae Lawrence, Meaghan Dorman and others

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanna Lee Communications, Inc., an award-winning PR and marketing agency now celebrating its 15th anniversary, today announces its first-ever Global Bartender Travel Scholarship. The agency has earmarked $15,000 to be awarded to 15 bartenders ($1,000 for each bartender) around the world to support their attending important spirits industry conferences for education and inspiration. The scholarship will be awarded annually and the agency will match the number of recipients to its anniversary year.

Hanna Lee Communications, which specializes in bar, restaurant, hotel, spirits and travel PR, has built numerous successful global brands and collaborated extensively with bartenders. Over the years, the agency has given back to the community through its "Meet the Inspiring Authors" book-signing events that currently count 30 authors, and "Meet the Trailblazing Women" series, which features over 150 influential leaders in hospitality. The agency has also provided more than two dozen scholarships, to date, for Gary "gaz" Regan's Cocktails in the Country.

"We are proud to celebrate our agency's 15th anniversary," says Hanna Lee, President & Founder, Hanna Lee Communications. "Throughout the years, bartenders have played a crucial role in our success and this global scholarship is our way of showing our appreciation and gratitude. We look forward to helping worthy bartenders access immersive educational experiences that travel makes possible."

The Submission Process

  • Eligibility
  • The Submission 
  • Submission Period
  • Judging Period
  • Scholarship Recipients Announcement 

Global Mentor Committee
The submissions will be judged by a Global Mentor Committee:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • The Caribbean
  • Asia-Pacific

Global Bartending Events and Conferences
Arizona Cocktail Weekend, Bar Convent Brooklyn, Bartender's Weekend, Camp Runamok, Portland Cocktail Week, San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Tales of the Cocktail and others

Athens Bar Show, Bar Convent Berlin, Bar Convent São Paolo, Barometer, International Roma Bar Show, Lisbon Bar Show, London Cocktail Week, Moscow Bar Show, Paris Bar Show, Sydney Bar Week and others

About Hanna Lee Communications, Inc.
Hanna Lee Communications, Inc. is an award-winning PR and marketing agency specialized in hospitality, travel, bars, restaurants, spirits and luxury lifestyle. The agency only represents products and companies that it believes in and who have a vision of changing the world.

This outlook drives its well-acknowledged excellence that has been recognized with more than 40 national and international awards and accolades, including "Best Branding," "Best Media Relations," "PR Innovator of the Year" and "Best Social Media Campaign." The agency's Digital Studio Division complements its PR campaigns through social media, photography and videography.

Hanna Lee Communications has helped build brands that include: The Dead Rabbit; BlackTail; Danny Meyer's Cedric's at The Shed at Hudson Yards and Porchlight; Major Food Group's The Polynesian, Santina, Dirty French and The Pool Lounge; The Times Square EDITION/John Fraser Restaurants; Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue by Giorgio Armani; RedFarm; Dear Irving; Consortium Holdings' Raised by Wolves and Polite Provisions (San Diego); Fever-Tree; BERTOUX Brandy; Sombra Mezcal; BenRiach and The GlenDronach Single Malt Scotch Whiskies; Slane Irish Whiskey; iichiko Saiten Shochu; Ten To One Rum; ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto and more.

Ongoing marketing-forward initiatives by the agency to support the hospitality community include HLC Book Incubator Media that helps bring books on hospitality and travel to life, "Meet the Inspiring Authors" book-signing events, which count more than two dozen authors to date, and the "Meet the Trailblazing Women" series that features more than 150 influential leaders in the hospitality industry and their words of wisdom.

The agency's proven PR expertise in beverage alcohol spans Bourbon and rye whiskey, single malt Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, brandy, Cognac, pisco, applejack, tequila, mezcal, vodka, gin, rum, cachaça, shochu, amaros, liqueurs, as well as beer, wine, vermouth and sake.

For more information, follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @hannaleepr, "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HannaLeeCommunications and visit www.hannaleecommunications.com.

Media Contacts:
Hanna Lee or Jason Greenspan
Hanna Lee Communications, Inc.
212-527-9969 (office) / 646-752-1526 (cell)


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