Leigh Cort Publicity - Effective Public Relations
Bringing media to your doorstep¸ we know that media coverage and quality exposure is worth the wait...from the time a journalist visits a destination until they craft their stories and get them published. Creating excitement about a trip that is filled with new adventures and clever story angles is what we are known for.

Our company understands the relationship between representing a destination and making media coverage come to life for the writer. Knowing the ´best kept secrets´ about a particular area is what journalists want to experience and we personally escort our writers throughout the journey.

Whether it´s a media visit for one night or an extended in-depth stay¸ nothing is more rewarding than a warm welcome¸ a fond farewell and knowing that there is more than one story to be written!

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"Thank you for flawlessly planning a top notch experience. You are officially the Queen of Hospitality! It was indeed one of THE BEST press trips ever. Thanks for making this visit to St. Augustine so memorable.
Your attention to detail wasn't lost on me! What a delight you are and the experience you crafted was a clear reflection of your own grace and style. All the little touches added up offering little bursts of story writing stimuli creatively woven into a full yet refreshing itinerary. Thanks you so very much! "

Tara Collins | Founder, FAITH+TRAVEL MAGAZINE www.faithandtravel.com

"Just a short note to thank you for everything and for our beautiful visit to St. Simon's and our dearly loved King & Prince. We so love spending time with you and on your magnificent travel soiree/trips. You attract delightful people, unforgettable venues and opportunities and put together a veritable panoply of immersion experiences with such panache and thought! You yourself are a rare and very very special person and so very very gifted at what you do. Your capacity to connect and create connections is a joy to behold and to be a part of. Thank you so much again for including us."

Cathy Burroughs, Travel Journalist

"Leigh Cort and Bud St. Pierre were marvelous hosts! This was one of the most well organized media trips that I have experienced. Not only were we well informed before our arrival as to our itinerary, but once we arrived everything was well organized and extremely informative and fun!! They both went the extra mile to ensure that we all left with a comprehensive knowledge of both The King and Prince and also St. Simon's Island. Our well thought out schedule ensued that we all had the best experience possible."

Travel Journalist - Becky Samford, www.MacaroniKid.com

"I'm a professional travel writer who loves the thrill of discovery and adventure when I travel. I generally make all arrangements myself but Leigh Cort and her company Leigh Cort Publicity blew me out of the water. Her trip to the St. Francis Inn and St. Augustine displayed her immense gifts and originality at creating a trip packed with insider information, historic tours, private homes, incredible meals and accommodation. The two days were rich with a sense of theatre, fun, discovery and originality. Her knowledge, contacts and thoughtfulness far surpassed what I could have managed to cover in two days. Leigh is phenomenally gifted at bringing a location alive on many levels. She encourages networking with colleagues and makes her relationships with fascinating people and venues available on an intimate level. With an exceptional display of passion, attentiveness, flair and generosity, Leigh opened up St. Augustine with an action-packed itinerary. She served us up a feast of media rich insights and experiences. These will infuse my articles with drama and an exceptional and memorable cultural immersion to the St. Francis and America's oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida"

Cathy H. Burroughs; National Travel Writer

"This was an exceptionally well planned media trip - Leigh you are surely the Queen of press trips! First and foremost you had a focused topic for the trip which is really helpful for Journalists to determine if the trip would be a good fit for them. Secondly, your lead-in info was terrific. I did lots of clicking around for info while preparing for the trip. Leigh, your way of making everyone feel valued, interesting, and always inviting feedback is much appreciated"

Susan Kohlback, WickedGoodTips.com, Fodors, Huffington Post

"The pace of our trip to The King and Prince was perfect; it allowed enough time to fully 'savor' each experience - critical to enjoying and retaining the information. The itinerary was well-planned and executed. But, what was most outstanding... YOU. You made the experience with your enthusiasm and energy; you created a synergy that enriched the trip. Your excitement about everything was contagious."."  

Darlene Perrone, Destinations Travel Magazine.

"As innkeepers, we like to focus on the details that make a stay special for our guests. Leigh Cort Publicity has the same attention to detail when she coordinates a media tour. She recently put together an outstanding group of writers and editors, and then planned (and hosted) a fun, informative, and diverse series of experiences designed to showcase our town--and our inn--to the tour participants. We've already received wonderful coverage as a result of her work, and we expect even more in the future. Leigh focuses on her area of expertise, so that we can focus on ours! She comes with our highest recommendation.

We're innkeepers--not publicists! That's why we're grateful for the attention to detail, fast follow-up, and wonderful hostessing skills of Leigh Cort. She just completed a media tour for us that was awesome and has already produced results. Thanks Leigh!!! "

Mike and Sandy Wieber, Your Hosts at the Bayfront Marin House, St. Augustine, Florida

"With the advent of electronic marketing and the total access the traveling public has to the Web it makes great economic sense to work with a proven independent Public Relations Contractor who has the experience to quickly get our message into the hands of today's traveler.  Leigh Cort provides that expertise for us. In the past we have not had the ability to make contact with qualified Travel Writers and set up visits to our Resort¸ now that we have Leigh it is happening on a regular basis. Having flexibility and being able to react in a moments notice is no longer a luxury it is a necessity if you are to stay in front of the today's traveler and with Leigh's background and extensive marketing knowledge we are now in front of the curve rather than trying to catch up."  

Michael Johnson¸ General Manager.

"Leigh literally eats¸ drinks and sleeps with her clients-- because her clients are restaurants¸ B&B's and hotels! Leigh is totally committed to generating publicity by making things happen. She brings journalists and photographers in¸ creates contests¸ brochures and videos and works her press releases and social media contacts to the max. Leigh is a dynamo to have on your side"

DEBI LANDER¸ journalist
"Finding the back story¸ the details to give readers real insight into a place¸ takes extra effort and Leigh Cort partners brilliantly with journalists. Her agendas appear easy-going at first glance but always contain rich details because her advance and on-site planning covers every step. Venturing into the back woods at Private Islands of Georgia´s Eagle and May Hall islands prove the point; Leigh doesn´t stop at the edge of the marsh!"

Christine Tibbetts¸ Tifton GA Gazette¸ CNHI News Service

"It's hard to find adequate accolades to describe your professionalism! Just a few words that come to mind with no exaggeration are knowledgeable¸ detail-oriented¸ impressive¸ stunning and enthusiastic. A genuine people person! Thank you for everything you did to make the IFWTWA conference a success. I look forward to attending another one of your events soon"  

Lynne R. Christen¸ Author: Travel Wisdom¸ Bon Appétit! Mangia! Eat!¸ 101 Cruise Tips

"Every detail of our trip to Eagle Island was thought of and addressed. Laidback. Entertaining. Intriguing. Gracious. Hilarious. Classy. Organized. Relaxed. Thrilling. That´s Leigh Cort! The warmth¸ the professionalism¸ the caring was felt long before we met in person. Eagle Island is all that she said it was¸ and much more!"

Jennifer J. Beaumont¸ Philadelphia PA

"Everything was professional and excellent¸. I want to tell you that the congenial group and the wonderful itinerary did a lot to lift my spirits and restoreth my soul."


"Leigh Cort left no detail unattended in planning this media trip. She coordinated everything - even graciously arranging to change the dates of our visit upon our request. Leigh is the epitome of professionalism. I continue to enjoy the pleasure and ease of working with her. By the way¸ it´s no wonder that this discriminating publicist accepted The Sandpiper Inn as her client. This property truly is Forgotten Florida¸ and as she says - and we learned first-hand - "it´s the real deal".

Lisa Codianne Fowler

"You¸ my dear friend¸ are the BEST! And this tour was the best ever for me and for my destination. Your contacts proved invaluable; the people who were on our Clayton County trip were some of my favorite media FAM people of 30+ years in this business. It overshot my wildest expectations by a mile!"

Patrick Duncan¸ President
Clayton County GA CVB

"Leigh is truly a writer´s ally and secret weapon! She´s dynamic¸ professional¸ and a rare combination of efficiency and creativity. More than just destinations¸ Leigh's media trips offer an astounding array of activities. From food to the arts¸ history to family fun¸ Leigh's itineraries are smart¸ enjoyable and thought provoking."

Wanda Mann
New York City

"Thank you for one of the best media trips I have been on. You organized everything seamlessly and you are the most gracious hostess. Inns of Elegance and St. Augustine are lucky to have you on board."

Patricia Letakis
Senior Editor/TASTES Editor

"Participating in your media tours are always the highlight and most elegant of travel writer events for me. Tour education - and pace easy. Your preparation¸ contact and follow up material is a big help in putting articles together. You are the consummate professional. Here's to more Leigh Corts who make it easy¸ and fun to be a travel writer."

Warren Resen

"I always look forward to working with Leigh Cort¸ especially when that means spending time with her in person. She is not only efficient¸ professional¸ and charming but goes out of her way to cater to the needs of individual journalists. That is a rare calling in the 21st century."

Dan Schlossberg¸ President¸ North American Travel Journalists Association¸
Travel Editor¸ www.consumeraffairs.com

"Leigh Cort is the consummate PR professional. Her media trips are precision-run and tailored to the unique interests of a blend of travel writers. There is no detail too minor for Leigh to tweak. She sees to it that writers leave their destination with an in-depth¸ insider's eye to its special attributes. I love working with Leigh because one trip feeds me many¸ many articles on wide ranges of subjects."

MARY WARREN¸ New York Travel Journalist

"I´ve worked with other PR professionals in the travel industry¸ but I´ve not met one that understands their profession as well as Leigh does. She left no detail unattended¸ from the welcome packet with treasures related to the destination and had organized activities that every writer was eager to attend. She created a positive¸ compelling and educational light where I walked away with more articles than I had anticipated - a sign that an expert in the industry hosted the trip."

Stephanie Moreland¸ Sarasota Radio¸ Global Web Magazine

"Thanks so much to Leigh for introducing me to Eagle Island and Capt. Andy Hill. Leigh was so wonderful to work with in helping me arrange my trip;. It was a wonderful experience from the planning stages to the visit to sharing Eagle Island with our readers. I look forward to working with Leigh again."

ANGIE GARY¸ Editor. Banks County News, Jackson Herald, Madison County Journal

Photo by Ed Snyder¸ Ft. Myers¸ from the Zoological Park¸ St. Augustine

If you have any questions about media coverage or would like more information¸ please contact us 904.806.3613¸ email us¸ or use our online request form.

Top header photo by Barbie Perkins Cooper¸ NATJA & IFWTWA member. Some images courtesy of St. Johns County¸ Florida VCB.



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