Kate Strickland is a Florida native who has spent over 20 years assisting companies, destinations, organizations and individuals with their branding, messaging, content development and communications.
Kate will share some of her vast knowledge on all these marketing subjects during the ING Fall Forum Nov. 10-12 at the Inn On The Lakes in Sebring, FL. She will conduct a marketing seminar on the first afternoon of this gathering of golf media and business executives.
The International Network of Golf will conduct the ING Fall Forum, which includes educational sessions, networking, product introduction, information sharing, golf and general memory making. Anyone in the media and golf industry is invited to attend.
Kate is the Founder and CEO of Wander Media Company, an eight-year-old destination marketing media provider in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Wander Media creates a television channel for destinations that informs area visitors about places to eat, drink, shop, and play during their stay.
A team of engineers developed the technology necessary to deliver exclusive, original video content directly to the in-room televisions of area hotels and resorts. A talented crew of producers, videographers, writers, and hosts craft video content that informs, entertains and inspires viewers to explore the very best in local dining, recreation, culture, and the arts.
Today, Wander airs in nearly 70 hotels, resorts, visitor centers, and airports throughout the region and reaching more than ten million viewers every year. Furthermore, Wander’s technology and marketing model are now being applied to countless other industries, including hospitals, universities, multi-location businesses, and cities and counties throughout North America.
A Jacksonville native and a graduate of the University of Florida (BS ’00, MAMC ’01), Kate is a passionate Floridian and an experienced brand-builder with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, content development, and communications strategy.
In addition to overseeing the daily operations of Wander Media Company, Kate serves as the Chairman of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl’s Branding Committee, a Board Member for the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, and on UF Health Jacksonville’s RISE Council. She is also a former communications professor and media spokesperson.
Kate and her husband, Landon, are parents to two children, ages 14 and 11.
A unique element to the ING Fall Forum will be attendees’ participation in the Pro-Am for the annual Citrus Golf Trail Open, a Minor League Golf Tour event at Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club with a $15,000 first prize to the winning professional. The Sunday morning Pro-Am field will be limited to the first 30 ING attendees to register.
Entry fee is $125 for working media, and $250 for business executives and golf company representatives.
Companies can also reserve a press conference slot, during which they will present information about their company and products to the attendees. Those are $600, or $850 as a complete conference package.
Inn On The Lakes, a beautiful hotel in which all rooms are unique, is offering a special rate of $119 per room per night, which includes breakfast each morning. Reservation information can be found on the entry form links below.