Knoxville, Tenn. — October 29, 2010 — In just the past few months, Ackermann PR has brought in the National Geographic Channel, MTV Productions, the Travel Channel’s “Bert The Conqueror,” Channel Four (a major television network based in London), national morning television shows including CW’s The Daily Buzz, and a number of travel shows based in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina to East Tennessee for special reports about our travel and tourism industry. Ackermann is also involved in discussions with a major Hollywood film company to produce part of a major motion picture in East Tennessee. This week, Ackermann’s Rick Laney served as a senior consultant to a pilot television show being shot for the Travel Channel. Because Ackermann PR approaches East Tennessee’s travel and tourism as a regional effort that crosses local political lines, we have succeeded at focusing national attention on the tremendous assets our region holds.
Laney was featured on WATE-TV (ABC) in a report by Jamie Lynn Drohan about the impact all of this national and international attention has on the local economy. The entire segment can be watched by clicking the photo below.