City Launches New TV Show to Market Bristol

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The Bristol Development Authority will launch a new monthly television show featuring unique aspects of living in Bristol including popular attractions, museums, human interest stories, and stories about interesting people in the community.

Titled “Uniquely Bristol,” the new 30-minute program will air four times a week during each month.

“We are implementing our marketing plan and this is just one more powerful element. Our goal is to highlight existing businesses and organizations as well as to let businesses who are thinking
of relocating know what we have to offer in Bristol,” said Justin Malley, Executive Director of the BDA. “Another goal of the show is remind current residents and inform future residents
about some of the hidden treasures our community has.”

Mark Thomas, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist

The show is hosted by Mark Thomas, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for the BDA. Thomas has an undergraduate degree in broadcasting and was a broadcaster in a major Midwest
market. The format of the show is broken into different segments that have something in common.

“Over the past six months, we have been using a variety of marketing strategies and tools to promote Bristol to prospective and current business owners as well as residents through digital marketing, social media, public relations and events,” said Thomas. “Arguably one of the most powerful media for marketing, we are simply adding video and broadcast to our marketing mix.

The initial show details all the planning and new elements of the 2017 Mum Festival, which is one of the largest festivals in the state.

The New England Carousel Museum is also featured during the show which premieres Wednesday, August 30th at 7:30 p.m. The planned monthly

The planned monthly schedule for the show is Sunday morning beginning at 10:30 a.m. during Nutmeg’s business talk show block. It also airs during primetime on Wednesdays starting at 7:30 p.m. Rounding out the monthly schedule includes airings at 1 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 p.m.

Viewers can also watch it on-demand at http://www.NutmegTV.org.

Nutmeg Public Access Television, Inc. is one of the largest and most well-equipped regional, community access television stations in the State of Connecticut managing Public, Education,
and Government channels and facilities. Nutmeg TV serves towns and cities in Central Connecticut including Bristol.

Nutmeg also airs monthly broadcasts of the Bristol City Council Meetings.

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