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Haulover Nude Beach founders Richard and Shirley Mason interviews

Pam interviews the founders of famous Haulover Nude Beach, Richard and Shirley Mason. (Four parts)

 

 

 

 

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Ling Christensen becomes Pam’s campaign manager

Accelerated-Global-logo13In the context of managing Pam’s website, Ling and Kevin realized Pam would benefit from having an aggressive management team. They all shared the same values regarding the health of the local economy, sharing healthy eating habits, and fostering the correct perception of the naturist culture. Ling could draw on her extensive experience in event planning, sales, marketing, management and organization to help Pam in her run for Honorary Mayor.

When Kevin and Ling suggested this idea, Pam accepted and the campaign accelerated.

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Pasco County markets its nude resorts to international tourists

international flagsMarketing, RNC paid off for Pasco County tourism

By LAURA KINSLER | The Tampa Tribune
Published: October 11, 2012

Pasco County’s plan to market the county as a sports destination is paying off this year — the county’s tourism figures rose 19 percent in 2012.

This also was the first year Pasco County began marketing the area’s many nude resorts to international tourists. County Tourism Director Eric Keaton said the county’s first “Eurobird” ads drew tourists from eight European and South American countries. The largest contingent traveled from Belgium.
“The one thing this organization did for the county was to help open our eyes to the international market as a whole,” Keaton said.
The campaign generated worldwide publicity. “Just talking about the naturist lifestyle had our office fielding interview requests from Australia and Germany,” Keaton said.

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“Marketing, RNC paid off for Pasco County tourism” article – PDF

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June 2012

Pam Oakes and John Walkinshaw form a Pasco International Tourism interest group representing area naturist and non-naturist businesses, civic leaders and community volunteers.  An early goal of the group to formalize with area chambers was  quickly realized when the group became a formal committee of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce.  The committee works under the watchful eye of the Pasco County Tourism Development Office to attract more European visitors to the area. [see associated post – Pasco International Tourism]

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May 2012

As part of her on-going efforts as  naturist activist, Pam helps organize the 1st Annual International Naturist Tourism Forum, Land O’Lakes (FL).

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2008 – 2012

Pam Oakes - Naked Chef ad

Pam Oakes – Naked Chef ad

Pam creates a naturist health and fitness persona, a Nekkid Chef, and becomes a regular columnist for a local publication.  What’s Up Now Pam? becomes a favorite feature column of the magazine.  [see associated post – Pam’s Naked Pasco/Nekkid Chef (book sales)]

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2005

Pam retires from Lansing (MI) Fire Department and moves to her favorite vacation destination, the Naturist Capital USA, Pasco county, Florida.

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