#76: Encore - Carl Danbury
EPISODE 51: ENCORE - CARL DANBURY, WINE & PUBLISHING - A TALE OF TWO BUSINESSES
We are out of the studio today, but we're bringing you this encore episode of our December 3, 2014 interview with Carl Danbury, a wine enthusiast with a penchant for European wines, and a storied background of success in publishing, advertising sales, marketing, feature writing and detailed research.
A managing partner of All Points Interactive Media Corp in Cumming, Ga., Carl's company has published Points North Atlanta magazine, Northside Bride and SportsUnlimited magazine in the Atlanta area since May 2000. Previously, he and his partner published trucking transportation trade magazines, rpm, rpm eXtra and rpm Canada from August 1992 through April 2000, starting with an initial capital investment of $65,000. The company sold the rights to these magazines for $4.2 million in Oct. 1999, which enabled it to launch Points North the following spring.
Carl has been instrumental in the wine business for the past decade, creating, coordinating and managing consumer events for producers and distributors at more than 50 locations. He also has created marketing and sales tools, such as tasting notes, specification sheets, sales offerings, and regularly communicates with producers in Spain, Italy, France and California. In addition, he examines prospective partners' portfolio needs, and introduces them to producers that he feels would be a good fit for their future expansion. Through his involvement and established relationships, he has created a tasting panel concept, the WineShares concept and other projects that will help his business capture the attentions of prospective clients and consumers alike.
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Carl was a member of the University's baseball team for two seasons, was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon social fraternity, was a staff member of the Crimson & White school newspaper, and wrote columns for Bama Magazine while he was attending school. He has lived and worked in the Atlanta area since 1987, is married to Maureen, and is the father of six children, Braden, Kyle, Katelyn, Samantha, Sidney and Callie. An avid golfer and doubles tennis player, he also has donated his time to following charitable organizations: Atlanta Steeplechase, Orange Duffel Bag Foundation, Shamrockin' for a Cure, Harvest Wine Classic, Child Development Association, Community Health Foundation and oth