DEALMAKER Sportfishing multimedia marketing solution introduced to market

Sean O’Leary, a veteran marine publishing executive, is introducing a direct response, multi-tiered marketing solution designed to reach high-value, authentic boat owners and buyers. Utilizing an integrated approach, the newly-formed DEALMAKER Sportfishing franchise is designed to drive traffic and qualified leads to original equipment manufacturers, dealers and marine marketers across the industry.

Launching prior to the 2016 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), DEALMAKER Sportfishing aims to offer a uniquely packaged integrated product by combining the major channels of direct mail, web-banner advertising, and mobile marketing to deliver measurable results for marine marketers. DEALMAKER direct-response marketing is built to provide the benefit of noticeable increases in consumer data, greater numbers of leads and higher quality buyers than in the past.

“Fishing-style boat owners tend to accessorize and purchase a lot of marine related products,” O’Leary said. “Launching DEALMAKER Sportfishing in the tackle, gear and electronics segment makes a lot of sense. There is a myriad of products out there that need greater visibility.”

DEALMAKER plans to offer a turnkey solution that utilizes a mix of direct mail, web, digital and mobile media. DEALMAKER features an upscale direct mail buyer’s guide that creates awareness and facilitates the buying process for more than 25,000 boat owners, all of whom purchased their boats new in the last eight years and live along coastlines in affluent coastal zip codes.

Published with featured advertising and limited editorial, the buyer’s guide will drive prospects to a marketing partner dedicated website,, where ads and offers can be viewed online and in mobile format. Additionally, the company is planning a multi-digital platform for product targeting. DEALMAKER will collect email addresses, offering incentives or other deals and direct visitors to ad partner websites. Recipients of the buyer’s guide also have the option to call a trackable 800 number that is unique to each advertiser and directs the prospect to the advertiser’s sales department or to a recorded line, which is managed by DEALMAKER. To bolster the direct mail and website offerings, the company will serve DEALMAKER Sportfishing branded banner ads, targeting the 25,000 direct mail, boat-owner recipients.

“There are so many media channels out there today. Our product takes a targeted direct marketing approach on a number of levels to ensure that we reach the right mix of buying prospects,” said O’Leary.

For more information, call O’Leary at 203-551-1247 or email

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