Tag Archives: Stephanie Vatalaro

Marine Marketers of America announce 2022 leadership team

Marine Marketers of America

Marine Marketers of America (MMA), the voice for marketing professionals in the recreational marine industry, announced today the election of new officers and the appointment of new board members. Courtney Chalmers, vice president of marketing for Boats Group, will continue her role as president of the association. Abbey Heimensen, vice president of marketing for MarineMax, has been elected as MMA’s ...

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RBFF releases 2022 Special Report on Fishing

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation

Fifty-two million Americans age 6+ went fishing in 2021, according to preliminary data from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) 2022 Special Report on Fishing. Down slightly from 2020, fishing participation exceeded 50 million for the second time in 14 years, posting gains over 2019 and supporting a six-year upward trend. "We were all hoping to hit our goal of 60 ...

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RBFF, ASA launch new fishing campaign

The Fishing… Share the Fun angler engagement campaign is a first-of-its-kind industry-wide collaboration between the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The campaign’s mission is to galvanize sportfishing industry leaders and the broader recreational fishing community to share their love of fishing and engage in customer retention activities to keep new anglers on the water this spring and summer. It ...

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Charting the course for future success

By Stephanie Vatalaro To build a pipeline of future participants, we must start engaging younger, more multicultural audiences now. That could be said about any number of things, but we know it to be true about fishing and boating. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report, for the first time in history, the white population has decreased and our country is ...

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RBFF and DICK’s Sporting Goods host female anglers to encourage participation

Women continue to hit the water in droves with female angler participation at 19.7 million in 2020 – an all-time high. To continue evolving the fishing and boating community into a more inclusive space, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)’s Take Me Fishing campaign partnered with DICK’S Sporting Goods to host a group of influencers on a two-day outdoor excursion prior to ICAST ...

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RBFF debuts 2021 Special Report on Fishing

Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10% participation increase in comparison with 2019. Youth and adolescent fishing skyrocketed last year, with 13.5 million youth ages 6 to 17 hitting the ...

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Wellness is the focus of National Fishing and Boating Week ‘Get On Board’ Campaign

A new study from Take Me Fishing and Discover Boating uncovers a wellness deficit in America as recreational activities begin reopening amid improving public health conditions. Based on the findings, the two outdoor recreation organizations are launching their summer-long Get On Board campaign this National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW), June 5 through 13, to help Americans from all walks of life fill their wellness deficits by experiencing the ...

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Get On Board Campaign kicks off during National Fishing and Boating Week

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announced the Get On Board consumer marketing campaign will launch during National Fishing & Boating Week, June 5-13. After a historic year with record sales and participation in boating and fishing, the 2021 industry-wide campaign will focus on retaining the recent surge of newcomers, ...

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Recreational fishing nets five million new and returning anglers in 2020

RBFF releases new fishing report

Fifty-five million Americans age 6+ went fishing in 2020 according to preliminary data from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) 2021 Special Report on Fishing. These five million new and returning anglers, who are younger, more diverse and live in urban areas, represent 10% growth in fishing participation in 2020. In addition to overall participation gains, RBFF saw substantial ...

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