Rachel Piacenza, RBFF Marketing Director
Recent economic data show that outdoor recreation is a major contributor to the United States economy, and boats and boating equipment are a huge contributor to that. In fact, boating and fishing made up the single largest segment of outdoor recreation, adding $36.9 billion to the pot in 2016. That said, there’s definitely room to grow this sector.
Recently, myself and hundreds of my peers in the boating industry made our way to the IBEX Show in Tampa, Florida and took part in the Grow Boating Marketing Summit to learn how we can keep moving this industry in the right direction, creating better relationships with customers and selling more product along the way. Here are my six key takeaways:
It’s always great to meet new leaders in the industry, and even better when we can all learn together and make for a brighter future for boating in the U.S. Returning home from the Grow Boating Marketing Summit, I got to work on some fresh ideas on how we can better engage our consumers at RBFF. Which of these ideas can you put into practice?
As RBFF's Marketing Director, Rachel Piacenza works to direct the national Take Me Fishing campaign to engage consumers across the United States and encourage them to get out on the water, fishing and boating. The love of fishing and boating reaches well beyond her role for RBFF. Rachel is a lifelong angler and has reeled in several trophy muskie.