ACMA urges MRAA to push our President-elect
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
The Advisory Council of Marine Associations wrapped up an all-day meeting in Las Vegas yesterday, calling on MRAA to push President-elect Barack Obama to swiftly make good on his campaign pledges to help small business. (Read More…)
‘Buyology’ looks inside buyers’ heads
Thursday, November 13th, 2008
Seems we can look into about every other part of a human, so why not into a buyers’ head? Apparently we can, reported Seth Brown in a special to USA Today recently. Brown (www.Rising Pun.com) was talking about marketing expert Martin Lindstrom’s new book, “Buyology.” (Read More…)
Did we miss the boat, too?
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
Just about every newspaper and newscast these days has a story about the potentially disastrous situation facing GM, Ford and Chrysler. And, certainly the possible demise of any of these giants would have terrible repercussions for an estimated 100,000 or more jobs for openers. (Read More…)
Why boat registrations decline
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
We may be finding out the claims that lots of boaters are quitting the sport may be overstated. Once again, valuable new data for the industry is available from research done by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). (Read More…)
Where’s Boating’s Bailout?
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
Kudos to the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA). Robert Soucy, MRAA’s Chairman, and Phil Keeter, President, have sent a letter to Henry Paulson, Treasury Secretary, and Ben Bernanke, Fed Reserve Chairman, on behalf of the 3,500 MRAA member dealers. (Read More…)
We need more positive PR
Thursday, October 30th, 2008
There’s little doubt the media has played an unprecedented role in fanning the flames of the burning economy. So speculated Ben Steverman of Business Week. He aptly pointed out that “Wall Street has faced crises before, but not during a 24/7 news cycle.” (Read More…)
Where will all the money go?
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
If you don’t know that the NMMA Board has voted to temporarily dock the industry’s “Discover Boating” national media campaign, you haven’t been reading the news. (Read More…)
Is there merit in the Marine Credit Union idea?
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
This blog doesn’t get any better than when it generates comments containing new and interesting ideas from readers. Such was the case last Thursday (Oct. 16.) (Read More…)
Help! Fishing under attack again
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
What may happen in vast areas of the Pacific Ocean could easily happen in the Atlantic or the Gulf or the Great Lakes – well, anywhere – unless we take action to stop it! (Read More…)
Banks boil my blood!
Thursday, October 16th, 2008
I gotta vent! It’s time this bank crap came to an end. (Read More…)