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POMA is amazing. The responsiveness to member needs is unheralded among professional organizations. POMA listens to our clients’ needs and reacts to them. POMA’s commitment to the industry shows at every conference. Our clients can’t afford to not be at the conference each year.
"Like many POMA members, I wear a variety of hats. Part TV production, part public relations, part freelance writer, my job varies and I go where the day takes me. The associations I build, the contacts I make and the information I learn at POMA's Summer Business Conference helps me every step of the way. From negotiating fees for services Mossy Oak Productions may use, or setting fees my freelance efforts may earn, I lean on sessions and advice from mentors and peers at POMA.
When I'm brainstorming for new revenue ideas, I call upon the same, and when I'm shooting still photos to support my writing, POMA lessons weigh in again. I look forward to the conference each summer because, when you can do business with your friends, you know you're in the right place."
Creative Director, Mossy Oak Productions, Part-time Freelance Writer, Barbecue Grill Assembler and Flyswatter Salesman
"It pays to be a POMA member," Darren Warner said in a recent note to POMA. "As a member, I'm able to receive more than three times as much for my work, from Buckmasters Rack magazine, than I would if I were not a POMA member."
Why do I belong to POMA? The big reason is it doesn’t cost me anything. In fact, membership makes me money. By January 7 of this year, sales through Money Line covered my dues, so any additional income from contacts made through POMA will be pure profit.
Photographer & Writer
The benefits of attending the POMA conference come in many varieties. We met POMA media member Bill Konway at the event and made plans for a photo shoot. We think our partnership is going to rock the fashion runway. Check it out. Thanks POMA.
Owner Camo Formal camoformal.com
Had it not been for Money Line listings, I would not have found my current job at Sporting Classics magazine. I was traveling to Montana this summer with a friend, when we stopped in Kearney, NE for a night.
In a small pub, I checked the Money Line, saw the job opening and applied for it thinking it was a long shot, but worth a try. Next thing I know, I'm sitting here telling you this. Needless to say, POMA has benefited me greatly!
Asst. Editor - Sporting Classics Magazine; Editor - Sporting Classics Daily
I’ve learned over the years that the quickest way to get from where you are to where you want to be is to find someone who is already where you want to be and do whatever he or she tells you to do. POMA is the best place to find a mentor to help you become an outdoor communicator, a PR professional, a videographer, a photographer or any other area for communicating the out-of-doors.
I always try to learn from people I believe to be better than me in our craft, and I find those people in POMA.
POMA was founded on the principles that outdoor professionals get together and share ideas, they can help each other make more money. Helping our members make more money is at the very core of our organization.
Book Author, Writer & Photographer
A POMA Biz Tip allowed me to recoup content that would have taken a monumental amount of time to recreate.
A few weeks ago POMA posted a Biz Tip on how to recover lost files. I printed that up and filed it here at my desk, knowing that chances were that I'd never need it. But I filed it anyway.
Today, I was answering questions for my "Ask Dr Dave About Whitetails" column for www.sportsmansguide.com, and somehow deleted that file from my disk. I had no backup (duh), and even worse, that file contained around 100 past questions that I've been saving to use for a new book I've just started.
Biz Tips to the rescue. In 20 minutes, I was good to go.
Thanks POMA and Biz Tip author PC World Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector!
Dr. Dave Samuel
I have 7 articles publishing this week due to my association with POMA. Not to mention the numerous business opportunities from people that I have met. Just last week a company that I wanted to do some business with automatically jumped on board when he heard that I was a POMA member. I can't even begin to tell you how much business I did just this week due to my POMA connections.
Hobie has been a POMA Corporate Partner since last summer (2009). Quite honestly, when we first joined, I was not sure how it would work out for a fishing-oriented company like Hobie, but thought that it would be worthwhile to try. Have I ever been pleasantly surprised!
For starters, staff is easy to communicate with and is diligent with follow-up. We all know how important that is. POMA listens to its Corporate Partners. The frequent correspondence with members is useful without being frivolous.
When there was an issue with the expense of the conference for things that Hobie and other supporting members would not be taking advantage of, POMA found a way to work with Corporate Partners and restructure the fees so that they worked well for everyone involved.
As important, we really appreciate the fact that your 2010 summer conference will have water access so that we, along with other "water" products, will have the opportunity to showcase our boats in their own environment. No matter how much we say about our product, there is absolutely nothing like actually letting writers try for themselves.
The most important benefit, though, for Hobie has been the quality of writers that belong to the group. We met some of them at last summer's conference, others via email correspondence, and now look forward to meeting even more at the 2010 conference. The bottom line for all Corporate Partners is "ink" and I think that POMA will prove to be a very valuable conduit to help us do this. The responsibility for exciting members about our product, following up etc. is totally on our shoulders, but POMA gives up the platform.
Thanks for your efforts and I look forward to continuing Hobie's involvement.
Hobie PR Director