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POMA generates income for me on an almost weekly basis, in a strange way.
Most members use Money Line as a job and freelance opportunity listing. I use it to generate editorial content ideas, especially for business/trade content buyers. Job listings offer tons of information about challenges faced by companies in our industry. I use those challenges as a basis to develop story ideas to pitch to editors/buyers. Thanks POMA for all you do!
Being a POMA Corporate Partner has been extremely beneficial for Prois. Not only are we able to get our gear in front of those who can help promote us, it is a great networking organization!
CEO Prois Hunting and Field Apparel
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.
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
I can't tell you what a pleasure it is to have joined POMA. The professionalism and enthusiasm are refreshing.
VP Advertising & Promotion, Daiwa
As a full time freelance magazine writer and book author I spend a lot of time alone - in the office, traveling and in remote locations. POMA through its Briefs, Business Conference and webinars offers me a very valuable means of staying in communications/networking with others in my field.
The freelance lifestyle can cause a writer to become set-in-his-ways and stale without regular contact with other professionals. I depend on POMA for much of that contact and it pays off with fresh ideas, new projects, a growing list of professional friends/contacts, writing award opportunities and continuing education.
I can’t image a full time outdoor communicator not being an active member of POMA. In a job that can cut one off from much of the world, POMA brings the outdoor world to you.
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.
Just a few weeks after the conference, with one project, I was able to generate coverage for six POMA Corporate Partners. And, with the participation of those partners, I was able to write a much more rich and interesting review. Everyone wins, and that demonstrates to me how powerful and beneficial POMA membership is for journalists, manufacturers and organizations.
Technical Content Provider
"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."
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
Past POMA Conferences
Past POMA Conferences and Sites
2006 - Springfield, Mo.
2008 - Sioux Falls, S.D.
2009 - St. Louis, Mo.
2010 - LaPorte, Ind.
2011 - Ogden, Utah
2012 - Tunica, Miss.
2013 - Columbia, S.C.
2014 - Knoxville, Tenn.
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