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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
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 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.
For years I avoided joining the professional writer’s organizations in favor of an independent approach to networking and relationship building. That worked well for a while, but then I hit a plateau. During that time I joined several writer's and media organizations.
While every one has contributed to my professional career, POMA has really distinguished itself from the others. The topics and outreach is always current and regular, Money Line is streamlined and timely, and the additional support topics are helpful and appropriate.
POMA is a group that must be run by writers, for their proactive approach in delivering quick and relevant information helps me to fast-track my processes and accomplish more work. Thanks for being a terrific business partner, POMA.
Freelance Writer/The Keer Group
I just found out I was selected for the events coordinator position at the Cabela's store opening in Allen, Texas. A HUGE thank you to POMA Money Line.
POMA Member, Cabela's Allen, TX Events Coordinator
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 just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate our membership in POMA. I thought you might like to hear a great example of why it is important for companies like mine to support you.
John Phillips has a new book, with a second volume already being worked on, that teaches people How to Hunt Big Bucks on Small Properties. He has realized from our conversations over the years at conferences that MyTopo's private land data, which provides property owner names and boundaries on smart phones and printed maps, goes hand-in-hand with this type of hunting.
Consequently, John is recommending his readers visit www.mytopo.com to get their digital and print private land maps. And, in turn, I am recommending to all MyTopo customers to buy and read his book.
I greatly appreciate the opportunity to come to the conferences and meet writers and get to know them. The ones who are actively writing are great about learning how MyTopo can help them with any mapping needs they have personally or professionally and incorporating us into stories whenever possible.
As I was writing this, John called to set up a taped interview tomorrow for an article he is doing about hunting on public lands! Isn't that awesome?
Thank you for doing all the behind-the-scenes work to bring writers and companies like mine together.
MyTopo, a Trimble Company
POMA is a money maker! A casual conversation at the POMA business conference turned into a friendship, and almost immediately, into a lucrative business deal for Gun Talk Media. In business, it's often about the contacts, and POMA provides quality contacts.
Gun Talk Media
I was stuck in a rookie outdoor writer rut. I needed encouragement from my peers, guidance from leading experts, and a mentor who genuinely cared if I succeed or failed. So, I joined POMA. Being welcomed with a smile and handshake followed by the question "What can we do for you?" has changed my career. Within four weeks, I landed a regular column assignment and five feature assignments that resulted in a great paycheck. Thanks POMA for giving me the tools I needed to take my career to the next level.
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
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