How Are You Inspired?

I was listening to the podcast, Creative Living with Jamie, where she interviewed Elizabeth MacCrellish, an author and all around creative gal. Elizabeth said she gets her creativity from taking long, slow walks. She picks up leaves and probably other “forest debris” to use as inspiration. My first thought was – wait! Other people do…

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The Message Behind Our Sportsman Fund

Yesterday, Sportsman Channel announced the wonderful news we are now available on DISH Network via a la carte for $3/mth AND part of the proceeds are directly helping to restore habitat on the Gulf with the Coastal Conservation Association. In doing this collaboration with three companies, we decided to go all out and create a…

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What You’ll Never Read on My Blog

I follow many “social media mavens” and just regular Joe’s in the online world to expand my horizons and education. However, once in awhile, I notice these folks take liberties to post about a negative experience they had with a hotel chain, car dealership or the clerk at McDonald’s that morning. I guess that is…

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POMA Conference – Snippets from Days One and Two

I have safely arrived in beautiful La Porte, Ind. off the shores of Lake Michigan for the Fifth Annual POMA Business Conference. For those of you not in the outdoor industry (like my mom and sister reading this) POMA stands for Professional Outdoor Media Association and is the leading organization for outdoor writers, media members and…

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My 10 Stages of Blogging

I read an article by Suzanne Vara on “The 10 Stages of New Bloggers” and thought while she wasn’t too far off track; my experience was a tish different. Step 1 – Mention I want to start a blog to my closest friends to gauge facial expressions. Eyebrows up mean, “You? Want to blog?” Or…

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Overqualified? Never. A Deeper Look at “Sportsmen” TV

This is a guest post by our Communications Intern, Greg Brey. He wasn’t sure if PR/Communications was his “thing,” but I think he has a great start with excellent storytelling skills! A close friend of mine was laid off from a high-ranking position at a phone company last year, joining the now 14.6 million (9.5%)…

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Hunt.Fish.Feed Milwaukee and How I Wrangled an Invite to the Monkey Room

We hosted yet another successful Hunt.Fish.Feed in Milwaukee this past week where we fed more than 400 people a tasty meal of venison Sloppy Joes complete with corn on the cob, macaroni salad and watermelon. A highlight of any Hunt.Fish.Feed event we do is to simply create an awesome meal with donated venison.  But the…

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Social Media at ICAST

I’ve just returned from fab-u-lous Las Vegas for ICAST, the fishing industry’s version of SHOT Show.  I am not necessarily there to see the latest and greatest the fishing industry has to offer. I am there to promote Sportsman Channel, network with friends old and new, and see what sort of trouble I can stir…

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Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

We’ve all been there – you are working on a project you thought was yours, but then your boss got involved, and he brought in a person from another department, and they brought their coordinator, who has an intern…..and they all have different ideas on how this project should run. So how do you get…

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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

I was chatting with a newcomer to our industry yesterday and he reminded me of how life was in the beginning stages of Sportsman Channel: ignorance was bliss.  Like most start-ups, the network had a mix of people from all walks of life, but I am not sure if anyone fully understood the deep-seeded roots of the…

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