Here come the shows! And media planning for a big, big season in 2018…

Just as we are recovering from our turkey day food hangover, here come the Christmas holidays. By the time you read this, the holidays will be over, the kids will be back at college and life should be getting
back to normal after the crush. Fishermen and boaters alike will be checking their calendars to make plans to see and dream big at the upcoming shows.

Boat show season will officially kick off with the mega New York Boat Show January 24. It’s one of our favorites. A huge show, supported by many regional businesses, anything and everything new in boating is on display. These are the boats and new toys to drool over.

The New York Boat Show is followed by our own Providence Boat Show February 2. Grab the family and make way to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence to see boats, gear, and an incredible lineup of seminars and special events. It’s a family friendly show with lots for the fishing family to enjoy. Our own Captain Jack Sprengel will be on deck with high impact seminars —but with a twist: he’s rounded up a group of specialists who may or may not be household names to you. “If you don’t recognize some names on the line up, it’s because they spend more time avoiding the spotlight rather than calling attention to what they are doing,” says Captain Jack. “These guys are some of the best at what they do—and they come with my personal seal of approval.”

February and March will bring our favorite New England Fishing Show, along with the Hartford and Long Island Boat Shows – lots more on those to come!

And it’s media planning time for 2018. If you do not have your print and digital ad schedule in place for 2018 you are missing out on the best positions. Page 2? Taken. Page 3? Taken. We offer a great mini regional buy to reach Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island with one budget friendly buy. We o er regional buys throughout the South and Southeast. If we haven’t reached out to you, we are a small team doing big work. Please be in touch – call Mike today at 203.604.4064!

Tight lines,
Mike and Lisa Danforth