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Mike Jasper is a current college football coach and former player in the National Football League. In this episode, he shares how being a black man living in the south has made his journey into bowhunting different than most...and how you might be able to learn from his experiences to improve your relationships with new customers.…
 
Kurt speaks with fellow ATA staffer, Samantha Seaton, to discuss an upcoming segment of the Beyond the Bow podcast - The Draw. These special episodes, hosted by Seaton, will turn the focus to the customer. Archers and bowhunters are what make this industry, and each of them has a different story of what they shoot, how they hunt, and most important…
 
Korbin's Archery (Seminole, TX) has established itself as a successful archery pro shop. In this episode, hear from owner Korbin Williams as he shares some advice on what has brought about this success. Korbin also shares a crucial mistake that caused a major disruption for his business in hopes that fellow retailers can learn and avoid encounterin…
 
Your ATA has established a great working relationship with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, and continues to participate in that organization's efforts to protect game populations and promote bowhunting. In this episode, ATA vice president & chief conservation officer Dan Forster joins Kurt to talk with Mark Tisa of the Massachusetts Di…
 
Growing archery participation has consistently ranked at the top of the list when ATA members are asked what is going to have the biggest impact on their business going forward. One of the most effective ways to grow participation is recruiting and retaining new archers, but to truly expand the reach of the industry we must look outside of our curr…
 
The NASP program has served as an introduction to archery for students throughout the country, but like most organizations has had to adapt its offerings to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. In this episode, Kurt talks with Stephanie Rustad (NASP) and Lisa Frye (KY Fish & Wildlife) about where the NASP program started, how its currently adapting, and …
 
This podcast is a preview of the content available in the Archery Industry Masterclass. Presenter, Hank Yacek, gives insights on training your staff on the products carried in your store. In the age of the internet, it's not about memorizing facts and figures, but more about helping your customer find the right product to suit their needs and incre…
 
This episode is a preview of a virtual Coffee Talk to be held as part of ATA 2021 Online. Kurt and Troy Fowler talk about building heavier arrows with high forward of center to improve bow hunting success and how this type of product offering can give retailers one more way to better serve all types of customers.…
 
Getting the most out of your employees means building a culture within your business that makes them feel valued while also encouraging collaboration and taking chances. It won't happen overnight, and it definitely won't happen by itself. In this episode, Rick Kinsey (Owner, Kinsey's Inc.) discusses his strategy for building a positive culture and …
 
Recruitment, Retainment, and Reaction of archers and bowhunters...That's what the R3 movement is all about! This episode includes a recording from an R3 Coffee Talk held at the 2020 ATA Trade Show where panelists Dan Forster (ATA), Kristen Black (CAHSS), and Josh Gold (ATA) discuss how R3 programs are essential for the future of our industry and an…
 
Many small businesses in the archery industry took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program to keep employees on payroll as they were forced to close or modify business operations. We are now nearing the end of the 8 week covered period, and the application for loan forgiveness has been released by the Small Business Administration. Nathan Fitz…
 
Owning and operating an archery business during the COVID-19 pandemic is not easy. In this episode, TJ Hofhines, owner of Dead-On Archery is Boise, Idaho talks about how he has been proactive in understanding restrictions in his area and how he has found a way to keep pressing forward and serving customers.…
 
Is your archery business meeting the needs of all types of customers? Countless individuals, both seasoned archers and new shooters, are gaining interest in simpler forms of archery - traditional recurves, longbows, and competition barebows. Many archery businesses are missing out on revenue because they simply don't have the equipment or expertise…
 
Jeff Greer own Music City Archery in Franklin, TN - just outside of Nashville. In this episode, he shares how putting a focus on competitive archery and coaching has allowed his business to grow and remain steady throughout the year. Jeff and other ATA Retail Council members will be leading a Coffee Talk at #ATA2020 to share more ideas that are wor…
 
The Amazon platform is a difference maker for many businesses in the archery industry. Jonathan discusses the inner workings of Amazon and how having more control on this platform can allow a brand to gain customers, be more profitable, and better serve their brick & mortar partners.By Archery Trade Association
 
ATA senior director of marketing & communications, Allison Jasper, talks about the ATA consumer marketing campaign - how it came about, advertising channels, and the expected outcomes. Allison explains how this campaign will be a great asset in driving new customers to ATA members to get their first taste of archery.…
 
Ryan Erickson, VP of sales for TrackStreet, explains how Minimum Advertised Pricing policies can play a vital role in maintaining brand value. Kurt and Ryan also discuss the importance of brands taking action to police and enforce their policies, and how they get started. No matter if you're a retailer or a brand who manufactures products, MAP poli…
 
The Hunting Public YouTube channel, which focusing on hunting public lands and small pieces of property, has almost 100k subscribers. Kurt talks with Aaron & Ted about how they got into bowhunting and how they're getting new people into the sport. The insights shared by these guys are a perfect example of how the archery and bowhunting industry can…
 
Michelle Scheuermann of Bulletproof Communications is the editor of the Archery Wire and manages social media channels for several clients in the outdoor industry. In this episode, she'll share how she approaches the task of effectively managing a social media channel and gives some insights on how this can be accomplished by businesses of all size…
 
Selling products is how most archery retailers generate the majority of their revenue, but the marketplace is getting more challenging every day. Wayne Piersol, owner of Archery Only in Newark, CA, shares how he is growing other aspects of his business to make up for flat sales and slimming margins. He discusses the idea that although he cannot con…
 
There are a bunch of initiatives out there to get new people involved in our sport...but they're not all successful. In this episode, we'll talk about how hunting for meat has been an effective method of creating new hunters and bowhunters. Charles Evans (Georgia Wildlife Foundation), Hank Forester (Quality Deer Management Association) and Samantha…
 
Kurt talks with Archery Headquarters owner, Randy Phillips, about how he has improved bow sales in his Chandler, AZ store through some creative inventory management strategies. We focus on the fall months when new compound bows start hitting the market. Randy's methods may not work in every situation, but take a listen and you might get an idea tha…
 
Chief of Sport Performance, Mary Emmons, discusses her introduction into the world of archery and how USA Archery has expanded its efforts to bring more people into the sport. Mary gives some great insights into the growth in the organization and how everyone in the industry can benefit from the work of USA Archery and its partners.…
 
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