There are tons of social evangelists out there today. They preach to blows your ears off; and they put a heavy burden on social media to whisk us away into some sort of marketing euphoria. That's a bummer, but it doesn't mean social isn't super useful when expectations are managed and execution is on time.
An expert marksman, Bear’s natural skill and passion inspired early interest in bowhunting, which fueled the growth of the industry. In celebration of his life and Bear Archery’s 80th anniversary, The Sportsman Channel will air an hour-long special – “Fred Bear – The Father of Bowhunting” – Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. Eastern.
The thing is, I’m already tired. I’m literally weary of learning one social tool, feeling some rhythm in using it, triggering some interaction with my audience, and then having to turn around and learn a new one. What I want most is to give up the chase. I long to settle into a relationship, but social networking is like serial dating.
Archery industry insiders anticipate that growing interest in the sport among girls and women will continue with the releases of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which features the role of a female archer written exclusively for the movie. These upward trends – which were launched by recent movies, TV shows and the 2012 Olympics – have generated much media hype that’s spurring real archery interest. Even so, archery…
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The ATA hosts Archery Academies with assistance from state wildlife agencies and USA Archery. The Academies help train local parks and recreation agency personnel so archery can be a part of the community’s recreational offerings.