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Your Essential ‘Hunger Games’ Cheat Sheet

Shannon Rikard October 20, 2014

Whether you’ve read “The Hunger Games” trilogy, watched the movies, or simply heard of the series that’s credited with promoting archery to new audiences – especially teenage girls – it’s good to know the gist of the series and why it matters to the archery industry. The young-adult trilogy consists of “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay.” The first two books were made into movies, with “Catching…

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ATA Earns Partnership Award from Oklahoma DFW

Shannon Rikard October 2, 2014

One word sums up Oklahoma’s programs that engage students in archery: unparalleled. Even so, the Oklahoma DFW acknowledges the Archery Trade Association’s role in jump-starting the state’s archery programs. That’s why Richard Hatcher, director of the Oklahoma Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW), presented the Partner in Conservation Award to ATA during its recent Board of Directors meeting in Tulsa. Colin Berg, the agency’s information and education section supervisor,…

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Archery 360 Can Improve Your Business

Shannon Rikard August 29, 2014

As an Archery Trade Association member, you might have heard about Archery360.com and last fall's Release Your Wild campaign, both of which engage new archers in the sport. But have you heard why these projects matter and how they can help grow your business? What is Archery 360? Archery 360 is an online publication targeting new archers, using social-media campaigns to introduce teens to archery. Archery’s recent popularity boost uncovered a need for easy-to-find online…

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Birthday Parties or Not So Much?

Carolee Anita Boyles August 28, 2014

Archery retailers are always looking for unique ways to engage and involve new customers. Some shops are taking a page from the playbook that bowling alleys and skating rinks have used for years by offering birthday parties. Nicole Nash, program specialist for the Archery Trade Association (ATA), thinks all retailers should try birthday parties. “It’s all about trial and error,” she said. “Retailers will find out what works for them. Reaching out to new user groups is always…

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