59 episodes

We talk to the top experts in the recreational fishing industry about fishing sponsorship, marketing, branding, content creation and everything else related to the business side of fishing.

Fishing Business Podcast Angie Thompson

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

We talk to the top experts in the recreational fishing industry about fishing sponsorship, marketing, branding, content creation and everything else related to the business side of fishing.

    Have Faith in Products for Sponsorship

    Have Faith in Products for Sponsorship

    I got a chance to talk to Trevor McKinney at the G Loomis media event at the Bassmaster Classic in Ft Worth on  the night before the tournament started.  Trevor won the 2021 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series in November of 2020 which qualified him for a berth in the 2021 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic. 
    Trevor is sponsored by G Loomis and Shimano and other A+ brands such as Rapala.
    McKinney talks with us about how his business relationship with Shimano began and how he also developed a relationship with Rapala as a college student. 
    As a college angler, the Bassmaster Classic can be overwhelming and Trevor talks about his mindset going into the biggest fishing tournament in the world and about how to work with the cameraman who might be in the boat with him.
    He also talks about how to learn from mistakes and how to make sure the time is right before you make the jump to the highest level of professional fishing.

    • 7 min
    Bassmaster Classic Business Notes with Jeff "Gussy" Gufstafson

    Bassmaster Classic Business Notes with Jeff "Gussy" Gufstafson

    At the 2021 Bassmaster Classic in Ft Worth, I was invited to a G Loomis event where I had the chance to sit down with Elite pro Jeff "Gussy" Gufstafson, who was fishing the biggest event in fishing but still took the time to talk.

    We talked about how to keep your game face and avoid the distractions of the hype of the Classic and how to take advantage of the event from a business standpoint. 

    Gussy says he's "a regular guy" but I have to disagree with that....he's an extraordinary guy. The audio is not great on this episode but the content is!

    CONNECT WITH GUSSY
    https://www.facebook.com/gussyoutdoors
    https://www.instagram.com/gussyoutdoors/

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ8kGwfaUSdjND1act7kZjA?
    If you're starting out, don't forget how important it is to build you brand.  I can help you get started.
    Download my free resource "Developing Your Personal Brand" at 
    https://www.fishingbusinessschool.com/brandworkbook
    CONNECT WITH ME
    Itunes:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fishing-business-podcast/id1507041192
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fishingbusinesspodcast/
                         https://www.instagram.com/fishnchik/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fishingbusinesspodcast
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    #bassmasterclassic #jeffgustafson #gussy #fishingpodcast

    • 9 min
    When Things Go Wrong

    When Things Go Wrong

    This week my friend Dena Vick joins me to talk about what to do when things go wrong.

    Dena is a Public Relations executive who owns an agency called King Eider Communications and works with some of the top fishing brands in the country on their Public Relations.

    We talk about quite a few things today such as:

    - What to do when you've publicly made a mistake
    - Why we might want to avoid talking about politics
    - How to decide whether you should post something that might be considered a rant
    - How to handle a situation when you've done well in a tournament but weren't using your sponsors products
    - How to gain confidence with speaking to the media
    - What to do if you misspeak on stage
    - How to make up for not mentioning someone important in an interview
    - How to handle sponsor mentions so that you're not reading a laundry list of brands

    This conversation is full of really helpful, actionable advice from someone who gets paid to work with brands for this same insight.  Listen to this with an eye to the future in case you ever find yourself in a situation where things have gone wrong and you're just not sure what to do.

    CONNECT WITH DENA
    https://www.facebook.com/KingEiderPR
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/king-eider-communications-llc/

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ8kGwfaUSdjND1act7kZjA?
    If you're starting out, don't forget how important it is to build you brand.  I can help you get started.
    Download my free resource "Developing Your Personal Brand" at 
    https://www.fishingbusinessschool.com/brandworkbook

    Website: https://www.fishingbusinessschool.com/
    CONNECT WITH ME
    Itunes:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fishing-business-podcast/id1507041192
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fishingbusinesspodcast/
                         https://www.instagram.com/fishnchik/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fishingbusinesspodcast
                        https://www.facebook.com/angie.l.thompson/


    #sponsorship #PR #fishingpodcast

    • 21 min
    3 Negotiating Skills Everyone Can Develop

    3 Negotiating Skills Everyone Can Develop

    Rick Horrow is an expert of Sports Law, and in fact he pioneered the field.  He also blazed a trail for public/private partnerships to fund development of stadiums, arenas, performing arts venues and other infrastructure. Then to top that off he developed the framework for selling naming rights to those structures.  He's done over 100 deals worth more than $20 billion in branding concepts that have enticed more than $4 billion in corporate funding to cities and development projects.

    I tell you all this to say....Rick knows how to make a deal.  

    Whether you are an aspiring pro angler or exploring a new job or role in the fishing industry, negotiating skills are important.  Many times I hear people express fear over the negotiating process but if you take a little time to learn the basics of negotiation you will feel more confident when it's time to come to the table to make a deal.

    I met Rick 12 years ago when I was one of the producers on his television show The Sports Take. That show isn't on the air anymore but you can see Rick on CNN, ESPN, Fox and many other networks whenever there is a story about the business side of sports and the networks need an expert.  They call in the big gun - Rick Horrow.

    I thought Rick would be a great person for you to hear from on 3 Negotiating Skills Everyone Can Develop.  Rick has literally written the book on Sports Business and you'll find out more about that in this episode.

    CONNECT WITH RICK HORROW
    https://twitter.com/RickHorrow

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1044502904

    Rick's Book
    The Sport Business Handbook
    https://www.amazon.com/Sport-Business-Handbook-Insights-Industry/dp/1492543101/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=rick+horrow&qid=1621525128&sr=8-1

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ8kGwfaUSdjND1act7kZjA?
    If you're starting out, don't forget how important it is to build you brand.  I can help you get started.
    Download my free resource "Developing Your Personal Brand" at 
    https://www.fishingbusinessschool.com/brandworkbook

    Website: https://www.fishingbusinessschool.com/
    CONNECT WITH ME
    Itunes:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fishing-business-podcast/id1507041192
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fishingbusinesspodcast/
                         https://www.instagram.com/fishnchik/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fishingbusinesspodcast
                        https://www.facebook.com/angie.l.thompson/


    #sponsorship #negotiatingskills #fishingpodcast

    • 24 min
    Program Your Content

    Program Your Content

    Gary Morgenstern is an expert on content and how to figure out what kind of content your audience wants to consume.  

    He has worked in television programming for the entirety of his decades long career. I worked with him when he was  director of programming for ESPN Outdoors and his current role is Senior Vice President of Programming for SportsNet New York.

    In many ways our social media is like our own personal TV network. We make decisions every time we create content & those decisions are not unlike what TV network programming executives decide in their roles. Whether you are an aspiring pro angler, a brand or manufacturer or just an individual who cares about your reputation, you decide what content you share and how you express your (brand) voice. 

    So I thought it would be beneficial for all of us to hear how a highly successful television network programming executive made decisions about what content to program. With the cost of television airtime in the figures with many, many zeros, there is a lot at stake for them.  They have to be extremely smart and well prepared to make those choices. 

    Listen to this conversation as if you were the programming director of your own personal channel because you know what?  You are!

    We can all learn a lot from Gary Morgenstern and we're lucky he's so generous in sharing his insight. 

    Subscribe to my channel here
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ8kGwfaUSdjND1act7kZjA?
    If you're starting out, don't forget how important it is to build you brand.  I can help you get started.
    Download my free resource "Developing Your Personal Brand" at 
    https://www.fishingbusinessschool.com/brandworkbook
    Find me on social media.
    Itunes:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fishing-business-podcast/id1507041192
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fishingbusinesspodcast/
                         https://www.instagram.com/fishnchik/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fishingbusinesspodcast
                        https://www.facebook.com/angie.l.thompson/


    #fishingsponsors #fishingpodcast #fishingbusiness #bassfishing #largemouthbass #smallmouthbass #tournamentfishing

    • 44 min
    Ask Me Anything - How to Get Noticed by Sponsors

    Ask Me Anything - How to Get Noticed by Sponsors

    Quick tip on how you can catch the attention of potential sponsors.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

BREW3R ,

Amazing information!!

If you are trying to learn more about the business side of the fishing industry then this is for you. Super helpful information! Keep up the great work!

Gtfasd ,

Very interesting

This is a very unique podcast. Not the normal fishing podcast. Very informative information even if you’re not into fishing.

Fishing Moma ,

Great content

Information you can’t find anywhere else

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