RBFF Releases Findings on Multicultural Audiences Participation in Boating and Fishing

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the release of new research on multicultural audiences and their relationship with fishing and boating. The research points to nuances between various audience groups and includes recommendations on how to better reach these audiences.

Key research takeaways include:

How to reach multicultural audiences:

  • Use key influencers to help portray fishing and boating as fun and engaging.
  • Show fishing as an activity that’s strongly associated with family, friends and nature.
  • Make fishing and boating more approachable by educating consumers through dual language.
  • Communicate this on social media, including live chats.

Where to reach multicultural audiences:

  • Top platforms: social media, websites and streaming media.
  • Word of mouth: hearing and seeing keeps these activities top-of-mind.
  • Inclusivity: be more inclusive in your media. Stay away from masculine and solitary imagery.
  • Partnerships: create opportunities that make it easier to experience fishing and boating through trusted community organizations.

Growth Opportunity:

  • Accessibility: make it easier for multicultural audiences to experience fishing and boating through deal sites and partnerships.
  • Relevance: use messaging and visuals that focus on family, nature, escapism and excitement.
  • Approachability: educate this audience through tutorials, information, conversations and live chats.
  • Relatability: show a diverse mix of anglers and boaters in ALL marketing efforts.

Carried out by Culturati, this research into multicultural audiences is the result of a survey of 800 individuals within target ethnic populations to better understand the needs, motivations, barriers and decision-making factors related to fishing and boating. The full report and infographic contain even greater details on the nuances of each multicultural audience segment and are available for free to all RBFF stakeholders.

In addition to this study, RBFF offers research, tools and more to help the fishing and boating industry reach out to and engage multicultural audiences. All materials are available for free to RBFF stakeholders.