Ron Mattocks

Ron Mattocks
Ron Mattocks was born and raised in Guys Mills, Pennsylvania. Following high school, he joined the Army to see the world before a career as a construction executive in Texas. Eventually, Ron switched to Internet marketing, consulting for companies such as GMC, ConAgra, Mattel, and others. During this time he also published the book, Sugar Milk: What One Dad Drinks When He Can’t Afford Vodka and began writing regularly for the Huffington Post, Disney's Babble, and the TODAY Show. Currently, Ron is the co-owner of Historia Inspired, LLC, and VP of Client Strategy at Bull Moose Progressive Marketing located in Meadville. He graduated from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas with a degree in English Literature, and is a board member of both the Crawford County Historical Society and Northwest PA Railroad and Tooling Museum.
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7 Content Marketing Tactics from 1904 Small Businesses Can Use Today

Posted by Ron Mattocks on Mar 1, 2018 9:37:38 AM

I’m a bit of a history nerd. There’s a pile of 5-inch books on my desk, and I can’t keep from talking about it whenever an opportunity arises. In fact, at social gatherings my wife has to nudge me because I don’t realize my audiences’ eyes have glazed over as I spout off facts about Theodore Roosevelt’s cattle ranching days in the Badlands. Fascinating stuff!

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Topics: Marketing Tactics, Tourism Industry, Small Businesses, Brand Awareness, Marketing Content

What's Our Community Brand?

Posted by Ron Mattocks on Dec 22, 2017 2:33:18 PM

Every business, non-profit organization, or local government is only as good as the community around them. By community I am not referring to its people (although yes, that is important); instead, I mean community in the context of a product, or in other words the amenities and activities offered in that area. As a general rule, to be successful, rural towns must focus on the community first, and the people will then come. This proved to be the case in a survey of the 400 most successful towns across the country. The survey also found that the majority of these towns relied on simple strategic plans that addressed four major areas:

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Topics: Economic Development, Strategic Planning, Tourism Industry, Brand Awareness

Why Move Back to Meadville?

Posted by Ron Mattocks on Dec 5, 2017 8:30:10 AM

“Why did you want to move back?” It's the question I’m asked most often since returning to Crawford County this past summer. In one sense, I understand the nature of people’s curiosity. The area’s population has been in decline for over 60 years, the per-capita income is $10K below the state average, and 38% of residents collect social security benefits. Combined, these realities contribute to a more alarming fact that over half of the area population cannot be relied on to provide tax revenues necessary to sustain services and infrastructure. I’d hate to characterize the situation as bleak, but as one official remarked, his job was to ensure a slowly sinking ship, sank slower.

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Topics: Company News, Economic Development, Strategic Planning, Key Trends, Brand Awareness

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