Our purpose is to protect what we love, and our mission is to build purpose-driven brands that solve social and environmental problems. We help our clients increase their growth while minimizing their environmental impact by turning their sustainability achievements into powerful marketing stories. We also want to use our own business to solve environmental problems, which is why we became a 1% for the Planet Member. We feel that it is the right thing to do, and want to support nonprofits that are doing amazing work to protect what we love. As it happens, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is certainly doing an excellent job of protecting the flats species we love, and we are thrilled to announce that Emerger Strategies has partnered with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) by making BTT our 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner for 2018! Read More
We are extremely proud of our clients, RepYourWater, for crushing their goal of donating $50K to conservation in 2017! Stay tuned for some very exciting sustainability news as RepYourWater tackles climate change in 2018!
The article below was originally published by Angling Trade Media, which can be found HERE.
We are thrilled to announce our new blog series “The Sustainable Angler!” Our intent is educate and create more awareness about the impact things like climate change, plastic pollution, over-population and policy have on our fisheries. So, we are interviewing the biggest names in fly fishing to discuss what they are seeing on the water and what might be possible solutions to the aforementioned problems.
Like many of you, I am spending the last few days of the year reflecting on 2017, and I am grateful for all that Emerger Strategies accomplished. I am also humbled to be fulfilling my dream of marrying fly fishing and sustainability and for the opportunity to work with the greatest brands in fly fishing! Here are a few highlights from 2017:
By: Rick Crawford
As the Holiday’s are fast-approaching, you might be wondering what to give that special someone who is a conservation-minded angler, so why not give a gift that makes an impact? We have compiled the 2017 Christmas Gifts that Make an Impact list to make it easy for you to support brands that are not only minimizing their environmental impact, but also giving back to nonprofits that are protecting what we all love…our fisheries!
By: Rick Crawford
Did you know that RepYourWater has kicked over $70,000 to its conservation partners since its inception six years ago? And now, they are raising the bar by setting an ambitious goal to donate $50,000 in 2017 towards their nonprofit partners! If you are not familiar with RepYourWater, they are a premiere fly fishing brand co-founded by husband and wife business partners, Corinne and Garrison Doctor. They are a Colorado based company that is:
“dedicated to providing uniquely designed, top quality gear for anglers and hunters while increasing support of local conservation and inspiring exploration.”
Flood Tide Company is a fly fishing lifestyle apparel brand based in Charleston, SC and much of their apparel is inspired by the sporting art of Paul Puckett. In addition to original designs and great quality, Flood Tide Company is also minimizing the environmental impact of their operations, and enhancing the local fishery and waterways in the lowcountry by donating 1% of their sales to Charleston Waterkeeper. Flood Tide Company joined 1% for the Planet in early 2017 and have chosen Charleston Waterkeeper as their nonprofit partner.
I attended IFTD in Orlando a couple of weeks ago and there were tons of new products and gear. If you are an angler with a gear obsession, like me, it is heaven! Anyways, after wiping the drool off my face, I started reflecting on everything I saw. I couldn’t help but notice that many of the winners of the “New Product Showcase” awards were purpose-driven brands, and beyond that, there were companies who were proudly displaying the nonprofits they supported in their booths with clear calls to action. This was particularly interesting to me because Emerger Strategies mission is to build purpose-driven brands that inspire solutions to social and environmental problems (if you are wondering “what’s a purpose-driven brand?” Click HERE).
By: Rick Crawford
When I tell people that my company’s mission is to build purpose-driven brands that inspire solutions to social and environmental problems, the first question I usually receive is, “What does it mean to be a purpose-driven brand?”