Meet The 360 Adventure Collective

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With over 675 members, 12 annual tradeshows, and 2,900 retailers, the association is working to connect more outdoor brands with more outdoor enthusiasts across the region.

A non-profit association, 360 Adventure Collective was born earlier this year from the merger of the Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and the New England Sports Reps. For almost 40 years, both Organizations are focused on supporting both independent and non-independent sales representatives in the outdoor industry. From outdoor apparel and footwear to accessories and gear, they cover it all. They made the merger earlier this year to combine their efforts and expand their portfolio in an ever-changing retail environment.

Helping Grow The Outdoor Industry

Run by reps, for reps, 360 Adventure Collective is comprised of the leading sales representatives in the outdoor industry. They provide a support system for their members by connecting them with the industry’s best retailers and vendors. The association accomplishes this by hosting multiple events across New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeast.

A Local, Personalized Approach

360 Adventure Collective hosts a dozen different trade shows along the East Coast each year. This offers a less costly, localized, and more personal approach for both reps and retailers to connect.  From Vermont to Alabama, they cover New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeast. Each show has a detailed list of exhibitors, product lines, floorplans, and programs. They also host different seminars at each event where reps can learn about what’s trending, marketing tactics, and more.

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“Our shows are smaller and typically more convenient, which not only streamlines my business in writing orders, but it allows my customers the opportunity to experience more of each line more intimately,” says 360 Adventure Collective rep, Samantha Flamand, “without the need for costly travel or loss in work time for all involved.”

Visit their website to join and learn more about the association.

Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.

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