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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The Fog of War: 11 Ways Manufacturers can Leverage Marketing During COVID-19

Posted by Ron Mattocks on Mar 23, 2020 9:04:48 PM

The “fog of war,” first coined by Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz, is a term often used to describe the dominating uncertainty that hallmarks the chaos of battle. The answer to this challenge according to Clausewitz, is the “sensitive and discriminating judgment” of leaders who can cut through the fog. History has shown time and again that leaders keeping their wits about them would prove to be the deciding factor in overcoming chaotic uncertainty. It’s a lesson constantly beat into my head during my time as an Infantry officer, and one I’ve not forgotten in my time since.

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Topics: Marketing Tactics, Measuring Marketing, Marketing Technology, Sales Alignment, Strategic Planning, Key Trends, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Tactics, Website Strategy, Industrial Marketing, Lead Generation, Brand Awareness, Marketing Operations, Manufacturing Industry

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

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