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The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a new website and mobile app which are intended to serve as hubs of information for the county’s key events, attractions and other amenities.
Ron Mattocks, VP of Client Strategy and Co-owner at Bull Moose Marketing, has been selected to speak at the Commonwealth’s Premier Revitalization Conference and 35th Anniversary.
Having the right talent mix, however, has been the company’s real key to success, according to Mattocks, as the company has grown from four full-time employees to 11. “We already need more people for 2022,” he stated before adding, “but we need more space first.”
Bull Moose Marketing, based in Meadville, Pennsylvania, has announced the hiring of three new employees as part of their company’s continued growth. “This is a huge milestone in the growth of our agency,” said Vice-President of Client Strategies and Co-Owner, Ron Mattocks. “Not only did we bring on some top-notch talent, but we’re also big enough to need deeper specialization and more sophisticated process efficiencies.”
Nancy Roque and Paige Fay have joined the Creative Development team at Meadville-based Bull Moose Marketing. “Both Nancy and Paige are big additions to Bull Moose,” said Josh Sherretts, the agency’s Vice-President of Business Development and Co-Owner. “Their skills and experience translate into more sophisticated strategies and an even higher quality of content that clients will benefit from.”
The Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau invited county and municipal officials, as well as members of the media to attend a presentation of its new marketing strategy at the Movies at Meadville. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while would be tourists and Crawford County residents were forced to stay inside and not gather, the visitors bureau took its foot off of marketing all that the county has to offer.
In a presentation held at The Movies at Meadville and before an audience of county officials and stakeholders, the bureau’s Executive Director Victoria Soff and a team from Bull Moose Marketing discussed how they planned to make Crawford County into a more friendly tourist destination.
A website and other online resources promoting 100 Seneca at Cornplanter Square are up and running. “The site highlights the former Oil City National Bank and Mellon Bank building’s past as it invites new businesses to view available spaces and take their own place in the building’s history,” a press release from the Venango County Economic Development Authority said.
Members of the Crawford County Planning Commission are exploring options for developing a plan this spring to increase broadband access for county residents. “This has been an education process for everyone,” said Ron Mattocks, committee chairperson for the Planning Commission’s Planning Initiatives Committee, which has been charged with gathering the research to be used in the proposal.
Venango County Economic Development Authority members heard from a marketing representative Tuesday who recommended a name change for Cornplanter Square in Oil City as part of a rebranding effort for the building. Ron Mattocks of Bull Moose Marketing proposed changing the name of Cornplanter Square, the former Mellon Bank building in downtown Oil City, to 100 Seneca.
Ron Mattocks grew up in Meadville and graduated from Calvary Baptist Christian School in 1991. He left the area and worked in several areas, developing strategic marketing plans for business. Four years ago, he returned to Meadville from Indiana. Sharing an interest in history, he hooked up with Josh Sherretts of the Crawford County Historical Society.
The Venango County Economic Development Authority hopes to breathe new life into the Cornplanter Square project with a dedicated marketing strategy. An agreement between the authority and Meadville-based Bull Moose Progressive Marketing calls for the firm to take charge of marketing for the former bank building -at least until a partnership can be formed with at least one candidate for the building’s currently vacant first floor.