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About Us.

Home Port Global is a unique product marketing consultancy dedicated to helping marine products suppliers achieve business goals through the integration of traditional and digital product marketing programs. The Home Port team consists exclusively of marine industry product marketing professionals with over 150 years of collective experience - worldwide.

Are You Ready To Boost Your Marketing ROI?
Home Port offers as much support as you need, from serving as your marketing team, to providing strategic counsel, to acting as a resource to augment your existing marketing group. We give careful attention to your marketing strategies without losing sight of your overall initiatives.

You'll Like Us Because...
...we service each and every client as if they were our only client. You'll get a lot more attention from us than you might expect from marketing firms.

As a Home Port client, you'll receive:

  • Senior-level marine industry expertise
  • Timely updates and progress reports
  • Super-responsive service
  • Proactive counsel from professionals driven by your business goals

David PilvelaitDavid Pilvelait
Director of Home Port Global. For over 25 years, David has provided strategic marketing counsel to corporations, associations and professional service firms. He was the founding executive of BoatUS.com and served as public relations director for 650,000-member BoatU.S., the USA's largest organization of recreational boaters. He headed the public relations division of a leading technology marketing agency, has published offline and online marketing newsletters and a community newspaper and presented marketing and public relations seminars across the USA and Europe. He writes marine marketing columns for various marine industry trade publications and is a frequent speaker on marine marketing topics. He has been a member of the judging panel for the (US) National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Product Innovation Awards.

David BarrowDavid Barrow
President of Barrow International. David specializes in the development and maintenance of international marine product distribution networks and heads Home Port's UK office. US marine businesses interested in expanding sales globally - and marine businesses in Europe and other nations seeking sales in the US marine market - will benefit from David's expertise. Chairman of the British Marine Federation's International Markets Committee, he has over 25 years of experience in marine products marketing throughout Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the Middle East. Prior to founding Barrow International, he was a director of Sparcraft, a leading yacht mast maker and director of sales for Ancasta Boats. An experienced yachtsman, David has been involved in the management and promotion of numerous international yachting events, including the Admirals Cup, Cowes Week and the Source International Regattas.

Greg ProteauGreg Proteau
is Home Port's Senior PR Counsel. Greg served as Director of Communications & Public Relations for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) for 21 years and was the founding Executive Director of the National Marine Bankers Association. He has extensive marine and finance industry experience, knowledge and contacts to share with our clients. An active marine journalist, Greg has served as publisher, idea-generator, web content creator and editor of specialty publications and collateral materials ranging from market research reports to consumer buying guides. Greg is also the Executive Director of Boating Writers International, the world's leading organization of boating journalists.

Rob SouthwickRob Southwick
President of Southwick Associates, a leading outdoor economics research firm he founded in 1990, is Home Port's Research Counsel. A former economist for the Sport Fishing Institute, Rob specializes in quantifying the expenditures and economic impacts generated by people who enjoy boating, fishing and the outdoors. With more than 100 boating and fishing research projects completed over the past decade, our clients benefit from Rob's unique perspective on outdoor recreation.

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Improve The Impact of Your Marketing Activities - Fast.
Our methodology for strategic integrated marketing ensures that:
  • your corporate goals, mission and objectives are clear
  • offline and online sales and marketing initiatives are defined
  • offline and online branding is consistent with your overall identity
  • a trackable action plan is in place and executed.

Having the right team on your side can make a BIG difference. How can we help you?

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