With snowboarding typically being seasonal sales drop in the ‘off months’Brand extension- in the eye of the public a brands attempt to create other products can be considered inferior
2008: Acquired DNA Distribution which included Alien Workshop Skateboarding.2009: Acquired Channel Islands, a surfboard company.
Social MediaUsingTwitter and FacebookSponsored riders required to run their own blogsSponsorshipsSkateboarders and skateboarding eventsSurfers and surfing events
BurtonSnow, BurtonSkate, BurtonSurfSpecialized focus under the name BurtonSegment your marketEach branch focus on specialized segmentRider sponsored blogs
Attract rider interestEventsHolding invitationalsRiders can try your productSponsor dual sport athletes (i.e. snowboard, skateboard, surf)Riders receive your productsCelebrity EndorsementsRiders special collections
Sponsorshipproduct is most important so the majority of the your marketing budget should be focused on the events your runningdemo product is what is going to attract your riderslocation of the event is important to maximize exposure, a surf event wont be held in Vermont so transporting equipment and renting the right location is importantbanners and tents to get your name out.
Social Media10% towards each specialized branch to run the twitter and facebook accountsBurtonsnow, burtonsurf, burtonskateRunning each individual account seperately will give you the opportunity to focus your assets on your one target market
With a crowded market already its hard for a new company to establish itself as a top contender right away but being in the top 10 in revenue sales would be a good start.