ProPatterns Expands Marketing Relationship with BassEast

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With the launch of the DVD collection of Exposed Season 2, ProPatterns, Inc. announces its expanding promotional relationship with BassEast. In addition to all Season 2 endorsements, BassEast will extend its promotion of Exposed Season 3 premiers online in 2014 at

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Exposed isn’t about tournament jerseys or glamour.

Since its inception six years ago, BassEast has served as an independent organization dedicated to bringing pro angling fans the latest in tournament results, fishing techniques, regional angler profiles, tips from the pros, and the latest news and events regarding the next generation of bass fishing.

The “For Anglers, By Anglers” organization serves the Mid-Atlantic region, but has evolved and grown with the increasing popularity of the website. Ricky Bodsford, President of BassEast, tells ProPatterns that “the organization started off on the east coast to fill a need for exposure for those talented regional anglers who weren’t getting the promotional push many of the top rated stars in the sport were seeing.”

“We definitely deal with the superstars,” Bodsford tells ProPatterns, “but we also bring a lot of anglers to the table who wouldn’t necessarily get that sort of national exposure. While BassEast promotes top level pros, we also work hard to promote the next big thing and strive to serve as an avenue for the upcoming stars.”

Serving as an avenue to promote upcoming stars and the hottest new trends, BassEast entered into a marketing relationship with ProPatterns for the recent DVD release of Season 2 of Exposed after promoting the online premiers in early 2013, and plans to extend its promotion of the Exposed series when Season 3 premiers online in 2014.

Of the Exposed series, Bodsford explains, “Exposed puts the viewer in a unique position they won’t get anywhere else, in the boat with those pro anglers, the way it really is on the water—raw.”

The second season of Exposed comes in an eight-disk DVD collection, offering over 16 hours of fishing entertainment. The DVD features 24 pro anglers, each with their own Exposed episode, as they study and practice on competition waters across North America during the days leading up to championship tournaments. Members of ProPatterns have the opportunity to order the DVD collection at a 20% discount through the month of October.

Though fishing enthusiasts have many shows they can watch, Bodsford says, “Exposed isn’t about tournament jerseys or glamour, it’s about all the hard work these pros put into the sport—the long days, the long drives—real life. Exposed shows fans a side of the sport they won’t get anywhere else. Plus, the fans get to learn from the best anglers in the world.”

According to Bodsford, “the investment in Exposed is definitely worth it for angling enthusiasts. Because the Exposed crew gets so close and personal with the pros as they practice on tournament waters, viewers have the opportunity to gain knowledge and techniques they won’t necessarily find by simply picking up an article or turning to a sports channel.”

“We’re excited to be working with ProPatterns,” Bodsford says, “and we look forward to a long and growing relationship.”

About ProPatterns, Inc. and Exposed:

ProPatterns, Inc. is a leader of angling education offering a variety of fishing tips and membership services online. Information is gathered from various sources and shared with members in a variety of ways. The Exposed video series, for example, gains all of its integrity from an alignment with the biggest names in the bass fishing industry including professionals who fish with BASS, FLW, and PAA. Cooperation from the anglers and their willingness to share is the catalyst for the growth of this series.

The company is based in Yankton, South Dakota, home of CEO and President Chad Ekroth. Ekroth’s background includes a computer science degree and business experience involving several successful startups. When not tending to business, Ekroth spends his time tournament fishing and engaging in other industry relations including a long time commitment to B.A.S.S. Nation as a 25 year member and competitor.    

In addition to Exposed the company provides online fishing journals, payday opportunities, sponsorship opportunities, and a variety of other services including the new enhanced Fantasy Fishing competition which provides all members a chance to win prizes.

Visit today to receive all of the latest information about the Exposed videos series and to learn more about all of the member services available.

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