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For more than 30 years, Wanda Kenton Smith has served in senior editorial capacities for multiple media organizations. She sat at the helm of two national consumer boating magazines and three b2b trade publications for many years. Utilizing her solid mix of journalism, marketing and industry skills, she has served as the national marketing columnist for Soundings Trade Only since 1998.


As a freelance writer and editor, she has published hundreds of by-lined articles and columns in multiple print and online media throughout the world, from the U.S. and Canada, to Australia and England. She has interviewed multiple well known business leaders and marketing icons including Zig Ziglar, Seth Godin, Suze Orman, Joe Calloway, Pines & Gilmore, among others. As time allows, she enjoys blogging and dabbles daily in social media.

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2019 | Hull of A Tour Blogs


Born to Ride Magazine Southeastern Edition


This Ain't Your Daddy’s Ski Boat…


Dragon Slayers Arise


The First of Two Dragon's Slayed


And We're Off - May 7


The Dragon's Roar - May 3


The Dragon's Roar - April 10


Boaterz ‘n Bikerz of America Launches Hull of a Tour 5

Great Lakes shows continue to roll; So will Boaterz n Bikerz


Boaterz and Bikerz Cover


Hull of Tour Feature



2017 | Hull of A Tour Blogs


Anchors Aweigh National Podcast Interview

Born To Ride

Hull of a Tour 2017:  A Success

Final splashdown celebration in Newport

The ‘duck’ stops here — in Hyannis

Boothbay Harbor and sunset cruising in Portsmouth

Swathed in a silvery mist

Whales, eagles and lobsters, oh my!

‘The Lobster Roll’ opens in Maine

New England ride begins Saturday

Hull of a Tour4 Comes to New England in July

Boating-and-biking tour returns in July

Boaterz and Bikerz Hull of a Tour4 Revs Up
for Summer Adventure in used England

Boaterz and Bikerz Hull of a Tour 4 organizers announce 2017 Lobster Roll

Bike-and-boat tour returns in July with New England trip

Boaterz and Bikerz Tour Will Stop in Newport During New England Trip in July



2016 | Hull of A Tour Blogs


Pacific Coast Rush

Hairpin turns, tunnel tapping and Half Moon Bay

Bikes among the giants

Riders were ‘California Dreamin’

Riding the Ring of Fire

‘Pacific Coast Rush’ opens with stunning views

Pacific Coast Rush Launches SATURDAY

HULL OF A TOUR: Seattle-to-San Francisco ride begins next week

Hull of a Tour3 Revs Ups For 2016 “PACIFIC COAST RUSH”

2016 Pre-Trip Press Release

Boating and Biking Tour Returns in July

Boaterz ‘n Bikerz Hull of a Tour3 heads for Pacific Coast

Boats & Bike Tour Heads to West Coast

Biker tour yields three ‘power lessons’


2015 | Hull of A Tour Blogs


Boaters & Bikers Take Freedom Ride

One Hull of a Tour

Boaters & Bikers Take Freedom Ride

Freedom Boat Club Presents Hull of a Tour

The Freedom Ride Announcement Press Release

The Freedom Ride Gains Steam

HULL OF A TOUR - Florida-to-D.C.

HULL OF A TOUR: Kinship and camaraderie at Rolling Thunder

HULL OF A TOUR: Crew sees history at Harley-Davidson and Gettysburg

HULL OF A TOUR: Flying high in Annapolis

HULL OF A TOUR: Ferry ride is a gateway to the Outer Banks

HULL OF A TOUR: Saluting Navy ships and aircraft in South Carolina

HULL OF A TOUR: Sun and fun in St. Augustine and Savannah

HULL OF A TOUR - 2,000 miles of biking and boating begin today


2014 | Hull of A Tour Blogs

Bike-and-Boat Tour Will Return in May


2013 | Hull of A Tour Blogs


Cross-Country Biking And Boating Trip Set For May

Bike-And-Boat Tour Sets Schedule For May

Bike-And-Boat Tour Prepares For May Trip

HULL OF A TOUR: Ready For A Roaring Good Time

HULL OF A TOUR: Riding Through The Deep South

HULL OF A TOUR: Into the Heart of Texas

HULL OF A TOUR: A True Taste of Texas

HULL OF A TOUR: Pilgrims in the Land of 'Wild Hogs'

HULL OF A TOUR: To The Grand Canyon And On To Vegas

HULL OF A TOUR: 108 Degrees In The California Desert

HULL OF A TOUR: Mission Accomplished: San Diego Bay

Coastal Lifestyles Magazine


How to get Hooked: A Basic Primer


2020: Lessons Learned from the Business of Boating


Finding Solace


Boating Life Rebounds Following Coronavirus


Creating a 'Better Boating Experience'


Emerald Coast Style


Soundings - Trade Only

An Impassioned Mayday for Boating Education


Marketing Strategies for 2021


Boat Buyers are Frustrated


The Downside of Surging Sales

Covid-19 Best Practices Emerge


In the Crosshairs of Covid


Top Covid-19 Takeaways from Marine Marketers


What I’ve Learned (so far) from Covid-19


Marine Marketing in a Coronavirus World


Broaden your Reach using Influencers


Strategies for Selling to the Affluent


Elevate Summit came through with strong content


New Elevate Summit Opens Friday In Orlando


Takeaways from Grow Boatings Marketing Summit


Man, Machines and Marine Marketing


Best Marine Marketing & Top Trends of the Year


40 Years of Marketing Milestones


C-Suite Strategies to Empower Your Team


Creating Better Synergy: Marketers and the C-Suite


Six Trends for Marine Marketers in 2019


Video Resolution & the Invisible Sale


Why CX should be your marketing RX


Test Your Email Marketing Smarts

5 PR Strategies You Need Now


Sharpen Your Social Media Strategies

Seven Ideas for Smarter Marketing

An IBEX summit not to be missed

Fresh ideas to grow your business:
Sail conference was rich in creative marketing thought

A promising route to Google supremacy

An enlightening, transformative IMBC

Are we finally taking off the blinders?

Is your marketing IQ stuck in analog?

"Mrs. Smith goes to Washington — reluctantly —
and a skeptic is transformed into an ABC cheerleader

"A sprinkling of marketing magic in the pixie dust"

"Online focus groups bring new flexibility to tried-and-true
market research tool

"Preparing your marketing plan for 2016"

Solicit, develop and promote powerful customer testimonials"

"A heartfelt ‘I’m sorry’ can soothe an angry customer"

"A fine plant tour turns PR disaster"

"15 crippling mistakes: Are you making them?"

"Searching for solutions? Try a ‘mystery shopper'"

"Case studies that validate the power of online video"

"P2P boat sharing model: Is it a wave of the future?"

"Start of a makeover for a biased industry"

"The care and feeding of your online image"

"Idea-sharing at MDCE yields marketing gems"

"MDCE panel on diversity will share success stories"

"Your customer service: measure it, nurture it"

"Strict rules can prevent a social media disaster"

"Sponsored Events Get Boaters Out Spending"

"Diversity Marketing Must Become The Norm"

"Bike-And-Boat Tour Prepares For May Trip"

"Bike-And-Boat Tour Sets Schedule For May"

"Cross-Country Biking And Boating Trip Set For May"

"Yes, The Tide Is Turning And We Can Speed It Up"

"Generating New Ideas Through A Team Retreat"

"A Day In A Canoe Reinforces Value Of Lifestyle Marketing"

"Boating's Diverse Future Begins To Take Shape"

"QR adds a dimension to marketing portfolio"

"Social media rewriting the rules of marketing"

"Have plans for June 18? Get out and sail(stice)"

"Using social media tools? If not, you're losing sales"

"The consumer has changed and you'd better change, too"

"The future of boat shows: Let the dialogue continue"

"We all have to get behind 2011 Grow Boating rebirth"

"Money maven Suze Orman on boat business challenges"

"A multimedia ad strategy demands smart execution"

"Each needing spin control, Tiger blew it, Dave aced it"

"Now is the time to develop a self-marketing strategy"

"King of Pop had no peers in the artistry of branding"

"The genius of Kaye Pearson and the future of boat shows"

"Blogs? Facebook? Twitter? Give your Web site an edge"

"'A great time to be in marketing' if you seek out the opportunities"

Strategies for riding out the slump: new products, customer focus

Keeping your message real in an era of intentional fakery

Selling the experience: How a taste of Hawg won me over

Is Grow Boating's dog spot barking up the wrong tree?

You can't grow without a passion for learning

A chance for marketers to finally speak with one voice

Good news and bad news in Grow Boating numbers

Eight Effective 2015 Additions to Your Marketing Strategy



Securing Media Coverage – PR University


Top 10 Tips for Getting Local Media Coverage

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