America Outdoors Teams Up with Darby Communications for Public Relations

NC-based agency to spearhead PR for community of professional outfitters.

America Outdoors Teams Up with Darby Communications for Public Relations

Knoxville, TN – America Outdoors, the only national membership-led association uniquely committed to helping America’s outfitting businesses, proudly announces its partnership with Darby Communications, an Asheville, NC-based PR and marketing agency specializing in the outdoors, active lifestyle, and fishing markets. Effective immediately, Darby Communications will serve as America Outdoors’ agency of record, working to grow brand awareness in the broad outdoor space through PR and media relations services.

“Darby Communications exhibits all the qualities we were looking for in a PR partner–a record of success in the outdoor industry, a high level of experience with non-profit associations, and an unwavering commitment to client success,” says Aaron Bannon, Executive Director at America Outdoors. “We’re very excited for what’s to come.”

For over 30 years, America Outdoors has worked to ensure outfitters in the outdoor recreation industry have a voice, leading the industry in public policy. In addition to advocacy in Washington, DC, America Outdoors strives to foster connections, growth, and knowledge transfer between outfitters within the industry. From training to increase the quality of staff, to managing risk, navigating regulations, and business promotion, America Outdoors members see real benefits to their bottom lines.

Darby Communications will support current and upcoming legislative initiatives through the distribution of press releases and consistent media outreach. Additional focus will be centered on communicating exciting news regarding the upcoming 2023 America Outdoors Conference on December 5-8 in Phoenix, Arizona. With vast experience in the outdoor industry, the Darby Communications team is eager to capitalize on connections that will introduce the association to new audiences and deepen relationships with media.

“We are honored to partner with America Outdoors and the important work they do to support best practices within the outdoor industry’s outfitter community,” states agency president Angie Robinson. “Thanks to America Outdoors and their established network of professional outfitters, we have a group of business owners and guides eager to provide the population with superior outdoor recreational experiences.”

For more information on America Outdoors and the upcoming conference, please contact Kade Gewanter at

About America Outdoors

America Outdoors is a community of outdoor adventure businesses and organizations who have joined together to promote and support the outdoor recreation industry through advocacy, education, and collaboration. AO has been working on behalf of the outdoor industry for over 30 years. For more information, please visit our website

About Darby Communications

Darby Communications is a boutique PR & digital marketing agency serving the outdoor, active lifestyle, fishing, and craft food and beverage industries through impactful media placement, digital advertising, email marketing, social media management, and content writing. Headquartered in Asheville, NC with a coast-to-coast portfolio, Darby Communications takes a team approach to everything it does for clients and has worked with many respected companies. Learn more at or follow on social @darbycomm.