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Media creates positive buzz around MIBS

The docks were buzzing all weekend at this year’s Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show.

The docks were buzzing all weekend at this year’s Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show.

More than 400 members of the media from around the world attended the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show providing local, national and international coverage of the event.

According to a statement from the NMMA, the coverage “spread awareness and boost attendance for the 2018 event, but also shed a broader light on the positive state of the recreational boating industry and benefits of spending time on the water.”

Media attendees included CNBC, which spent two days at the show, which resulted in multiple live shots and online coverage. Bloomberg News, USA Today represented national newspapers and other outlets included Univision, the Miami Herald and CBS News Miami. Below is a list of stories that originated at the show.



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