This week’s Dear Summit has a slightly different twist than usual. The marketing crew will soon have a new social media specialist and that means we are saying goodbye to our current guru Josh Hanna. Many of you have gotten to know Josh via our Twitter, Facebook page, official forum, and right here on the blog. While Josh will be staying at Mt Baker Vapor, we still wanted to take the opportunity to look back at our favorite memories with him in the marketing department. Thank you for your hard work, Cloud Killa!
Josh is a man with tremendous respect for the troops. He saw me do a salute for our Fourth of July Sale video, and he had some harsh critiques for my salute technique. As sassy as you please, he bellows, “Let me know you how it’s done!”
Josh’s performance was a vacant-eyed (almost adorable) little swipe from his brow. I’m sure it was closer to USMC regulation than mine, but I was expecting something more exuberant. Such a weird, little moment, but it had me in fits of laughter.
I’ll miss you, buddy.
During Josh’s time in Marketing I’ve always been impressed with his willingness to reach out to customers on behalf of the company. He has a contagious enthusiasm for vaping and relished every opportunity to share that outlook with the public. He founded the Mt Baker Vapor Summit Club Facebook group (named in my honor) and could always be found at all hours of the night answering questions or sharing his favorite memes.
Beyond connecting with MBV fans online, Josh was not shy about talking about vaping in the real world. He’s attended Arizona NAVB meetings, worked promo at local vape shows, and was always one of the first to volunteer for any work that took us outside of the office. I’ll never forget when we were out with our street team handing out flyers for the Grand Opening of our Mesa retail store. We were driving around downtown Tempe looking for vapers and spotted someone walking on the sidewalk about a block and a half down the street. Without missing a beat, Josh grabbed a swag bag and ran the distance to greet the vaper and let them know about our store. That’s dedication. I’m looking forward to seeing how that enthusiasm helps grow our business as Josh moves to his new role.