TPM Episode 247: Mike Arzt: Snowboard Visionary, Burton>Airwalk>The Public Works


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Mike Arzt has been behind the scenes in the snowboard industry since he was 16 years old. He's been a shop grunt, salesman, buyer, Burton factory store employee, RED Sales and Marketing guy, athlete tech, Blue Torch Snow Director, Airwalk employee, freelancer and eventually, entrepreneur. He’s done everything and you’ve for sure seen some of his work…. Between the Red Bull Cold Rush like events, marketing and branding projects, Arzt has been humbly behind some game changing marketing.

Mike Arzt Show Notes:

3:00: Silverton takeover, a love for snow early, and curated luck

10:00: Ryan’s Ski Shop, being the snowboard guy, working with the Bruton Rep, and his first tradeshow

14:00: Going to NZ after High School, setting goals of UVM and Burton and making both happen

20:30: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there

10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

23:00: RED Helmets, corporate presentations, money, being replaced and then getting the dream Burton job

30:00: Olympics, leaving Burton for Blue Torch, and Airwalk

40:00: Dragon: Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans: Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Elan Skis: They will make you a better bs

42:15: T-Bag, the end of Airwalk, Head Snowboards, and Helly Hansen

52:00: The Public Works, Battery 621, and the pandemic

63:00: Inappropriate Questions with Steve “Stix” Nilsen

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