A message from Green Rush host Anne Donohoe:
Dear Green Rush friends – Happy 150th episode day!
The Green Rush podcast started as an experiment three years ago (!) and now, 150 episodes later, we have become one of the “go to” podcasts in the industry! We now get pitched (every day!) by other PR pros wanting their execs to come on. It’s been a wild ride! When we started this, I thought we’d maybe do 10 episodes and call it a day. I mean who else would be willing to talk to us?!
Turns out – a lot of people! From “big names” like Jim Belushi, Ziggy Marley, Kevin Smith, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (twice!), Mike Tyson and Senator Tom Daschle, to leaders in the industry like Kevin Murphy, Tahira Rehmatullah, Joe Lusardi, Kris Krane, Chanda Macias, Jeanne Sullivan, Irwin Simon – and the list goes on. We wanted to create a platform where people can come on and have the runway to tell their stories in their own words. We wanted to hear about their personal journeys with cannabis, as well as their entrepreneurial aspirations in this crazy industry. It was created as a space for honest discussion and discourse – with a goal of having our listeners learn something along the way. We hope we have accomplished that goal.
Big HUGE thanks to the KCSA partners, Lewis (Lewis and then Lewis again), Todd & Jeffrey for taking a chance with us. When Lewis and I came to you with this crazy idea – you said run with it. Nick Opich – you are vital! You keep the trains running on the tracks and you’ve stepped into the co-hosting gig with grace, excitement and confidence! Phil Carlson – ditto! Thanks for your counsel, humor and for jumping in when we need you to (Go Bills!). Shea Gunther – we are nowhere without you. Your passion for the industry combined with your podcasting superpowers are amazing! You are constantly saving our butts! Tiffany Rutowski, Cassidy Colarik & the social media team – thank you for all you do to promote the podcast (and dealing with last minute…. well… everything!). Thanks to Derek Friday who is helping us with the relaunch of our newsletter. And all of our guests who have spent time with us…thank you for sharing your stories with our listeners. And to you guys – our friends and colleagues who have listened, provided feedback and supported us every step of the way – we appreciate you ALL!
Lastly – our listeners! You are everything! We love every tweet, every email (even the mean ones) and every “like” on our Instagram. Thank you for coming on this crazy ride with us.
While we’re at it, we wanted to share some cool new stuff! Like we alluded to, we’re starting up the newsletter again! So if you want to subscribe – go to our website to sign up or email us at email@example.com and we’ll add you to the list. We also have a YOUTUBE CHANNEL! We won’t record all of the episodes (you don’t want to see that much of us….trust me) but from time to time we’ll record the video and stick it up on the channel. Right now, we have some great initial content up there from interviews with Jim Belushi, Earl Blumenauer, Kevin Smith, etc.
Lastly, we are exploring MERCH! So if you’re interested in a T-shirt, hat, sticker – whatever – drop us a note and tell us what you’d like to see.
Ok really lastly – social media channels! Follow us, like us, interact with us! We want to give you content that you LIKE and part of that is…. Actually KNOWING what you like. So – don’t be shy – tell us!
And as always, don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!
About KCSA Strategic Communications
KCSA is a fully integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, shareholder communications and social media, with expertise in cannabis, financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, digital media and energy. Since 1969, the firm has demonstrated strategic thinking and program execution that drives results for its clients in the ever-changing communications and digital landscape. The firm’s clients are its best references. KCSA’s cannabis practice, which is one of the largest in North America for public relations, investor relations and social media, has been representing companies in the cannabis industry for more than five years. Clients span the entire supply chain from companies that grow the plant, process it and dispense it, to companies that provide consulting services, financial services and even ancillary products such as lighting, nutrients and packaging.
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This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe, Nick Opich and Phil Carlson of KCSA Strategic Communications.
Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today
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