Friday, October 03, 2008

Bruce Bateman: Marketing Manager

MVA Marketing Manager Bruce BatemanBruce Bateman is the new marketing manager for MVA. May the Good Lord guide him in his new role as the CNMI's tourism chief.

At least we have someone in that job that supports increasing the size of the proposed Mariana Trench Marine National Monument.


Jeff said...

A J for Jeff. I presume this is a government paid job when we know government shouldn't exist. People are stealing from the taxpayer to employ Bruce Bateman. Will the ironies ever cease?

Kidding. Good luck BB.

I can't wait to see lil hammerhead flip out on this.

Road-Block Blogger said...

We could only wish Bruce the best. It is a daunting task to run the tourism agency's marketing department, believe me.. I know..

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Do you remember Bruce saying that MVA shouldn't get a dime from the government?

Jeff said...

No, but it definitely sounds like something he would say.

KAP said...

Maybe he's working on it from the inside.

How's he going to spin DEA's cavity searches?

Just kidding, Bruce. Good luck.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

I notice that it is not shaped like a "J", therefore...

Thanks to all of you for the good wishes.

I can tell you that Mr. Road Block is right. I can also tell you that there is a great group of people working at MVA and that we are going to be working very hard to keep and even improve market share even in the face of some pretty ratty international economic news. We'll do it too.

Sorry though, I won't be diving and fishing and snorkeling every day with you folks any more. Too busy.

As to certain agencies' harassment of an unnamed ethnic group at our airport, I can only express profound disappointment and refer you elewhere for a statement.

BTW: My personal computer is in the shop and I am writing this on my wife's machine. As you can probably guess I won't be blogging during business hours as I view it as unethical, no, I view it as theft. When my CPU gets back into service I'll post over at the Saipanuvian...after working hours or on weekends.

On the bright side - as I was setting up some appointments for next Monday one of my associates pointed out that it was a holiday. Having paid no attention to holidays for my whole working life, I find it interesting to think about taking a day off, just because one of them rolls around.

All else aside, marketing for MVA is an exciting and fun responsibility so far. I'll let you know if that changes.