New Hire: Publicity Intern, Gabby Sturdivant

Please join us in welcoming our new Publicity Intern, Gabby!

Hometown: Franklin, TN

Why Marbaloo?

Living in Nashville for the past three years has been such an inspiration to me; and being surrounded by talented and creative people is so important to me. At Marbaloo, I instantly felt the passion and the drive for creativity, and I’ve been in love ever since.

What is your thing and why?

PR is 100% my thing, and the more I learn and practice it, the more I fall in love. I have always been fascinated with storytelling, and through PR I am able to tell a story in a unique way. In the ever-changing world that we live in, I love the opportunities that we have for connecting through stories.

Why do you do what you do?

I crave creativity, I love out of the box thinking, and through PR, I have the ability to do so every day.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by travel and immersing myself in something I am not used to. Pushing myself to get comfortable with being uncomfortable is important to me.

How do you spend your free time?

I love spending time outdoors and you can always find me hiking or canoeing on a nice weekend. I love being active, especially outdoors, striking some yoga poses or going for a jog.

What do you wish people knew about you?

I actually grew up on a goat farm, so naturally, I’m an animal lover.

What’s your favorite saying?

Super cliché, but I love The Beatles, and a lot of their music shaped me. “All you need is love” is my mantra.

What do you do to recharge your creativity?

I think taking time for yourself is so important for personal growth. I’ve always been the type of person who says yes to everything and ends up with way too much on my plate; but recently, I’ve learned to say no and take time to chill with a dog and sip tea and reflect. It has made a tremendous difference and prevents burnout.

What song can’t you stop playing right now?

Lately, I’ve been playing anything by Briston Maroney on repeat. He has so many amazing summer jams. “June” and “Freakin’ Out on the Interstate” are a few of my favorites.

Listen to Gabby’s Grooves over on our Spotify Channel!


New Hire: Publicity Intern, Gabby Sturdivant

New Hire: Publicity Intern, Gabby Sturdivant

New Hire: Interactive Assistant, Kylie Manderson

Please join us in welcoming our new Interactive Assistant, Kylie Manderson!

Hometown: Ballston Spa, New York

Why Marbaloo? Music and marketing are two of my passions so when I found a company that had the perfect balance between both, I knew that it was my kind of place! I’ve always wanted to be a part of a team that creates new, unique ways for artists to connect with their fans, and that’s exactly what Marbaloo is known for. The groundbreaking work that is produced mixed with an incredibly passionate and supportive company culture, had me hooked - it even inspired my move to Nashville!

What is your thing (Publicity, social media, marketing, design, photography, etc) and why? I would say that marketing strategy is my thing. I love the whole creative process and bouncing ideas off of a team until you get that “ah-ha” moment - it energizes me! It’s such a great feeling realizing you came up with a unique, never been done before idea for a client. Whether it’s creating an engaging social media campaign or a deciding on a video content idea, I love every aspect of strategic planning and watching that idea come to life.

Why do you do what you do?: I’ve loved the music and entertainment industry since my parents took me to see a Britney Spears show when I was 5 years old. Since then, music has always been my passion, so having an opportunity to make a career out of it couldn’t be more fitting. Having the chance to help both well-known and new artists grow their career is something that I’m really excited about. I love being challenged and figuring out what works, and what doesn’t work for certain people, which is why the music industry is the perfect fit because there is always some type of obstacle.  

What inspires you?: Creative people inspire me. I find the “next big thing” to be so fascinating so when someone comes out with an idea I think to myself “wow, why didn’t I think of that?” It makes me want to be a part of it. Others' creativity is such a motivator to continue to push my imagination beyond its limits and always think outside the box.

How do you like to spend your free time? Of course, finding new music and going to concerts. Aside from that, I love writing, spending time with my family, exploring the city, going to sporting events, finding fun happy hour spots, and obsessing over the Bachelor franchise and Harry Styles.

What do you wish people knew about you?: I have a very sarcastic, witty personality but it’s always out of love :)

What’s your favorite saying?: What’s meant to be will be.

What do you do to recharge your creativity?: I usually listen to music and read articles. I’m always curious about the latest trends - whether it’s on social media, in fashion, or the new slang the kids are using - so I find that getting informed tends to spark ideas for me.

What song can't you stop playing right now? Sincerity Is Scary by The 1975, Empty Space by James Arthur and The Middle by Zedd/Maren Morris

Listen to Kylie’s Playlist on our Spotify Channel: http://bit.ly/KUWKyliePlaylist

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Creating On-Brand Content: Jenna Paulette

Creating On-Brand Content: Jenna Paulette

As the Manager of Multimedia Arts, one of my responsibilities is to collaborate with artists to create content that is specifically tailored to their brand. Whether it be capturing behind-the-scenes social media content or conceptualizing and executing a full video shoot, it is my role to ensure each project correlates with the artist’s image.

In July, I boarded a flight to Marfa, Texas with singer-songwriter, Jenna Paulette, to capture content that would coincide with the release of her new music…

New Hire: TAW Intern, Shylene Radinsky

Please join us in welcoming our new brand PR intern, Shylene Radinsky! Shylene is working for The Avenue West this summer out of our Los Angeles office. She is currently a student at Boston University, studying communications. A Los Angeles native, Shylene is a talented writer, quick and thorough researcher, and has been a huge help this summer with client accounts. We're so excited she is spending the summer with us - welcome, Shylene!

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California

Why Marbaloo/Avenue West? I wanted to be able to do PR for different kinds of companies, and The Avenue West represents clients from all backgrounds, so it was the best choice!

What is your thing and why? I’d say my thing is definitely social media. I love using it as a way to connect across multiple platforms with different companies and influencers. Plus I think it’s such an essential tool to the way marketing/public relations agencies promote their clients now.

Why do you do what you do? It allows me to be more social than in a conventional job. I’ve also always been on the more creative side, so being able to put that to use in my career in amazing! 

What inspires you? Not knowing what comes next. My actions today affect my actions tomorrow, and so forth, so I like to spend every day doing something different. 

How do you like to spend your free time? I love hosting friends, so I love setting up dinners or get-togethers, and cooking and baking a ton. I also love to dance and go out, watch movies, and go for runs with my dog.

What do you wish people knew about you? I'm a super outgoing person but can be reserved when I first meet people, so there's a lot of assumptions about me. I feel like there’s a lot of layers to my personality and so many different things I’m into that people are really surprised to hear. I'm very spontaneous and down for anything!

What’s your favorite saying? Everything happens for a reason.

What do you do to recharge your creativity? I like to try and clear my mind - going to the beach, going for a long drive, or diving into new music helps me get into a more open headspace. 

What song can’t you stop playing right now? Alone Together by Dan + Shay, Deluca by Ruby Empress, Ghost Town by Kanye, New Light by John Mayer, Better Not by Louis the Child…too many to narrow down! 

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New Hire: Marketing Intern, Kelsey Neville

Please join us in welcoming our new interactive intern, Kelsey Neville! Kelsey graduated from Robert Morris University with a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Marketing before bringing her talents to Nashville and enrolling in Belmont University’s MBA program. Kelsey’s hard work, sense of humor and love for reality television have made her an easy fit into the Marbaloo family. We’re so excited to have her on board! Welcome, Kelsey!

Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI

Why Marbaloo? First and foremost, the company culture is outstanding. Marbaloo consists of a group of people that actually genuinely like each other and that’s not easy to come by. I also love the creative and out of the box ideas that the team comes up with - they inspire me not to go with the status quo and continually dig to come up with the most innovative ideas. 

What is your thing and why? Marketing is my passion. Originally, I loved it because it was a new outlet for me to draw upon my creativity in but throughout my studies it’s grown into so much more that that.It's become a norm for me to be reading case studies of how companies are handling all different aspects of their marketing strategy from branding to advertising. 

Why do you do what you do? Someday when I grow up, I think I’d like to continue my journey in digital marketing. I really love brainstorming and watching as that magic turns into an actual strategy and is executed. I’m also very interested in the overall branding of artists as well as finding partnerships that makes sense for them. 

What inspires you? Underdogs. I’m beyond inspired by people that by all means “shouldn’t” be as successful as they are but choose to never give up anyway. Their success stories, big or small, are inspiration to keep following my dreams of working in the music business. 

How do you like to spend your free time? I love reality TV and listening to podcasts - especially any part of the Bachelor franchise. I also love spending time with my dog Minnie, trying out the never ending supply of new coffeeshops in Nashville, running and spending time with my friends/family. 

What do you wish people knew about you? I'm constantly daydreaming about starting all sorts of side businesses. One of the most consistent ideas is a donut/coffee food truck that would be in the cutest vintage Shasta trailer anyone has ever seen. 

What’s your favorite saying? If you can dream it, you can do it. 

What do you do to recharge your creativity? Self-reflection is one of my favorite ways. When we sit down and take a look at how far we’ve come it’s much easier to feel inspired by our own journey. Also, lots and lots of Pinterest - after an hour on the platform I believe that I can make all sorts of woodwork and have my entire future wedding planned (minus the husband part, that's not that important right?)

What song can't you stop playing right now? Jersey on the Wall - I’m Just Asking - Tenille Townes

Listen to Kelsey's Playlist, "Neville Stop the Jams" on Marbaloo's Spotify Channel!
 

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