New Hire: Interactive Coordinator, Ian Altobello

Hometown: Ishpeming, Michigan.

Why Marbaloo?

It's a very unique opportunity to work for celebrity clientele and to experience the Nashville music industry.

What is your thing (Publicity, social media, marketing, design, photography, etc) and why?

My primary experience is in social media management and digital marketing. I enjoy photography in my free time.

Why do you do what you do?:

I do everything for the experience. I want to look back in 50 years and be able to say, "Yeah, I did that."

What inspires you?:

A lot of things and people inspire me, but one thing that inspires me the most is being outside, enjoying the fresh air. A lot of my inspiration and my ability to think clearly comes from spending time outdoors, whether that's hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking etc.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I really enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends. Otherwise, I love photography, hunting and fishing, mountain biking, skiing, the list goes on!

What do you wish people knew about you?:

No, I'm not from Canada.

What’s your favorite saying?:

If it's meant to be, it'll be.

What do you do to recharge your creativity?:

Putting the phone down and really focusing on my surroundings.

What song can't you stop playing right now?

“One Man” Band by Old Dominion

Listen to Ian’s 'Modern Cowboy' playlist on our Spotify Channel!

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Marbalearn Summer '19: Interactive Intern Maddie Miller

Hometown: Orrville, OH

Why Marbaloo?

I wanted to learn about how to better market artists online and through social media and there is no better place to learn that than at Marbaloo!

What is your thing (publicity, social media, marketing, design, photography, etc) and why?

My thing is artist development! I love being able to watch something small grow into something big and take on a life of it's own. It's also really rewarding to get to be a part of something from the very beginning and help bring in new ideas for branding or marketing that will help an artist grow and succeed!

Why do you do what you do?

I do what I do because I want to make sure that I can give artists the best tools for success that I can possibly give them. Learning more about the industry and different parts in the industry allows me to be able to do that!

What inspires you?

Seeing people strive to become the best versions of themselves is really inspiring. Watching someone grow and improve themselves is a really cool thing to be able to watch.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I like to spend my free time by relaxing. Normally, that involves netflixing way too many episodes of The Office or Brooklyn 99 but it also includes reading, spending time with my friends, and hanging out with my dog Lucky!

What do you wish people knew about you?

I wish people knew that I'm shy at first but I do come out of my shell after a little bit of time!

What's your favorite saying?

If you don't ask, the answer is always no.

What do you do to recharge your creativity?

When I need to recharge my creativity, I like to hang out with my dog and read a good book or listen to new music.

What song can't you stop playing right now?

"Like a Girl" by Lizzo has been on repeat since her album came out.

Listen to “Maddie’s Mix” on our Spotify Channel!

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Marbalearn Summer '19: 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…