New Hire: Marketing Intern, Kayla Van Hoose

Please join us in welcoming our Marketing Intern for the Summer, Kayla Van Hoose! Kayla graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Operations Management (Emphasis in Marketing). Kayla's free spirit, can-do attitude and creativity have proved to be assets to our team, and we're so happy to have her. Welcome, Kayla!

Hometown: Hood River, OR

Why Marbaloo? I love music, I love marketing, and working for a well-established marketing company in the heart of the music industry is like a dream come true, so of course Marbaloo! The work environment is very collaborative and creative, and no idea is a bad idea.  I am able to talk with people from every team on a daily basis, which really allows me to see the ins and outs of the entire company. Marbaloo hits the nail on the head for the perfect balance of fun and handwork.

What is your thing and why? Marketing/Social media is definitely my thing. I love the idea of creating something out of nothing, and then running with it. Marketing/social media is ever-changing with our world's advancing technology, which keeps it interesting.. you always have to stay on your toes and adapt to the target audience's wants and needs.

Why do you do what you do? I live for creativity. That's how my mind works best. Growing up I was always in-between projects, whether it be canvas painting, learning the guitar, photography, designing hats, etc, I'm happiest when my mind has endless boundaries to create!

What inspires you? Travel, immersing myself in other cultures and countries and being comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

How do you like to spend your free time? I love spending as much time as I can adventuring in the outdoors! I grew up in a very athletic, little, "outdoorsy town," where we windsurfed, mountain biked, skied, hiked, etc. Anything in the outdoors feels like home. When I don't want to be active, I flip on my newest Netflix show and make hats! It's a hobby I've had since freshman year of college and it's super therapeutic. Grandma life ;) 

What do you wish people knew about you? I'm super spontaneous. Ask me to go on an adventure and I'm all in. I'm a busy-body almost to a fault... sometimes I need to tell myself it's okay to relax. Also, I have a strange obsession with French Bulldogs (before they were trending!!!) and will be getting a gray one in the future named "Earl," and a white one named "Pearl."

What’s your favorite saying? If not now, then when? 

What do you do to recharge your creativity? Working out and practicing yoga, or going somewhere that makes me happiest like the lake, beach, or mountains. 

What song can't you stop playing right now? Nevermind- Dennis Lloyd

Listen to Kayla's playlist over on our Spotify channel!

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New Hire: Manager of Multi-Media Arts, Thomas Heney

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Why Marbaloo? It’s been a dream of mine to be a content creator in the music/entertainment industry for as long as I can remember and the thought of living in Nashville had been on my radar for years. Marbaloo is the perfect fit — amazing people, exciting work, and a wonderful company culture. 

What is your thing and why? Videography. I love being able to make a creative vision come to life through filming and post-production editing. It’s like having a mental image of a completed puzzle, creating the pieces, and then playing around with them until they all fit together. It’s incredibly challenging and rewarding every time!

Why do you do what you do? It’s a great way to express myself. My goal is to create content that goes beyond just looking and sounding good. I want it to have heart that boasts personality and conveys feeling. 

What inspires you? Adventure, music, friendships, and the great outdoors. 

How do you like to spend your free time? Hiking, writing music, and eating breakfast foods.

What do you wish people knew about you? I am absurdly good at table tennis. 

What’s your favorite saying? Art is really just where an adult can feel like a child again. 

What do you do to recharge your creativity? Spend time in nature. Also, napping. 

What song can't you stop playing right now? “Shy” by Leon Bridges

Listen to Thomas's Kickback Songs on our Spotify Channel

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New Hire: Interactive Intern, Alexis Jendza

Please join us in welcoming our interactive intern for the Summer, Alexis Jendza! Alexis graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Entertainment Management. With a special interest in music festivals and *good vibes,* she brings a unique and positive outlook to the team. Welcome, Alexis!

Hometown:  Macomb, MI

Why Marbaloo?: Because why not?! I've loved the work experiences that really challenged my creativity.  With Marbaloo, I could see the company valued innovative, out-of-the-box thinking. My personality and work style seemed to align exactly with the company culture. And I was absolutely right.  The people are positive and forward thinkers.  The energy is upbeat.  I'm looking forward to calling this home for the rest of the summer. 

What is your thing and why?: Partnerships and Marketing are my thang.  I'll also loop in artist relations with that.  I love the fact that an artist or event can connect with a company and create a completely unique campaign/activation.  The sky is the limit.  Like Marbaloo having Cole Swindell partner with AAA for his single "Broke Down."  That's ingenious. So simple to pair them together, but now an entirely new audience was captured.  

What inspires you?: Positive thinkers and bold leaders.  People who are unique and aren't swayed by cultural norms. I have to mention one of my biggest inspirations, Bozoma Saint John. Not only has she re-branded and created significant change for multiple companies, but isn't afraid to express herself and admit she's badass.  She's my idol for sure.  

How do you like to spend your free time? Going to see live music is 100% my favorite, especially at music festivals. There's nothing comparable to the happiness and good vibes of thousands of people seeing their favorite artists. Also, I love to travel even if its just a quick day trip. Then hanging out with friends and trying to fit in a workout or yoga class is the normal day-to-day.   

What’s your favorite saying?: As corny as it is... Good vibes only.  I'm a firm believer in the power of positivity.

What do you do to recharge your creativity?: Absolutely listen to music.  Plugging in my headphones or going on a long drive with the stereo blaring is soothing.  

What song can't you stop playing right now?:  No way can I limit myself to one song. A few of my favorites right now are: Body by Loud Luxury/Brando, Candle by Quinn XCII, and 17 by MK. All great summer jams.  

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#MarbsWorkFlow: Kristin's Workday Jamz

Kristin Foster, Interactive Coordinator 

My "Workday Jamz" playlist is the perfect mix of chill tracks and toe-tapping bops to get you through a day at the office. It includes hits from some of my all-time faves like Taylor Swift, John Mayer, and Brett Eldredge, along with some of my new obsessions like Lauv and Abby Anderson. Hit play to get your workday started!

Listen Here: http://bit.ly/KristinsWorkdayJamz

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Rising Women on the Row 2018: Faithe Dillman

We’re proud to have a leader who leads by example and shows passion and creativity every day, in every campaign. Our fearless leader Faithe Dillman has been named one of the Rising Women of The Row for 2018!

Read her interview on Music Row Magazine: http://bit.ly/RWOTRFaitheDillman

Watch her speech over on our Facebook page.

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New Hire: Creative Intern, Sabir Robinson

Sabir Robinson joined our creative team as an intern while he continues his studies at The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville. Hailing from Alabama, he’s made his way to Nashville to pursue a degree in design as he and his wife raise their adorable 6-year-old son (with a baby girl on the way!). Sabir brings skill, patience, and thoughtfulness to the team and we’re happy to have him with us!

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama 

Why Marbaloo?: Outside of the wonderful people and amazing atmosphere, I love the assignments that we do here. I enjoy hearing an artists dream through song or a companies mission via statement, joining them on that journey and helping them realize that dream or vision they formed for themselves. It’s thrilling to be apart of something like that. And there is so much collaboration and encouragement among the artisans here, that it’s hard not to choose a place like this.  Nothing like living the Marb Life! 

What is your thing (Publicity, social media, marketing, design, photography, etc) and why?: Design is definitely my thing. I am driven to create and structure. My brain doesn’t know how to operate any other way. The idea of creating something new or interpreting a message is exciting. When I look at a blank piece of paper, it’s thrilling to imagine what ideas can manifest itself from it. 

Why do you do what you do?: I hope is to use my skills and gifts to inspire. I want to edify and educate low-income communities on art and graphic design. I also hope to help small businesses, while also finding ways to push the limits and make a significant contribution to the industry of graphic design.

What inspires you?: Everything pretty much inspires me. I have this strange way of finding a story into the most insignificant, inanimate things. For instance, I empathize with a bath towel that’s at the bottom of a pile in the furthest reaches of the closet. And on the contrary, I’m driven by the hidden dreams and outlandish ambitions of others. The human experience is inspiring. My inspiration is also internal. I maintain a desire to find and live in my purpose, excel in it and share what I know. 

How do you like to spend your free time?: I spend my free time with my family.  Any opportunity we have to spend time and be silly together, its a blast.  I nice picnic at a park, or a hot dog in a movie is always perfect. 

What do you wish people knew about you?: I am a cheerful giver with a dangerous level of altruism.  

What’s your favorite saying?: “Word”, occasionally, “word up”.

What do you do to recharge your creativity?:It’s kind of strange, but when I find myself cerebrally combusted, I watch a Christopher Nolan movie. His mind is the closest thing I can compare to my own. His movies remind me to reach a little bit further.  And to do it in my own lane, without environmental conformation. I remember that the greatest that I have to offer, hasn’t been seen or even thought of by any.  

What song can't you stop playing right now? KB - DNOU and Aha Gazelle - Transform.

Listen to Sabir's Anomalous Swag Playlist on Our Spotify Channel

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New Hire: Interactive Intern, Tally Bevis

We're thrilled to have Tally Bevis join the Marbaloo team as an Interactive Intern! Miss Parsons 2018, Tally is a junior at Belmont University majoring in Music Business. She is also one of the co-founders of Octo Music Group, an event production company that creates, facilitates, and manages every aspect of throwing underground dance parties and private events. Her insight and enthusiasm have made her a great addition to the Marbaloo Marketing family! 

Hometown: Springfield, Tennessee

Why Marbaloo?: Marbaloo has such an exciting edge in the music industry and is home to some of Nashville’s most intelligent and capable women in the biz. I loved the idea of being with a company that inspires their team members to invest themselves wholeheartedly into the projects they work on while looking to the horizon to keep a competitive edge. The office is bright, the people are passionate, and I knew company culture played a lot into my excitement about coming to Marbaloo for this semester as a Marketing and Interactive Intern. I’m blessed to be here and to learn from some show-stopping, innovative leaders.

What is your thing and why?: I have to say I have always had such a passion for live events and concerts. There’s nothing that gets me more excited than hearing a song live, up close and personal, that I have been listening to on Spotify, CD or Vinyl, and experiencing the visual effects that go along with the music at live shows. From that comes my love of fun, creative marketing campaigns and all the visual content (photos, aftermovie) that come after the show is over. 

Why do you do what you do?: Music is a language that anyone can understand, across the globe. There’s nothing that I can think of that is more unifying yet simultaneously unique than music from different parts of the world, and I knew from a young age that music would always be a part of my life. Now I get to be a part of the industry that makes it happen, gets music on shelves and onto your playlists, the industry that curates the sounds of our culture. That’s pretty special to me. 

What inspires you?: Music, Quotes, Hugs, Laughter, Recognition, Good Food, Friends, Jokes, Bright Colors. Did I say Music?  

What do you wish people knew about you?: I am a total cat lady (and proud of it). 

How do you like to spend your free time?: When I think about free time, I have very little of it. I say that to mean that most every moment in my day is doing something to push myself to the next level, grow in my experiences and understanding, build relationships, help people (and myself) feel better, look better and be more confident; I am a full time Belmont student, a proud intern, a live event production entrepreneur, a small business owner with an incredible health and wellness company, a blessed girlfriend and Miss Parsons 2018, representing the Miss America Organization and the small but mighty town of Parsons, TN as an advocate for the power of citizenship and Children’s Miracle Network. I try to turn my free time into growth and giving, but then again I love cooking elaborate meals, long baths and watching Netflix. We are all human, right? 

What’s your favorite saying?: Anything Paulo Coelho, especially from the book “The Alchemist” that remind me daily of the Law of Attraction and my passion for seeing the world throughout my life. Here are my two favorites because it’s difficult to choose only one when so many are so inspiring. 

What do you do to recharge your creativity?: I have different Spotify playlists for different moods so I can trick myself into being excited or thoughtful or downright asleep (with the rain sounds playlist I have on speed dial); A quick sweep of Pinterest or an inspirational podcast and I am back at it again with a renewed excitement and motivation. Colors and words can be so inspiring!

What song can't you stop playing right now?: Pearl Diver by Alfred Hall, a new single released on 2/2 from the up and coming Norwegian duo with a sound like syrup. Check out their new track & some of my favorite Nashville electro and pop sounds on my new playlist “Tally’s Electric Vibes.” You can find it on Marbaloo’s Spotify.  
 

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New Hire: Interactive Assistant, Alden Burge

Florida native and copywriting ninja Alden Burge joined Marbaloo as an Interactive Assistant in October after interning with ROAR, and Iconic Entertainment. She also served as President / VP of communication and a founding member of her CMAedu chapter. Read more about her below and join us in welcoming her to our growing team! We're so happy to have her.

Hometown: St. Augustine, FL

Why Marbaloo?: I started following Marbaloo almost three years ago when I was interning for a different company in Nashville. The more familiar I became with the company, the more I admired the work ethic, the company culture, and the nontraditional “corporate” vibe. It seemed like the perfect contemporary environment to grow and learn from so many respected professionals in the industry. When the opportunity came up to apply, I jumped and I couldn’t be happier that I did. 

What is your thing and why?: Marketing and social media. Marketing just doesn’t exist today without social media. It’s a huge aspect of all of our lives and I love being able to work on behalf of artists and our other clients to help further their success. 

Why do you do what you do?: It’s really cool being a part of a team that helps others grow. Whether it’s a marketing campaign their fans/followers love, a #1 song, a video, a new album, or some other project; it’s rewarding to play a small part in achieving clients’ goals and then striving to achieve bigger and better goals in the future. I love the challenges (big or small) that present themselves in this industry.
 
What inspires you?: I think it’s really cool to see new and creative marketing campaigns that have been pushed out by big companies or other artists. In a way, it challenges you to think outside the box and work hard towards pulling together something awesome for the clients you work for. It’s also inspiring to hear new artists that have that fresh new energy about them. You can’t help but feel excited about it.

How do you like to spend your free time? I pretty much spend most of my free time with friends, at shows, traveling, and trying to stay active in some way. I’m not a homebody, so I love being out and about. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good Netflix binge or night in every once in a while though :). 

What do you wish people knew about you?: I am super easy-going. Most people figure this out the more they get to know me, but I think it takes way more energy to be angry or upset all the time, so I try to be happy and content with everything going on in my life. 

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

What do you do to recharge your creativity?: Take a break. I think sometimes it’s helpful to step away from a project and come back to it after you’ve worked on something else or just taken some time off. 

What song can't you stop playing right now? The Middle by Maren Morris & Zedd

Listen to Alden's "Weekend Vibes" Playlist On Our Spotify Channel

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