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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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.

Check out pictures from the event HERE.

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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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