interns

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: 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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