Meet Promoboxx’s new Brand Account Specialist, Natalie Giulianelli! We are so excited to welcome Natalie to our team, and to get to know her better, we asked her a few questions. Check out her answers below!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
After earning my B.S. in Information, Communication & Technology from Florida State University, I relocated to Boston, MA to complete a digital media internship at The Grommet, an e-commerce company launching undiscovered products from independent Makers.
It was there that I gained entry into the startup world and realized my passion for digital media and product innovation. After my internship, I became the Content Manager for a very small startup (four people total!) called FirmPlay, a job search platform that takes you behind the scenes of companies in Boston. Working directly with the founder on content creation and website management, I not only expanded my skill set but realized how much I enjoyed making such a direct impact on the growth of a company.
What made you want to join the Promoboxx team?
I actually came across Promoboxx through my previous job at FirmPlay. Among all of the company profiles I saw daily, Promoboxx stood out to me like a needle in a haystack. I felt really inspired by the company’s mission and immediately knew I wanted to contribute. After meeting with the team, I saw how dedicated and passionate everyone was about their work, and I’m so privileged to be able to work alongside them!
What’s your favorite independent business in Boston?
I have to say Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Davis Square, and not just because they gave me a free loaf of bread (the true way to my heart).
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
When faced with a challenge, my mom used to tell me that “anything worthwhile is difficult.” It serves as a constant reminder to find the strength to get through a tough time because, in the end, the result is that much more meaningful!
What do you admire most in a brand?
I admire so many brands for a lot of different reasons, but I have huge respect for innovative brands that continually strive to grow, yet still stay true to their ideology.
What is one of your favorite things to do in Boston?
I’m a pretty avid photographer and still a semi-newbie to the area, so one of my favorite things to do since I’ve moved here has just been exploring Boston by foot and discovering new perspectives of the city to photograph!
What is something that not many people know about you?
Being born in the Netherlands and having lived in various states across the US, my parents inspired a lot of travel in me at a young age. Eventually, I’d like to go backpacking through Europe, but over the past few years, I’ve been trying to visit all of the national parks in the US!
Do you have any hobbies?
Now that I don’t live in Florida anymore and can actually go outside without melting, I love any chance I can get to go hiking, running, or obstacle-course racing. I’m also pretty musical and have been playing violin and piano since I was a little kid.