Meet Promoboxx’s new Brand Account Specialist, Steph Marr! We are so excited to welcome Steph 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:
I graduated in 2010 from Boston College with a degree in Communications and Theatre. After graduating, I moved to NYC where I worked at Viacom in Ad Sales and Integrated Marketing for their entertainment networks (Comedy Central, Spike and TV Land). I left NYC in 2013 and traveled through Europe for a few months (quarter-life crisis, if you will). When I returned, I worked as a nanny in the Philadelphia area for a year. In January 2015, I moved back up to Boston, working at WGBH as a Marketing Manager for their National Corporate Sponsorship Group. And now, I’m starting up at Promoboxx as a Brand Account Specialist! Loving it so far.
What made you want to join the Promoboxx team?
I was put in touch with Taylor (Promoboxx’s own Senior Brand Account Manager) through a mutual friend, and I could just tell through chatting with her how much she loves what she does and who she works with. Company culture is HUGE for me, so I was really excited by the idea of jumping into a fun, hungry and super motivated team. I also think the product/platform itself is super interesting and innovative, and I immediately wanted to learn more about it.
What’s your favorite independent business in Boston?
American Provisions in Southie – a lot of their stuff is locally sourced and the people that work there are super friendly and knowledgeable. And it’s conveniently close to my apartment!
What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
I feel like it’s really hard to say which one is the BEST, but I recently read The Good Spy, by Kai Bird, and it was intense and interesting. I also love Malcolm Gladwell’s books because they’ve made me think from a different perspective. And growing up, I was super religious about Harry Potter.
What’s one of your favorite things to do in Boston?
Attending any sort of sporting event.
What’s something that not many people know about you?
I used to be a competitive Irish step dancer. I use the word competitive loosely, as I attended competitions but never actually won anything. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten all the dance moves and techniques, so I would not be able to share this “talent” with you all.
Do you have any hobbies?
I’m learning to enjoy the *art* of cooking, and I love to travel whenever I can afford to do so. I also, randomly, love to paint/color as a way to de-stress.