Welcome StringCan's New Content Strategy Intern - Katie Blalock

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October 24, 2014

Welcome StringCan's New Content Strategy Intern - Katie Blalock

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Background:

Tell us a little about yourself! Where are you from and what’s your story?

I’m from Monterey, California and I moved to Phoenix when I was 6 years old. I’m the youngest of three girls and have loved writing since I was 8. My love for writing inspired me to get my degree in Journalism & Mass Communication at ASU, with a focus in Public Relations.

How would you describe your personality in 5 words or less?

Passionate, goal-oriented, creative, fun and friendly!

What could we find you doing outside of the office? What are your passions?

When I’m at home, I love to journal and write poetry and songs. Cooking, reading the news, and playing piano are also passions of mine. I also spend a lot of time at the gym and hiking at South Mountain.

Fun:

If you could be any famous landmark, what would you be and why?

I would be the Statue of Liberty because freedom is very important to me— especially freedom of the press!

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now where would you go and what would you do?

I would go to Switzerland because I have heard it’s one of the most beautiful countries to visit.

You just won a million dollars, what is the most irresponsible purchase you’re going to make?

I would probably buy more clothes, shoes, and purses than I would ever need in my lifetime.

If you had to choose a theme song, who sings it and what would it be?

It would be “Who Says” by John Mayer.

If you had to choose a celebrity spokesperson for yourself, who would it be?

My ideal celebrity spokesperson would probably be Demi Lavato.

What is one or two of your favorite brands, and why?

Apple because I love my iPhone and I think Apple products are going to take over the future!

What’s your favorite YouTube video and why?

My favorite YouTube video is Substitute Teacher by Key & Peele because I love these guys and this video makes me laugh every time.

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Business:

On a serious note, what are you most looking forward to learning from StringCan?

I want to learn how to be a better content creator and writer, how to use social media more effectively, and how to develop strategies that are tailored to specific clients.

What excites you about digital strategy and marketing?

Digital strategy and marketing excite me because the entire country is becoming more and more digital. Also, with the use of digital marketing, reaching the right audience has never been easier that it is today.

What is your proudest accomplishment and why?

My proudest accomplishment is getting one of my poems published in a book. I was really proud of this because I have always dreamed of being a published author/poet.

Have questions for Katie? Ask them in the comments section.

Featured Photo, Phoenix. StringCan Interactive. 2014.



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