Kayla came to us about a year ago starting off as a part-timer, and has recently joined the Marketing team as our full-time Social Media Coordinator! She’s a music-loving, Netflix-watching awesome addition to the team, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for the team! Read on below to learn more about Kayla and how she likes to spend her free time.
What exactly do you do for Ticket Alternative?
I very recently started working as the new Social Media Coordinator managing all their social media pages, but previously I worked on the TATP side as a Client Services Representative for nearly a year. I miss my team over there but I’m excited about working in the marketing department and am ready to learn the ins and outs of this industry.
When you’re not at work, how do you like to spend your free time?
If I’m being honest, a lot of my free time involves binge watching shows on Netflix and eating Chick-Fil-A at least once a week. For the sake of not sounding completely boring, I will point out that I generally always have a concert lined up, and I’m constantly planning some sort of international adventure. Up next: Amsterdam, Vienna, and Budapest in September!
Where is your favorite place in Atlanta to kick back and relax?
This maybe sounds weird, but I love going to movies by myself. I live close to Tara Theatre and I love going around Oscars time and watching all the nominated movies, since they are always playing there. If you have not gone to a movie solo, I highly recommend it.
If you could go to a show with any person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
I would want to go to a show with Ezra Koenig (of Vampire Weekend). Mostly just because I want to go on a date with him, and if we went to a show together, that’s like a date, and then we’d fall madly in love and get married.
You got your Master’s degree in Scotland and studied Marketing in Festival and Event Management. What was the coolest thing you learned about the music industry there?
My dissertation was focused on the role that live music events have on city image, so the coolest thing I learned was that the public sector plays a really big role in funding music events. Specifically, in Northern Ireland, there is an entire department that supports and funds very large music festivals with big name acts. I love the fact that government realizes that investing in these things can really market their city to the world as a fun, lively, and exciting place to be.
What 5 bands would headline your dream music festival?
Vampire Weekend, Third Eye Blind, Death Cab For Cutie, Mumford and Sons, and Snow Patrol. That’s basically a list of the greatest live shows I have been to (in terms of music and memories), so If I could see them all at one festival, it would be a dream come true.
What’s been your favorite TA outing so far?
Well, this wasn’t really an official outing, but a bunch of us went to see Death Cab for Cutie at the Fox in April and it was amazing. It was the 5th time I’ve seen them, but we had such amazing seats and their new album is really great, so it was a really fun night. I also love anytime we go to Braves game because we get to spend time with people we don’t see enough of in the office!
What upcoming Ticket Alternative event or show are you most excited for?
What’s the weirdest/funniest thing you’ve heard around the office?
I think the funniest thing I have heard in the office are the nicknames we have for people. There’s Jentastic, OG Maxxx, Suga Shane, Flyin’ Brian aka BriGuy, and the list goes on. I will reluctantly tell you that my nickname is “Gam Gam” because of my grandma-like tendencies, but I’m really trying to get rid of that one!