2016 is shaping up as a year of growth and excitement for StoryTeller Media + Communications, with the move to our beautiful new offices, and now the addition of two new StoryTellers. Kevin Page and Josh Matrella started on the same day, live within easy bike rides of our new location, and came to StoryTeller with great Inbound Marketing experience. But despite their similarities, they will play very different roles on our team. Kevin is our new Account Strategist, and Josh is our new Business Development Associate, so they both deserve separate introductions.
Meet Kevin Page
Kevin studied Marketing at Minnesota-Duluth with a minor in Communications before starting his marketing career. He comes to us from Synecore Technologies, where he was an Inbound Marketing Project Manager. Kevin has no problem explaining why he was originally attracted to Inbound Marketing. "Nobody wants to be sold to. Inbound is a way to become a resource to our consumers in an effort to address their pain points and educate them on solutions, eventually leading them towards a purchase-ready mentality. HubSpot allows us to present our consumers with content that is tailored to their current stage in their buyer journey."
Hometown: Andover, MN
Favorite Team: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite Band: Matchbox Twenty
Favorite Food: Meat
Greatest Inspiration: My dad (family-oriented, strong work ethic, genuine kindness)
Interesting thing most people don't know about Kevin: I spent three months across the pond my junior year of college. While I was in London, I had an internship at an international tax consulting firm across the street from the Bank of England.
Meet Josh Matrella
Josh studied Communications at the University of Minnesota with a minor in Asian Languages and Literature before starting his sales career. Josh comes to us from Campfire Marketing, where he served in a business development role for Inbound Marketing services and trained clients to use the HubSpot CRM. "The best part about inbound marketing is the ROI and analytics reporting," Josh says. "Showing realistic value to clients strengthens my relationship with my customers."
Hometown: Watertown, MN
College: University of Minnesota
Favorite Team: Michigan State Spartans (Basketball)
Favorite Band: Taylor Swift or Blink 182
Favorite Food: Pasta
Greatest Inspiration: My sister (who's studying to be a nurse and never gets less than a 3.9 GPA).
Interesting thing most people don't know about Josh: I speak Mandarin Chinese — even though I’m Korean.