Five Questions With…Natalie Cerone

Natalie is from Chicago and LOVES her Cubbies!

Welcome to “Five Questions With…”

This series shares a deep dive into what makes the #HumansofMKTG tick and help make up this great family. In the latest edition, we’d like to introduce you to Natalie Cerone from MKTG Atlanta. If you’re ever in town and looking for an early morning exercise partner, or someone to enjoy a glass of vino with, Natalie is your girl! Enjoy!


Q1: What do you at MKTG and what’s a typical day/week like for you? (who do you interact with, what keeps you busy)

While my role at MKTG is primarily in Client Services supporting our Cupcake Vineyards program, you can also find me hanging around the Creative team, providing copywriting, strategy, and project management support to various RFP responses.

Q2: Who inspires you personally and professionally and why?

Lena Dunham. Now, before you start listing off all the reasons why she might not be the best first choice for a role model, let me explain. Say what you want about the girl, but you can’t deny that she is a) an incredibly talented hard worker and b) completely and utterly her own person and not afraid to express that. At the age of 26, she had already written, directed and starred in her own Emmy Award-winning television show. As someone who studied the same industries (writing and media) at the same time as Dunham, I can’t help but be inspired by her. For those of you who still aren’t convinced, let’s go with JK Rowling. Badass female authors who used their talent, unwillingness to give up, and quirky, unapologetic personalities to build an empire – that’s my type.

Q3: What excites you about your work?

The unlimited potential to create. When it comes to the opportunities I get on a daily basis to use my imagination, creativity and strategic thinking…sky’s the limit as far as I’m concerned. Brands are rapidly evolving and becoming bolder, braver and more playful while continuing to challenge the norm and take a stand – which gets me excited, as I try to identify with those same characteristics both personally and professionally. It really is such an exciting time to be in this industry, doing what we do.

Q4: What are you watching (TV, films, docs, reality, etc.), listening to (radio, podcasts, books, etc.) and reading (which blogs, sites, books, mags, etc.)

Watching: I’ve finally allowed myself to start watching the final season of my all-time favorite show, Girls. I’ve been putting it off because I don’t want the “newness” to be over. I’ve also found myself knee deep in the documentary section of Netflix – watching anything from true crime to nature exploration to culinary trends.

Listening: Anything Hotel Costes-eque. Chill/house/electro is my sweet spot. At this moment, the new CHVRCHES singles are on repeat and I’m patiently awaiting their Love Is Dead album release.

Reading: It’s always changing – I’m almost never without book in hand in my free time. My current recommendations include: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and The Beautiful & Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Q5. Do you have a morning routine? If so, what is it?

EXERCISE AND COFFEE. If someone had told me a few years ago that I’d be the type of person who gets out of bed before sunrise to exert physical energy, I would have laughed into the sunset. Mornings have never really been my thing, but now I’m hooked. I love getting into work, coffee in hand, already feeling accomplished by 9:00am (I know, I’m that person).

BONUS QUESTION: Anything else you want to share? Do you have a special talent? Passion? Hobby?

I used to be fluent in Italian. I’ve lost touch a bit as of late, but I can still hold a conversation. If anyone wants to practice, you know where to find me.

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

March 29th, 2018 at 6:08 pm

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