Tonia is our trustworthy Community Manager here at Spreaker. Fun-loving and warm, she was happy to take part in this week’s rendition of Meet the Team.
Hi Tonia! Thank you for doing this interview with us and taking time out of your busy schedule. How are you?
Hi Anna! I’m great, thanks! Been spending my holidays in the southern Italy, in Naples!
How exotic! First, can you introduce yourself and let us know what you do at Spreaker?
Yep, my name is Tonia, I’m 28 years old, and I’m the ancient Community Manager here at Spreaker. I say that because I’ve been here the longest, and I’m really proud of it :). I’m in charge of the community and all the activities regarding online marketing. Actually, I coordinate the other Community Managers who work at Spreaker, so I usually spend all of my time chatting on Skype with the girls in Argentina and the USA. I always get a bit confused between all the time zones, but I love it!
How did you start your job at Spreaker?
It was serendipity! I was thinking of moving back to Madrid, where I had lived for a couple of years, when a friend of mine told me that she had heard of a job vacancy here at Spreaker. It sounded really cool, so I said “Ok Tonia, this is Italy’s last shot at keeping, me or I leave,” and then sent in my resume. The interview went really well, and as you can see I’m still here.
And it wouldn’t be the same without you. Which Spreaker feature do you like the most?
I think that the entire platform is really amazing. I’ve seen it go through so many changes and improvements throughout my time here, and every day I love Spreaker more. If I had to choose one feature, I think that the app is totally the bomb! I mean, you can talk to the world at anytime, from everywhere; and now with the brand new Android app, lots of people get the chance to do just that. I give a standing ovation to the app, no doubt about it.
Can you give us a few reasons why it’s great working at Spreaker?
There are many, many reasons. First of all, the team: we’re all pretty young (more or less) and we usually have lots of fun at work – Anna, you know what I’m talking about! I love listening to all the different content the site has to offer, and in so many different languages. I learn lots of interesting things just browsing through Spreaker.
I do know what you’re talking about! Do you have any fun memories you’d like to share?
Over a year ago, we held a launch party for Spreaker in Milan, and we had decorated the room with tons of helium balloons. By the end of the party we started playing with the helium tanks: we were breathing in the helium and then saying all this nonsense with terrible, high-pitched voices. I remember crying from laughing so hard.
If I only I could have been there for it! What are your favorite podcasts on Spreaker?
I usually listen to Tierra de Palabras, since I love Latin American poetry, and the guys at Radio Mente Viva. Their podcasts are great, and are all about the new Brazilian rock scene. I also recently discovered a professor at the University of Naples, Giuseppe della Pietra, giving Law classes via Spreaker. I think it’s really original!
What drives you crazy?
The lack of timeliness and accuracy. It drives me crazy!
Where can we find you on the internet?
Send me a tweet @toniamaffeo, and I’ll be happy to reply back! 🙂