Julia Kuziomko serves as Relyco’s Director of Demand Generation & Marketing Operations. She is in her fourth year at Relyco. Julia’s dedication is clear to all who work with her. She has a busy job, but she always seems to be prepared for whatever you throw at her. She’s poised and professional, ready to tackle any challenges as they arise. Julia is also a secret data nerd; she really likes examining numbers and statistics in order to maximize our efforts.
Inviting customers to see who we are “behind the curtain” is one of her main goals. This series of Get to Know Relyco blog posts was her idea. She holds the opinion that you can do a great job and still have a lot of fun at the same time. That attitude is infectious and the whole marketing team appreciates it!
Working with her, it’s impossible not to notice her awesome sense of humor. She cracks up easily and often. Any jokes, from bawdy to absurd, will get her going. In this particular GIF, we were trying to take a natural photo of Julia behind her desk. Steph was jokingly trash-talking our sweet Kara, who was taking the photo. This was Julia’s reaction and we just had to share because it captures her spirit so well. She is, in a word, game. Julia has done cartwheels down our hallway and danced jigs with trade show props. She works hard, but she knows how important play is too. With this interview, like everything else she does, Julia was warm, thorough and funny:
How long is your commute to work?
7 minutes. It would be shorter, but I don’t like driving down main roads, just like I don’t like driving on highways. I’d rather take the scenic route. It takes me a little bit longer, but I go around this beautiful part of Dover every morning. So it’s kind of a more relaxing drive, rather than sitting at traffic lights.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Dover. I was born in San Francisco, but I moved here when I was very young. I have a few memories of being in California, but the majority of my youth was here.
Do you drink coffee or tea in the morning?
Depends on the day. [she smiles] I like Earl Grey tea a lot and that’s my go-to. If I have enough time, I’ll make coffee in the french press. But usually I don’t have enough time. So I wait until I get to work.
What’s your favorite smell?
Freshly cut grass. [The same as Donna!]
Do you have a favorite pen?
I buy them in boxes of ten because I need them everywhere. [At this point the interview went off the rails for awhile while we talked delightedly about our favorite pens for two full minutes.]
What do you wish your customers knew?
How fun we can be or more of our personalities…because we’re in an environment where we don’t interact one-on-one with them. All of my communication with them is strictly email or on the phone.
What do you listen to in the car?
Apple music and a variety of different radio stations on Apple music. But I also have my own playlists that I create. My musical tastes are all over the map. Some days I may be in a super pop mode and other days I’ll want to rock out to Grace Potter or Susan Tedeschi, sometimes bluegrass or classical.
Describe your happy place.
Laughing, dancing and listening to music with my friends.
What’s your favorite thing about Relyco?
If you could talk to your 16-year-old self, what advice would you give?
Don’t try to grow up so fast. It’s kind of serious, but true.
What’s your favorite song to dance to?
“I Don’t Feel Like Dancin” by the Scissor Sisters
If you could hang out with someone (living or deceased) for the day, who would you pick?
Living. My sister, who lives in Israel.
Julia’s focus is in marketing, which means that she spends a lot of time doing research, writing, anticipating customer needs, evaluating data and planning our editorial calendar. She is responsible for the inbound marketing strategy, optimizing our website for search, trade show selection, etc. Julia knows the platforms that we use and their nuances really well, so she is often the one troubleshooting technology issues as well.
To contact her, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her @jmarketplace on Twitter. To contact Relyco, give us a call at 800-777-7359. You can also click here or on the button below.