Personal Interview With Michael And Gülnur3 min read
Black One is continuing to grow and we’re happy to welcome our newest team members Michael and Gülnur. They took the time to personally interview themselves. So without further ado, let’s get to know them!
What Do You Do at BLACK ONE?
Michael Du Toit: I work at Black One Entertainment as a Business Development Associate, with the main focus on marketing. I generally try and help wherever I can, and support all members with small tasks on a regular basis.
Gülnur Sevinc: I am the social media manager of Black One Entertainment and also assist in their digital marketing operations.
Why Did You Join?
Michael: I joined Black One Entertainment due to the amazing energy I felt when I first heard about this project. My first interaction with Klaus and Maxim was over a Skype interview all the way from South Africa. Needless to say, I was so excited that I flew over and joined them two months later. I’ve always been interested in the entertainment industry and working with the creative people in it.
Gülnur: I was accepted into a program called “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” by the European Union, which gives me a chance to make an internship at a startup in Europe. When I find out about Black One Entertainment I was immediately intrigued by their mission. I was always interested in working in the art world, converting my interest into the music industry felt just right.
What is Your Background?
Michael: I grew up and lived in South Africa for the last 22-years. I studied Integrated Marketing Communications and also completed a certificate in Entrepreneurship. Before I came to Berlin, I also did a few internships in different industries.
Gülnur: After completing my Degree in Sociology at Bogazici University and a receiving a Digital Marketing Certificate at Istanbul Technical University, I did a one-month internship at L’Oreal and worked at a Digital Advertisement Agency. I realized that I preferred working at smaller enterprises such as startups as it was a better place to see your hard work and effort pay off. Before coming to Berlin and starting at BOE, I was an assistant for a well-known Turkish artist by the name of Inci Eviner as I am also very passionate about art.
What Are You Excited About?
Michael: I’m extremely excited about what the future holds for Black One Entertainment. I feel that there is a lot of potential for the business in a variety of areas. With hard work and the right mindset, we can really create something special.
Gülnur: It gives me chills to think of the change that BOE will bring to the music scene and I am excited to be a part of it.
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