BEATRICE CASAGRANDE

I'm Beatrice, I was born in Trento a small city at the feet of the Alps in the North of Italy. After studying Letters and Philosophy at the University of Bologna, I attended a Master in Marketing and Communications at Alma Graduate School.

I concluded my studies with an internship in a web agency and then I had the opportunity to start working for an innovative start-up, a digital company still based in Bologna: Hibo. My role involved creation of concepts strategies for cross-media projects, and content but also managing online brand communities and social media channels. During this period I wrote for the environment section of a well-known national newspaper: LaStampa.it

After three beautiful and intense years I decided to gain some working experience abroad and I moved to Amsterdam in 2011. I immediately fell in love with the city and the Dutch life style. While I was looking for a job I decided to start learning Dutch. A few months after my moving I found a job as communications specialist at TNT Express. There I was responsible for all the content and communications around a project called Drive Me Challenge, a competition about sustainability, safe driving and customer service among TNT Drivers from all over the world. I enjoyed the experience very much because it gave me the chance to work in a varied and vibrant international environment.

At the end of the project I was ready for a new challenge and I came across a job opening at Mars One, a non-profit foundation that aims to send people on a one-way mission to Mars in 2023. I applied for the opening and got the opportunity to work on a very interesting project: the creation and promotion of an online platform where aspirant astronauts could apply to be the first men and women to set foot on Mars.
Satisfied with the results I achieved in such a short time I decided to take some time to work on my personal projects and develop my skills as a content manager.

Now I feel ready to move forward and I’m looking forward to working on another creative and engaging project.

I spend my free time keeping myself up-to-date with the latest news, social media strategies, writing tips, etc. and I am always looking for new information and education sources. In fact I believe that keeping oneself up-to-date is a necessary condition in creating and bringing innovation and creativity to any kind of project.

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