Behind the Scenes at Buzztime with Gina (Oie) Palmer
At Buzztime, we have a wide array of interesting, fun and passionate employees that all play a significant role in perfecting our product and keeping our customers happy! We’d love to give you the chance to take a peek behind the scenes at who exactly these amazing people are.
Gina (Oie) Palmer is an Account Director who has been working at Buzztime for over seven years! She works out in the field from Minnesota (aka MinneSNOWta…brrr) as the primary contact for many of Buzztime’s large national accounts, including Buffalo Wild Wings. She works closely with these large accounts marketing and operations decision-makers, nurturing those relationships, handling the day-to-day operations and managing brand profiles. This includes field testing, marketing and promotional delivery efforts, and lots of traveling! Her favorite part of this very important job is interacting closely with the clients and making sure everything is seamless and successful for the customer by continually optimizing our products and services. She also just got married, and even met her husband while traveling for a Buzztime event! Gina loves keeping up with pop culture and celebrity gossip, and her favorite artist is John Mayer. She once even drove all the way to Fargo, North Dakota (don’t ya know) to see him perform!
What is your favorite Buzztime game to play?
Trendalicious Trivia (but I was a fan of Blurb back in the day).
What do you think makes for a great atmosphere at a bar & restaurant?
In addition to having an entertainment option like Buzztime, friendly service, good food and definitely comfortable seating!
What attracted you to the industry?
I’ve been working in the restaurant and bar industry for over 10 years and love being able to provide an entertainment option to help build better businesses.
What is your favorite go-to drink?
Bloody Mary (if the mix isn’t too spicy) or white wine!
What celebrity, living or dead, would you most like to have a drink with?
Giuliana Rancic. She is hilarious and has killer fashion! I just think she is so fun and E! News is one of my favorites.
If you had a bar, what would you name it?
TBD, one thing I do know is that the patio would certainly be dog friendly!
If you had a super power, what would it be?
To predict the future.
What’s one cool thing about Buzztime you wish people knew?
I was in Chicago for a (work) QB1 tournament in the fall of 2007. My now husband was also in Chicago for work, ironically. Long story short, we ended going to dinner and the rest is history! I will always have a special place in my heart for QB1.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?
- Sun Screen
- My family which includes my dog, Amos.
- Iced Lattes with sugar free vanilla
Tune in each week to catch the next behind the scenes segment of our Buzztime team.