Megan V.

Communications & PR Lead

Eataly Toronto
Megan V.

Year Joined the Eataly Team: 2019
Eataly Favorites: Tiramisu, Gelato, and Focaccia

Megan was born in Bombay, India and lived in Saudia Arabia until she was four years old, before moving to Canada in 1999, where she has been ever since.

In 2019 for Eataly Toronto’s Grand Opening, Megan joined the team as a Communications & PR Associate and has since been promoted to Lead. Megan has trailblazed a number of significant initiatives at Eataly, including building an influencer partner program on a national level.

In her role, Megan effectively works with team members at all levels of the organization, making every project and interaction enjoyable and collaborative.  She loves to take initiative and try new things, gently pushing herself and those around her to constantly learn and grow.

What is a typical week like as a Communications & PR Lead?
“There is a bit of a formula when it comes to the Communications and PR role, considering there are things we do on a regular basis. For example, social media is a very big aspect. At each store, we have our own social media account, and I’m responsible for running it in Toronto, which means copywriting and developing content. In addition, I work closely with our Graphics Team to develop all our digital communications including our newsletter and content for our website. I work with our Corporate Team as well on paid advertising. Finally, I work with local media and influencers on a variety of projects – whether that’s interviewing our Store Director or inviting influencers to experience what Eataly has to offer.”

What advice do you have for a new Eataly team member?
“If I could offer one piece of advice, it’s to use the resources you have at Eataly. There are so many different people that work here at all different levels, from managers to hourly, who have so much knowledge and experience that they’re willing to share. It’s important to take advantage of that as a new team member as something that you can use going forward.”

Have you learned any Italian language while working in Marketing here?
“At Eataly, you pick up a little bit of language from hearing people talking around you, creating signs, and writing communications. One of my favorite words is ‘amici’. It’s something that we use all the time. It means ‘friends’, and it feels so representative of the family that’s here.”

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