A few weeks ago, Emily asked us each to give three things that we’re thankful for. No explanation, no context, just a – hey – give me your first honest answer.
The responses – although emotionally overwhelming – really put into context what it means to work with or for #TeamEllie. At East of Ellie, we give thanks on the daily that we get to create one-of-a-kind experiences and put the spotlight on some killer brands. When Ellie was just a twinkle in our #GirlBoss’s eye, we never dreamed we would be putting on events like we do. If you haven’t been paying attention to our instagram or Linkedin feed, we’ve been thinking a lot about all the things we’re thankful for – here are some of our favorites:
1. Freedom To Be Creative
From coming up with one of a kind event themes – like bareMinerals’ indoor park – to producing amazing event video content, and building fun guest experiences, we love that we get to flex our creative muscles on the reg.
2. Ellie Office Culture
At EOE, brainstorming sessions consist of floor to ceiling mood boards, writings on the walls, pink Starbursts and the occasional meme reference. We are so thankful that going to work doesn’t mean running the rat race. (If you want to join in on the fun, we’re looking for an intern, by the way.)
3. The Only Thing Constant in Our World is Change
From NYC to LA you will always find #TeamEllie on the move. It’s no secret that we event planners wear a million hats. Our job descriptions are tough to sum up, but we thrive in the daily craziness – and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
4. Never Bored
Sometimes, we go glamping on weekdays, other times, we’re taking the train to our clients’ NYC offices to show them how we’re making their next event magical. We’ve got too much going on to be bored in the boardroom!
5. Daily Inspiration
Our office is filled with event swag, awards and publications, and photos from past events blown up so big, it’s like we never left. It’s a daily reminder of what we’ve accomplished so far, and keeps our eyes on the prize of topping our last event. That’s the great thing about working with so many repeat clients – your next event has got to outdo your last one. It gives us that special spark!
6. Our Fellow Party People
You’d think that after 3 days of clocking in 15+ hours, we’d be sick of each other – but somehow you can still find us laughing with each other, swapping memes, emojis, and Starbucks orders. At East of Ellie, the people you work with are more than just co-workers, they’re family. For us, life just wouldn’t be the same without #TeamEllie!
7. Greatest Clients + Greatest Brands
Truth is, nothing on this list would have come to be if it weren’t for our clients. We work for some pretty amazing brands that trust us to get things done, and give us the freedom to play and make their events extra special. THANK YOU!
Need a team that is ready for anything your next event might throw your way? You’ll be thankful you talked to Ellie – send us a note!