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Our roots run deep.
Founded in 1995, OBE developed its experiential capabilities by creating dynamic campaigns for the action sports and music industries. In fact, we learned the experiential marketing ropes by creating the first on-mountain music and pro snowboarding events, which would later become a qualifying series for the X-Games. We even put on an indoor snowboarding event with Eminem (not that we would ever brag about it). By 2006, we were taking the experiential world by storm as we expanded into a full-service, culture-centric agency producing big projects for big clients. Since then, we’ve grown aggressively by staying true to our DNA—building experience-led brand moments that are impactful and share-worthy.
WE ARE PEOPLE FIRST.
The most important part of our business is our people: our playmakers and game-changers, the MVPs and the aces up our sleeves. They come to work each day with a put-me-in-coach mentality, and they make magic happen on the regular. But behind each player is a human deserving of work-life wellbeing. That’s why we believe in grown-up field trips and wellness stipends, agency-wide shout-outs and recovery days, team retreats and company yearbooks.
And just like our business, the most important part of our client work is the people. We take time to understand our clients’ wants and needs like they’re our own because, most of the time, they are.
WE LOVE OUR WORK.
We love everything that goes into creating the experience—the researching, the brainstorming, the napkin sketching, the coding, the presenting, the laughing, the debating, the celebrating, the office spaces, the terrible ideas, the great ideas, the late nights, the early mornings, the negotiating, the fabricating, the editing, the setup, the engagement, the tear down, the measuring, the budgeting, and most importantly: the clients, vendors, and teammates we do it with.
We love the process and the work our process delivers. We even love scrapping our plans and imagining something new, when shit hits the fan and a new reality unfolds. Because we’re at our best when the adrenaline is pumping. Our biggest thrill: solving the unsolvable.
WE STRIVE FOR BETTER.
Time and time again, we’ve proven our expertise. In fact, we’ve been told more than once we make the impossible happen. We set the bar high and our sights higher. We see our former selves as our biggest competition because we're constantly working to improve, both personally and professionally.
This “good enough sucks” mindset keeps us from becoming one of the worst things an agency can be: content. We don’t even like that word.
Anything is possible when we play together.
We believe diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences make us a better organization. From our internal Diversity and Inclusion Group, to our Supplier Diversity program, to the work with do to engage diverse audiences—we’re devoted to ongoing reflection and growth.
We play to win.
Time and time again, we’ve proven our expertise.
We set the bar high, constantly working to improve personally and professionally—bettering ourselves and our company. We’ve been described as “organized as f*!@.” Plus, we have always believed that nothing is impossible, and our trophy case proves it.
Gold Award for Brand Experience: Food & Beverages
Silver Award for Brand Experience: Experiential Event
Bronze Award for Events: Festival
Silver Award for Best Measurement or Data Strategy (Technology Category)
Boost with Facebook: Good Ideas Festival
Event Marketer Best Places to Work in Events
Our diverse supplier network gives us a competitive edge.
Small and diverse businesses drive our economy on both the national and local levels, and OBE is committed to promoting an environment for these businesses to thrive. Our inclusive procurement process provides the maximum opportunity for small and diverse businesses to work with us as partners and suppliers of goods and services.
We have offices in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco and execute worldwide.