WHO WE ARE
We are an award-winning, full-service experiential marketing agency that creates meaningful brand experiences throughout the world from our offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City. We specialize in engagement marketing, delivering a multitude of experiences including Online and Virtual Events, Social Media Campaigns, Consumer Marketing events, B2B Conferences, Internal Events, Retail Experiences, Pop-up Marketing + Installations, Influencer Marketing and Press Events. But we don’t stop there—we also create Entertainment + Sports Marketing events, Sponsorship Activations, Mobile Tours, Product Launches, Interactive + Digital Experiences, International Events, Publicity Stunts, and Corporate Events.
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. And yes, we even put on an indoor snowboarding event with rapper, 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 and steadily by staying true to our DNA—building brand experiences that are always memorable and share-worthy.
OUR PROUDEST MOMENTS
Like what, you ask? We’ve motivated over 25,000 women to run the streets of San Francisco for over a decade with Nike. We created the first-ever virtual graduation celebration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with Chase. And we incubated the launch of Think TRUE, a minority-owned marketing agency. We have always taken the approach that nothing is impossible, keeping an open mind to what experiential marketing could mean, especially as the world becomes increasingly digital. Today, our business is built on creating lasting, unforgettable live experiences for our clients that can be leveraged across any platform.
Bonus Fun Fact: we have been featured in Event Marketer Magazine’s “It List,” which names the industry’s top 100 agencies, for 10 straight years. But who’s counting? (We are.)
We’re no stranger to recognition. We have won 25 awards in multiple categories, including Best Use of Social Media, Best Multicultural Event Campaign, Best Twitter Campaign of 2020, and Best Press Event. But we are most proud to be chosen by Event Marketer as one of the “Best Places to Work In Events,” because without our unique, people-first culture, our buzz-worthy work for our clients wouldn’t be possible.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
“OBE always delivers a premium and memorable experience for the consumer.”
That’s what we do. We craft our strategies and concepts through the eyes of the audience—every step they’ll take. We inspire them to be a part of a brand’s story by facilitating authentic, personalized moments, which can transform how our audience thinks and feels. They can’t help but share their experience, spreading personal (and positive) impressions.
“Everyone you meet knows how to roll up their sleeves.”
In fact, we can’t help it. We come with a “get it done” ethos, because a great idea is only as good as its execution. We don’t just dream up experiences. We produce and deliver them down to the smallest, most critical details, and that requires everyone’s effort and commitment. Our agency continues to grow in size, but we’re proud to hold on to our hunger and the high expectations for service that got us here. Our founders remain intimately involved with OBE clients and projects to this day.
“The culture is extraordinary—it’s what makes them so brilliantly imaginative.”
That’s our differentiator. We’re passionate. And dynamic. And versatile. With offices on both coasts, we combine a West Coast mentality with East Coast hustle, and have the respectful nature of everywhere in between. We’re tireless when we’re inspired—and we love to inspire each other. We truly enjoy what we do and the people we do it with. True story: we’ve had more than one client express interest in a career at OBE after witnessing our team’s camaraderie and drive.