Welcome to #ThrowbackThursday! This week marks Mojo Marketing’s 7-year anniversary! Below, each of us share one of our favorite Mojo experiences from the last 7 years.
Angela Leavitt, Founder & Chief Mojo-Making Officer
It’s soooooo hard to choose one memory of all the great ones over the last seven years. From working by myself at Starbucks to now having our own office and full-time staff, the journey has been full of surprises.
One of the highlights for me was taking the team to the Vegas Channel Show for the first time in 2016. It was so fun to watch the Mojo team interact with our clients in person, talk about Mojo to prospects, and really “experience” the industry (and yes, the parties).
I also enjoyed people’s reaction to meeting the team (yep, that’s my ego talking). “Oh Angela, are ALL these people with Mojo?” They sure are! Even though I’ve had lots of staff for years, people were so used to seeing me alone at events and conferences. I could tell it was finally sinking in with people that Mojo was no longer “Angela and a laptop” but instead, a real-life, grown-up marketing agency. I now get the question, “Where’s the rest of your team?” which I love to hear.
Best of all, having the team meet our clients in person strengthened those relationships and allowed us to provide better, more personalized service. After a few days in Vegas, we were all BFF’s! It’s now a tradition to take the whole team to that show, which I hope we can continue for years to come.
Juliana Kenny, Content Manager
My favorite Mojo memory occurred a couple of months after I started. If you know Angela, you know that she loves to pull pranks.
One day, I was the last person to arrive to the office which — at that time — was a co-working space. I noticed flyers scattered on a few desks, and upon further inspection, discovered that they were brochures for a local business: Sweet Beef and Co.
Having never heard of Sweet Beef and Co., I was intrigued by the ad for its “Choice Moisties” with an accompanying photo of raw, cubed meat. The inside of the brochure did little to illuminate exactly what Sweet Beef and Co. was all about, aside from reiterating its “100% small wet beef 24/7” tagline.
The flyer was so bizarre, I had to call the number listed to find out if it was a real business. I also Google Mapped the business to see if there was a Street View image to verify its existence. Turns out, I’d been duped. And that’s why I get to work every day before Angela now.
Justine Dolorfino-Thieman, Digital Strategist
My favorite Mojo memory occurred during my first time at Channel Partners Expo, in 2016.
I had been working with Mojo since January 2015, and my first channel show was an opportunity to meet clients face to face and bond with my team. It was exciting to see the impact we had made; our work had truly come to life in flyers and booth designs.
After hitting the floor on the second day, we took a breather from the whirlwind of meet-and-greets and went on a cruise down the famous canals of The Venetian, serenade and all. I don’t think our gondolier was truly ready for us to bring the mojo, but it was a moment I’ll never forget.
Andrea McCarter, Project Coordinator
One of my favorite Mojo memories is when we celebrated Mojo Day (aka Mojo’s anniversary) this time last year. It turned out to be a month-long affair of happy hours and adventures that we still talk about today!
The first celebration was a happy hour that we hosted at our office building at the time. We were in a co-work space, so we invited everyone in the building to network and help us celebrate our anniversary. Then on Mojo Day (October 15th) we went out to lunch at one of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood.
Our third and final adventure was going wine tasting in Escondido. It was a really fun day of great food, wine and conversation. We ended the day at a winery with pizza (and more wine, of course) in the hills in Escondido, just in time for the sunset. We are aiming to top our celebrations from last year, so stay tuned for what we get into in the coming weeks!
Tom Ladeau, Social Media Manager
I’ve only been with Mojo for a handful of months, but we had a great time moving to our new office in September. We were in a co-working space before and had zero furniture, which made the physical move a breeze. It was also just a few blocks away up the street. We ordered in lunch, opened a drink or two, and got to work building our Ikea desks and table (#teambuilding).
Its been great having our own office space to chat and work on things together, play some music, or have peace and quiet. Plus, it will be interesting to see how the office evolves over time.
Michael McCarthy, Account Executive
I am fairly new to the Mojo team but my favorite memory was when we all got food from a place called ‘Tender Greens’ for a team member’s birthday. It was the first time we all gathered socially at the new office and it also introduced me to some tasty, healthy food in our neck of the woods.
We proceeded to tell our teammate one thing that we appreciated about them, which for me drove home the point of our team culture and reminded me of why I am proud to work for Mojo. There is always good laughs to be had as well which is always important.