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Humans of 3Q: Meet Emma Eline

Published: August 23, 2019

Author: Phoebe Martell-Crawford

Our Humans of 3Q series continues this week with Emma Eline, Project Manager out of our San Francisco office! Get to know Emma below:

Explain your role at 3Q in 3 sentences or fewer:

I make sure my teammates have everything that they need to execute great creative on schedule and on budget!

What sets 3Q apart from other agencies in the industry?

This is my first experience at an agency, but I’d imagine that the flexibility and initiatives that 3Q offers (WFH, unlimited PTO, etc.) are definitely not universal.

What’s one marketing lesson you wished you had learned earlier?

More of a rule to live by, but “you get what you pay for.”

My previous life in Sports Broadcasting (3Q is my first experience working at an agency)
When coworkers from other offices come to visit, what’s one thing they absolutely have to do in your city?

If you happen to be into tiki bars, there are some GEMS in SF.

What’s something that makes your office cooler than the other 3Q offices?

Location, location, location. We’ve got Bay views from half of the office, and some pretty legendary restaurants, theaters/venues, parks, and bridges (had to say it) within a few miles.

What’s been the coolest thing you’ve done with your unlimited PTO?

I’ve taken one vacation since starting to go houseboating on Shasta Lake (highly recommend) – but I do intend to make more use of this policy to visit family in Australia and New Zealand next summer!

What 3Q initiative outside of your job description are you most proud of being a part of? (3% diversity committee, etc)

3% – I love that the company really encourages everyone to participate, and that teams make the effort to free up that time. A lot of companies have similar initiatives that get pushed to the back burner; everyone here is busy but still makes the time.

Have you participated in 3Q 3%? If so, what’s been your favorite experience?

My favorite (and first) since starting in January was probably volunteering at the SF-Marin Food Bank, since we got to see the physical results of our efforts!

How do you spend your free time?

I read a loooot. I also love watching movies, hiking in the Oakland hills (or wherever), going to concerts, checking out new restaurants/breweries, and going on road trips.

My tattoo underscoring my favorite hobby: reading.
What is the last thing that you read?

There There, by Tommy Orange.

What do you think has been the most interesting change in the marketing industry or in your channel this year?

As someone who doesn’t come from a marketing background (my most recent job was in sports broadcasting), it’s been really interesting for me to see just how fast ad formats and utilizations change. You really have to stay agile!

If you could choose any TV show or movie world to live in, what would it be?

Maybe Jurassic Park? I was OBSESSED with dinosaurs when I was little, so that would be dope.

What’s your favorite TED talk?

What’s your favorite GIF?


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