I’m Elliott and I’m so glad you’re here (especially if you’re an employer because I would really like a job). I graduated from the University of Missouri in December (go Tigers) where I Majored in Interdisciplinary Studies focused in Marketing, Art and Finance, and Minored in Business. Given these focus areas and my passion of music, I’m looking for (and most qualified for!) a position in the music marketing world.
During college I spent the majority of my free time working with local bands and artists to develop their brands, schedule their shows, and market their music. On top of this, I also held two internships during my time in school. For the first internship I worked remotely with a Los Angeles based management company, for whom I helped grow their artists’ social media following and book a summer tour across the west coast. My second internship was with the marketing team at Global Citizen, a nonprofit in New York City who puts on The Global Citizen Music Festival in Central Park each fall. Through this internship, I was able to put my data analytical skills to the test, as I was in charge of developing weekly reports based on social media and website data which I would present to the marketing team, who I would then work with to use this information and develop new marketing campaigns around it. My largest accomplishment while at Global Citizen was being the sole person in charge of developing a donor presentation which was given to the Gates Foundation and resulted in millions of dollars donated to help fund the non-profit. That fall I was able to go back to the city and actually work at the festival where I live tweeted and snapchatted throughout the event.
Through these past experiences, I know this is the industry I was meant for – and I seriously can’t wait to get back to work. It’s something I’m super passionate about and will work my butt off to get the job done. If you’re hiring, let’s talk! Or even better, call my references so they can tell you about how awesome I am instead. ;)
I’m a massive Chance the Rapper fan. And by massive, I mean a little obsessed. I was turned onto Chance by one of my really good friends freshman year of college. He was a Chicago native and your typical Hip-Hop head. One day as I was sitting in his dorm he began showing me a bunch of underground Chicago artists when suddenly he played me “Juice” off of Chance’s 10 Day mixtape. From that moment I was hooked. Not only did I fall in love with Chance, I fell in love with Hip-Hop. Since that day, I have seen Chance in concert nine times. I’ve watched this man grow on stage. I saw him open for Kids These Days when Vic Mensa was the lead vocalist of the group. I witnessed him grace the Lollapalooza stage for his first time ever, and even witnessed his first headlining tour, A Social Experiment Tour, with his now band The Social Experiment. I own a poster from every tour and too much merch to speak of, as well. So yes, I am obsessed. But through this journey, I found my love for Hip-Hop. I will always thank Chance and my buddy Albert as the reason I consider myself a Hip-Hop head today.
Music Festivals are my passion. Back in 2012, I attended my first music festival ever, Lollapalooza. I was going into my senior year of high school when I finally convinced my parents to let me attend Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park. This was the year Red Hot Chili Peppers made their first headlining slot in recent years, slated alongside The Black Keys who were coming off their El Camino release, the world famous Ozzy Osbourne and his band Black Sabbath, and the White Stripes legend Jack White. I still to this day remember the feeling I had getting off the train on the first day and witnessing the sheer thousands of people heading to the park to hear their favorite artists live. The energy was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. People were dancing, singing, smiling, and giving out high fives to strangers. The next three days, I fell madly in love with Music Festivals. I was hooked. Every summer I would save up all my money throughout the year. I would scour the internet to find hints and rumors about who was going to end up on which lineup and debate with friends about which festival we were hitting this coming summer. It became a passion of mine very quickly. Since 2012, I've attended Lollapalooza three more times, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Bonnaroo twice. My love for festivals grows substantially year after year. But there’s nothing like hitting the Farm in early June for Superfly’s Bonnaroo.
I’m an avid sports fan as well. Although music is my passion, I can’t deny that I am a huge sports fan. My passions were highly influenced by my parents. My mother raised me with her passion for music and passed that along to me, while my father on the other hand handed me my passion for sports. As a young kid I began to fall in love with playing sports. I played everything from baseball, basketball, tennis, to eventually falling in love with Soccer. I played competitive for about 8 years, all the way up until college. Along with this passion, grew a love for following professional teams. The best thing about living in Iowa was the fact that I could give my sports loyalty to any team of my choosing. Which is why I am a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Lakers, Saint Louis Blues, and Barcelona FC. Mostly my loyalty came through following and admiring stars in their respective sports. Sammy Sosa, Brett Farve, Kobe Bryant and Shaq, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Messi. But the one thing I am glad I can finally say is that the curse is over and the Chicago Cubs are finally World Champions!! Sports have always been a huge part of my life, and I will continue my loyalty to these teams for many years to come!