Jae is an inspirational leader who is a standout talent in the experiential marketing industry. Jae first worked with Newbridge when she co-led a challenging and successful tour for Newbridge (along with T - a great team). I've been fortunate to get to work closely with her this year. People say you learn the most about others when times get tough. Well, 2020 in the experiential industry fits that bill and what has Jae done? She's focused on a combination of tactics to lift others up, make the world a better place and also practically continue to evolve her own skills to maintain consistent income. She lifts others up by creating inspirational content (blogs, videos, her own book!), by connecting others (which she has done multiple times for us) and by educating others (her passion not only for experiential, but for responsible personal financial management). She makes the world a better place by being a positive voice for diversity and social change, including advising Newbridge on our diversity & equity action plan.
I am proud to know Jae Davis, and lucky. Jae possesses a wealth of knowledge and deep industry experience that is always invaluable to me, my business, and to many in the Event Industry, particularly during these uncertain times. Jae has been instrumental in so many flawlessly executed events over the years that it is hard to count, from managing and producing, to execution and post-event, she is amazing.
Jae has been a great resource for EXPs, filling in a gap that's often missing. She is a wonderful person and consummate professional that genuinely cares about people and the industry. I'm happy she uses her experience to help shape the EXPs in a positive way to help instill confidence in and grow the experiential marketing industry.
Jae Davis has been a wonderful contributor to our industry by starting a group on facebook with some of the top experiential leaders. She has included agencies, like InCast Marketing, as well as reliable talent into one group. The benefit of her group has been the worthy connections and value it has brought to both sides of the industry - Agency and Elite contractors. We have had the pleasure of posting event jobs in her group to secure great staff for our projects and clients. As an added bonus, Jae invited myself and the team to do a live stream using her platform to assist with our growth. It was a wonderful and memorable experience being on her life platform to chat with Jae about all things experiential. We are looking forward to the opportunity of going back onto EXP Elites' platform in whichever capacity she deems necessary with one of her live sessions. We will also continue to support her and post jobs in her group post-pandemic. The passion she has for others and our industry is unmatched Eric and Tinslee Alder We can’t say enough good things about Jameela and the resources she provides to her peers in the experiential marketing industry. She goes out of her way to source the most relevant information, and provides a positive space for others to obtain any type of knowledge necessary to gain an edge in this field. For many years, she’s been an industry leader, and we’ve love watching her leave a path of positivity for others to follow. It doesn’t matter if you are just venturing out as an EXP, or you find yourself at the top of your game- Jameela’s expertise is a resource you want to hold onto with all of your soul. Eric and Tinslee Alder The Grayscale Agency
I truly enjoy getting on Jae’s page as there are always a ton of information posted on her account. I had the privilege of being part of the panel and it was a delight to meet some other EXPs and share in their experiences dealing with the current new way of life with Covid 19. I have learned so much from her many videos, whether she is alone or in the company of well known agencies leaders like Assist Marketing, Grayscale Agency, Incursion Marketing, New Bridge Talent and others. One of my all time favorite interviews were with Investment Advisor Jana Woodhouse who went over stocks, bonds, IRAs, and with that Charmaine, an experienced Recruiter, who shared her knowledge on creating a great resume and a LinkedIn account. I couldn’t complete my testimonial without expressing my great appreciation for Jae on her continued dedication to the Experiential Field and her stand against systematic practices in our country and industry.
Jae is a industry pioneer and leader. She is at the forefront of the experiential marketing field. She cares about this industry and the people involved in it and it shows.
The most inspirational, helping, and encouraging exp I have gotten to meet online.I was introduced to her by a very good friend and I was dealing with a lot of rejection and abuse at that time. That was 6 months ago. Now I am so thankful for her. She's a friend, sister,manager, prays with you, encourages you, and heals you. Every day I learn from her and the people who I work with who brought me to her page. I'm more than my circumstance, I can always start over, and everyday is a learning experience. Keep building as you heal. #God puts people like her in your path for a reason. Always try and if you don't deal with why you won't. Soon you'll be able to accomplish what you least expected. I thank her for always supporting me as I learn what I want to be and the type of brands I want to represent and create one day.
Jameela is the asset that the world of promotional marketing has been missing. Her selfless attitude, willingness to share information from her experience in the field as well as pop up interviews with agency owners, fellow exp’s and professionals from outside of our industry has created an incredible resource that previously did not exist in our profession. Jameela has featured both my business partner and I on a number of pop up interviews and at the conclusion of each one we felt as if we came out better and more informed then when we started it. I highly recommend Jameela as both an individual as well as a brand. Her understanding of both field operations as well as the behind the scenes corporate work that goes into an event is a rarity in this industry and she enhances every activation and conversation that she participates in.
Jae has and continues to be an incredible resource for the experiential marketing industry. Whether you are new or an EXP veteran, she is willing to help and comes from the heart. Her book, You Do What?, is the perfect beginner's tool in experiential marketing. It can be overwhelming with all of marketing agencies, events, and staff. Jae will help guide you with testimonials of other EXPs, agency owners, and even tax accountants! She has enthusiastically supported my work as an EXP and I have gained exciting opportunities through her recognition. I appreciate her and all she has done for the industry!
Jae Davis is a light in so many ways. If you're looking to find a genuine human who is using her platform for the greater good, look no further. Jae has a knack for bringing people of various backgrounds together. She's not afraid to ask questions and seek differing opinions. She is curious, kind, and open to seeing multiple vantage points. From a business perspective, her pop-up interviews provide a wealth of information for anyone trying to navigate the experiential marketing industry. She's brought in many different people -- from agency owners, tour managers, brand ambassadors, account managers, etc. to share their story, their experiences, and provide tips and tricks you won't hear anywhere else. If you get the chance to meet, work with, or talk to Jae, you will be a better person for doing so. Finally, I'll say this: Jae, keep up the good work! Thanks for bringing so many people together and sharing your infinite wisdom.