Behind the Hustle: Janine Just (@JanineJustInc @TechStyleNYC)
Executing the creative license, and expanding beyond the box.
“hi, my name is…”
The world knows me as: Janine Just
I’ve also been known to respond to the names: JJ
I am wicked good at: Connecting emerging brands to the right audiences.
Least favorite house chore: Doing the dishes.
My go-to guilty pleasure food is: Fried chicken, anything with sugar, ice cream….oh wait, did you just want one?
Favorite App: YouNow since I’m obsessed with watching BS and Glory every Thursday night @ 9pm.
Favorite quote: “I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” — Shelby Eatenton Latcherie, Steel Magnolias
Job Title: Chief Connectologist
Professional Superpower: “Connecting” brands to the right media outlets and marketing partners.
My primary role in the events industry is: Showcasing emerging brands to our media relationships and garnering some great press placement for them. Putting together event experiences has been the best way to make those achievements.
Years in the events industry: 14, yikes!
To me, being an event hustler means: Carrying boxes in heels, picking up empty glassware all while greeting guests and making sure you have constant attention of the room.
he top 2 most surprising things I’ve learned about the events industry since starting are: The ever evolving technology you need to keep with to make sure you stand out from the rest and long-wearing lipsticks don’t last. Can I put in a request?
How did you get your start in the events industry? I was working full-time at Del Frisco’s during college and assisted with the Special Events Department. I always need to “create” and love creating a memorable experience.
My biggest event industry pet peeve is: Just one??? Party crashers and the inevitable of hearing, “where’s my gift bag?”
“No such thing as TMI”
One thing that would really surprise people to learn about me is: I’m a decent dancer, just not with ballet. I’m not flexible like that.
You can only keep 2 albums in your entire music collection -those albums would be: That’s really tough to do JUST two, but I might go with Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill and Billy Joel’s The Complete Albums Collection.
10yr old me thought I’d grow up to be: An artist selling my artwork in a gallery. I still have time to revisit.
Text or phone call? Text
Android or iPhone? iPhone
Toilet paper roll – Over or under? Under. I freak when I see “over” and have to correct immediately.
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