With an eye for what’s trending and an intrinsic understanding of the ever-changing marketing landscape, we challenge and elevate beyond the limits of traditional marketing.
Our commitment extends far beyond the realm of routine social media postings. We become an integral part of your brand, not merely as service providers but as brand consultants, dedicated to understanding and executing your vision with intentionality.
Grain’s premium approach is rooted in the quest to truly understand your brand's unique identity and objectives. This ensures effective creative collaboration and the crafting of content that brings your brand to life in ways that are exciting, different, and unmistakably high-end.
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UGC as a Service
meet the founder
A brand strategist with
an editorial and fashion background
Ellen’s passion for all things media started when she became a young model working out of Chicago. Since the age of thirteen, she has been immersed in the world of print and high-end fashion.
She credits her background in the fashion industry for her love of sophisticated branding and marketing, and seeing first-hand how companies influence their perception through branding, campaigns, aesthetics, and their social media presence.
We place a strong emphasis on the quality of the content we create and funnel through strategic marketing channels. We marry modern design with effective strategy in order to produce branded content that resonates with your brand aesthetic, and pleases the current marketing landscape.
Molly Martin, Founder of Juniper Green
"Working with Ellen + the Grain team has been a dream. Our socials and brand presence used to be pretty scattershot and fit in whenever we had time to post. It was based largely on either outdated photoshoot material or relying on the photos we got from our clients' event photographers which was tough to track down and stylistically inconsistent. In trying to scale a brand with a luxury price point and a discerning clientele, we knew we were missing the mark.
While our offerings are high end, our approach to luxury has always been warm, inviting, and fun — celebrating beauty and quality without the pretense. Ellen understood what I wanted the brand to be immediately. Even better, she also has the overall vision and taste level to oversee an amazing creative team in generating an aesthetic and content strategy that reflects where we're going. The Grain team is helping us to co-create what the brand will mature into as we leave the scrappy startup phase.
What I look for in a creative partner is someone who is collaborative and a deep listener, but also has a clear point of view and isn't afraid to advocate for it or push me out of established boundaries to get something more interesting + authentic. I've never been prouder of the way our brand presents online, and feel it finally reflects the level of quality we offer our clients. We get a ton of feedback about it — clients who say they've been following us on Instagram, and not only feel incredibly excited to get to work with us, they are willing to pay top dollar. That's no small feat in a service business."
Brooke Greer, Owner and CEO
"Contigo has been working with Grain since December of 2021, and we've been part of their path to growth and Ellen's dedication to delivering the best services, talent and marketing coverage for her clients.
Ellen's creativity is spectacular, and her magic touch has helped elevate our ordinary ideas to the next level. She is a breath of fresh air, and has helped our brand feel clean, light and intentional, where previously it felt somewhat heavy and murky. She deeply cares and is personally invested and interested in helping us stand out in a sea of so much.
Her team is great at responding to feedback, understanding our needs & concerns and we've worked to create a great flow of communication between our companies. They jump to help at our request, and are on the forefront as well proactively creating content and pushing our brands to stand out."
Megan Bronner, Business Development at Table Manners
"I highly recommend the Grain Creative team. They are engaging, thoughtful, and hardworking. Their expertise and dedication to excellence are evident in their creative ideas, meticulous execution, and outstanding results. Ellen and her team have such a vision for our company that they are able to execute beautifully even from states away. Working with them is a true pleasure, and I wholeheartedly endorse them as a results-driven marketing partner."
Owner of Pinewood Social
"The Team at Grain Creative is engaged and thoughtful as a branding and digital marketing partner. We’ve found the quality of our social media presence improved quickly soon after the Team at Grain became our marketing partner. The Team at Grain took the time to understand our business and objectives and assist us in prioritizing and focusing on those items that would make the biggest difference to improving our business. Grain produces a high quality of work and is a valued business partner."