20 Questions with Ellie Mannix


If Fish hosted a pageant, there’s a 100 percent chance that Ellie would be named Ms. Congeniality. And our clients would agree. Her shining personality, positive attitude and contagious laugh make it easy for anyone to work with Ellie. Not to mention, she’s a total badass when it comes to writing, pitching and creative thinking for her clients such as Chicken Salad Chick, BurgerFi and Baskin Robbins. But we all know Ellie’s biggest joy in life is mothering her two bulldog babies – Otis the Frenchie and Porky the English.

Work you and personal you likely differ slightly. So how would your friends describe you?
Highly persuasive.

And how would Lorne describe you?

Bookworm or TV addict?
Sadly, a TV addict. Can’t get through the week without my fix of Housewives, Andy Cohen, The Kardashians (don’t judge me) and any HGTV show.

What’s your funniest Fish memory?
Trying to explain to Bernie (our CFO) why we had to buy 200 Fish branded koozies for our holiday party in the Keys when we only had 12 employees…

If you were Lorne for a day, what would you do?
Build a balcony for the office.

Early bird or night owl?
Night owl. My 9-5 job is the only thing keeping me from becoming an insomniac.

What are you currently binge watching on Netflix?
Right now, it’s Narcos and Mr. Robot. Just finished Stranger Things but I’m always game to watch old episodes of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.

Tacos – hard shell or soft shell?
I tend to mix it up with one of each.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My petite size. Would give anything to have the curves and thighs of Beyoncé.

If it were up to you, what would your song selection be for conference line hold music?
Jimmy Buffet or Bob Marley. You can’t be in a bad mood listening to “Margaritaville” or “Three Little Birds”.

Bloody Mary or Mimosa? And you can’t say both, although I’d absolutely respect it.
Bloody Mary all day. Greatness can’t be limited to the morning.

You can bring anyone as a date to a dinner party, dead or alive, who’s your plus one?
Frank Sinatra (in his prime). I have a feeling he knows how to party.

We know you can’t sing, but what’s your go-to karaoke song?
Anything by Celine or Whitney.

What’s your party trick?
Not sure it’s considered a trick but I’ll always be the first to start singing after a few drinks.

Pick your poison – straight shot or mixed cocktail?
Straight shot. And I judge anyone who says otherwise.

Amy Poehler or Amy Schumer?
This is tough. But I’m leaning toward Amy Schumer.

If you could spend a year living anywhere in the world, where would it be?
It’s a toss-up between Italy and Spain; both believe in 4pm Siestas.

When was the last time you told a lie? And if you say you don’t lie, then your answer should be “right this second.”
I honestly don’t know, but I’m sure it was sometime recently.

Besides an ice cold cocktail, what motivates you?
My family.

If your name were an acronym, what would it stand for?
Excited about life
Loves staying home on a Friday night