When you work at The Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta, the associates come back after Thanksgiving weekend to the entire space being touched
by the holiday spirit. It seems to have magically
appeared on the walls, in the décor, the colors; everything changed for the
Let me share my secret. Several teams work over that
weekend to ensure that it happens, and my job is to oversee those teams. Whether it’s the artwork on the walls or all
the décor, it all happens in a short but precise amount of time. Scary,
exciting, fun and a lot of hard work all rolled into one.
PFI. Brand It. Grow It. is one of those teams. We work
together to understand the upcoming year’s holiday story, and then ask how we
can bring that to life through the holiday design. Literally we want our employees to
have an “ah hah” moment when they walk in the door. They design all the trees, garland, wreaths;
anything that is bringing the Coke story to life is what they do.
Hanging the outside wreath is one of the hardest tasks during the decorating extravaganza.
Throughout the weekend, there
are those moments where you think, is all the work going to get done? There is so much to
build, design and light! But then the teams work together, and it’s great. That’s what I really like, the camaraderie -
everyone helping each other toward a common goal. Because at the end of the day
that’s what it’s about... that’s how we roll here at Coke Corporate, and that’s how
we open happiness during the holiday season!
Liddle has been with The Coca-Cola Company coming on 16 years. The last seven, she has been the
Manager of Executive Facilities, her team handles executive moves, common areas
of the Atlanta headquarters, holiday décor and artwork.