Welcome (Back), Ashley | MJ2 Marketing


Welcome (Back), Ashley

Three images of Ashley Allison, MJ2 Senior Strategist, and her family.

Senior Strategist + Creative Account Manager 

I graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design and a minor in Art History. 

It was at UD that I met my husband, David. We will be married for 10 years this fall and have a two-year-old daughter, Charlotte, and a 10-year-old bulldog, Emma. As a family, we love to be outside, travel, and enjoy good food. 

I started working as an intern at MJ2 Marketing in 2011 after graduation. I was actually MJ2’s first full-time employee. My focus was on design, but I quickly got swept up in all things digital and social. I “grew up” at MJ2 working as a Graphic Designer, Account Manager, and Creative Director. 

I left Columbus and MJ2 in December of 2017 when my husband’s job relocated us to Miami, Florida. In Miami, I spent over 5 years as the Director of Social Media at an advertising agency that specializes in the franchise and hospitality industry, working primarily with a global hotel, real estate, and restaurant brands. It was here that I strengthened my skills in strategy, paid media, and analytics. I am very passionate about creativity, trackability, and constantly optimizing.  

I loved living in Miami, but I am so excited to be back home in Ohio and at MJ2. 

Q&A with Ashley

What is your favorite thing about working at MJ2?

I love the people and being able to learn and be a part of all different areas of the business. 

What are you currently reading?

I recently finished Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr.

What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?

While in Miami I really missed Northstar, Brassica, Planks, The Whitney House, and Hot Chicken Takeover.

What is your favorite relaxing activity?

I enjoy reading and spending time outdoors with my family.

How do you take your coffee?

All ways, but my go-to is a cafe con leche or flavored latte.