SAN FRANCISCO--()--Allison+Partners announced that Greg Dunn and Mary Shaughnessy have been named co-managing directors responsible for building the client portfolio and managing operations in its new Chicago office. The office is part of an expansion initiative that includes targeted U.S. and international markets.
“As one of the country’s most diverse business environments, Chicago presents tremendous opportunity across practice areas”
Dunn and Shaughnessy each bring over 20 years of experience to the agency. Dunn has worked with clients in the healthcare, consumer packaged goods, professional services, nonprofit and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Allison+Partners, he spent 11 years with Burson-Marsteller where he co-led the agency’s corporate reputation offering within the U.S. Corporate Practice, working with both blue-chip and smaller companies. Dunn is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and serves on the board of directors of Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago.
Shaughnessy’s experience is in the consumer, B2B and technology industries, with social media and content strategy being focus areas. She has worked with digital and consumer brands such as Restaurant.com, iNest.com, KFC, Johnson & Johnson, Harley-Davidson and Sealy, among others. Shaughnessy most recently co-led the PR practice at Cramer-Krasselt, an advertising and marketing agency. Previously, she was principal of Cube Public Relations, an agency she founded in 1998. Shaughnessy is a member of the executive advisory board of TechWeek Chicago.
“As one of the country’s most diverse business environments, Chicago presents tremendous opportunity across practice areas,” said Scott Allison, CEO of Allison+Partners. “We’ve chosen a strong team to lead our growth and will leverage our expertise in multiple industries in this important market.”
Among the clients generated by the Chicago office are the Dairy Communications Management Team, Kohler Co., Viewpoints, WinesTilSoldOut, Clearstream, xAd, Built in Chicago and TechWeek. Programs include messaging, social and media relations strategies, internal communications and crisis management. Additionally, the team is providing pro bono services for BuildChicago, a program to help at-risk youth realize their educational and career potential.
Allison+Partners is an international communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. Expertise: consumer PR and marketing, corporate communications, technology and digital media, brand innovation, social impact, public affairs and healthcare. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle and Dallas with affiliations with firms worldwide through MDC Partners (NASDAQ: MDCA), www.allisonpr.com, http://facebook.com/allisonpr, http://twitter.com/allisonpr.