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Allison Pierce
Executive Creative Director
VMLY&R

KANSAS CITY, USA // As Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R, Allison focuses on creating ideas that make brands famous. Since joining the agency in 2010, she has been a major force, producing some of the company’s most innovative and awarded work.

Allison started her career at the Kansas City-based independent shop Barkley, working on the iconic “Two Guys” campaign for Sonic Drive-In. During her first two years at VMLY&R, she helped create award-winning campaigns for Gatorade, and then went on to work with brands such as Bumble, Wendy’s, Kashi, Boehringer Ingelheim, Electrolux, Cobra Puma Golf and others.

Allison has a passion for creating work that is both smart and inherently news worthy. Her long-standing work for the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is a testament to that, having consistently been awarded both nationally and internationally for its culture-creating creativity.

As both a writer and creative director, Allison has won over 30 Cannes lions, gold from One Show and Art Directors Club, multiple Effies, Clio, and London International Awards among others.

Allison balances her professional life with being a mom of two young kids and enjoys showing horses and making cookies that are too pretty to eat.