An expert brand strategist and marketer, Anne helps brands connect with consumers in meaningful ways. She is the co-lead of Allison+Partners’ Consumer Marketing practice and oversees client relationships for the agency’s best-known brands. Anne is also chair of the firm's Eastern Region, responsible for operations, growth and staff development in the New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston offices. Since joining in 2007, Anne has played an integral role in growing the Consumer Marketing practice. She’s led several award-winning campaigns for Progressive Insurance, and provides ongoing strategic counsel to such clients as PepsiCo, Seventh Generation, AB InBev and Dannon, among others. Anne has helped quadruple the size of the New York office and introduced numerous internal policies and staff development programs. She was the agency’s youngest and first female partner, named one of PRWeek’s “40 Under 40” and has earned industry recognition by PRWeek, The Holmes Report, AdAge and PRSA for her client campaigns.
Boston is one of the country’s most economically powerful cities, home to a number of global and start-up technology companies. With some of the world's most renowned academic institutions, it is also considered a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. Our office is located across from South Station, the largest railroad station and intercity bus terminal in the city. This ensures we can quickly get to our clients, wherever they are. Our team is comprised of marketing communications experts with experience in corporate communications and integrated brand communications across the consumer and B2B technology, CPG, food and beverage, beauty and not-for-profit industries. Our clients come to us for influencer and media relations, thought leadership and executive visibility, product launches, crisis communications and experiential event development.
Start by skipping the typical breakfast and head to the North End for a self-guided pastry tour. Don’t be intimidated by the lines (they go fast) and visit both Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry, two cannoli rivals. Form your own decision, but don’t share your opinion too loudly. It’s a sore subject around town.
Ditch the Uber and trek over to the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile, red-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites, each one an authentic treasure. It’s a “must-do” if the weather permits, as you can see so much of the city’s history during this walk.
After all that activity, sit down and enjoy a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. The park also offers tours of the “Green Monster” – a must-do for any local or out-of-towner. After the game, relax at the nearby Eastern Standard for a craft cocktail and oysters, plotting your next move.
If sports aren’t your thing, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the perfect spot to take in an extensive, private art collection and sit outside in the beautiful, floral courtyard. It’s also the location of one of the most famous art heists in U.S. history!
In the early evening, keep the game going at the Sam Adams Brewery with a tour and samples of the best beer ever created. Or, if you are up for some additional walking, tour Newbury Street for some people watching and shopping.
Once hunger kicks in, hop on the T and head to Harvard Square for dinner at Alden & Harlow. Try to score a seat at the open kitchen’s chef table, as you eat your way through one of the best menus in Cambridge.