Get To Know: Allison Hollander

An interview with Allie Hollander, Senior Associate Producer.

What’s the first thing you do in the morning when you get to work?

I usually start by putting on some sort of music. But I don’t waste any time before diving into our daily status sheet, I like to take a lot of time on that to ensure that no detail is missed, since that sets the stage for the daily expectations.

What is the best (or most exciting) aspect of your job?

I thoroughly enjoy the account that I have been given the opportunity to work on and I’m able to work with incredibly talented people every single day, both internally and externally.

What’s your favorite Philadelphia restaurant or hot spot?

I love any restaurant that has a great salad, but my favorite salad in Philadelphia would have to be the warm shrimp salad at Parc on Rittenhouse Square!

Looking at your career so far, what’s your biggest accomplishment? What are you most proud of?

I was given an incredible opportunity to attend TedMed last fall, serving as a Project Manager and I was also able to leverage my previous experience as a Community Manager to facilitate live tweeting during the conference. One of the most inspirational speakers, who I still think of today, was Rosie King. Rosie is a 16-year-old who diagnosed herself with Asperger’s Syndrome. When she was nine, the diagnosis was confirmed by doctors. Rosie challenges us to celebrate uniqueness.

The entire TedMed experience was wonderful from both a professional and personal perspective. In case you’re interested, here is Rosie’s talk from TedMed.

If you had to give one piece of advice to recent college graduates, what would it be?

If it feels right, take any opportunity that comes your way. Every new opportunity is a chance to learn new things, meet new people and acquire new skills, none of which will ever go to waste.

If you could spend a month in any country, all expenses paid, which country would you choose?

I would love to spend a month in Italy. I am eager to explore the cities and take in the rich culture, art, and history.

What do you see as the most exciting thing happening in the health & pharma advertising space right now?

The CVS Health commercials – they show a commitment to the customer’s health through a complete re-brand paired with truly inspiring advertising. The account that I am currently working on is shifting focus similarly and it’s exciting to be a part of that shift. If you haven’t seen any of the newer CVS spots yet, here’s one.