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Judges 2016 / Ashley Andy

Ashley Andy

Founder, Strategist
Movement: Forward Marketing

With over 20 years experience, Ashley has focused her entire career on the thrill of the pitch– specifically heading up business development departments at GSD&M, Mullen and TM Advertising.

Starting as an intern at GSD&M, Ashley climbed her way through the ranks on the Business Development team. She helped build GSD&M's business from a mid-size regional agency to the national powerhouse agency it is today. Ashley had high-profile wins including MasterCard, BMW, Land Rover, AARP, and Norweigen Cruise Line to name just a few.

Then Mullen in Boston came calling. They wanted to replicate the New Business success they had witnessed over the years at GSD&M. Hired to establish a business development department, Ashley spent two years working with Mullen's CEO and Chief Creative Officer to better market the agency and become more competitive in the pitch arena. Mullen's success speaks for the strong foundation and groundwork established during her tenure there.

In 2011, Ashley was hired by the TM Advertising new president, to completely overhaul the TM brand and also establish best-in-practice business development initiatives. In the last year spent at TM, she lead success pitch acquisitions for 5 new clients.

Two years ago, Ashley co-founded Movement: Forward Marketing based in Austin, TX. Movement offers business development consulting and leadership for smaller-to-mid size agencies looking to elevate their branding and pitch performance.

She spends her free time on a bike, in the water and running to train for half-ironmans. Just another way to satisfy her need for adrenaline and competition.

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