“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou

Avatar Ashley Austin, Media Director

Ashley brings more than a decade of experience in media planning and buying and integrated marketing to Designsensory.

Most recently working for the Phoenix Suns, she oversaw all of the professional basketball team's advertising campaigns from social media ads to television commercials. In addition to that, she developed and lead event strategies and organizational diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

Prior to her position at the Suns, she worked at Starcom Mediavest Group working on household brand names like Wrigley, Mars, and Heineken. Collaborating across client teams to determine areas of opportunity to automate, develop efficiencies, and improve the workflow of the department. Along with contributing to the client contract, scope, fee development, and fiscal management. She has also developed her vast advertising knowledge in both digital buying and television planning with her time at Monster.com and TV One.

A Chicagoan, Ashley has a Masters of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Roosevelt University. She is also a member of the Association of National Advertisers and loves to give back to her community through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

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