Meet Andrya Allen!
Andrya grew up only a mile from The University of Alabama, but she now calls Pensacola, Florida home, where she enjoys long walks on the beach and dolphin watching.
After falling in love with communications in collegiate speech and debate, Andrya combined language with technology by building content marketing systems for brands. Since then, Andrya has developed the brand content systems behind millions of dollars in revenue across the globe.
Allen is a featured speaker, panelist and published researcher for organizations like the National Communication Association, the Advertising Federation, the Florida and Alabama Public Relations Associations and the world's largest group of social advertisers with Facebook Ad Buyers. Firm partners are top accelerators, Fortune 50 companies and resource hubs for startups ranging from investment firms to international food producers.
Andrya now partners with businesses to develop growth initiatives with Georgia Tech and the department of Commerce and hosts a weekly creative writing group for global authors and published her first collection of poetry in 2019, Lightwork. Andrya holds a Masters in Strategic Communication and Leadership.
The Nine recently announced the acquisition of Crossland Communication, of which Andrya is the founder. This merger allows The Nine team to integrate a breakthrough technology, Vox Verba, an AI-assisted marketing tool that intersects web development and digital marketing with the customer's story.
Here is what Andrya had to say about her journey to becoming a managing partner in growth and marketing with The Nine:
"A few months ago, Paris Vega introduced me to the team and the leadership at The Nine," she said. "It felt like we connected a missing puzzle piece on both sides of our businesses to better serve our clients.
I have never met a crew like this. They are the best people in the industry with service hearts who are hungry to create positive, powerful online experiences.
You never know what your path has ahead of you. Keep your heart open on the 'Hows' in life and you may be surprised at the possibility."
Andrya's creative energy and knack for adaptable problem solving has proven revolutionary for our marketing and sales teams, and our business as a whole. Her contributions have opened up new worlds for The Nine and our clients, and she's only getting started! We are thrilled to have her officially as a member of The Nine Family.