Meghan manages operations for Allison+Partners’ headquarters office in San Francisco. While fostering a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment for staff to thrive, she also oversees strategic public relations campaigns for several consumer brands in travel + tourism, consumer technology, food + beverage and healthcare industries. She has nearly fifteen years of experience managing multifaceted and integrated campaigns for such brands as See’s Candies, Zenni Optical, Dignity Health, Boost Mobile, Kimpton Hotels & Resorts, Best Western International, Visit California, Vevo, TiVo, Intel Media, Coravin, the San Francisco Giants Community Fund, Dropcam and Tecate, among others. Prior to Allison+Partners, Meghan worked at a boutique firm Spin, handling publicity for sporting and automotive events and brands, as well as Formula PR (now Havas Formula) in its San Diego office. She also spent time as a reporter on the copy desk for Boulder Daily Camera. Meghan has a BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado and has lived in the Dominican Republic and Spain for volunteer and educational pursuits.
Let’s kick off by answering the obvious question: Yes, the technology industry is certainly a focus in our San Francisco office. But as the agency has evolved, so have we. With 15 years under our belt as the agency’s HQ, our focus and capabilities now extend well beyond Silicon Valley, thanks to our team of integrated experts providing incredible, results-driven work to consumer, corporate and technology clients alike. And, while meeting the needs of clients as diverse as Driscoll’s and Waze certainly keeps us busy, we somehow always manage to find time to enjoy our new office’s rooftop lounge (or at least the roving beer cart that comes around every Friday).
With just 24 hours to spare, start the day early at the Ferry Building Marketplace, a foodie’s utopia that houses a vast collection of gourmet food shops, fresh produce stands and local culinary delights. After chowing down on the pier with the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island in the background, grab a cup of award-winning Blue Bottle Coffee to go and head west to begin your San Francisco adventure.
Make a pit stop at Alamo Square Park to take in the iconic postcard view of the colorful Victorian houses known as the “Painted Ladies.” Then head to the Haight-Ashbury district, known for being the epicenter of the 1960s hippie movement, and browse the vintage boutiques and massive independent record store, Amoeba Music. Once you’ve gotten your retail therapy fill, follow Haight Street straight into Golden Gate Park and take the scenic route to the de Young Museum, where you can check out famous works of art from the Americas, Africa and Oceana. If rainforests and planetariums are more your thing, the California Academy of Sciences is right across the way. Next, make your way to the west end of the park and enjoy an ocean-side lunch at the Beach Chalet. After lunch, head north up the shore to Lands End and wander the trail for stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the epic ruins of Sutro Baths.
As the sun sets over the city, get yourself to the Mission District, San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood now home to many of the hottest new restaurants and hippest galleries. Grab dinner on the patio of Foreign Cinema, where you can munch on fresh California cuisine while enjoying a foreign film screening in the courtyard background. After dinner, explore the nightlife on the lively Valencia Street corridor one block away, or nurture your competitive spirit at the newly opened Mission Bowling Club, where you can down classic cocktails and craft beers in between strikes.