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Danny Allen Joins Carousel30 As Chief Operating Officer

by | Jun 20, 2017

Carousel30, a leading digital agency based in the Washington, D.C., region, added Danny Allen as Chief Operating Officer as part of a plan for the agency to strategically grow and better serve its key audiences. He brings a wealth of advertising, financial, and legal experience to the executive team of the agency and his clients have included Gannett, AARP, Crowdcheck, FDA, CDC, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the Republican National Committee, and a variety of other government agencies, startups and nonprofits.

“We are excited to welcome Danny to our growing team,” said Greg Kihlström, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carousel30. “His experience in a breadth of fields, combined with relevant industry experience will help us push forward in expanding Carousel30 over the next several years.”

Allen brings extensive experience in providing both stability and strategic growth to the organizations he has been a part of. As an executive at Sensis, a cross-cultural marketing agency, he started and grew the Washington, D.C., office to more than $15 million in billings, and started and managed the founding and growth of offices in Atlanta and Little Rock.

He is Vice President of AAF DC, the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Prior to working for Sensis, Danny was the founder of a digital advertising media company. He has a BA from the University of Texas, a JD from NYU School of Law, and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has spoken at industry events and conferences including SXSW, the Wharton Technology Conference, the AAF Student Advertising Conference, National Conference on Health Communication, ADWKDC, Multicultural Media Expo, the National Association of Hispanic Publishers Legislative Summit and the American Advertising Awards.

About the Author

Greg Kihlström

Greg is an award-winning digital strategist, creative director, author and speaker. He is currently SVP Digital at Yes& (a Capitol Communicator Sponsor) as of Fall 2017 when Carousel30, the agency he founded, was acquired.He has worked with brands such as AARP, AOL, Booz Allen Hamilton, Choice Hotels, GEICO, Howard University, Marriott, MTV, The Nature Conservancy, Porsche, Toyota, United Nations and others. His work has won awards from the ADDYs, Webbys and others, been featured in books by HarperCollins and Rockport Press, publications such as Advertising Age, Communication Arts, Web Designer and Website magazine.He currently serve as VP of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 2, and as a Board Member of the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business Marketing Industry Mentoring Board (MIMB). He is Past President of AAF DC, and served on the National Board of AAF, Board of Trustees of the Trust for the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the Board of AIGA DC, and the Trust for the National Mall's National Advisory Board.


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