Allie Jackson is the marketing coordinator for Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. She works closely with all the attorneys in each of the firm’s practice areas to help communicate BBGA’s branding initiatives through various platforms including press releases, media relations, writing, website content, incorporating SEO practices, advertising, blogging, event planning, social media management, and content marketing. Allie enjoys finding innovative ways to promote the firm’s brand while engaging with attorneys, reporters – and former, current, and potential clients. Allie also appreciates the creative aspect of telling a story through writing, photography, and graphic design.
Allie graduated in 2008 from Gainesville State College (now the University of North Georgia) with her Associate of Arts in Journalism. In 2014 she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Magazines from Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
Allie started her journalism career in 2005 as a copy editor at the Gainesville Times. She then transferred to the Barrow County News (BCN) as a reporter for the next six years. While attending Grady College, she left the BCN and took a job as the breaking news/features reporter for the Athens Banner-Herald, where she remained until 2014. Following graduation, Allie accepted a job with Georgia Credit Union Affiliates as their media relations manager. She came on board at BBGA as the marketing coordinator in October of 2017. Working in both journalism and marketing has allowed Allie’s career path to come full circle. She enjoys helping reporters by connecting them with expert sources at BBGA, and providing them with other informational resources for their stories.
In her free time, Allie enjoys spending time with her two grown sons, one of which is a U.S. Army soldier. She finds herself most weekends either playing board games or going to local concerts with the kids. If not working or playing taxi to teenagers, Allie enjoys oil painting, photography, writing screenplays, reading, cooking, listening to true crime podcasts, and watching films.