Allison Acquires Davis, Expands Into San Diego
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Allison Acquires Davis, Expands Into San Diego

Allison & Partners, created last year when Scott Allison acquired the west coast offices of Connors Communications, is opening a new office in San Diego, adding to operations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Paul Holmes

SAN DIEGO, March 18—Allison & Partners, created last year when Scott Allison acquired the west coast offices of Connors Communications, is opening a new office in San Diego, adding to existing operations in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The office will be led by managing director Jeff Davis, founder of Davis Communications, a San Francisco boutique agency with a reputation for launching start-up technology and Internet companies. 
 
Davis will merge his existing clients, which includes Scale Eight, Lathian Systems (formerly MyDrugRep) and Fawcette Technical Publications’ conference group, into Allison & Partners, creating a solid initial client base for the San Diego office.
 
“Davis Communications was one of the Bay Area’s best kept secrets among a host of boutique technology firms and did great work to earn a solid reputation among clients and media,” says Scott Allison. “The opening of the San Diego office will allow us to extend our unique brand of high-level counsel and client services along the West Coast, a formula that has become ever more important as clients increasingly demand proven strategy and a real PR ROI.”
 
Founded in 1997, Davis Communications represented dozens of emerging technology, e-commerce and B2B companies, including Chipshot.com, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Billserv, Inc., Upside Media, Winfire and FreeDSL, in addition to high-profile technology conferences including Showcase and Digital Living Room. 
 
“Allison & Partners takes an entrepreneurial approach to business development and client service that mirrors how I ran my firm, which is the right environment for me extend into a new market,” said Davis, who held senior positions at AlexanderOgilvy in San Francisco and Edelman Public Relations in Dallas before striking out on his own.
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