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About The Allen Lewis Agency Meet the co-founders

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Jocelyn Allen Coley

Marketing and communications maestro with more than 20 years of experience working in a wide variety of communications roles at General Motors and other organizations. With clients including Nissan, Ally, Mars Petcare, The Wright Museum, DPSCD Foundation and James H. Cole Home for Funerals, she helps tell their stories to diverse audiences, including Black, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ, and military veterans. In her last role with the automaker, Coley served simultaneously as Director of Regional, Grassroots and Diversity Communications for GM and the automaker’s Director of the Diversity Marketing and Communications Center of Excellence. Her efforts resulted in sponsorships including the Essence Music Festival, the Trumpet Awards and the Stellar Awards, as well as long-term relationships with Black Girls Rock! and the American Black Film Festival. Coley serves on The Nature Conservancy board and held a board position with Michigan Women Forward (formerly Michigan Women's Foundation) for 8 years. Her proudest achievement is being mom to son Michael, wife to husband Brandon, 'glammy' to granddaughter Zuri, and daughter to the late Rev. Dorothy Allen and the late James Carvan.

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Chandra S. Lewis

Brand, Marketing, Reputation, and Business Growth pro, bringing 20+ years of experience working in, and with multinational companies. Chandra is a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alum, a Tory Burch Fellow and completed the BSDB program with Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth. Prior to TALA, Lewis served as Director of Communications for North America, managing integrated communications and marketing campaigns in a variety of industries and a member of the Global Communications Council for Bosch. There, she honed the ability to work across cultures while working overseas in Germany. At TALA, she manage the company's operational requirements and steers PR, advertising, marketing, and community liaison activity with clients including City of Detroit, Disney Theatrical Group, Detroit Opera, The Chemico Group, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department and GreenPath Financial Wellness. Her proudest achievement is being mom to daughter Cydney and daughter to the late Carrie E. Scott and the late John W. Scott.

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The Allen Lewis Agency

Four P's Philosophy

  • We Have Passion for What We Do
  • Our Combined Power Makes Us Among the Best in the Field
  • We Transform Pitfalls and Prowess Into Prosperity
  • We Ceaselessly Work to Fulfill a True and Bold Purpose

Brand Promise

Crafting effective brand communications strategy and creating multicultural and diverse enthusiasts through resolute inclusion, relationships, and authentic engagement, remaining attune to cultural movements and intricacies ---- unlike any other agency.

Awards & Certifications

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