Molly Parsley is the Marketing and Communications Director at the international advertising agency, Pereira & O'Dell. The firm was recently named to both AdAge and Creativity’s 2013 A-Lists based on the company’s business performance, impact on clients’ businesses as well as industry leadership and innovation. Among the Pereira & O'Dell client roster are Airbnb, Skype, Mattel, Intel, BevMo, Fox Sports 1 and Henkel North America. The agency was named AdAge’s 2010 "Small Agency of the Year” and has been featured in the SF Business Times "Best Places to Work" as well as 7x7’s “Hot 20”, a list of San Francisco companies who are making their mark on the city. In June 2013, Pereira & O'Dell received an Emmy and three Grand Prixs for "The Beauty Inside", a social film presented by Intel and Toshiba.
Previously, Molly was the Marketing/PR Director at AKQA. Her efforts during her five year tenure facilitated many of the agency's accolades including “Agency of the Year” wins from AdAge, Adweek, OMMA and SHOOT Magazines as well as Creativity's first-ever Interactive Agency of the Year. AKQA was also named in Fast Company's "Fast 50", featuring the world's 50 most innovative companies.
Prior to AKQA, Molly was the Marketing & PR Manager at internet advertising firm Lot21 building Lot21’s solid reputation in emerging technologies. When Lot21 was acquired by Carat in January 2002, she then re-positioned the agency’s unique combination of media and creative capabilities.
PR News named Parsley one of “15 to Watch” for making significant strides in PR for the online marketing industry and also contributed to the launch of SF BIG as the association’s original Communications Chair. Molly started her career in 1996 at USWeb and is a graduate of Indiana University's School of Journalism.
Molly is a native of Louisville, KY, which is pronounced locally as [ˈluːǝvǝl] (listen: http://bit.ly/OYE7aW).