- Founder of The Valuegraphics Database, the world’s first database that can predict and influence behavior for anything on earth.
- He is a pioneer of ‘Values Thinking’ as the new best practice for organizational decision-making.
David Allison‘s career took off as a copywriter and creative director in advertising agencies. He made campaigns for trucks, hotel rooms, hot dogs, newspaper subscriptions, flights, telephone services, cheese, and lawyers. On the side, he taught marketing courses at the university and passed along what he’d learned so far.
Eventually, he started a branding company where 40 people built campaigns for hotels, condo towers, resort properties, and office towers around the world. Plus, he was VP of marketing for resorts at Sotheby’s luxury property division.
Even earlier, from childhood right through his graduate year at school, he created campaigns, secured sponsorships, and attracted media attention for everything from beer gardens to bookstores. All of this helped him see that people were behaving in ways that demographics couldn’t define.
From his vantage point, the next step was obvious: we needed a better way to understand people. So, in 2015, he launched the Valuegraphics Project, years before the Values Economy emerged in response to the post-COVID world.Today, he helps brands like PayPal, the United Nations Foundation, lululemon, and Five Star School Supplies change how they look at people.
He speaks on stages around the world. His 2018 best-seller, We Are All the Same Age Now was named one of the ten best leadership books of the year by INC Magazine, and his new book The Death of Demographics: Valuegraphic Marketing for a Values-Driven World will be published in November 2022.
He is an avid collector of contemporary art and plans to continue weightlifting until something forces him to stop. He lives in a retrofitted Vancouver office tower complete with a home studio and writes in a heritage cottage up the coast in British Columbia, Canada.
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“David should have his own TV talk show.”