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Ashley Phillips

Strategy Director


Aberdeen, South Dakota


B.S. Advertising
M.S. Communication Studies
South Dakota State University
Ashley has a passion for psychology and art, and she gets to combine both in her role as strategy director. She’s the type of person who spends more time listening, reading, and reflecting than speaking because that’s what leads to a deeper understanding of new people and ideas.

Ashley was born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and attended South Dakota State University. She’s not only the first person in her family to receive a graduate degree, she’s also a first generation college student, and she brings that ambition to every project she’s a part of. Ashley is a Taylor Swift fanatic, true-crime junkie, and paranormal show binge-watcher. She also loves animals and has three pet babies all named after Harry Potter characters.

502 is now Middle

After 13 years of providing marketing services to local, regional, and national clients, 502 has rebranded to become Middle.