Allison and this editor at Soho House last year
From mediabistro.com “learntern” to amNewYork dating columnist to media party crasher to professional media party crasher to Gawker pin-up and video vixen to ETP blogger to White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner reporter to photo ops with Henry Kissinger to … Time Out New York dating columnist, one who commands press releases before the magazine has even named the column. And one who commands press releases littered with stuff like this:
“firebrand relationship expert” “a notorious figure with a notorious figure” “dating doyenne to seduce TONY readers” “edge and enthusiasm” “renowned in her field”
The full release:
TIME OUT NEW YORK SCORES WITH RELATIONSHIP GURU JULIA ALLISON
Dating Doyenne to Seduce TONY Readers in a New Weekly Column
New York (May 11, 2007) — New York’s arts and entertainment bible just got a brand-new steady, as firebrand relationship expert Julia Allison joins Time Out New York to pen an as-yet-unnamed dating column for the weekly’s Seek section.
In keeping with the magazine’s mission of serving as a guide to New York living, the column will steer New Yorkers through the cutthroat world of dating in a city that’s eminently difficult for romance-seekers to navigate. “Dating in New York is an inexhaustible fount of amusement, insanity, and confusion,” says Allison “There’s no better place to be single, and there’s definitely no better place to write about it!”
A notorious figure with a notorious figure, Allison will maintain an up-close-and-personal relationship with her readership. To that end, TONY readers will be invited to participate in a contest to name her new column, which will contain a mixture of first- and third-person anecdotes and trend reporting sure to keep New Yorkers entertained and informed.
Readers can submit their entries at timeoutnewyork.com/dating. The author of the winning submission will win dinner for two at a TONY-picked hotspot. “We want something that describes the essence of dating today in New York,” says Allison. “And we want it to resonate with readers, so we’re entrusting them to decide.”
“We couldn’t be happier to have Julia join the Time Out New York team,” says TONY editor-in-chief Brian Farnham. “She’s renowned in her field, and her edge and enthusiasm are a perfect fit for Time Out New York’s brand of informed irreverence.”
Most recently, Allison penned a weekly social column titled “The Dating Life” for AM New York. She has written for a variety of magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Maxim, New York, Teen Vogue, Men’s Health, Seventeen, and Capitol File.