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Black History Month: Marketing Legends

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 28, 2019

ThinkLA Marketing Legends

Aaron Walton

Board member Aaron Walton is a marketing legend in his own right. His experience includes working for Pepsi and touring with Michael Jackson, placing Marlon Brando in his first commercial, and building his own marketing empire through his agency Walton Isaacson with Co-founder Cory Isaacson. Read more about Aaron

Sheila Marmon

“Be an agent for your own success. Don’t wait for someone to hand you that next opportunity. If you see a gap in your organization, fill it. Become an asset.”

Sheila Marmon is the Founder and Owner of Mirror Digital. An alumni of Princeton and Harvard, Sheila began her career on Wall Street but saw a need for diversity in marketing and advertising. Mirror Digital is a "leading provider in interactive media and the authority on the multicultural digital ecosystem." Read more about Mirror Digital

Marketing Legends Throughout History

Thomas J. Burrell

Advertising Hall of Fame member Thomas J Burrell built his career from the ground up, discovering his passion for advertising by working in an ad-agency mailroom.  In 1971, Burrell founded Burrell Communications and landed major corporations like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola as clients. Read more about Thomas

Carol Williams
Carol Williams created the Secret Antiperspirant campaign “Strong enough for a Man, but Made for a Woman” while she was an intern at Leo Burnett Worldwide. She is the second black woman in the Advertising Hall of Fame and owns Carol H. Williams Advertising. Read more about Carol

Coltrane Curtis

Former MTV VJ,
Coltrane Curtis founded Team Epiphany over ten years ago. This full-service consumer marketing agency specializes in creative services, brand strategy, and social media and includes HBO, Converse, and Heineken as clients. Read more about Coltrane

Byron E. Lewis

Byron E. Lewis founded UniWorld Group in 1969 to market to African Americans and Latinos. Uniworld continues to be successful today, managing clients like Progressive, Ford, and Colgate. Read more about Byron

Vince Cullers

Beginning his career as an art director at Ebony Magazine, Vince Cullers went on to create and own the United States’ first black advertising agency. Vince Sullers Advertising released ad campaigns that strove to portray black Americans in a positive light. Read more about Vince



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