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Black Creatives is a global network of over 9,000 creatives in marketing, advertising, technology, media, communications and fashion. We help connect, inspire and advance creatives via our digital channels, live events and personal brand development programs. We're advocates for diversity, tracking the growth and impact of diversity in communications across the US.

Our events connect industry talent influencers and decision-makers in stimulating environments designed to inform, build relationships and grow your network. Contact us at events@blackcreatives.com to join our exclusive list.

 

Monday
Feb222010

AAF & Starcom Mediavest Group Want You!

If you are a minority or women-owned media company, Starcom MediaVest Group and the American Advertising Federation invite you to submit an application for The SMG Diversity Exchange. The Exchange is a day of dialogue and discovery for those serious about the future of media and the role their organization could play. Applications are available on the AAF website. http://www.facebook.com/l/87fc5;www.aaf.org/default.asp?id=1040

Sunday
Feb212010

The Center for Excellence in Advertising is now a LinkedIn Group

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) has committed to increasing the representation of multicultural professionals at all levels of the agency business. 

Despite continuous reports of dramatic levels of discrimination throughout the industry, the 4A’s remains proactive toward reaching their diversity objectives. With this in mind, in September 2008, the 4A’s partnered with Howard University and established the Center for Excellence in Advertising at Howard University (CEA). 

The Center for Excellence in Advertising at Howard University is an Executive Education Program. CEA’s vision is to be the advertising industry’s certified talent resource and pipeline for people of color. We will be the preeminent training facility for multicultural individuals who are interested in advancing their careers in the advertising industry. CEA is managed by the John H. Johnson School of Communications, which has the only accredited degree-granting program in advertising among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

CEA's Objectives are: 

  • Provide professional development to entry and mid-management level advertising executives. 
  • Become the talent resource base for the advertising industry, to broaden the pipeline for minority advancement at levels of agency operations. 
  • Provide diversity management development opportunities for C-Suite executives

Join the CEA on LinkedIn

Sunday
Feb212010

A Message From the Director of The NBTEE & UniTee Design

The National Black TEEN Empowerment Expo (NBTEE) is a strategic community-, coalition- and youth building initiative that culminates with a main weekend event, The 1st National Black TEEN Empowerment Expo Presents FAME: Fashion, Art, Music & Education, in New York City, August, 2010. The NBTEE mission is to connect more of our TEENS with more resources more often by establishing youth movements in communities throughout the country. This will help us build a national youth movement with strength in numbers, and political, economic and social influence. We truly believe that if we leverage the power of unity in our communities, and the spirit of cooperation and collaboration among our resources, we can reinforce in our children the value of living, loving and learning.

The NBTEE’s New York City (NYC) committee is seeking youth resources and caring community members to join us in planning for The Brooklyn (NYC) TEEN Hall Meeting in March. Based on feedback from those in attendance, last month’s Harlem TEEN Hall Meeting was considered quite powerful, and provided an effective forum for us to better hear and help our youth. We’ll be hosting TEEN Hall Meetings in other boroughs between now and June, as we prepare for The 1st National Black TEEN Empowerment Expo (see attached).

If you work with our youth in NYC, we’d like to feature you as a guest on “Our Community, Our Children” a radio show airing locally (NYC) and on www.allblackradio.com. If you’re a youth resource outside of NYC, we’d like you to be a special guest on “Black TEEN Empowerment Radio” produced by www.blacktalkradionetwork.com. For more information, contact us at info@nbtee.org.

The Better Detroit Youth Movement (501c3) is launching an exciting FAME: Fashion, Art, Music & Education program in a Detroit high school and we’re seeking individuals, groups and businesses who work in fashion, art or music to volunteer a few hours each week in the classrooms and with our students. To learn more about this opportunity, email us at info@betterdetroityouth.org.

We’re also starting up The Better Baltimore Youth Movement (501c3) and could use your help if you reside in “B’More” and want to be an important part in building brighter futures.

Finally, why should Black History be celebrated on the shortest month of the year? With its popular RBG tee-shirts called “UniTees” and powerful programs like “I Can Do Anything”, UniTee Design insists “Let’s Make Black History Every Day”! Check out www.uniteedesign.com/video.html, and please support our products, programs and efforts to uplift our children and inspire all our souls to work together towards brighter futures. “UniTees” also make effective “funraising” products for your youth or community group. UniTee Design is a proud sponsor and partner of The NBTEE so know when you sport a “UniTee”, you’re looking great and helping a great cause.

The truth is all our children truly need to believe and succeed is all of us.

Friday
Jan082010

2010 Summer Career Advancement Opportunity

Are you or do you know a male between the ages of 18 and 34, interested in advancing your career in the marketing, advertising, media or entertainment industry? Interested in applying creative thinking with limited boundaries? Or looking for a summer internship experience to gain experience and exposure? The iCR8 Summer Bootcamp is looking for YOU! Applications are now available for The Marcus Graham Project’s summer bootcamp program, entitled iCR8. 

The Marcus Graham Project, a talent incubator and network of advertising, media, marketing & entertainment professionals is looking for a dynamic group of twelve aspiring industry professionals. Throughout the intense summer long program inductees into the program will work on the development of a national awareness campaign addressing key social issues. 

Candidates must posses a general knowledge of internet/mainstream marketing, as well as exhibit creative spirit and strong communication/organizational skills. The types of participants that we are looking for include: social media, marketing, graphic design, copywriting, video/audio production, video editing, events/promotions, research, and public relations. You must be willing to learn an extreme amount of valuable information in a short period of time. 

Ideal candidates should seek to build resume experience, while gaining invaluable networking and knowledge about the industry. If you are interested in this opportunity, please download the application packet from our website found at www.marcusgrahamproject.org under the Bootcamp section found in the Programs tab. If you have any questions please contact us at: info@marcusgrahamproject.org or call 214-810-6475. 

Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 12, 2010 and must be mailed to: The Marcus Graham Project 1409 S. Lamar #111 Dallas, TX 75215. Also applicants must be registered on our social networking site found athttp://marcusgrahamproject.ning.com where they will be able to connect with over 160 working professionals in the industry. 

Please visit http://www.marcusgrahamproject.org/greenPeriod/ for details on last year’s program.

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