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  • MGP Opens Doors in Chicago

    13 Selected to Participate in our inaugural iCR8 Winter Boot Camp Program in Chicago this winter. In partnership with Columbia College Chicago’s J-Term, the program kicks off on January 5th.

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  • Changing The Face of Our Industry

    PepsiCo Americas Beverages and the Marcus Graham Project are Joining Forces to Build Leaders in the Field of Marketing, Advertising and Media, through the 2015 iCR8 Boot Camp and a committed partnership to making deeper impact.

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  • Unlocking Imagination

    The Marcus Graham Project has been on the road this fall “unlocking the imagination” and inspiring students, recent graduates and young professionals who are eagerly looking for an opportunity to break into the advertising and marketing industry through our 2015 iCR8 Summer Boot Camp. Don’t forget to apply by Jan 11th.

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  • Invest In Next

    On Giving Tuesday we hosted a national fundraising event inclusive of a Tweet-a-thon to kick off our capacity building campaign. Tweet-ups were held in multiple cities around the country including Dallas, Chicago, LA, Atlanta, DC and New York, raising over $4000 towards our efforts.

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  • Lavender Hill A Success

    Our 3rd annual fundraising gala honoring our corporate & agency partners, as well as our alumni and outstanding board members was a success. As we launched our capacity campaign at the masquerade themed gala, we did so with the announcement that we are halfway to our goal of raising $1.25 Million towards of efforts in launching our campaign.

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  • Introducing Prismatic

    The 6th installation of MGP’s iCR8 Summer Boot Camp has kicked of with 10 individuals who have communed in Dallas to turn the city and industry upside down. Please meet the team members of Prismatic, the agency built to crystalize imagination.

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  • Diversity By The Numbers

    MGP recently took a look at data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to examine the ethnic and gender diversity of the Advertising/Marketing occupation. Check out our infographic that discuss our findings and the alarming reality of diversity in our industry.
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  • Introducing the iCR8™ Compass

    The iCR8™ Compass is a Marcus Graham Project initiative that provides all iCR8™ participants with powerful technology & resources to help them navigate, not only through the training and experiential learning that our program offers, but also the marketing and advertising industry in general.

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  • Coming Soon

    Due to an increase in demand for career enrichment from aspiring marketing leaders from around the globe, MGP is currently working on the development of a new program taking the core of our flagship summer boot camp online. More information about this program’s launch later in 2014 will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please sign up so that we can keep you informed about the program’s launch.

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  • #AdLife Awaits

    We are proud to announce the launch of the Marcus Graham Project’s first PSA Video Campaign: #AdLife Awaits. The campaign, spearheaded by Marcus Graham Project alumni, is an effort to increase the interest and visibility of the advertising, marketing and media industry to emerging professionals. Check it out and share.
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  • Advertising Week 10

    The Marcus Graham Project took center stage at NY’s 10th Annual Advertising week along Lisnr CEO Rodney Williams, 4A’s CEO Nancy Hill and Microsoft executive Stephen Kim for a discussion entitled, “Cultivating the Next Generation: Innovation & People.”

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  • Ad Age 40 under 40

    Advertising Age honored innovative, young marketing leaders who have made their mark in the client, agency and media realms — all before their 40th birthdays. MGP Co-Founder and Executive Director Lincoln Stephens was included amongst the list of young leaders.

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  • MGP Featured on CNN

    The time is now to “turn up” the conversation on the lack of diversity in the advertising industry. Our program was recently featured on CNN and Headline News. Share our story.

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  • BE A CHANGE AGENT

    Together, we will change the face of the advertising & marketing industry. And here, you can find everything you need to get involved in our movement and spread the word to everyone you know. Because our vision is to build a generation of passionate, empowered advertising leaders—our very own agency of change.

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  • THE BILL SHARP AWARD

    The Bill Sharp Award, a scholarship presented by JWT and the Marcus Graham Project,  is named after the late advertising legend and industry diversity pioneer William “Bill” Sharp. His lasting devotion to helping young African-American students find careers in the advertising industry has been an inspiration to many in the field.

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  • VISIT US

    We welcome you to stop by and visit our offices if you should find yourself in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. We are located in the Artist Quarters of the South South on Lamar Building at 1409 S. Lamar #108 in Dallas. Please contact us to make an appointment or to inquire about reserving our space for meetings.

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WHAT WE DO

ICR8 BOOT CAMP

Our flagship experiential learning program that provides access to industry knowledge, exposure to industry leaders and experience working with real-world clients.

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THE NETWORK

A members only network where aspiring professionals can connect with working professionals, as well as learn more about industry-relevant videos, case studies and presentations. 

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THE GO FUND

A financial scholarship that allows members to attend costly industry conferences, seminars and
networking functions.

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  • DNSuccess

    SUCCESS STORIES

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    Dai Cao, Havas Worldwide

    I’ve always loved advertising. I love the way great ads make me laugh, make me cry, make me think. But I have always been alone on my path to pursuing an advertising career. Perhaps it is my culture, where I come from, but my interest in advertising has always been met with contempt from my parents, and short-lived amusement from friends.
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THE
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FEATURED EPISODE

The Marcus Graham Project Staff & Alumni recently held an information session and Q&A for our 7th summer boot camp program. The session provided applicants and volunteers with more information regarding the program, application tips and insight into the experience.

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OUR NEWS

Eddie Murphy’s Long-Term Effect on Ad Agency Diversity

Advertising Age

November 12, 2009

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THE
NETWORK

 

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A social networking site where professionals can connect and find industry-relevant videos, case studies and presentations.

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LAVENDER HILL

 

Lavender Hill is our annual gala, awards reception & alumni reunion filled with music, dancing, and laughter as we look back and move forward in our work in changing the face of our industry. Take a look back at this past year’s gala by clicking the button below. Save the date of November 7, 2015 to join us at the next gala. last year.

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OUR PARTNERS
Please email info@marcusgrahamproject.org for partnership opportunities.
  • RAPP
  • tpn
  • TM Advertising
  • Deutsch
  • Microsoft
  • A's
  • Wieden + Kennedy
  • BUTLER SHINE STERN & PARTNERS
  • MDC Partners
  • Leo Burnett
  • Y & A
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