Marcus Graham Project


In the News

  • Where are the black “Mad Men” in today’s ad industry?

    The Grio
    October 1, 2010

    The “new” “Mad Men” courtesy of the Marcus Graham Project remembers the past and gives hope for the future.

  • Movie inspired dallas professionals to help others

    July 13, 2011

    Marcus Graham Project helping men of color enter the advertising industry.

  • At&t and the marcus graham project join forces to launch Advertising Agency and connectivity research program

    PR Newswire
    July 12, 2010

    AT&T Sponsors the Marcus Graham Project 2010 Boot Camp; Three-Month Program Offers Unique Learning Experience for Aspirants in Advertising and Marketing

  • The Marcus Graham Project Kicks off second boot camp

    Advertising Age
    June 24, 2010

    MetaThinq Will Work on AT&T Project; Participants Meet Nike Account Supervisor

  • Too Few Diversity dollars on Madison Avenue

    Advertising Age
    March 29, 2010

    Progress is Being Made, but ‘Shoestring’ Budgets Spread Out Over Uncoordinated Efforts Hold Back Improvement

  • MGP Co-founders Lincoln Stephens and Kenji Summers honored at adcolor awards

    September 20, 2011

    The two social entrepreneurs amongst group including Spike Lee, Dan Wieden and George Lopez honored in AD Industry Awards Dinner DALLAS, September 20, 2011 – Marcus Graham Project (MGP) co-founders, Lincoln Stephens and Kenji Summers (Community manager at BBH ZAG) were honored this past weekend…

  • The Marcus Graham Project Is Looking For Brilliant Young Minds To Join The #AdLife

    HipHop Wired
    January 13, 2014

    Got great ideas and need to get out your dreams like Kanye West, except in the advertising, marketing and media industry?

  • Marcus Graham Project Announces Clients for 2013 Internship Program

    PR Newswire
    January 8, 2013

    The Marcus Graham Project, a national network of advertising, media and marketing professionals dedicated to the development of the next generation of thought leaders, announced today its pro bono partnership with two organizations that will work with the agency team developed by their 2013 iCR8 summer boot camp program.

  • Dallas Entrepreneur On A Mission To Bring “Color” To The Ad Industry

    News One
    August 10, 2011

    Four years ago, Dallas native Lincoln Stephens and his roommate Jeffrey Tate were sitting in their Chicago condo when they came up with an idea to change the face of one of the least integrated industries in American society.

  • Microsoft and The Marcus Graham Project provide on-the-job training for Dallas students

    North Dallas Gazette
    August 27, 2013

    Microsoft and The Marcus Graham Project, a national network of diverse professionals whose mission is provide mentoring and professional development resources to multicultural men and women across the media industry came together at the MGP headquarters in Dallas for the MGP/ICR8 Summer 2013 Boot Camp Agency.

  • Soledad O’Brien on Diversity in the Media: ‘It’s not that hard’

    Media Bistro
    September 25, 2013

    Media types gathered last night at the 40/40 club in New York to kick off MSN’s partnership with Interactive One. The event was part of an ongoing trend necessity for media companies to focus on diversity, and Microsoft is looking to do just that not only with Interactive One, but also through partnerships with Lisnr and the Marcus Graham Project.

  • Want to Reach Millennials? Engage Them in Your Decision-Making

    Advertising Age
    September 21, 2013

    I’m a 24-year-old African-American, Morehouse College-educated male from Seattle. I’ve never worked in a major agency. Yet I have some valuable advice on how to reach and engage my generation: Damn strategic insight!

  • How to Solve Adland’s Diversity Problem

    Advertising Age
    January 21, 2013

    In 1963, the Urban League of Greater New York (now known as the New York Urban League) released a report on a three-year study of the city’s largest advertising agencies to learn how many African-Americans they employed. That same year, the New York City Commission on Human Rights hosted a discussion titled “What are agencies doing about equal job opportunity, and can they do more?”

  • The Talent-Crunch Crisis: We’ve Got to Step Up Outreach to Young People

    Advertising Age
    August 06, 2012

    It takes a village to raise a child, and it will take our entire community to attract and train young, diverse talent for our industry.