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Black Creatives Black Creatives: The Premier Network for Multicultural Talent is a global, multicultural network of creative professionals in advertising, marketing, media, fashion and entertainment.

Black Creatives: The Premier Network for Multicultural Talent is a global, multicultural network of creative, marketing and business professionals. Our mission is to recognize the talent and accomplishments of its members as well as to provide an environment that stimulates and guides their professional growth. We are one of the nations leading advocates in the movement for greater diversity in advertising and marketing management. We extend an invitation to the leading executives and decision-makers to join this network to both listen and participate in the discussions. For individual creatives, this group provides an opportunity to expand your network so that you can connect and collaborate with other creatives with adjacent skills.

Mission: Our 3-Pronged Mission • To help creatives to reach their fullest potential of greatness. • To help advocate for greater diversity in the creative industries. • To provide a platform to recognize the accomplishments of creatives of color.

Respect.
12/06/2018
Black Industrial Designer Who Designed Many Common Products, Dies at Age 87

Respect.

That plastic garbage can you use to take out the trash, the sewing machine your grandmother cherished, the portable hair dryer, and the iconic orange View-Master, a precursor toy to virtual reality that allowed kids to see images in 3-D, were all designed by Charles “Chuck” Harrison, a black ind...

Revision Path
09/08/2018
Revision Path

Revision Path

As a creative, Delanie West contains multitudes. She has over 20 years of experience in the design industry across product development, packaging, experience design, and creative global sourcing. She’s lead creative teams, served on executive committees, and has been influential in mentoring designers and developers from all over.

Delanie is also the brains behind BeSuperCreative, a consultancy that helps people and organizations bring their creative ideas to life. We talked about how she got her start in design from an ad in The New York Times, what she looks for when hiring for creative teams, her time at Hampton University, and a lot more. Delanie’s goal is to help designers evolve their career past just delivering on a creative brief, so make sure you pay attention to her advice in this week’s episode!

Momentum will continue to shift. Diversity is good for business. Can we say this any louder than this weekend.
02/19/2018
‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

Momentum will continue to shift. Diversity is good for business. Can we say this any louder than this weekend.

“Black Panther” arrived to a record-setting $218 million in Presidents’ Day weekend ticket sales in North America and a global total of $387 million.

02/03/2018
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life - Trailer

A documentary about the first African-American to be hired at Disney—and now at 80 years old, an undisputed trailblazer in the animation world.

An intimate journey through the life and career of 80-year-old Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Disney Studios. He later went on to devel...

01/31/2018

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This year we look forward to providing fresh content that will:

1. Enhance your effectiveness as a digital design leader with global potential
2. Increase your understanding of product design and development; and
3. Improve your understanding of processes and systems that build trust with clients and cross-functional teams in your organization.

To make sure we’re advancing the core skills and competencies you need to add value to your organization and the customer experiences you support, we need your feedback on the content topics we’re interested in featuring in the upcoming weeks.

Please select the topics that interest you most and if your topic of interest is not listed, please add as many ideas to the comments below.

1. Mastering the Creative Brief
2. Design Thinking for Creative Groups
3. Creative Direction that Drives Business
4. Copywriting for Digital Products
5. Fundamental Digital Design Principles
6. UX Design and Prototyping
7. Fundamental Qualitative/Quantitative Research
8. Utilizing Data for User-Centered Design
9. Real-World Software Design and Deployment
10. Digital Project Management
11. Developing Creative Infrastructure
12. Bridging the Gap: Cross-Functional Teams
13. Working with Executive Teams
14. Presenting and Reporting Results
15. Legally Speaking: Protecting Creativity
16. Working In An Agile Software Shop
17. Portfolio Design Masterclass

It’s going to be exciting and we look forward to connecting, supporting and building together!

https://goo.gl/forms/LfVNt9KHiMBPh7t13

Black Creatives
08/03/2017

Black Creatives

02/04/2017
HuffPost Black Voices

We never get tired of this list of Black Inventors. Of course this is only the tip of the iceberg, but appreciated nonetheless.

From mailboxes to super soakers, check out these 10 items you never knew were invented by black Americans.

Mr. Clean is back and he's Black! We like... so far, but we gone need to see the Superbowl commercial to say for sure. W...
01/28/2017
The New Face of Mr. Clean is African-American

Mr. Clean is back and he's Black! We like... so far, but we gone need to see the Superbowl commercial to say for sure. Word is, he's gonna be in play for a whole year. Congrats "Mr. Clean" and you have our attention P&G!

The Mr. Clean we’ve come to know over the past 59 years is in need of a break. And for good reason — he’s been keeping our houses clean for a long time. So, for the next year, America’s favorite muscled cleaner will be taking a vacation. In his place comes Mike Jackson. Jackson, from Atlanta, Ga., i...

01/28/2017
Adweek

"Advertising." "Black Lives Matter." "Taylor Swift?" We're confused by this content. Would you use this app anyway? Seriously. We wanna know.

JWT explains its Black Lives Matter app that lets black Americans mark themselves 'unsafe'

More here :http://adweek.it/2jVLpHF

To our #BCFilmakers: Cheers to you, your vision, your passion and your grind. Keep mastering your craft and building the...
11/19/2016
How To Finish Making Your Movie--And Get People To Actually Watch It

To our #BCFilmakers: Cheers to you, your vision, your passion and your grind. Keep mastering your craft and building the right team of partners.

After you finish shooting a movie there's post-production & then, you hope, a distribution deal. The 5th & final installment in our series.

We celebrate the life of Gwen Ifill for the impact she made in  media for women of color and for reaching back and mento...
11/15/2016

We celebrate the life of Gwen Ifill for the impact she made in media for women of color and for reaching back and mentoring those that follow. You will be missed.

"Growing up, there weren't a lot of African-American women I could watch on national television news. Gwen Ifill sent a message to so many of us, just by her presence, that it was possible. An intelligent, steady, consistent, fair and reliable journalist. She will be missed." —Sheinelle Jones, TODAY anchor

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-female-journalists-remember-gwen-ifill-n683741

This is a tall order to "accept". We'll see. #airbnb #diversity #advertising
11/12/2016
Ad of the Day: Airbnb Preaches, and Pledges, Acceptance in Evocative Post-Election Ad

This is a tall order to "accept". We'll see. #airbnb #diversity #advertising

A diverse group of Airbnb hosts and staff representing various races and age groups appear in this minute-long film, "Accept," which touts the service's recently introduced Community Commitment—while having larger resonance in light of Tuesday's election results.

10/31/2016
AJ+

AJ+

Meet the Ghanaian entrepreneur who's building bikes out of bamboo.

That is correct. $10B. http://thegrio.com/2016/10/24/judge-lawsuit-esn-charter-communications-10-billion/
10/26/2016
Federal judge rules that Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios can move forward with $10B lawsuit against Charter Communications

That is correct. $10B.

http://thegrio.com/2016/10/24/judge-lawsuit-esn-charter-communications-10-billion/

Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. announced today that Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu denied Charter Communications’ Motion to Dismiss ESN’s $10 billion lawsuit against Charter for racial discrimination in contracting in violation of Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. §1981. This is a...

Study reveals, brands need to move even further toward mobile if they want to make meaningful connections with women.
04/25/2016
Infographic: How Women Want to Interact With Brands Online

Study reveals, brands need to move even further toward mobile if they want to make meaningful connections with women.

According to a new study conducted for Adweek by product review and discovery platform Influenster, brands need to move even further toward mobile if they want to make meaningful connections with women.

Celebrating Iman, model and pioneer in ethnic cosmetics. #WomensHistoryMonth
03/21/2016
Iman: The model entrepreneur - CNN.com

Celebrating Iman, model and pioneer in ethnic cosmetics. #WomensHistoryMonth

"The moment I got into the modeling industry, I knew I had to be an entrepreneur," says former supermodel Iman.

Powerful women to know in the Advertising world. #WomensHistoryMonth
03/18/2016
Meet These Power Women CEOs Running Top Ad Agencies

Powerful women to know in the Advertising world. #WomensHistoryMonth

The Black Enterprise list of Leading Women in Advertising and Marketing highlights the women whose ideas and strategies have placed them at the top of their game, enabling them to make a mark in the advertising and marketing world. The list is made up of chief executive officers, chief ...

Celebrating Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of ACT-1 Group, the largest minority woman- owned employment agency in the United...
03/17/2016
Meet Janice, the first African-American woman to own a $1 billion business

Celebrating Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of ACT-1 Group, the largest minority woman- owned employment agency in the United States. #WHMCreatives #WomensHistoryMonth

Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American female with a billion-dollar business, offers her tips for success after creating a global business from humble beginnings.

Interesting perspective on logo design process.
03/16/2016
The Precarious State Of Logo Design

Interesting perspective on logo design process.

Branding launches have morphed into a design industry telenovela. Here's how firms are adapting.

According to a recent online advertising service, 11 of 20 highest ranked 2016 campaigns were digitally led.
03/13/2016
The 10 most effective ad campaigns this year

According to a recent online advertising service, 11 of 20 highest ranked 2016 campaigns were digitally led.

Warc has released its 2016 rankings of the world's most effective advertising campaigns.

Celebrating International Woman's Day- Microsoft's "Make What's Next" Campaign. #WomensHistoryMonth
03/08/2016
Ad of the Day: Microsoft Teaches Kids About Brilliant Female Inventors for Women's Day

Celebrating International Woman's Day- Microsoft's "Make What's Next" Campaign. #WomensHistoryMonth

Quick, name an inventor … a female inventor. Not so easy, is it? In the 100-second film below, part of Microsoft's "Make What's Next" campaign timed to International Women's Day today, girls ages 7 to 15 struggle to come up with examples. "In school, it was always a male inventor.

The Harlem Brewery Company will be offered in 39 Walmart stores across the state.
02/29/2016
Black-Owned Craft Beer Company Gets Premium Placement in Wal-Mart

The Harlem Brewery Company will be offered in 39 Walmart stores across the state.

Celeste Beatty says she expects her Harlem Brewing Co.’s profits to rise more than 20 percent after going into the mega retailer. Plus, she’s all hopped up with plans for 2016.

Nexercise, scored the largest tech startup funding, in the history of Shark Tank.
02/28/2016
Black-Owned Business Receives Largest ‘Shark Tank’ Tech Funding in Show’s History

Nexercise, scored the largest tech startup funding, in the history of Shark Tank.

Nexercise, a D.C.-based technology fitness company, scored the largest tech startup funding in the history of the ABC television show Shark Tank. [Related: 4 Keys to Sparking Expansion For Your Tech Company] Co-founders, CEO Ben Young (Black Enterprise’s 2015 Techpreneur of the Year) and ...

BROOKLYN the Brand...
02/21/2016
Spike Lee and His Agency Just Made This Film About Brooklyn the Brand

BROOKLYN the Brand...

Maybe it was the 2014 Wall Street Journal article about how Parisians refer to everything from men's hats to Big Macs as "très Brooklyn." It could have been the subsequent New York Times trend piece about a Dubai-based clothing company that chose to name itself Brooklyn Cotton Company in the interes…

Remembering American poet, novelist, playwright and primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance~ Langston Hughes #BHMC...
02/10/2016
Langston Hughes - Mini Biography

Remembering American poet, novelist, playwright and primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance~ Langston Hughes #BHMCreatives

Langston Hughes was the leading voice of the Harlem Renaissance, whose poetry showcased the dignity and beauty in ordinary black life. The hours he spent in Harlem clubs affected his work, making him one of the innovators of Jazz Poetry.Read more about Langston Hughes.

01/05/2016

Wishing you a Happy, Prosperous and Creative New Year! We thank you for your continued support. The best is yet to come.

Thought provoking tech trend predictions for 2016- Automation, luxury services, civil action and in-house design service...
01/05/2016
10 Tech Trends to Expect in 2016

Thought provoking tech trend predictions for 2016- Automation, luxury services, civil action and in-house design services to name a few.

You may be surprised at what will go mainstream.

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