Black Creative Excellence Celebrated

For Black History Month, creative innovators share key moments in their careers

Creative by Fufu and Grits, a Black-owned and Black-led creative agency. Published on February 2, 2024

Black Creative Excellence Celebrated

For Black History Month, creative innovators share key moments in their careers

Creative by Fufu and Grits, a Black-owned and Black-led creative agency. Published on February 2, 2024

Once again for Black History Month, Ad Age will celebrate Black creative excellence throughout February. Now in its fourth year, the project is designed to shine a light on key moments in the careers of inspiring and influential creators from across the industry. Across the month, four change-makers will serve as guest editors, kicking things off with a pivotal project from their own careers — and then sharing the spotlight with other talents who are shaping the industry in impactful ways.

For the second year in a row, we’re also partnering with Outfront to showcase some of the industry’s most creative talent on digital out-of-home media across the U.S. Adage End Bug

If you missed last year’s series, catch up here.

Sheereen Miller-Russell on coming out as a Black woman at work

Guest editor: Sheereen Miller-Russell

Executive VP of ad sales and client partnerships, Warner Bros. Discovery

Mediabrands’ Chauncey Wesley on the power of mentorship

Chauncey Wesley

Executive VP and Managing Partner of Activation, Mediabrands

Cadillac’s Juanita Slappy on the making of the ‘Black Future’ campaign

Juanita Slappy

Head of Multicultural Marketing, Cadillac

Amex’s Marques Zak on launching the first brand-hosted watch party for the BET Awards

Marques Zak

Director of cultural platforms, American Express

Majority’s Asmirh Davis on building a diversity-led talent model

Guest editor: Asmirh Davis

Founding partner and chief strategy officer, Majority

A.P. Chaney on the making of Sprite’s Black Panther and Hip-Hop at 50 campaigns

A.P. Chaney

Senior director, creative at The Coca-Cola Company’s Sparkling Flavors North America Operating Unit

Web production by Corey Holmes.