Vince Cullers: American’s First African American Full Service Ad Agency

February is Black History Month.  This is not a surprise to anyone. Throughout this month, a college classmate created posts on Facebook featuring famous African Americans. It got everyone at Gillespie Group thinking about African Americans who have been leaders and innovators in the ad industry.

Meet Vince Cullers.  Cullers is the first African American to own a full-service ad agency.  He founded Vince Cullers Advertising in Chicago in 1956 as a way to fulfill his goal “to present African Americans in a more positive light and change the way they were targeted in ads.”  Learn more here.

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