February 6, 2023

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Black creators celebrated on billboards across the country

Ad Age is partnering with OUTFRONT for its annual Black History Month feature celebrating Black creative excellence.

The project is designed to shine a light on key moments in the careers of inspiring and influential creators from across the industry. Through the partnership with OUTFRONT, Ad Age will also showcase some of the industry’s most creative talent on OUTFRONT’s digital out-of-home media across the U.S.

For the feature, which debuts on Feb. 1, Ad Age has selected four accomplished Black creators who will serve as guest editors throughout the month. These creators will tell the story of the most pivotal project from their own careers, and then give the stage to other talents who are shaping advertising, marketing and beyond.

OUTFRONT’s East Coast Regional Creative Director Tim Wasicki, the artist behind the award-winning “Black Heart” campaign, will kick off the month of celebration.

Billy Porter, the Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright, will serve as a guest editor, along with Translation CEO Steve Stoute, Birk Creative CEO JinJa Birkenbeuel and Kin Co-founder Kwame Taylor-Hayford.

“We are thrilled to partner with OUTFRONT on this project and give the stage to incredibly talented creators across the industry. We hope this partnership will help amplify their voices and inspire other creatives,” said Jeanine Poggi, editor of Ad Age.


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