The Marcus Graham Project
The Marcus Graham Project (MGP) is a network strategically focused on building the next generation of leadership in the advertising & marketing industry thru mentorship & career development. The mission of MGP is to develop a pipeline of talent in all aspects of the media & creative fields, while providing career exposure and experience to the typically underserved demographic of men of color.
2011 Programs Include:
MGP NETWORK - Online Social Networking Site
The MGP social networking site, powered by NING, provides an online community and forum where mature professionals and emerging young professionals connect and forge a support system to assist in the guidance of career & leadership skills. We currently have over 500 members signed into the network nationally, as well as abroad. http://network.marcusgrahamproject.org
MGP Summer Boot Camp
The boot camp’s primary purpose is to provide diverse aspirants in the field of advertising & marketing with the exposure and experience necessary to solidify careers within the advertising, media & marketing industry. The summer long program consists of relevant topical case study and development of marketing/media concepts in response to selected topics. Boot camp initiates are chosen through application, portfolio review and in-person interview held during the spring.
MGP Radio - The Drum
The online program will give MGP members the opportunity to connect real time with guest hosts who will provide helpful information on industry topics and trends, as well as offer any helpful advice to those who tune in. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marcusgrahamproject
MGP Insights Lab
The Insights Lab is a “think-tank” and boutique agency for Marcus Graham Project members and supporters. Soon to be developed as a national footprint of “student-run” agencies called LocoMotives, the goal is to provide year round opportunities for emerging professionals to develop their careers while gaining real-world work experience.
MGP Fund - GO Fund & Sharp Award
The GO travel fund is organized as a financial scholarship for MGP members to attend the often cost prohibitive industry conferences, training seminars, networking functions and educational courses. Financial awards are given upon application and require that a report be submitted upon completion of the activity.
The Sharp Award, sponsored by JWT Atlanta and administered by The Marcus Graham Project, honors excellence in marketing, advertising and media by recognizing one (1) student with a $3,500 award.