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07.07.23

MEDIAPOST: Doritos Lauds Black Changemakers In New TV Spot

Doritos has launched a one-minute ‘Solid Black’ spot to celebrate three of its 2023 Black Changemakers, part of a three-year-old program developed in partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation. Each of sixteen nonprofit leaders get a $50,000 grant, plus leadership development training and one-on-one fundraising coaching.   The Frito-Lay brand debuted the Walton Isaacson-created ad a […]

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05.05.23

SEAN PITTS NAMED A BLACK MARKETER TO WATCH IN 2023

The African-American Marketing Association (AAMA) named their 50 Black Marketers to Watch in 2023, and WI’s own Sean Pitts earned a spot on the list!   President’s Message: For years I admired Adweek Annual Power List: 100 Cutting-Edge CEOs in Marketing, Media, Branding and Tech. In 2018, the lack of racial and gender diversity inspired me […]

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05.02.23

BLACK ENTERPRISE: WALTON ISAACSON CEO AARON WALTON INDUCTED INTO AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION HALL OF FAME

As co-founder and CEO of Walton Isaacson, an advertising and marketing agency, Aaron Walton has built the Los Angeles-based agency into a perennial player. It delivers exceptional results for A-list clients, including Lexus, American Airlines, Constellation, McDonald’s, Pepsi, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Amazon.   In a nutshell, high-profile entrepreneur, influencer, groundbreaker, and titan are just a […]

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04.21.23

Mindshare Global CEO Gerhart, WI CEO Aaron Walton, Among New Ad Council Board Members

The Ad Council has appointed 19 new members to its Board of Directors and 4 new members to its Leadership Council. New board members from the agency ranks include Mindshare Global CEO Adam Gerhart, R/GA Global Chair and Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe and Walton Isaacson CEO Aaron Walton. Missy Foristall, Global COO/Americas CEO at digital agency Dept joins the group’s […]

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03.13.23

AARON WALTON IS A-LIST 2023 AGENCY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Walton is a well-known voice for inclusion in advertising, honored by prestigious industry groups including AdColor and, later this year, the AAF Hall of Fame.   His agency is known for representing Lexus, for which it orchestrated the brand’s integration into the “Black Panther” franchise, along with campaigns for clients including McDonald’s, Amazon, PNC Bank and most recently […]

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03.09.23

Cedric the Entertainer, Deon Cole Among Comedians Honored at Lexus Uptown Honors Hollywood

Being a Black comedian isn’t exactly the easiest job in the world, but thankfully, Lexus and Uptown Magazine have combined superpowers to create Uptown Honors Hollywood, which celebrates legendary figures in comedy for their contributions to the arts, culture, and entertainment.   This year’s honorees consist of luminaries Guy Torry, Cedric the Entertainer, Deon Cole, […]

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