After 20 years, Damon A. Davis has decided to leave his post as one of the lead creative designers at GlobalHue. Davis is setting off to start his own shop, DDDesign Advertising. His new agency will focus on brand advertising and emerging technologies.
Damon’s departure comes as GlobalHue begins an enormous strategic shift in its thinking and business practices. The agency is supposedly looking to reformat the idea of “minority” advertising from structure, capability to tactics and scope. Perhaps Damon didn’t want to go in for the overhaul or maybe, he just figured the gettin’ was good. But listen – it’s not a moment too soon for multicultural agencies to redefine the game and the playing field. These type of shops have been overlooked and marginalized for too long.
Hey students? GlobalHue recently announced that they would give away $100,000 in scholarships to students who are focusing their education on entrepreneurship and attending historically black or Hispanic institutions. The Coleman Entrepreneurial Scholarship program will award 20 full-time students, either juniors or seniors, $5,000 each for the 2009-2010 academic school year.