Corporate America comes to Burrell to get some street cred. Burrell Communications Group specializes in developing advertising and marketing campaigns targeted to African-American consumers and the urban market. It also offers expertise in reaching consumers in the general and youth marketplaces. The advertising agency provides services such as brand consulting, account planning, public relations, event marketing, and research in addition to its creative work. Burrell's clients have included
Procter & Gamble
Nielsen Media Research
. French ad giant
owns 49% of the shop, which was founded by Thomas Burrell in 1971.