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 McDonald'sProcter & GambleToyotaGeneral MillsVerizonMarriott InternationalNielsen Media Research, and Bacardi. French ad giant Publicis Groupe owns 49% of the shop, which was founded by Thomas Burrell in 1971.

The agency is widely recognized as a pioneer of targeted marketing to black consumers and of using African-American-inspired cultural trends (from areas including music, fashion, dance, and sports) to reach other consumer groups. Burrell has offices in Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

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Burrell Communications Group LLC

233 N Michigan Ave #2900
Chicago, IL 60601-5519
Phone: 1 (312) 297-9600
Fax: 1 (312) 297-9601


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Vice President Associate Director, Account Planning: Kevin Brockenbrough
  • Vice President Director Of Information: Leslie Cole
  • Senior Vice President And Chief Creative Officer: Lewis Williams

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL

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