UBR Morning Post: Ad Industry Titan Don Coleman - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

GlobalHue's Don Coleman shares how he built the nation's largest black-owned ad agency.

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, our newest UBR contributor, Renita Young, speaks with Donald A. Coleman, founder and CEO of Southfield, Mich.-based Global Hue, the nation’s largest black-owned advertising agency. With 2009 billings of $483.5 million, Global Hue ranks No. 1 on the BE 100s Advertising Agencies list and was recognized as the 2010 BE 100s Advertising Agency of the Year. Coleman was also named one of 40 “Titans: The Most Powerful African Americans in Business–and How They Shaped Our World” in the 40th Anniversary Issue of Black Enterprise.

Coleman, a former NFL linebacker who was prompted to earn his MBA by a career-threatening knee injury, shares his strategies for entrepreneurial success. To learn more about Coleman’s journey, read his B.E. Advertising Agency of the Year profile, “Making Cultural Connections” in the June 2010 issue of Black Enterprise.

Also on this week’s edition of The Urban Business Roundtable, our Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks with Arlene Williams, executive vice president of Chicago-based Seaway Bank and Trust Co., one of the nation’s largest black-owned banks (ranked No. 8 on the 2010 BE 100s Banks list). Williams shares what business owners need to know about managing both their personal and business credit scores in order to maximize their ability to access capital.

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Alfred Edmond Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is the editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com and the host of the Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each Wednesday for The UBR Morning Post, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show.

Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is SVP/Editor-at-large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand, including the web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. He has also hosted The Urban Business Roundtable on WVON-AM in Chicago and Money Matters, a syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond is also an entrepreneur, speaker, author and amateur natural bodybuilding competitor.

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