Burrell: Advertising Revolution

Project Overview

Project Name: Burrell: Advertising Revolution
Air Date: June 2018 on PBS


The Foundation was honored to provide funding for this production, recognizing Tom Burrell's encouraging story as an important marker in the history of advertising with a profound cultural impact. 

Documentary Summary

Burrell: Advertising Revolution is the story of an advertising agency that forged the way for young, African American hopefuls to make their mark in the ad business. Through this documentary, viewers will meet Burrell Advertising’s original “Agency Architects” as they reunite for the first time in decades. Then, discover how they helped make Burrell Advertising the largest, most successful targeted marketing agency of its day; permanently shifting the landscape of advertising forever.

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