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UK Advertising Student Named One of Top 25 Most Promising Minority Students in the Nation

By Ralph Derickson

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Brandon Taylor Johnson

“Through this program, top companies have immediate access to the sharpest young talent. These future leaders are primed to make a significant impact on the ever-evolving world of advertising.”

-- Wally Snyder,
president and CEO of AAF

 

Feb. 13, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Brandon Taylor Johnson, a senior in the University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information Studies, has been named one of the top 25 most promising minority students in the nation by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in partnership with Advertising Age.

AAF will fly Johnson, a 1999 graduate of Louisville Male High School, to New York City to be interviewed Feb. 13 and 14 by some of the top advertising agencies in the country and to compete as the most promising minority student in the nation.

“I am very excited about going to Madison Avenue to dialogue and interview with executives from leading agencies, advertisers and media companies,” Johnson said.

Johnson, who is majoring in integrated strategic communications at UK, is the daughter of Beverly and Mario Johnson of Louisville. Johnson’s brother, Mario Johnson Jr. is a 2002 UK business graduate, and their younger sister, Brittany, is currently a freshman at UK.

AAF said that its Most Promising Minority Students Program, now in its seventh year, links corporations with the best and brightest minority talent and provides a means of building a multicultural advertising workforce.

“Through this program, top companies have immediate access to the sharpest young talent,” said AAF president and CEO Wally Snyder. “These future leaders are primed to make a significant impact on the ever-evolving world of advertising.”


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