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Bill Sharp


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Bill Sharp


William “Bill” Sharp, retired founder and CEO of Sharp Advertising Inc., is well known in the advertising community for his expertise and achievements in communications, for his community involvement and for his contributions to motivating minority youth. In 1967, he founded and instructed the “Basic Ad Course,” an American Association of Advertising Agencies–sponsored program that prepared minorities for professional careers in advertising.

The Bill Sharp Award for the Future of Advertising recognizes excellence in marketing, advertising and media by awarding up & coming industry leaders with a financial scholarship. 

 

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Sharp Scholars


Sharp Scholars

Sharp Scholars


Sharp Scholars

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The Bill Sharp Award recognizes excellence in marketing, advertising and media by awarding one (1) future leader a $3,500 award.

The 2017 award was presented at
The Face of Talent on Monday, August 7, 2017.

Sponsored By: 
J. Walter Thompson North America, The Marcus Graham Project, 4A's and The Sharp Family

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Book


The Book

Book


The Book

In 1967, Bill "William" Sharp founded and instructed the “Basic Ad Course,” an American Association of Advertising Agencies–sponsored program that prepared minorities for professional careers in advertising. Sharp wrote and published a book entitled, How to Be Black and Get a Job in the Advertising Business Anyway. 45 years later, the Marcus Graham Project and The Sharp Family, bring this agency primer back to life with this interactive version. 100% of the proceeds of the purchase of this app benefit the Bill Sharp Award, a scholarship created by J. Walter Thompson and the Marcus Graham Project to recognize upcoming leaders in the advertising and marketing business.