“Ad Age” Names “Ebony” Founder Eunice W. Johnson, Others Among Advertising’s Most Influential Women

September 24, 2012  |  

Ad Age has dedicated its latest issue to influential women in advertising and marketing. And among this illustrious group is Eunice W. Johnson, the founder of Ebony magazine and Fashion Fair makeup.

In a profile written by her daughter Linda Johnson Rice, Eunice Johnson is described as a “real steel magnolia,” a woman with a special way of negotiating and getting what she wanted.

The issue includes a number of black women professionals who have, and continue to, make their presence felt in the advertising industry. Oprah pens a column about creating her OWN network. Caroline Jones, founder of Caroline Jones Advertising and the first black female creative director at J. Walter Thompson, appears on “The Innovators” list. And Pam El, the VP of marketing and advertising at State Farm insurance appears along with Young & Rubicam CEO Ann Fudge and Renetta Mccann, Leo Burnett’s chief talent officer, on the list of “Power Players.”

If you’re a woman interested in advertising or marketing, this is the issue to read. Not only does it take a look back at the contributions of women to this industry, but it paints a picture of what women are doing in the industry today.

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