2013 The Root 100
 

Monique L. Nelson is leading an advertising firm with a long legacy of excellence.

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  • Influence: 158.3
  • Reach: 8.36
  • Substance: 7.4
  • Media Mentions: 6
  • Internet Mentions: 156
  • Twitter Followers: 209
  • Monique L. Nelson

  • She's leading the longest-standing multiracial advertising agency in the U.S.
  • Job: CEO of UniWorld Group
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @MoniqueUWGCEO
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Age: 38
  • Bio:

    As a child, Monique L. Nelson thought she wanted to be an entertainer, but as she grew older she realized she wasn't so much interested in the stage, but in standing out. Now Nelson is CEO of UniWorld Group, the longest-standing multicultural advertising agency in the U.S. Founded in 1969 by Byron Lewis, the company moved Nelson into the top spot last year after she put together a team and asked Lewis if she could move "from background to lead." Thanks to her more than 15 years of experience in brand management, with an emphasis on lifestyle, entertainment and youth marketing, Nelson got there.

    Visit her website.

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