Taylor Yarbrough Joins FCB’s Culture & Inclusion Team
New position highlights agency’s investment in fueling inclusive culture globally
FCB Global Chief Talent Officer Cynthia Augustine today announced that Taylor Yarbrough has been appointed associate director of global culture and inclusion.
In this new role, Yarbrough will continue FCB’s progress in building a more diverse, multicultural staff and in creating an equitable, respectful and inclusive workplace. Yarbrough will help design key culture & inclusion (C&I) and talent initiatives for FCB’s global network, as well as work with key external partners.
“We were looking for a person with a unique mix of experience who would be able to make an impact in talent development and C&I, and be an advocate for all FCB employees,” said Augustine. “We found this person in Taylor. Taylor also understands that the ultimate goal is to make a meaningful and beneficial impact on our clients’ work through the collective voices and ideas of a truly multicultural team.”
Yarbrough brings a rich background in C&I strategy, recruiting and community development to FCB. She most recently served as manager of diversity & inclusion strategy and talent development at the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) in New York, where she was responsible for directing and evolving the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) – the advertising industry’s largest and longest-running national talent development program – into a 22-week fellowship program, consisting of 200+ fellows annually, and cumulatively boasting 3,000+ alumni worldwide. In this role, Yarbrough also established lasting partnerships with organizations including Google, Facebook, ADCOLOR, Marcus Graham Project and multiple HBCUs and universities, to cultivate a diverse talent pipeline, while offering learning and development opportunities to program alumni.
Before the 4A’s, Yarbrough served as a senior account manager at The Creative Group, where she was tasked with recruiting, interviewing and placing hundreds of highly skilled creative and marketing professionals into full-time and contract roles at Fortune 100 companies in New York. She also worked in various account management positions at the Creative Circle and Ogilvy & Mather in Atlanta, after graduating with a degree in Psychology from Spelman College.
“We are thrilled that Taylor will be joining us,” added Holly Brittingham, SVP, global talent and organizational development. “Her knowledge of the industry – coupled with her experience driving innovative C&I efforts – will add significant dimension, insight and dynamism to the strategic evolution of Culture & Inclusion at FCB.”
In addition to being an equity and inclusion champion, Yarbrough performs as a singer-songwriter, represented by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Her first single, “In My Head,” was featured in Spike Lee’s Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It, and she has also lent vocals and lyrics to artists such as Graves and Taahir.
About FCB Global
FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding) is a global, fully integrated marketing communications company with a heritage of creativity and success dating from 1873. Based on a deeply developed understanding of diversified local markets and global cultures, FCB focuses on creating “Never Finished” campaign ideas for clients that reflect a deep understanding of the brand’s past, a respect for the present and an anticipation of the future potential. With more than 8,000 people in 109 operations in 80 countries, the company is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). Learn more at www.fcb.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@FCBglobal) and Facebook (FCB Global).