Esther Franklin

Esther Franklin

Esther Franklin

Biography

Esther “E.T.” Franklin has changed the way the advertising industry looks at multiculturalism. By encouraging marketers to take what she calls an “inside out” perspective, she’s helped iconic brands understand cultural identities and media consumption habits from local to global audiences.

Esther leads the creative vision for Experience Strategy Publicis Media’s Multicultural Practice. Within this function, Esther and her team develop next generation human understanding initiatives and tools, cultivate talent and integrate behavioral data into strategy development. Esther collaborates with client teams to help deliver more meaningful experiences designed to address and seize evolving challenges and opportunities.

Industry authorities have recognized Esther for her invaluable expertise and understanding of the entire consumer spectrum. From being named an AdAge “Women to Watch” to receiving the “Changing the Game” honor from Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), Esther has been celebrated for shifting the paradigm on how marketers view and communicate with consumers. She was duly honored with the prestigious “Legend Award” at the 2011 AdColor Ceremony. And most recently, she has been identified as one of the Top Women Executives in Advertising & Marketing by Black Enterprise in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016. A published author of several multicultural and subculture targeting pieces, Esther is sought out as a speaker and panelist on all topics related to the evolving consumer landscape.

Additionally, she is a board member of the Family Institute at Northwestern University and the Chicago Urban League. And was previously chair of The HistoryMakers NationalAdvisoryBoard’s Advertising/Marketing Committee.

A Chicago native, Esther received a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her master’s of management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Business School. She is married to Ronald Franklin and is the mother of Lauren Terrell.

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Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

2

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Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Chicago Urban League

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Executive Vice President & Retail Market Manager, Chicago-Wisconsin Markets at The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

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Area Vice President of Field Operations at Comcast Corporation

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Vice Chair at Bmo Harris Bank NA

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Executive Vice President & Head-US P&C Retail Banking at Bmo Harris Bank NA

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Americas Advisory Innovation & Alliances Leader at Ernst & Young LLP

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Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations at The Allstate Corp.

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Co-Founder at EdgeLine Capital Partners

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Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Master's of Management

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong, sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
Member, Marketing Committee of the National Advisory Board
Prior

The HistoryMakers operates as non-profit research and educational institution creating a digital archive of the untold personal stories of well-known and unsung African Americans. The company was founded by Julieanna L. Richardson in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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$2,500 - $4,999
2017

The Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong, sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation.

$1,000 - $2,499
2016

The Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong, sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation.

$1,000 - $2,499
2014

The Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong, sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation.

Awards & Honors
Advertising Age - Women to Watch
Advertising Women of New York - Changing The Game Award
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