Black Retail Wins 2017 Telly Award For St. Jude Video

We are pleased to announce that Black Retail has won a Telly Award for a video for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

On average, The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries yearly from all 50 states and 5 continents. Telly's are awarded in either Silver or Bronze, with Silver being the top award.

Black has won a Silver Telly in the fundraising category, for a 6.5 minute video documentary of 4 mothers, who each tell the story of their child being treated at St. Jude for traumatic illness. The video explores the bond created between these 4 "soul sisters,"and their on-going dedication to the work St. Jude is doing regardless of their child's outcome.

Award Winning Designer Jen Sheeler Joins BLACK RETAIL

We are excited to announce that Jen Scheeler has joined the gang at Black.

Jen will be responsible for retail clients, including development of creative strategy, brand, in-store experience, space-redesign and retrofitting, promotional, social, product development and packaging. Jen comes to Black from Fame Retail.

Jen loves vintage type, David Sedaris, old books, the smell of rain, indie music and a good mocha. We are thrilled to have her bring her outstanding talent to our team!

Blimey! Breaking News From Black Retail

Launches UK-Based International Center for Retail Innovation – Black Retail CRI

March 09, 2017 – Minneapolis-based brand agency BLACK RETAIL (Black) today announced growth plans for its first international office, based in London and opening in March 2017. The UK location will serve as the agency's international Center for Retail Innovation, known as Black Retail CRI. It will focus on strategic and creative development within the rapidly evolving retail sector.

Black's London operation will be an insights-driven gateway for international retailers seeking expansion into the US, while also serving Black's US-based client roster with global services and market intelligence on trends, talent and best practice from Europe and beyond.

Black is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen Sullivan as Managing Director - Europe, to head up its London-based practice. Sullivan's deep experience in global brand strategy and thought leadership, combined with her focus on business growth, make her the ideal candidate for the London offer as it looks to break new ground for the retail sector.

"London is one of the world's great creative markets, and an ideal bridge between USA, Europe and beyond," says Tina Wilcox, Black Retail CEO and Creative Director. "This UK presence heralds a new chapter for Black Retail, and is paramount to our plan for global expansion. It brings Black closer to a wealth of international opportunities, and provides a platform for our expanded strategic capabilities. We are absolutely thrilled to have Colleen join our already talented team at Black in this venture."

Sullivan, a US native, has been living and working in London for the past 18 years. Formerly with independent worldwide comms giant Edelman, and other leading agencies, she has represented blue chip companies and some of the world's top brands in retail, food & drink, culture, travel & leisure, and consumer products. Highlights include Selfridges, Liberty of London, Levi Strauss, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Microsoft, Unilever, The World Gold Council, and international 5-star travel and hotel destinations.

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