Jay-Z Named Chairman Of Steve Stoute’s Translation Advertising

Jay-Z has been named chairman of Translation Advertising, a new advertising agency that is part of Steve Stoute’s Translation Consultation and Brand Imaging.According to The New York Times, Jay-Z will help direct the agency’s efforts to connect advertisers to a newer, younger, demographic.”As an artist, you make music,” Jay-Z told The New York Times. “And if you see people who don’t know how to market your music, you get involved in it.”Stoute and Jay-Z jointly own 51% of the company, while Translation’s parent company, the Interpublic Group of Companies owns the other 49%.Interpublic is the third-largest advertising agency. Just last year, Stoute sold the company to Interpublic for almost $15 million dollars.According data released by Nielsen Company last week, advertising spending on media outlets that reach multicultural consumers in America totaled $2.3 billion last year.The greatest amount of spending was on African American targeted media at $805 million dollars, comprising 35% percent of total spending.Jay-Z will take over as chairman immediately and the company is expected to announce their first clients later this month.

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