Glenn Murray is founder and CEO of media company 220 Communications, Mr. Murray has held positions in the marketing departments at top U.S. companies including General Electric, Leo Burnett, Sears and Discover Card. His desire to become an entrepreneur and apply what he had learned as a marketing executive in corporate America led him to found Kreations Art in 2000 to assist his parents with promoting their African imported art business. Under that venture, Mr. Murray led promotional campaigns for art shows, book signings and social events, and launched an online art gallery Kreations, gaining a roster of more than 10 independent artists.
In 2005, Mr. Murray established 220 Communications as a vehicle to expand his outreach and respond to numerous requests to apply his marketing expertise in other areas. An early practitioner of Internet marketing and social media, Mr. Murray has created promotional campaigns for the arts, independent film, music, and networking and themed events, as well as the creators of a relationship board game. He has successfully applied the principals of direct marketing in the social media arena. As a result, 220 Communications’ marketing prowess has expanded to include promotions and partnerships in Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Dallas, Atlanta and Milwaukee. The company produces or partners in more than 25 events yearly, most of them benefitting a designated charity through signature events such as Authors and Artists, Pampering for A Purpose, Wine for a Cause, Non Profit Social Fairs and “Pour” Tastings and Social Awareness. The company has either donated or raised thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. In 2010, Mr. Murray launched 220 Publishing to provide an avenue for the many talented writers 220 Communications had as clients. An arts and entertainment writer, Mr. Murray has written for the NBC Chicago Street Team, is a contributor to the blog Chicagonow.com, Thelocaltourist.com, and has written articles for 360, Allezom, Amps and Living Single In America magazines.
He is a member of the board of directors for South Central Community services, the Ayanna Carter Foundation, and 88wayz, a mentoring foundation and is a past board member Dance Pink, a charity supporting breast cancer research. He also has assisted in fundraising for PAVE (Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment), and is a past member of the DuSable Museum’s Young Adult Board and the YMCA Adult Achievers program. Currently, he co-hosts Charity Chat Online, a bi-weekly podcast that features different charities and talks to their representatives about fundraising and social media efforts. Mr. Murray is also writes a blog called “Stop, Look, Listen” for chicagonow.com. In 2012, he was selected as one of the 50 Men of Excellence by the Chicago Defender and was listed in Who’s Who Black Chicago.
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