Derek Walker is a badass. If the creators of Mad Men were to write a biopic about Derek Walker, they wouldn’t need multiple rounds of feedback to spice it up.
The founder of Brown and Browner in Columbia, SC has seen a lot throughout a career that harkens back to a time when ad execs would occasionally punk out CMO’s in meeting rooms; A career that he has forged in the face of the baggage and bullshit that comes with being black in America.
Somehow his love for the industry is stronger than ever. And it is precisely because of this love that he is an outspoken critic of the industry as well as an active force for change.
The stories alone make this episode worth the listen, but it’s also chocked full of insights from his deep well of wisdom. You can follow him at @dereklwalker on Twitter.
Enjoy the episode!