Telegraph Creative

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Telegraph Creative is an advertising, marketing and branding agency which claims to "harness disruptive technologies" on behalf of its clients.

The company was founded in 2011 by Kevin McLendon and Chris Vines. It moved into offices in the Blackwell Building at 30 25th Street North in 2016. The interiors were designed by CCR Architecture & Interiors.

McClendon helped to organize the annual Sloss Tech conference, which Telegraph sponsors in partnership with TechBirmingham. In 2017 Telegraph took over hosting the Alabama Economic Growth Summit from Yellowhammer Multimedia.

Yellowhammer founder and former media assistant to President Donald Trump Cliff Sims joined the firm as partner and president in April 2019. Sims' successor as Yellowhammer CEO, B. J. Ellis, followed a few weeks later, taking the position of partner and business development officer. Sims succeeded McLendon as CEO in January 2020.

In June 2019 Telegraph was awarded a 7-month $999,000 public contract from the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education to, "design a multimedia marketing strategy to provide parents the knowledge and understanding of excellence in education." The resulting "" was launched in December. Jeana Ross, who chaired the chaired DECE's contract evaluation committee, is the mother of Yellowhammer Multimedia's current co-owner, John Ross.

In 2020 Telegraph relocated its offices to the 1963 George Wheelock building at 3029 2nd Avenue South in Lakeview. Sims sold his stake to the firm's other partners in 2023, but remained active as chairman. Ellis, who had served as president, took over as CEO.

An unrelated web design company called Telegraph Creative is based in Dallas, Texas.


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