Telegraph Creative is an advertising, marketing and branding agency founded by Kevin McLendon and Chris Vines in 2011. Since 2016 it has occupied offices in the Blackwell Building at 30 25th Street North in downtown Birmingham. The firm claims to "harness disruptive technologies" on behalf of its clients.
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.
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 "BornReady.org" 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.
An unrelated web design company called Telegraph Creative is based in Dallas, Texas.
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- Moon, Josh (September 17, 2019) "The million dollar contract: How education tax dollars are wasted in Alabama" Alabama Political Reporter
- Crain, Trisha Powell (September 18, 2019) "Ex-Trump staffer’s Alabama company gets $999K education contract." The Birmingham News
- Telegraph Creative website