Founder of the Marcus Graham Project (stay tuned), former advertising account executive, seeker of advertising talent, Rock the Vote’s Chicago street team leader, and purveyor of soul @ http://www.neosoulcafe.com/
Name: Lincoln C. Stephens
Passion(s): Training The Next Generation for Leadership, Cooking, Soul/Blues/Funk, and Fashion
Top 3 trend setters across all industries: Kenard Gibbs (for being a leading pioneer in preparing urban/AA magazines for the future in digital media) Tom Joyner (for showing how far you can take hosting a radio show) and my dad Calvin Stephens – for making being a black republican cool, because at your core, you’re still a Panther)
Technology trend to look for in late 2008 – 2009: Touch screen computers in your home
What will become of the traditional advertising agency model?: It will be the way that kids learn about advertising in grade school and high school as a training ground.
2 books and 2 magazines every tastemaker should read: The Hummer and the Mini: Navigating the Contradictions of the New Trend Landscape by Robyn Waters and Little Black Book of Connections: 6.5 Assets for Networking Your Way to Rich Relationships by Jeffrey Gitmore
What projects are up next for you?: The Marcus Graham Project and Rock The Vote
What should we have asked you?: What are some of the trends in the way that people eat that will become increasingly popular.
Want to know more about Lincoln? https://twitter.com/LincolnStephens