Paying it Forward: Kulur Group Gifts HBCU Grambling State University Free Memberships to the Association of National Advertisers

New innovative partnership aims to prepare the next generation of diverse marketing and communication professionals to seamlessly and successfully integrate into an emerging industry landscape.



Houston, TX – March 18, 2024— Kulur Group–a national diverse-owned challenger brand agency that is on a mission to help close the racial economic wealth gap in America by empowering diverse communities, institutions, and businesses with resources aimed at fostering and scaling economic advancement–announced today that it is gifting free Association of National Advertisers (ANA) memberships to faculty members at Grambling State University.

“Kulur Group believes in the transformative power of education,” said Kulur Group CEO, Nicholas Love. “We believe it is imperative that diverse-owned brands collectively help pave the way for future diverse generations by investing in initiatives that continue to empower them to be change makers. Our goal is to assist students and faculty members at Grambling State University and other HBCUs with exposure to a best-in-class learning environment that allows them to freely create, inquire, challenge assumptions, and explore the latest marketing, communications, and advertising approaches.”

The ANA memberships will equip them with the latest tools and insights available. University faculty plan to infuse these resources into their curricula to better equip students to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Additionally, materials and virtual trainings will ensure students better understand evolving industry trends and challenges within the industry including:

Certification programs for faculty, staff and students
Certified ANA Marketing Professionals (CAMP)
Certified AMA Marketing Students (CAMS)
Access to online events including conferences, committees, and webinars.
On campus conferences for faculty, staff and students.
Training and Development for faculty on current marketing trends and trajectories.
Access to ANA Marketing Knowledge Center which houses case studies and content to supplement online teaching curricula.

“We appreciate Kulur Group’s support and recognition of our commitment to excellence in marketing and mass communication education,” said Dr. Derrick V. Warren Dean and Associate Professor of Management College of Business. “We especially want to thank CEO, Nicholas Love and members of the Kulur Group executive leadership team for supporting HBCUs and recognizing the academic value and excellence they provide, and we look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”

In addition to supporting HBCUS, Kulur Group recently awarded three minority-owned businesses pro bono marketing assistance as a part of its inaugural Are You DOPE initiative. To learn more about how Kulur Group is leveraging its diverse talents and resources to advance marketing for diverse-owned brands and communities forward, visit

About Grambling State University
Combining the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college, Grambling State University fosters an environment where students develop into trailblazers, thought leaders, and innovators of the next generation. As one of the country’s top producers of African American graduates in Computer Information Science, the university takes pride in preparing graduates who are unafraid to forge new paths and exceed boundaries. Founded in 1901 in Grambling, Louisiana, the historically black university offers 46 undergraduate and graduate academic programs on its historic 590-acre campus. Home to world-class athletics, an internationally renowned marching band, and vibrant student life, our student-focused philosophy is central to what we do and exemplified in our culture statement: Where Everybody is Somebody. For more information, visit

About Kulur Group
The Kulur Group is a diverse-owned, full-service challenger brand agency that helps brands communicate and market bold ideas and passion through rigor and discipline. Visit to learn more about how emphasizing diversity and being allergic to the plateau helps Kulur Group form influential communities that enhance brand reputation and relationships, resulting in significant growth and revenue.

Media Contact
LeeAnah James
PR Specialist, Kulur Group