Engagement is one value that always adds up
Consistent community engagement is a defining factor of Gilbreath’s longevity and record of achievement. We remain committed to supporting and encouraging others in the greater community — in our own Gilbreath way.
Our Industry Impact
Established an endowment for communications students at Grambling State University (GSU)
Provide scholarships through the AEFH designated for HBCU students in industry related fields
Provide a student internship each year to a minority student
Created our first faculty internship in 2019 by hosting a GSU faculty member
Annually host 10-12 students at the agency during the AAF Student Conference & Competition Week
Launched the first AAF/HBCU Student Ad Club on Texas Southern University’s campus
Participate in speaking engagements at various universities (Grambling State University, Texas Southern University and the University of Southern California)
Our Entrepreneurial Impact
Since 2016, Gilbreath has been a year-long mentor in the Interagency Mentor-Protegé program (City of Houston, Metro, Houston First, HISD, and HCC), mentoring one to two minority companies per year.
Gilbreath has also given numerous talks and participated in panels and formal/informal discussions regarding owning, marketing and branding for various business organizations and groups for entrepreneurs, including:
- City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
- Houston Association of Black Journalists
- Houston Business Journal/Powerful Women Forum
- Acres Homes Chamber of Commerce
Our Community Impact
Gilbreath Communications has always been a consistent supporter of community-based organizations dedicated to professional development, academic excellence, racial equality, improved health care and cultural appreciation and enrichment.
Our Work Impact
Throughout the company’s history, Gilbreath Communications has produced and helped launch major campaigns in health and wellness, public safety, entertainment and other important initiatives.
Promoted financial services to minority markets assisting several banks with meeting their CRA requirements (Chase, First Interstate, First Commercial, Omni Bank)
Helped Magic Johnson break records with AMC Theaters by selling out every seat for the first time in AMC history when he opened in Houston
Launched a national campaign with NHTSA to educate AA on seatbelt safety
Developed multiple Supplier Diversity comms to support the drive to inform and secure minority suppliers (Shell, CenterPoint, Marathon Oil, Waste Mgmt, Enron, ConAgra Foods)
Launched the region’s first Disaster Preparedness Campaign “Ready Houston” through the Mayor’s office of Homeland Security
Developed and launched one of the nation’s first Active Shooter training videos for corporations (Run, Hide, Fight)
Developed and launched the City of Houston’s first HIV Campaign (I AM Life) promoting PrEP and treatment as prevention (TASP)
Selected by the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) to be the AA market’s national media buying agency to help get Democratic candidates elected to the US House of Representatives in the 2020 elections
Created and executed two diverse COVID-19 vaccine PSA campaigns for the City of Houston Mayor’s Office “Vaccine Conversations” and the Houston Health Department “Take Your Best Shot”
Developed and launched the state’s first-ever congenital syphilis prevention initiative, the “My Prenatal Promise” PSA Campaign for the Houston Health Department