Ten35 - Culture as a competitive advantage
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We are an eternally curious agency of hyphenates, that live, work and play at the epicenter of culture, which gives us a unique ability to create content platforms that meet consumers on their own terms. While this is important when trying to connect to all consumers, it’s paramount when you’re trying to connect with Multicultural, Millennial and GenZ consumers as they are less trusting of most brands and fairly immune to conventional marketing efforts.

Our Focus



We are experts at leveraging a mix of art and science to unearth insights that go beyond the obvious, challenge our thinking, and always inform our strategic and creative approach. It all starts with insight.



Our passion for culture and creativity inspires ideas that are authentic, engaging, and most importantly establish an on-going dialogue with consumers wherever they come in contact with our client’s brands.



Whether it’s on-air, online, on-premise or elsewhere, our versatile mix of expertise combined with an extensive resource network allows us to execute efficiently while maintaining a high degree of tactical excellence across multiple touch-points.



A mix of advanced analytics and proprietary predictive behavior modeling, plus best-in-class real-time tracking tools, helps us optimize consumer experiences, while driving ROI.

Meet Our Team

We are a diverse collection of curious marketers who live, work, and play in multiple spheres, which gives us a unique lens into what is going on in culture.

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    Ahmad Islam

    Managing Partner, CEO

  • Henry Cadena image

    Henry Cadena

    Senior Strategic Planner

  • Sherman Wright image

    Sherman Wright

    Managing Partner, COO

  • Bradley Taylor image

    Bradley Taylor

    Creative Director

  • Kristian May Stewart image

    Kristian May Stewart

    SVP Strategy, Analytics, & Research

  • Erika Bradford image

    Erika Bradford

    Experiential Manager

  • Robert Clifton image

    Robert Clifton

    EVP Director of Influence and Content

  • Matthew Flaws image

    Matthew Flaws

    VP Managing Director

  • Ishmael Abrokwa image

    Ishmael Abrokwa

    Social Media Manager

  • Toni Harrison image

    Toni Harrison

    President PR

  • John Casmon image

    John Casmon

    Senior Account Director

  • Juan Santiago image

    Juan Santiago

    Creative Director

  • Nina Bell image

    Nina Bell

    Experiential Supervisor

  • Carin Pinto image

    Carin Pinto

    Account Supervisor

  • Timm Carr image

    Timm Carr

    Associate Director of Print Production & Studio

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    Kendra Pete

    Senior Copywriter

  • Kelon Jefferson image

    Kelon Jefferson

    Executive Assistant/Office Manager

  • Shareeff Williams image

    Shareeff Williams

    Associate Director of Talent & Experience

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    Nicole Sugiyama

    Account Supervisor

  • Jennifer Bluford image

    Jennifer Bluford

    Supervising Producer

  • Hannah Vergult image

    Hannah Vergult

    Junior Editorial Manager

  • Susan Zid image

    Susan Zid

    Director of Integrated Production

  • Alanna Marshall image

    Alanna Marshall

    Art Director

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    Johnnie Lovett

    Associate Strategy Director

Visit Us

  • Chicago
    401 N. Michigan Ave.
    Suite 500
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 628.5700
  • Houston
    3302 Canal St.
    Suite 44
    Houston, TX 77003
    (832) 940.7260

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