GROW helps advertising agencies and marketing firms explore complex DEI challenges, discovering empathic truths. Our process helps clients and the brands they serve unlock empathetic truths and build strategies that amplify DEI.
The heart of GROW’s success is rooted in our diverse team of Truths Tellers. Some focus on crafting sustainable DEI strategies. Others share their experiences to help build cultures of belonging – many do both. Individually we've consulted or collaborated with agencies and corporations that span the globe. Now, as a team we work to help you and your teams build sustainable DEI.
GROW's structured offerings help organizations and the brands they serve build sustainable DEI.
Belong Briefs are how we deliver our written findings, helping organizations and brands craft measurable DEI goals leading to sustainable DEI. Belong Briefs can be delivered privately to the executive team, creating a space for on-going executive TRUTHS Coaching. Or, they are shared with the strategy team, laying the foundation for DEI brand amplification. We open to joining in strategy sessions, working as part of the agency team.
For those looking to expanding internal DEI our Truths Tellers can help you amplify DEI with internal Cultural Engagement sharing their Truths in small workshops. GROW’s highly diverse range of Truths Tellers bring fresh perspectives on how to facilitate sustainable DEI.
GROW can also help your organization Reimagine Recruitment by, accessing your current practices while challenging the all too common “cultural fit” model.
Creative Audits are deep dives into creative work, accessing cultural sensitivity and matching it to strategic goals. Creative Audits are perfect for new business pitches.
Jean’s work spans the globe and as Chief Truths Teller she leads a select team of Truths Tellers who provide clients with strategic assessments that facilitate “radically honest” conversations. GROW’s Truths Tellers come from a wide array of cultural and professional backgrounds. They share their wisdom as either strategic collaborators, who work directly with Jean and the client to ampliy DEI strategy, or as Truths Tellers in one-hour Zoom sessions where they share unvarnished truths.
You’ll find Jean and many of her Truths Tellers quoted in Admap, Advertising Age, The Drum, The Huffington Post, Fortune, NPR’s Marketplace, The New European, WARC and others. Among us are authors and editors: Advertising Creative: Strategy, Copy, and Design (Jean Grow), Race in the Marketplace: Crossing Critical Boundaries (Kevin Thomas), The Convergence Crisis (Joanna Jenkins), and Advertising & Society Quarterly (Ed Timke). Others have won national design awards (Ellen Wagner) or are former Forbes 30 under 30 recipients (Jeff Lopez & Bryan Stromer). A number live abroad and/or travel the globe, bringing unusual perspectives and skills: including a fellow from the London School of Economics (Marta Mensa), a globe-trotting negotiator (Scott Tillema), and a British brand semiotician (Chris Arning). No matter which GROW Truths Teller you work with, from first-generation college graduates to seasoned professionals, they will help your team unlock empathetic truths and build strategies that amplify sustainable DEI.
DEI without community engagement rings hollow. GROW strongly encourages clients to connect with Community Partners, proving financial support and, most importantly, engagement in support of the Community Partner’s mission. Clients experience meaningful engagement with diverse communities, facilitating deeper understandings, while potentially opening the door to diverse future talent. Make DEI a lived reality across your organization and within your community.
The GROW team is unfailingly Transparent, empathetically Respectful of difference, and Understanding that the DEI journey takes time. We are Trustworthy to the core, and ever
Honest as we embrace the challenges that come with DEI work. We are Seekers of TRUTHS.
If you are interested in breaking with the traditions of the past to cultivate a better tomorrow, contact GROW. Let Jean, and her team, help you create strategies to amplify sustainable DEI.