Buying Out of the Ad Industry Boys' Club (Teaser)


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This week on the On Brand podcast, we have something a little different to share with you. Christy Hiler, president and owner of the Cornett agency, just launched a new podcast called Own It. This show features interviews with the growing number of women and non-binary ad agency owners who are buying out of the boys club of advertising, one agency at a time. Enjoy this shortened excerpt from the first episode of Own It.

Introducing the Own It Podcast

Would you believe that less than one percent of all advertising agencies are owned by women? Well, Christy Hiler noticed it and is doing something about it. Christy is the president and owner of Cornett, a full-service advertising agency in Lexington, Kentucky. She has started a movement of sorts called Own It, to identify, recognize, and support women who are, or aspire to be agency owners.

That effort is being cataloged at where female and non-binary agency owners can join and participate in mentorship and other activities to help more women, Own It.

Part of the effort for Own It is a new podcast hosted by Hiler herself where she interviews and celebrates the growing number of women and non-binary ad agency owners to talk about buying out of the boys club of advertising, one agency at a time. That podcast is the newest edition to our fellow shows on the Marketing Podcast Network.

Today on On Brand, we’re giving you a special treat! We’re going to share with you an excerpt from the first episode of Own It. In it, Christy Hiler talks to Jean Freeman from Zambezi, the largest female-owned ad agency in the country.

Learn more about Own It. You can subscribe to Own It wherever you get your podcasts or at

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