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Press Release

Marcus Graham Project Recognizes MDC Partners with 2016 Change Agency Award Celebrating the Cultivation of Diverse Talent

NEW YORK – October 20, 2016 – The Marcus Graham Project has honored MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) with the organization’s third annual Change Agency Award, designed to recognize a corporation that has contributed significant time, talent and resources to cultivating the next generation of diverse talent in the field of advertising, media and marketing.

MDC Partners has worked in partnership with the Marcus Graham Project since 2010, as a partner to the iCR8 Boot Camp, supporting the development of young talent through established thought leaders from across the MDC Partners network. The award was presented at the Marcus Graham Project’s fifth annual Lavender Hill Gala this past weekend in Dallas, TX.

“At MDC Partners, we are dedicated to empowering the world’s most entrepreneurial and creative talent to drive innovation for our clients. To live up to this mission, developing a diverse and inclusive team with outstanding experience, capability and perspective is absolutely essential.” said Scott Kauffman, Chairman and CEO of MDC Partners. “We are proud of our long-standing relationship with the Marcus Graham Project and the incredible work they do identifying and preparing high-potential young people for successful careers in advertising. Receiving the Change Agency Award is a true honor and we look forward to being a continued part of making this industry a more inclusive one for the benefit of talent, marketers and agencies alike.”

“With people of color entering advertising agencies at a declining rate, it has never been more imperative to invest in diverse talent,” said Lincoln Stephens, CEO, Marcus Graham Project. “MDC Partners and its network of agencies has long been committed to our efforts to ensure that the next generation of talent from all backgrounds has access to the best training, education and mentors to achieve success in the industry. We are grateful for MDC’s commitment, proud of our partnership, and thrilled to recognize MDC as the recipient of our third Change Agency Award.”

About MDC Partners Inc.

MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Its 50+ advertising, public relations, media, branding, digital, social and event marketing agencies are responsible for some of the most memorable and engaging campaigns for the world’s most respected brands. As “The Place Where Great Talent Lives,” MDC Partners is known for its unique partnership model, empowering the most entrepreneurial and innovative talent to drive competitive advantage and business growth for clients. By leveraging technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions, MDC Partners drives measurable results and optimizes return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients worldwide.

For more information about MDC Partners and its partner firms, visit https://www.mdc-partners.com and follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mdcpartners.

About the Marcus Graham Project

The Marcus Graham Project is a national network of diverse professionals that have purposed themselves in developing the next generation of thought leadership within the advertising, media and marketing industry. The vision of The Marcus Graham Project (MGP) is to provide long term access to information, technology, financial and people resources that will strategically develop a viable pool of talent and leadership within the industry. The Marcus Graham Project is a 501 (c) 3 organization. http://www.marcusgrahamproject.org

Alexandra Delanghe
Chief Communications Officer