ADCOLOR® 2015

IS COMING TO NEW YORK.

Join us for the 9th Annual ADCOLOR Industry Conference & Awards
Pier Sixty | September 16-19, 2015

THE 2015 INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

The ADCOLOR Industry Conference is the premier diversity gathering for professionals at all levels. This year’s ADCOLOR theme is MOVE. We are calling on people to act now, to do something, to make a difference. We want people to move away from old mindsets; to move out of their comfort zones and get comfortable with the uncomfortable. MOVE is a call to action. So, what will you do? How will you move?

Chelsea Piers

Join us at this iconic New York landmark.

62 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

AGENDA

8:00am–9:00am

Networking Breakfast

9:00am–9:10am

Opening Remarks

9:10am–9:30am

Morning Keynote

9:30am–10:30am

A Year in Diversity

10:30am–10:45am

15-Minute Networking

10:45am–11:15am

Diversity Has Not Always Been In Fashion

11:15am–11:45am

A Tale of Two Screens: How diversity in Hollywood can shape Tech

11:45am–1:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:00pm–1:55pm

Breakout Session 1

#LoveWins and Brave Brands Do Too

1:00pm-1:55pm

Breakout Session 2

Unconscious Bias

2:00pm–2:55pm

Breakout Session 1

How To Launch A Movement

2:00pm-2:55pm

Breakout Session 2

Multicultural Talent

2:00pm-2:55pm

Breakout Session 3

Color, Content & Cash

2:55pm–3:10pm

15-Minute Networking

3:15pm–4:10pm

Breakout Session 1

CDO Roundtable

3:15pm-4:10pm

Breakout Session 2

The Women’s Movement: Are We Missing?

4:25pm–4:50pm

Closing Keynote

4:50pm–5:00pm

Closing Remarks

7:30pm–9:30pm

ADCOLOR Opening Night Reception

5:30pm-6:30pm

ADCOLOR Red Carpet Reception

7:00pm-9:30pm

ADCOLOR Awards Show & Dinner

9:30pm-12:00am

Official ADCOLOR After-Party

11:00am–3:00pm

FUTURES Case Study Workshop (Invite Only)

4:00pm–5:00pm

FUTURES Case Study Competition

5:00pm–5:45pm

FUTURES Case Study Judging (Invite Only)

6:30pm–8:30pm

ADCOLOR FUTURES | Sponsor Mixer (Invite Only)

6:00pm–8:00pm

ADCOLOR FUTURES Orientation + Dinner (Invite Only)

WED 9/16

FUTURES

THUR 9/17

FUTURES

FRI 9/18

FUTURES

SAT 9/19

FUTURES

REGISTER

9th ANNUAL ADCOLOR INDUSTRY CONFERENCE AND AWARDS

Pier Sixty | Chelsea Piers in New York | September 16-19, 2015

OUR PARTNERS

Without our amazing partners, we couldn't do what we do. So join the movement to make an impact on the industry (and maybe the world).

PRESENTED BY

INDUSTRY SPONSORS AND CORPORATE MEMBERS

4A's

AAF

GLAAD

GTM

Sticky Docs

The Advertising Club of NY

The One Club

AWARDS

Each year, individuals and companies go above and beyond to make a difference in our industry. This is our night to celebrate their accomplishments and give them the recognition they've earned. Read the press release below and see the full ADCOLOR Class of 2015.

awards
  • The Catalyst Honorees
    MC Lyte, legendary lyricist, DJ, actress, entertainer and icon

    Maurice Marable, Founder and Creative Director, Brim+Brew
  • The Advocate Honoree
    Brian Ellner, Executive Vice President and Group Head for Public Affairs, Edelman
  • The Legend Honorees
    Pam El, Chief Marketing Officer, NBA

    Luis Miguel Messianu, President and Chief Creative Officer, Alma DDB
  • The Lifetime Achievement Honorees
    Catherine L. Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Radio One, Inc. (2015 AAF Advertising Hall of Fame Inductee)

    Bethann Hardison – Model, Founder of Bethann Management

    Co. Inc., Producer & Fashion Advocate
  • The One Club | ADCOLOR Creative Honorees
    Alberto Ponte, Global Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy

    Vann Graves, President/Chief Creative Officer, Fancy Rhino

Mr. ADCOLOR 2015 Andy Deaza, Art Director, Spike DDB

Following please find a list of the ADCOLOR 2015 Award Nominees. One finalist will be chosen from each category and will be announced as an honoree on September 19, 2015, at the ADCOLOR Awards:
  • The Rising Star Nominees
    Justin Adu, Creative Lead, Open Channels Group PR

    LaTanya Ware, Business Affairs Manager, 72andSunny

    Haywood Watkins III, Fellow, WPP Group
  • The Change Agent Nominees
    Will Chau, Creative Director/Art Director, GSD&M and Founder, The Austin Creative Department

    Kat Gordon, Founder, 3% Conference

    Brandon Rochon, SVP, Creative Director and Wells Davis, EVP Strategy Director, Leo Burnett Advertising
  • The Innovator Nominees
    Julie Ann Crommett, CS Education in Media Program Manager, Google

    Jerome Austria, EVP, Digital Executive Creative Director, Deutsch, Inc. LA

    Stephanie Rance, Digital Marketing, Social Media and PR Manager, Family Dollar
  • The Rockstar Nominees
    Luvvie Ajayi, Owner, AwesomelyLuvvie

    Ingrid Otero Smart, President/CEO, Casanova Pendrill

    Brandon Rochon, SVP, Creative Director, Leo Burnett
  • The MVP Nominees
    Johnson & Johnson Family Consumer of Companies + Target 10 University of Phoenix + One Solution
  • The Ad of the Year Nominees
    TITLE: "Emily’s Oz" | CLIENT: Comcast | AGENCY: Goodby



    TITLE: "Eugina & Corinna" | CLIENT: Hallmark | AGENCY: Leo Burnett



    TITLE: “Love Has No Labels” | CLIENT: The Ad Council | AGENCY: R/GA



    TITLE: "#ProudTo Play" | CLIENT: YouTube | AGENCY: 72andSunny



    TITLE: "The Walk" | CLIENT: Pedigree | AGENCY: BBDO
  • 4As MAIP
    Andrea Rivera, Associate Art Director, DigitasLBi (San Fran)

    Janet Rodriguez - Media Associate, Starcom Mediavest Group

    Stephanie Cruz – Assistant Account Executive, BBDO NY

    Shawn Gadley - Junior Copywriter, CommongroundMGS
  • AAF MAFA
    Ebony Francis – 2015 Graduate of University of Missouri (Former Account Executive, MojoAd)

    Brittany Applegate - Account Executive, Upshot Agency

    Nancy Maya - User Experience Designer, Connelly Partners

    Joi Weathers – Associate Producer, CommongroundMGS
  • AAF MPMS
    Rebekah Andrews – 2011 Graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Former Account Manager, Google)

    Brittany Johnson – 2015 Graduate of Florida University (Former Media Planning/Buying Intern, DigitasLBi)

    Marquis Mahoney – 2015 Graduate of Howard University (Former Strategy & Analytics Intern, DigitasLBi)

    Evan Miguel - Project Manager, UMSL Digital Lab
  • I’mPart – A program of the Advertising Club of New York
    Christina Negron - Client Solutions Manager Intern, Facebook

    Alexis Toney - Social Media Planner, Neo@Ogilvy
  • The LAGRANT Foundation
    Liane Membis - Marketing Specialist, RED Commerce Yi-Chin (Annie) Chang – Junior at the University of Texas at Austin, Graphic Designer, Multicultural Engagement Center

    Sulin Phat – Junior at Augsburg College, PR Officer for the Augsburg Asian Student Association

    Valerie Regis – 2015 Graduate of Florida University, Program Assistant for FIU
  • Marcus Graham Project
    Matt Augustin - Account Executive of Social Content, DigitasLBi

    Jewell Donaldson – 2015 Graduate of Columbia College (Former copywriter, MGP/ iCr8 bootcamp)
  • The One Club
    Jerry Louis - Junior Copywriter, Y&R

    Dorado Quick – Senior at VCU Brandcenter (Former Copywriter intern at Zambezi, Inc.) Kayla Robinson - Creative Resident - Art Director, BBDO NY
  • PromaxBDA
    George Hernandez – Senior at Santa Monica College (Former Post Production Coordinator), FX Networks

    Breeahna Britt - Original Programming Intern, BET Networks

    Kareem Taylor - Production Intern, Troika
  • Ghetto Film School
    Christopher Butler - Creative/Writer, Digital-Bodega
  • MAT Program
    Emmanuela Ebunilo - Account Coordinator, Russ Reid Company

SPEAKERS

Juan Mantilla

SVP, Cultural Insight, LatinWorks

Juan is SVP of Cultural Insight at LatinWorks: an award winning, 150-…

Juan Mantilla

LatinWorks

Brian Ellner

Executive Vice President, Group Head Corporate & Public Affairs, Edelman

Brian Ellner

Edelman

Danielle Austen

Managing Partner and CEO, fluent360

Danielle is a founder of fluent360, a full-service agency with a …

Danielle Austen

fluent360

Greg Knipp

CEO, Dieste, Inc.

Greg Knipp has an accomplished career in advertising, having worked with both agencies…

Greg Knipp

Dieste, Inc.

Greg Durkin

SVP Marketing Analytics, Warner Bros. Pictures

As the Senior Vice President of Marketing Analytics, Greg…

Greg Durkin

Warner Bros. Pictures

Julie Ann Crommett

Program Manager, CS Education in Media, Google Julie Ann Crommett joined Google in December 2013 and is …

Julie Ann Crommett

Google

Tiffany R. Warren

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group and Founder & President of ADCOLOR®, Inc…

Tiffany R. Warren

Omnicom Group

WORDS FROM OUR PEOPLE

WHO WE ARE

Mission Statement

ADCOLOR champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries. Our process is twofold. First, we help individuals and organizations RISE UP, letting their accomplishments and ideas shine. Then we teach these new leaders and would-be-mentors how to REACH BACK and find others who deserve to be noticed and promoted. Our goal is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and celebrate one another.

What We Believe

The world is stagnant with sameness. That’s why we want people to stand out and be different. To go beyond labels and shine as individuals with unique perspectives and personalities. We want companies to recognize these different people not as quotas, but as assets, who bring new, fresh and brilliant ideas to every business.

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