THE ADCOLOR AWARDS PRESENTED BY MICROSOFT AND OMNICOM GROUP
Since 2007, ADCOLOR has honored individuals and companies that go above and beyond to make a difference in the creative and tech industries. This is our night to celebrate their accomplishments and give them the recognition they’ve so richly earned.
Nominations are officially closed.
2018 ADCOLOR NOMINEES
THE AD OF THE YEAR
Client: Procter & Gamble Agency: BBDO New York “The Talk”
Client: United Nations’ CERF (Central Emergency Response Fund) Agency: VML “Another Silent Night”
Client: Ancestry Agency: Droga5 New York “Declaration Descendants”
Client: MGM Resorts Agency: McCann New York “Universal Love”
Client: PepsiCo Agency: R/GA Chicago “LIFEWTR Open Gallery: Art By A Woman”
Senior Account Manager, Midmarket & Strategic, Microsoft Advertising
Brand Strategist, Facebook
Founder & Director, The Pop-Up Agency
Founder & CEO, Creative Cypher
President & Co-Founder, TONL & Street Etiquette
VP, News and Men’s Programming, Interactive One
Eunique Jones Gibson
Founder, Because of Them We Can
EVP, Client Services, Walton Isaacson
Client Solutions Manager, Facebook
Trends Researcher, J. Walter Thompson
ADCOLOR IN TECH
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Cross Culture Ventures
Senior Sales Director, Microsoft Advertising
Group Product Manager, Accountant Segment, Intuit
MOST VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP
72andSunny & DaVinci Schools
Egami Group & BBDO
2018 ADCOLOR HONOREES
Esi Eggleston Bracey
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever
Chief Global Marketing Officer, SC Johnson
Founder, #MeToo Movement
Editor in Chief, HuffPost
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Lisa Quiroz Garcia
SVP, Cultural Investments and Chief Diversity Officer, Time Warner (1961-2018)
ADCOLOR/One Club Creative Award
VP, Executive Creative Director, R/GA Chicago
SVP, Creative Director, Deutsch
James Edmund Datri
Outgoing President & CEO, American Advertising Federation
4A’s 100 Honoree and ADCOLOR FUTURES Alum
Account Executive, Anomaly
A Rising Star is an up-and-coming young gun with less than seven years of experience. He/she stands out among his/her peers as someone who is brilliant, whose personality shines and whose differences only make him/her and those around them stronger as they move forward in their career.
A Rockstar is someone who, whether through their primary role or extracurricular activities, shows brilliance as a leader and visionary in the industry. He/she has a positive track record and the potential to accomplish so much more. Falling in between the Rising Star and the Legend, this individual is creating his or her own path and encouraging others to shine.
An Innovator is an employee who embodies progress and imagination. He/she stands out among peers as an inclusion game changer and brilliant pioneer in their role, creating breakthrough developments and/or improvements, whether tangible or intangible.
A Change Agent is the individual within a company who is using his/her talents and position to enhance the corporate culture and create a more inclusive environment – calling attention to the talents of all types of people. This can be part of or beyond the scope of that persons’ primary role.
MOST VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP
The Most Valuable Partners (MVP) are two people/companies that work together to provide exceptional and highly effective diversity solutions within their organizations and industries. They may be an agency, marketer, media company or diverse supplier with NMSDC or WBENC certification that teams up for a short or long-term project that furthers diversity and inclusion.
ONE CLUB | ADCOLOR CREATIVE
The One Club | ADCOLOR Creative Award recipients are creative professionals of multicultural background who have demonstrated noteworthy talent and achievement within the media, creative, digital and traditional advertising disciplines.
ADCOLOR IN TECH
The ADCOLOR in Tech Award recipient is a champion of diversity & inclusion in the tech industries, who has pushed the boundaries and created positive change, setting the stage for other generations to take the opportunities made by this change agent, even further.
AD OF THE YEAR
The Ad of the Year is a campaign or single execution that is truly brilliant. That pushes boundaries, promotes conversation and highlights the lives of multicultural, LGBT and/or other under-represented Americans in the mass media.
Please note: When writing the ADCOLOR Nominee Summary you must include examples of how the nominee meets the criteria below.
Rise Up: How has the nominee gone above and beyond in his/her career?
E.g.: Notable accomplishments, clear business results, awards and recognition in the field.
Reach Back: How has the nominee gone out of his/her way to help others?
E.g.: Extent of involvement, influence on peers and impact of involvement on his/her organization, industry and/or community.