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THE ADCOLOR AWARDS PRESENTED BY GSD&M 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.

 

2017 ADCOLOR NOMINEES

 

THE AD OF THE YEAR

Client: YouTube
Agency: Anomaly
“It’s Not Just What We Listen to, It’s Who Are”

Client: NFL & The Ad Council
Agency: R/GA
“The Love Cam”

Client: The Atlantic
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy, The Atlantic
“Typecast”

Client: Johnnie Walker US
Agency: Anomaly
“Keep America Walking”

Client: GMHC
Agency: FCB Health
“Blood Equality”

CHANGE AGENT

God-is Rivera
Associate Director, Social Media Strategy, VML

Ronnie Dickerson Stewart
VP, Group Director- Talent Engagement & Inclusion, DigitasLBi, NA

Alandha Scott
Global Head of Shows Marketing, YouTube

INNOVATOR

Eliana Murillo
Head of Multicultural Marketing, Google

Adrian Isles
Software Engineer, YouTube

Morgan DeBaun
Founder & CEO, Blavity

ROCKSTAR

Kofi Amoo-Gottfried
Head of Brand & Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Abiola Oke
CEO & Publisher, Okayafrica

Suresh Raj
Worldwide Chief Business Development Officer, Ogilvy & Mather

RISING STAR

Jessica McGlory
Associate Director, Paid Social Lead, The Engine Group

Hayet Rida
Senior Strategic Planner, FCB Chicago

Christopher Vega
Copywriter, BBDO Worldwide

MOST VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP

The Advertising Club of NY & PWC LLP

Wieden+Kennedy & Pacific Education Group

BlackDoctor.org & SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

2017 HONOREESClick To Read Honoree's Bio

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ADCOLOR Awards Host, Actress/Activist

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ALL-STAR

Actor/Activist

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LEGEND

Managing Director, International Content, Platforms and Talent at ABC Studios International

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LEGEND

EVP, Global Brand Management at Ogilvy & Mather EMEA

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CATALYST

Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue

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ADVOCATE

Actor & Activist, Star of "13 Reasons Why"

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ADCOLOR IN TECH

Virtual Reality Product Lead at YouTube

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

President, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Carol H. Williams Advertising

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ADCOLOR | ONE CLUB CREATIVE

Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy

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ADCOLOR | ONE CLUB CREATIVE

Chief Strategy Office of David & Goliath

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MR. ADCOLOR

Account Strategist at Google

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MS. ADCOLOR

Copywriter at TBWA\Media Arts Lab

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Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler is a celebrated actor, comedian, director, author and activist who is currently co-host of the hit CBS daytime talk show The Talk. She is also known for voicing spy Lana Kane on F/X's edgy hit comedy Archer and her role in CBS's Criminal Minds. In addition to her work in the entertainment space, Aisha is deeply dedicated to charity and volunteerism. She serves on the board of Planned Parenthood, acts as spokesperson the American Red Cross and consults with the trust for Public Land's Parks for People Project.
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ALL-STAR

Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams is in his 8th season as Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy".  He most recently served as senior producer and correspondent for EPIX docuseries "America Divided" with Norman Lear and executive produced the documentary "Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement". His feature credits also include Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Cabin in the Woods and Brooklyn's Finest. Williams is founder of the production company, farWord Inc. and the executive producer of Question Bridge: Black Males, a series of transmedia art installations, films, and website. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Advancement Project and Sankofa.org.
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LEGEND

Keli Lee

ABC Studios International

Keli Lee has been named Managing Director, International Content, Platforms and Talent for ABC Studios International. Based in London, Ms. Lee leads the international division of ABC Studios, creating new opportunities for international co-productions, local original content, program formats and talent around the world.

In Ms. Lee’s former role as Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting at ABC Entertainment Group (ABCEG): ABC Network and ABC Studios, a position she held for more than a decade, she oversaw all talent and casting for ABC Television Network and ABC Studios, including multiple award-winning series such as “Modern Family,” “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Black-ish,” “Fresh Off The Boat,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “American Crime, ”and “Quantico.”

Under Ms. Lee's decade of leadership, ABC received a total of 30 Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Acting Categories including Viola Davis’s historical Emmy Award in 2015 as the first African American actress to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama and Regina King for Best Supporting Actress, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, and 159 Emmy Award nominations for actors including Kerry Washington, Sofia Vergara, and Timothy Hutton. During Ms. Lee’s tenure, ABC also received 60 Golden Globe Nominations and five Golden Globe Awards in the acting categories.

Ms. Lee spearheaded ABCEG's efforts to bring greater inclusiveness to the screen, a strategy that has led to domestic ratings success as well as expanded global viewership for the company. Diverse and international talent is both a strategic priority and a personal passion for Ms. Lee. Her relentless and global search for talent led to the discovery of talent such as Bollywood sensation Priyanka Chopra, who was cast in the drama “Quantico” after Ms. Lee met her in India and brokered a talent deal with her in a competitive situation. Ms. Lee discovered Korean actress Yunjin Kim, who starred in the ABC series “Mistress” and whose character in “Lost” was created for her after Ms. Lee orchestrated a meeting with executive producer J.J. Abrams. Colombian actress Sofia Vergara was cast by Ms. Lee in several roles, ultimately starring in “Modern Family.” Sara Ramirez was discovered by Ms. Lee after the Broadway show “Spamalot,” and her role in “Grey’s Anatomy” was created after Ms. Lee introduced Ramirez to creator, writer and Executive Producer, Shonda Rhimes.

Keli Lee's commitment to finding global talent also led her to conceptualize and create ABC Discovers, a series of landmark initiatives with a globally focused creative talent recruiting program that leverages technology to allow acting, writing and directing talent to submit their original content online. Winners of the program are offered training, mentorship, and capital in order to scale their skills. As the result of this and other efforts, Ms. Lee and her team discovered and mentored more than 500 diverse and international actors. Past program participants include 2014 Academy-Award® winning actress Lupita Nyong’o of “12 Years a Slave,” 2015 Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez of “Jane the Virgin,” Chadwick Boseman of “Marvel’s Black Panther,” Jesse Williams of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Randall Park of “Fresh Off The Boat,” “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and Cornelius Smith Jr., who is now a series regular on the ABC hit drama “Scandal.”

Ms. Lee earned a B.A. in Philosophy from New York University and is a member of the 2014 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at The Aspen Institute. She was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business 1000” in 2015.She is a national Board Member for Step Up, and was the 2012 recipient of the Step Up Women’s Network Inspiration Award. She is also a former mentor to the Korean government's Ministry of Culture and Tourism for KOCCA and is a member of the Council of Urban Professionals, for which she received their CUP Catalyst Award in 2014.
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LEGEND

Nadja Bellan-White

Ogilvy & Mather

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CATALYST

Elaine Welteroth

Teen Vogue

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ADVOCATE

Wilson Cruz

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ADCOLOR IN TECH

Erin Teague

YouTube

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Johnson Publishing Company

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Carol H. Williams

Carol H. Williams Advertising

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ADCOLOR | ONE CLUB CREATIVE

Max Stinson

Wieden+Kennedy

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ADCOLOR | ONE CLUB CREATIVE

Wells Davis

David & Goliath

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MR. ADCOLOR

Jonathan Priester

Google

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MS. ADCOLOR

Jezzika Chung

TBWA\Media Arts Lab

AWARD CATEGORIES

Ad of The Year

A campaign or single execution that pushed boundaries, promotes conversation and highlights the lives of multicultural, LGBTQ or other underrepresented individuals in mass media.

ADCOLOR | ONE CLUB CREATIVE

Creative professionals of multicultural background who have demonstrated noteworthy talent and achievement within the media, creative, digital and traditional advertising disciplines.

ADCOLOR in Tech

A champion of diversity & inclusion within the tech industries, who has pushed the boundaries and created positive change, setting the stage for other generations to take opportunities made by this change agent even further.

Advocate

An LGBTQ creative industry professional who increases awareness of LGBTQ advertising, marketing and/or causes within and outside of the communications industry.

All-Star

Catalyst

An individual who uses his or her platform to serve as the voice of a cause or community-educating and inspiring current and future generations within the creative industries.

Change Agent

An 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.

Innovator

An individual who embodies progress and imagination. He/she stands out among peers as a game changer and pioneer in their role, creating breakthrough developments and/or improvements whether tangible or intangible.

Legend

A seasoned industry veteran, a trailblazer who pushed the boundaries and created positive change, setting the stage for other generations to take the opportunities made by this legend even further.

Lifetime Achievement

Honorees are the latest inductees of the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame or a distinguished veteran professional whose notable lifetime contributions to the creative industries is a singular achievement.

Most Valuable Partnership

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.

Mr./Ms. ADCOLOR

Rising Star

A young professional who has less than 7 years experience. They are carving a path, setting goals and pushing their talents and skills to the limit to achieve them.

Rockstar

An individual 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.

Agenda

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  • 19 Sep
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Check-in and Red Carpet Reception
7:00pm - 9:30pm
The 11th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Presented by GSD&M and Omnicom Group
9:30pm - 1:00am
The ADCOLOR Awards After-party

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437 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10022
©2017 ADCOLOR Inc. All Rights Reserved.