Our Honorees & Nominees
Congratulations to the 2014 ADCOLOR® Award Honorees, Nominees and ADCOLOR® FUTURES!
The 9th Annual ADCOLOR® Awards nomination portal is now open.
The 2014 ADCOLOR® Award Honorees:
Updated September 20, 2014
The CATALYST Award presented by ADCOLOR®
Charles D. King, Partner/ Motion Picture Agent, William Morris Endeavor (WME)
Judy Smith, Founder and President of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm
The ADVOCATE Award presented by GLAAD
Anthony Watson, Chief Information Officer, NIKE
The ONE CLUB|ADCOLOR® CREATIVE Award presented by One Club & ADCOLOR®
Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer / VP, AKQA
Feh Tarty, Creative Partner, Stay In School
The MOST VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP Award presented by ADCOLOR®
Marvel & BBDO New York
The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Award presented by DIAGEO & American Advertising Federation
Edward Lewis, Co-Founder and former CEO, Chairman & Publisher, Essence Magazine; Co-Founder of Latina Magazine; Chairman of LMV; and Senior Advisor for Solera Capital
The CHANGE AGENT Award presented by ADCOLOR®
Robert Camilleri, VP, Global Operations Director, Publicis Kaplan Thaler
The INNOVATOR Award presented by DAS Global
B. Bonin Bough, Vice President of Global Media and Consumer Engagement, Mondelez International
The RISING STAR Award presented by ADCOLOR®
Danielle Skeen, Account Executive, Kirshenbaum, Bond, Senecal + Partners (kbs+)
The ROCKSTAR Award presented by ADCOLOR®
Bozoma Saint John, SVP, Head of Global Marketing, Beats Music
The AD OF THE YEAR Award presented by GSD&M
Duracell, “Trust Your Power”, Saatchi & Saatchi
The 2014 ADCOLOR® Award Nominees:
The CHANGE AGENT Award Nominees
Brandon Rochon, SVP, Samsung Global Creative Director, Leo Burnett
Max Rutherford, Vendor Partner Diversity Director/Small Business Liaison Officer, GSD&M
The INNOVATOR Award Nominees
Daniel Marin, Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Tristan Walker, Founder & CEO, Walker & Company Brands / Founder & Chairman, CODE2040
The RISING STAR Award Nominees
Mariam Guessous, Senior Art Director, LaunchPad Advertising
Ashley M. Mackel, Worldwide Marketing Manager, Ogilvy & Mather
The ROCKSTAR Award Nominees
Kedma Brown, VP, Director of Integrated Production / National Lead Diversity & Inclusion, Saatchi & Saatchi New York
Ted Chung, Founder, Cashmere Agency
The AD OF THE YEAR Award Nominees
Guinness, “Basketball”, BBDO New York
Jeep, “Whole Again”, GlobalHue
Honeymaid, “This Is Wholesome”, Droga5
General Mills, #LuckytoBe Campaign, McCann New York
Coca-Cola, “It’s Beautiful”, Wieden + Kennedy
Ms. ADCOLOR® 2014
Meron Medhanie, Account Executive, Select NY
2012 ADCOLOR® Futures Alumna
ADCOLOR® FUTURES Class of 2014:
• Amber Jackson, Account Executive, Grey
• Anthony Perez, Assistant Account Manager, GSD&M
• Bennett Bennett, AAE Intern, Young & Rubicam Advertising
• Candace Queen, Student, The University of Texas at Austin
• Candy Liu, International Networking Operations Assistant, BBDO
• Carla Rubio, Regional Account Manager, Media Strategy Mindshare, Miami
• Chelsea Spratling, Copywriter, MRY
• Christopher Vega, Senior Content Manager, CDM
• Danielle English, Senior Digital Associate, Weber Shandwick
• Donovan Triplett, Jr. Account Planner, BBDO Atlanta
• E Yiwei Zhu, Marlboro Global/Digital Account Management Intern, Leo Burnett
• Erik Zambrano, Consultant, Ogilvy
• Gaby Alvarez, Platform Solutions Consultant, Google
• Iris Yau, Senior Account Executive, AKQA
• Jacklyn Baillergeon, Intern (Media with Strategy interest), Mullen
• Jean Middleton, Project Manager, Wunderman
• Jennifer Monzon, Consumer Marketing Specialist, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles (NBC Universal Inc.)
• Jonathan Lopez, Producer/Writer/Editor, Warner Bros.
• Jonathan D. Rodriguez, Filmmaker, Visionary, Networker, Bronx, NY
• Joshua Lee, Freelance Copywriter, New World Media Group
• Kendra Croft, Student, The University of Texas at Austin
• Lacey Meece, Media Planner, Havas Media
• Markeisha Dawson, Strategist, MOB Media, Inc.
• Nia Fields, Digital Marketer, Self Employed
• Rabih Ahmed, Intern, Ford Foundation
• Rhasaan Nichols, Artist In Residence, Saatchi & Saatchi New York
• Sara Mahmood, Community Manager- Ford Motor Company, Team Detroit
• Sigourney Hudson-Clemons, Account Executive, BBDO
• Steven Bram, Sr. Associate, Roll Global
• Vanessa Manzon, Community Manager, Square
ADCOLOR Awards Nomination & Selection Chair:
Mark Zangrilli, Director, Human Resources, Edelman
2014 ADCOLOR® Awards Council of Judges*:
Analiza Alba Leen, Advertising Creative Director, Arnold Worldwide
Andy Deaza, Art Director, McCann New York
Constance Cannon Frazier, Chief Operating Officer, American Advertising Federation
Darla Price, SVP, Group Account Director, McCann NY
Donna Pedro, Chief Diversity Officer, Ogilvy & Mather
Doug Melville, Chief Diversity Officer, TBWA\
Eric Buchanan, Talent Manager, TBWA\ MAL
Esther T. Franklin, EVP, Director of Cultural Identities, SMG
Felicia Geiger, SVP, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Deutsch, Inc.
Gail Brooks, Director, Firefly
Imari Oliver, VP, Creative Strategy, Sparks + Honey
Jd Michaels, SVP, Director Tactile Production + Creative Engineering, BBDO
Justine Song, Account Director, HZDG
Karl Carter, CEO, GTM, Inc.
Karla Gray Mayers, SVP, Director of Supplier Diversity, BBDO NY
Kirsten Atkinson, Media Director, Team One
Lila Anton, Assistant Account Executive, TBWA\ MAL
Marc Stephenson Strachan, Vice President, Brand Marketing, DIAGEO
Mary Nittolo, Owner, The Studio NYC
Neisha Tweed, Associate Creative Director, McGarry Bowen
Nicole M. Hall, Vice President, Human Resources, Edelman
Ralph Navarro, Director of Integrated Production, DDB New York
Renetta McCann, Chief Talent Officer, Leo Burnett
Ronnie Dickerson, Vice President, Media Director – Cross-Cultural Marketing + Diversity & Inclusion, Digitas
Sallie Mars, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, McCann Worldgroup
Teneisha Jackson-Warner, Chief Creative Officer and Founder, EGAMI Consulting Group
Tiffany Edwards, Foundation & Inclusion Manager, The Advertising Club of NY
Toni Thompson, Human Resources Director, Condé Nast
Vida Cornelius, Chief Creative Officer, Global Hue
ADCOLOR® Nomination Criteria & Award Category Descriptions:
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.
An All-Star is someone who uses his or her status as a celebrity to spread goodwill and encourage positive change through philanthropy and other initiatives in the marketing, media, public relations and advertising industries.
Honorees for the ADCOLOR Rising Star Awards have less than 7 years of experience, these young guns are up and coming. They are carving a path, setting goals and pushing their talents and skills to achieve them.
ROCKSTAR – New Category!
A Rockstar is someone who, whether through their primary role or extracurricular activities, stands out 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 providing room for others to follow behind.
An Innovator is an employee 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.
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. This can be part of or beyond the scope of that persons’ primary role.
AD OF THE YEAR - New Category!
The Ad of the Year is a campaign or single execution that pushes boundaries, promotes conversation and highlights the lives of multicultural, LGBT and/or other under-represented Americans in the mass media.
A Legend is 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.
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.
A Catalyst is 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 of advertising, marketing, media, PR and entertainment professionals. Each ones’ provocative courage, professional brilliance and selfless community outreach have sparked change and propelled progress within their respective industries and the world.
An Advocate is an LGBT advertising, marketing or media professional who increases awareness of LGBT advertising, marketing and/or causes within and outside of the communications industry.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are the latest inductees of the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame. Their inspiring stories of professional and personal success exemplify Rising Up and Reaching Back.
ONE CLUB | ADCOLOR®
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.
*Nominations were submitted through adcolor.org’s nomination portal from February through May 2014. Honorees were chosen by a panel of judges based on the criteria and award category characteristics listed above.