Our Honorees/Nominees

Congratulations to the 2014 ADCOLOR® Honorees, Nominee Finalists and

ADCOLOR® FUTURES!

 

The 2014 ADCOLOR® Honorees:

 

The CATALYST Award

Charles D. King, Partner/ Motion Picture Agent, William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Judy Smith, President & CEO, Executive producer of Scandal, Smith & Company

 

The ADVOCATE Award presented by GLAAD

Anthony Watson, Chief Information Officer, NIKE

 

The ONE CLUB|ADCOLOR® CREATIVE Award

Rei Inamoto, Global Creative Director, AKQA

Feh Tarty, Creative Director Mother, London

 

The MOST VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP Award

BBDO New York and Marvel

 

The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Awards presented by the American Advertising Federation

Ed Lewis, Co-Founder and former CEO, Chairman & Publisher, Essence Magazine; Co-Founder of Latina Magazine; Chairman of LMV; and Senior Advisor for Solera

 

The 2014 ADCOLOR® Nominee Finalists:

 

The CHANGE AGENT Award

Robert Camilleri, VP, Global Operations Director, Publicis Kaplan Thaler

Brandon Rochon, SVP, Samsung Global CD, Leo Burnett

Max Rutherford, Director, Supplier Diversity & Small Business, GSD&M

 

The INNOVATOR Award presented by DAS

B. Bonin Bough, Vice President of Global Media and Consumer Engagement, Mondelez International

Daniel Marin, Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather

Tristan Walker, Founder/CEO, CODE2040/Walker&CO

 

The RISING STAR Award 

Ashley Mackel, Worldwide Marketing Manager, Worldwide Corporate Communications, Ogilvy & Mather, New York, NY

Mariam Guessous, Art Director, LaunchPad Advertising

Danielle Skeen, Account Executive, Kirshenbaum, Bond, Senecal + Partners (kbs+)

 

The ROCKSTAR Award

Ted Chung, Director of Public Relations, Cashmere Agency

Kedma Brown, VP, Director of Integrated Production, Saatchi & Saatchi New York

Bozoma Saint John, Marketing Director, Partnerships, Beats by Dr. Dre

 

The AD OF THE YEAR Award presented by GSD&M

Guinness, “Basketball”, BBDO New York

Jeep, “Whole Again”, GlobalHue

Honeymaid, “This Is Wholesome”, Droga5

General Mills,  #LuckytoBe Campaign, McCann New York

Duracell, “Trust Your Power”, Saatchi & Saatchi

Coca-Cola, “America is Beautiful”, Weiden + 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

•           Candy Liu, International Networking Operations Assistant, BBDO

•           Carla Rubio, Supervisor, Communications Planning, Carat

           Chelsea Spratling, Copywriter, MRY

•           Christopher Vega, Senior Content Manager, CDM

           Danielle English, Senior Digital Associate, Weber Shandwick

•           E Yiwei Zhu, Marlboro Global/Digital Account Management Intern, Leo Burnett

           Erik Zambrano, Consultant, Ogilvy

•           Gaby Alvarez, Platform Solutions Consultant, Google

•           Iris Yau, 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 Rodriguez, Security Guard, Metro One Loss Prevention

•           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

 

Take a look back at the ADCOLOR® FUTURES Class of 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=milQ4ksFBUc

 

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 DeazaArt Director, McCann Worldgroup

Constance Cannon Frazier, Chief Operating Officer, American Advertising Federation

Darla Price, SVP, Group Account Director, McCann NY

Donna PedroChief Diversity Officer, Ogilvy & Mather

Doug Melville, Chief Diversity Officer, TBWA\

Eric BuchananTalent Manager, TBWA\ MAL

Esther T. FranklinEVP, Director of Cultural Identities, SMG

Felicia GeigerSVP, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Deutsch, Inc.

Gail Brooks, Group Planning Director, JWT, Inc.

Imari Oliver, VP, Creative Strategy, Sparks + Honey

Jd MichaelsSVP, Director Tactile Production + Creative Engineering, BBDO

Justine SongAccount Director, HZDG

Karl CarterCEO, GTM, Inc.

Karla Gray Mayers, SVP, Director of Supplier Diversity, BBDO NY

Kirsten AtkinsonMedia Director, Team One

Lila AntonAssistant Account Executive, TBWA\ MAL

Marc Stephenson StrachanVice President, Brand Marketing, DIAGEO

Mary NittoloOwner, The Studio NYC

Neisha Tweed, Associate Creative Director, McGarry Bowen

Nicole M. HallVice President, Human Resources, Edelman

Ralph NavarroDirector of Integrated Production, DDB New York

Renetta McCann, Chief Talent Officer, Leo Burnett

Ronnie DickersonVice President, Media Director – Cross-Cultural Marketing + Diversity & Inclusion, Digitas

Sallie MarsSVP, Chief Diversity Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Teneisha Jackson-WarnerChief Creative Officer and Founder, EGAMI Consulting Group

Tiffany EdwardsFoundation & Inclusion Manager, The Advertising Club of NY

Toni ThompsonHuman Resources Director, Condé Nast

Vida CorneliusChief 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.

 

ALL-STAR

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.

RISING STAR

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.

INNOVATOR

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.

CHANGE AGENT

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.

LEGEND

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.

MVP

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.

CATALYST

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.

ADVOCATE

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.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

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. The 9th Annual ADCOLOR® Awards nomination portal will open in April 2015.