Honorees for the 2013 ADCOLOR Awards were announced earlier this week at ADCOLOR LIVE! 2013. The event was streamed live from The Time Warner Center in New York City, and was hosted by fashion icon and stylist to the stars June Ambrose of Styled by June on VH1 and Film, TV and Broadway star Wilson Cruz. ADCOLOR LIVE! was sponsored by ADCOLOR, Time Warner and Publicis Group.

ADCOLOR celebrates and champions diversity in the advertising, marketing, media, and public relations industries. By highlighting the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT and other diverse professionals, students, and diversity and inclusion champions, ADCOLOR aims to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals. The ADCOLOR Awards will take place on September 21(st) at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. To register for the 2013 ADCOLOR Awards, Industry Conference and/or ADCOLOR(R) University, please visit: http://adcolor.org/.

As previously announced, Nick Cannon will be honored with the ADCOLOR All-Star Award for his achievements in music, movies, television and radio and charitable endeavors, Nick embodies the “Rise Up. Reach Back,” mission of ADCOLOR.

“The ADCOLOR(R) Board of Directors and Advisory Board are humbled by not only the immensity of their talent and achievement but the incredible ways this year’s honorees have given back to their respective industries and the world,” says Tiffany R. Warren, Founder and President of ADCOLOR(R) and SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group.

Following please find a list of the ADCOLOR 2013 Award Honorees:

The Catalysts

   -- Janet MockWriter & Founder of #GirlsLikeUs Project 

   -- Wendy Lewis, SVP of Diversity and Strategic Alliances,Major League 

The Advocates

   -- Torrence Boone Managing Director, Agency Business Development Google 

   -- Ryan Tarpley Executive, CAA Foundation Creative Artists Agency

The Legends

   -- Pam El VP, Marketing & Advertising State Farm 

   -- Joe Lam President L3 Advertising

The Innovators

   -- Perry Fair CCO/President JWT 

   -- Brandice Henderson CEO/Founder Harlem Fashion Row

The Change Agents

   -- Singleton Beato EVP, Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Development 4A's 

   -- Loren Monroe-Trice Partner, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Ogilvy & 

   -- Shanita Akintonde Associate Professor and Advertising Program Coordinator 
      Columbia College

The Rising Stars

   -- Julius Dunn II Industry Education Liaison 4A's

The Rising Stars cont.

   -- Ashley McGowan Senior Account Executive Energy BBDO 

   -- Monse Huerta, SMG Hispanic Connections Manager Starcom Media Group

The One Club/ADCOLOR Creatives

   -- John C. Jay Partner and Global Co-Executive Creative Director Wieden + 

   -- Geoff Edwards Executive Creative Director Dojo Advertising

The Lifetime Achievement Recipients

   -- Byron Lewis Founder Uniworld Group 

   -- 4A's Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (est.1973)

The MVP (Most Valuable Partnership)

   -- Saatchi & Saatchi w/ The Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival

Also announced at ADCOLOR LIVE! were the kickstarter campaign and photo project “ADCOLOR presents TAGLINES” which is a TBWA\ project supported by DDB Studio 8 and the Studio NYC. TAGLINES captured 55 ADCOLOR Alumni and supporters over 6 days will launch in June with proceeds benefitting the ADCOLOR(R) FUTURES program and the members of the ADCOLOR(R) FUTURES Class of 2013. In its second year, ADCOLOR(R) FUTURES is a program in partnership with the member organizations of the ADCOLOR(R) Diversity Summit (ADS) which hosts two alumni from each member organization to participate in The 2013 ADCOLOR(R) Awards, Industry Conference, University and related events.


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