In just a few days, the 6th Annual ADCOLOR® Awards and 2nd Annual ADCOLOR® Industry Conference will kick off at Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel.  From Thursday, October 18th through Saturday October 20th guests will get  access to panels and panelists from many of the industry’s best:  BET Networks, Draftfcb, Kang & Lee, Time Warner, Univision, GTM, DIAGEO, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Omnicom Group, The Ghetto Film School, CNN – just to name a few.On the final day, attendees will experience an Award Show where industry elite will be honored for their exceptional contributions to the advertising, marketing, media and public relations industries, and several Latinos will be honored.

They are as follows:

The CATALYST presented by Draftfcb

Soledad O’Brien, Host of CNN’s “Starting Point” and co-founder, Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation, New York


The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Awards presented by the American Advertising Federation
Special recognition of 2012 AAF Hall of Fame Inductees of color
Tere A. Zubizarreta (1937-2007), founder, Zubi Advertising


The LEGENDS presented by DIAGEO
Chiqui Cartegena, VP, Corporate Marketing, UNIVISION, New York


The INNOVATORS presented by Wieden + Kennedy
Shane Santiago, president & chief creative officer, SBS Studios LLC, Jacksonville

For full-list of award recipients, please click here.


ADCOLOR seeks to support and inspire professionals of color and diversity champions within the advertising, marketing, media and related industries by celebrating the accomplishments of diverse role models and industry leaders. Since 2007, the ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference has become their signature event presented by some of the most prestigious brands and organizations in the nation to celebrate and promote diversity in the industry.

To secure your space for the 6th Annual ADCOLOR® Awards and 2nd Annual ADCOLOR® Industry Conference, visit

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