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Catalyst: Charles King, Judy Smith

  Charles King Partner/Agent William Morris Endeavor Entertainment   It’s a classic talent agent’s tale, with a twist. Charles King started in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency in 1997 and was promoted two…

Advocate: Anthony Watson

  Anthony Watson Chief Information Officer Nike   Anthony Watson’s appointment as CIO of Nike this past February sent a couple of signals. First, bringing in Watson from Barclay’s heralded Nike’s desire to boost its…

Most Valuable Partnership: BBDO New York and Marvel The Avengers Stand Up for Diversity

  BBDO New York and Marvel   What better way to engage young people in discussions about diversity and character than to use comic books. That was the thinking behind the partnership between…

Innovator: B. Bonin Bough, Daniel Marin, Tristan Walker

  B. Bonin Bough VP, Global Media and Consumer Engagement Mondelez   When Mondelez does something social and interactive with its brands, chances are B. Bonin Bough’s involved—Oreo’s real-time Dunk in the Dark tweet, its…

Rockstar: Kedma Brown, Ted Chung, Bozoma Saint John

  Kedma Brown VP, Director of Integrated Production Saatchi & Saatchi NY   From Saatchi’s flagship office, Kedma Brown drives integrated initiatives for clients like Procter & Gamble, General Mills and Lenovo, as well as…

Change Agent: Robert Camilleri, Brandon Rochon, Max Rutherford

  Robert Camilleri VP, Global Operations Director Publicis Kaplan Thaler   Since launching and becoming co-chair of Égalité, Publicis Group’s network for LGBT employees and their allies, Robert Camilleri has seen the affinity and advocacy…

Rising Star: Mariam Guessous, Ashley Mackel, Danielle Skeen

  Mariam Guessous Senior Art Director LaunchPad Advertising   Go ahead, call Mariam Guessous a feminist. The Moroccan native is looking to “rebrand” the term through her latest endeavor, JustAddFeminism.com. An award-winning art director who…

Ad of the Year: Jeep, Coca-Cola, Honey Maid, Duracell, General Mills, Guinness

  Whole Again Jeep Global Hue   Jeep used the biggest stage—a 2-minute Super Bowl ad—to introduce Operation Safe Return, a partnership with the USO to support returning members of the military. With voice-over from…

2014 ADCOLOR Awards Sponsored by: DAS Global; Diageo; kbs+; Latina Media Ventures; Leo Burnett; Omnicom Group

Rise up. Reach back. Now in their eighth year, the ADCOLOR Awards honor industry professionals of color and champions of diversity and inclusion, with a conference that features innovators and thought leaders. This year's event will take place September 20 at the Beverly Hilton.

Will Margiloff
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