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The Future of Diversity

What It Means to Millennials

ADCOLOR exists to support and inspire professionals of color and diversity champions in the advertising, marketing, media and PR industries. We celebrate the role models and the rising stars. Yet…

The All-Star

Boris Kodjoe: Building a Sustainable Personal Brand

When Boris Kodjoe speaks to students at Brand U, a program he created through the United Negro College Fund, he is passionate about how important it is to brand yourself.…

The Catalyst

Soledad O'Brien: The CNN Anchor Sets Up a Foundation to Provide Hands-on Help for Young Women in Need of Educational Opportunity

CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien says it all started quietly with an eighth-grader named Alexia Wilson from New Orleans. Alexia couldn’t afford the tuition to the private high…

The Change Agents

John Osborn, Gina Christie, Peter Drakoulias

  John Osborn President & Chief Executive Officer | BBDO, New York   “We cannot do what we do without diversity,” says John Osborn. Those are words that guide the head of BBDO’s flagship…

The Legends

Louis Carr, Chiqui Cartagena

  Louis Carr President of Media Sales | BET Networks   Louis Carr’s success at BET has made him one of the most influential African Americans in the media industry. But the company’s…

Lifetime Achievement

Johnathan A. Rodgers, Tere A. Zubizarreta

Johnathan A. Rodgers Former President And CEO | TV One   Like many students at UC Berkeley in the 60s, Johnathan Rodgers set out to change the world. He protested for civil rights…

The Rising Stars

Lila Consuelo Anton, Carl Desir, Neisha Tweed

  Lila Consuelo Anton Assistant Account Executive | TBWA\ Media Arts Lab   Lila Consuelo Anton is the poster child for global multiculturalism. She was born in Japan to an African-American mother from Washington…

The Innovators

Andre Woolery, Remen Wong, Shane Santiago

  Andre Woolery Digital Synthesis Director | kbs+ The Media Kitchen   Don’t tell Andre Woolery to stick to his day job. As digital synthesis director at kbs+ The Media Kitchen, Woolery can be found,…

The One Club/ADCOLOR Creatives

Tim Allen, Jayanta Jenkins

  Tim Allen VP, Creative Director | R/GA   Tim Allen is the living embodiment of the phrase, “If you build it, they will come.” The award-winning “experience designer” constructed his own path to…

The Advocates

Jerime Black, Rashad Robinson

  Jerime Black National Sales and Marketing Manager | Barefoot Wine & Bubbly   As far as he knows, Jerime Black is the only person in the wine industry with the title “national sales…

MVP (Most Valuable Partnership)

Fleishman-Hillard & Open Channels Goup

  Fleishman-Hillard & Open Channels Group   Three years ago, Fleishman-Hillard International Communications wanted to increase the diversity of its team managing the AT&T business and also sought to identify smaller, minority-owed businesses…

2012 ADCOLOR Awards Tribute Gallery

  View our sponsor gallery for the 2012 ADCOLOR Awards.