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Opening Letter from Tiffany R. Warren

Rise up, Reach Back, Leave Your Mark

What does it take for diversity and inclusion to become a priority for the advertising, marketing, media and PR industries? Certainly more than an awards show. While we are proud…

All-Star Award

Where are the Latinos?

Winner: GEORGE LOPEZ “I’m from a place where nobody who made it big ever came back,” says George Lopez of his Mission Hills hometown, a suburb in LA’s San Fernando Valley.…

Catalyst Awards

Dan Wieden and Spike Lee

DAN WIEDEN Two years ago, Dan Wieden was supposed to address the 4As Leadership Conference on the “new realities of global brands.” Instead, the Wieden+Kennedy co-founder did something unexpected, but highly…

Advocate Awards

Aaron Walton and Laurence Boschetto

AARON WALTON Six years ago, Aaron Walton and his partner Cory Isaacson sat down in a Starbucks on the gold coast of Chicago to sketch out plans for their new agency,…

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Earl G. Graves Sr. and Eduardo Caballero

EARL G. GRAVES SR. Throughout his life, Earl G. Graves Sr. has advocated equal opportunity for African Americans in education and business. Yet it was only through an unfortunate set of…

Legend Awards

Esther "E.T." Franklin, Aldo Quevedo and Mauricio Sabogal

ESTHER “E.T.”FRANKLIN Researcher Esther “E.T.” Franklin has changed the way the advertising industry looks at multiculturalism. By encouraging brands and marketers to take what she calls an “inside out” perspective—hearing directly…

Rising Star

Sarah Torres, Kenji Summers and Zoë Bell

SARAH TORRES When Sarah Torres knows what she wants, nothing gets in her way. The Brooklyn-born daughter of Puerto Rican parents, she put herself through University at Buffalo by working as…

One Club/AdColor Creative Awards

Keith Cartwright and Donna Lamar

KEITH CARTWRIGHT The word “fun” comes up a lot in conversations with Keith Cartwright. That’s how he recently described his position as creative chairman for a new, still-unnamed and still-unannounced San…

Innovator Awards

Eric Harris and Jacqueline Hernandez

ERIC HARRIS Before Eric Harris co-founded Sixth Floor Developers (6FD) in 2004, he spent 15 years in investment banking at firms such as Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Fleet Financial—what he…

Change Agent Awards

Pawan Mehra, Lincoln Stephens and Felicia Geiger

PAWAN MEHRA In June 1996, mere days after completing his MBA at the FORE School of Management in New Delhi, Pawan Mehra, founder of the San Francisco-based agency Améredia, came to…

Most Valuable Partnership

Streetlights and Saatchi & Saatchi

Under the guidance of founder and executive director Dorothy Thompson, Streetlights has become an entertainment industry force—an LA-based job training, placement and mentoring program that has put more than 1,100…

Sponsors/Thank You

Sponsors   The AdColor Industry Coalition The American Advertising Federation, The Advertising Club of NY, 4A’s, Arnold Worldwide, Omnicom Group 2011 AdColor Corporate Members CNN, Deutsch Inc., Gotham, Omnicom Group, Wieden+Kennedy 2011 AdColor Awards Premiere Industry…

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