ADCOLOR, the premier organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, is heading to Los Angeles to hold their 12th annual awards show and conference at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live Hotel from September 21st through 23rd.
The sold-out event will attract notable celebrities, including THE REAL’s Jeannie Mai, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, Founder of the #MeToo Movement Tarana Burke, HuffPost Editor in Chief Lydia Polgreen, Star Trek: Discovery’s Wilson Cruz, music video director Paul Hunter, screenwriter and producer Mara Brock Akil, and personalities Luvvie Ajayi and Joe Budden.
Corporate leaders attending the event include Proctor and Gamble’s Marc Pritchard, Endeavor’s Bozoma Saint John, Wieden+Kennedy’s Colleen DeCourcy, SC Johnson’s Ann Mukherjee, The Geena Davis Institute’s Madeline Di Nonno, BBDO’s Andrew Robertson, GLAAD’s Sarah Kate Ellis and Unilever’s Esi Eggleston Bracey, among many others.
“ADCOLOR is more than a conference and awards – it is a movement,” said Tiffany R. Warren, ADCOLOR’s Founder and President. “This year, we expect to welcome more than 1,200 diversity champions and professionals of color, and will honor dozens of remarkable advocates, activists and changemakers. The achievements of the ADCOLOR community demonstrate the power and impact of diversity and inclusion.”
For more than a decade, the event has provided an opportunity for the organization to honor those who embody ADCOLOR’s motto “Rise Up and Reach Back.” Those honored not only excel in their own careers, but also give back to the community and support their peers. ADCOLOR’s goal is to create a rich network of diverse professionals that encourage and celebrate one another.
The ADCOLOR Awards will take place in Los Angeles at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live Hotel, on Sunday, September 23rd and are presented by Microsoft and Omnicom Group.
Additional sponsors below:
Diamond Partners: Apple, Cashmere Agency, Diageo, Google / YouTube, Oath, Procter & Gamble
Platinum Partners: ADWEEK, Beats by Dr. Dre, Facebook, GSD&M, Netflix, Spotify, Twitter, Viacom, Wieden+Kennedy
Gold Partners: 72andSunny, Dentsu Aegis Network, Deutsch, Digitas, Squeaky
Silver Partners: DDB, Edelman, HP, OWN, Pandora
Supporting Partners: Anomaly, BBDO, Bloomberg, Coca-Cola, Concentric, the DAS Group of Companies, ESPN, FCB Chicago, Google / YouTube, HBO, IPG, KBS, McCann Worldgroup, NBCUniversal, NIKE, Ogilvy, Omnicom Media Group, on she goes, Pinterest, Publicis Groupe, Shea Moisture, Squarespace, TBWA \ Media Arts Lab, TripAdvisor
Corporate Members: The American Association of Advertising Agencies, 72andSunny, The ADVERTISING Club of New York, American Advertising Federation, BBDO, BET Networks, Deutsch, Dieste, Inc., Droga5, Edelman, Omnicom Group, The ONE Club, Publicis Groupe, TBWA\ Worldwide, and Wieden+Kennedy
ADCOLOR® is a not-for-profit 501(c) (6) organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the creative industries. Our process is twofold. First, we help individuals and organizations RISE UP, letting their accomplishments and ideas shine. Then we teach these new leaders and would-be-mentors how to REACH BACK and find others who deserve to be noticed and promoted. Our goal is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and uplift one another. Learn more by visiting www.adcolor.org.