2018 ADCOLOR Honorees, Nominees And Futures Announced At ADCOLOR Live!

2018-07-01 12:00:00

NEW YORK, June 28, 2018 -- On Wednesday, ADCOLOR, the premier organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, announced their 2018 Honorees and Nominees at ADCOLOR Live in the Facebook Live Studios.

The organization also announced the 2018 class of ADCOLOR FUTURES, a program that chooses the best and brightest professionals who are one to three years into their career to attend the annual conference and awards show which will take place September 21st through the 23rd at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

The announcement took place at the Facebook Live Studios and was hosted by Dana Blair, on-air host, correspondent and entrepreneur, along with Tiffany R. Warren, ADCOLOR Founder and President.

The 12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards will highlight and honor the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino and LGBTQ professionals, as well as spotlighting diversity and inclusion champions in the creative industries.

"I'm so inspired by the collective talent, energy and passion among the 2018 Honorees, Nominees and FUTURES," said ADCOLOR Founder and President Tiffany R. Warren. "The 12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards in September will provide each of these individuals with the chance to express their 'Moment of Truth,' in line with this year's theme. I can't wait to celebrate their creativity and drive with our ADCOLOR community."

The ADCOLOR Award Nominees and Honorees are carefully selected from a large population of diverse influencers across the creative industries. The finalists are chosen by the individual's representation of 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. Their goal is to create a network of diverse professionals to encourage and celebrate one another.

Please join us September 21st through 23rd for the Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards. Registration is now open and early bird pricing ends July 31st. Visit ADCOLOR.org for more details.

Below you can find the full list of Nominees, Honorees and FUTURES for this year's ADCOLOR Awards.

2018 ADCOLOR Conference & Awards Sponsors
Microsoft Advertising, Omnicom Group, Apple, Cashmere Agency, DIAGEO, Google|YouTube, Oath: A Verizon Company, Procter & Gamble, BeatsbyDre, GSD&M, Viacom, Wieden+Kennedy, Squeaky, Digitas, Deutsch, HP, Pandora, 72andSunny, Apple Music, CoCentric, DAS Global Group of Companies, HBO, ESPN, NBCUniversal, and KBS Partners

2018 ADCOLOR Corporate Members
4A's, American Advertising Federation, Deutsch, Edelman, Omnicom Group, 72andSunny, BBDO, Dieste, Facebook, Publicis Groupe, Wieden+Kennedy, Advertising Club of NY, BET Networks, Droga5, Oath: A Verizon Company, TBWA Worldwide

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.


The Ad of the Year

Change Agent



Rising Star




Legend Award

Catalyst Award

Advocate Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

ADCOLOR/One Club Creative Award

Special Recognition




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