Entering Its Sixth Year, ADCOLOR® Opens Nominations for 2012

Announces Two New Programs and Begins Preparations for Headline Award Show in Vegas

May 16, 2012, 14:01 ET from ADCOLOR Industry Coalition

NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The ADCOLOR Industry Coalition, which launched in 2005, has entered its sixth year and is adding two new programs to its roster of offerings. The organization is also announcing today that nominations for their flagship Awards program are now being accepted. The show will be held later this year in Las Vegas. The core mission of ADCOLOR is to celebrate the accomplishments—and create a network of—outstanding multicultural professionals and champions of diversity & inclusion in the advertising, marketing, media and PR industries.

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In 2012, ADCOLOR is making additional strides to empower professionals at every stage of their careers with programs designed to arm them with what they need to remain in their respective industries. The first program is ADCOLOR University®, an extensive training program intended for agencies and individuals. The thinking behind the program is that continued growth is essential at every level. The program teaches entry and mid-level professionals to take control of their own career paths. For more senior professionals, the belief is that even the most successful person can learn, be inspired and share their knowledge. In partnership with training powerhouse, Global Novations, ADCOLOR University, will offer six classes for two modules in 2012 titled "Managing Inclusion™ and Efficacy for Professionals™."

"At ADCOLOR, we inspire people to get excited about advertising, marketing, media and PR, but we also want to make sure they have all the tools they need to be successful for years to come, regardless of where he/she is in their career. There is simply always more to learn—I learn every single day. We also want to promote retention, one of the bigger obstacles we face in these industries," Tiffany R. Warren, President of ADCOLOR and Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group Inc. explains.

In addition to the organizations' new training program, 2012 brings the launch of ADCOLOR® FUTURES. In partnership with ADCOLOR® Diversity Summit (ADS) member organizations and McCann Worldgroup, the program will offer two students and/or young professionals from recognized industry diversity programs the a chance to attend—and receive an insider experience at—key ADCOLOR events throughout the weekend and year.

This group of students and young professionals will be the first class of ADCOLOR FUTURES and will attend The ADCOLOR Awards & Industry Conference and related events. The ADCOLOR FUTURES Fund is sponsored by McCann Worldgroup and The Home Depot.

The ADCOLOR Awards & Industry Conference is the organization's annual flagship event. This year, the three-day event will be held from October 18th through the 20th at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Nominations are now being accepted for The 2012 ADCOLOR Awards. For all information, to become a sponsor, to register and/or to submit nominations, visit www.adcolor.org.

Over 40 agencies, marketing, media and PR companies support the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition. The 2012 ADCOLOR Awards & Industry Conference is presented by CNN, Deutsch, DIAGEO, Draftfcb, The One Club, Omnicom Group, McCann Worldgroup, TBWA\ Chiat Day and Wieden + Kennedy and sponsored by the ADVERTISING Club of New York, the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), Akande Music + Publishing, GTM, Inc., Huemanitas, The Home Depot, and SBS Studios LLC

About the ADCOLOR® Industry Coalition

Founded in 2005, the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition (AIC) is a 501(c)(6) trade association that supports and inspires professionals of color and diversity champions within the advertising, marketing, media and PR industries. As its first initiative, AIC launched ADCOLOR and The ADCOLOR Awards in 2007 to honor professionals of color, diversity champions and companies who work together to further diversity and inclusion efforts in the advertising, marketing, media and PR industries.

About the ADCOLOR® Diversity Summit (ADS)

Founded in 2011, The ADCOLOR® Diversity Summit (ADS) brings together leaders from organizations that support, recruit and mentor students and young professionals of color pursuing careers in advertising, marketing, media and pr. ADS serves as a platform to not only share best practices but build bridges between programs. Current ADS members are listed below:

  • 4A's MAIP Program & Alumni Association
  • AAF Most Promising Minority Student Program
  • AAF Mosaic Alumni & Friends Association
  • CEA - The Howard University Center of Excellence in Advertising
  • GFS – The Ghetto Film School
  • IAM - The NY High School Innovation in Advertising & Marketing
  • The LAGRANT Foundation
  • MBF - Madison Browne Fellowship
  • MAT – The Multicultural Advertising Training Program
  • MGP – The Marcus Graham Project
  • The Brotherhood Sister Sol
  • The One Club
  • The Torch Program
  • Streetlights
  • The Walter Kaitz Foundation


SOURCE ADCOLOR Industry Coalition