The ADCOLOR award honorees and alumni are the trailblazers and the torchbearers for the next generation of young diverse achievers. The three day event is presented by ADCOLOR® and sponsored by 4A’s, ameredia, inc. American Advertising Federation, The Advertising Club of NY, BBDO, CNN, Deutsch, DIAGEO, Draftfcb, GLAAD, Google, The Home Depot, McCann Worldgroup, Omnicom Group, The One Club, Publicis USA, TBWA\Chiat Day, Time Warner and Wieden + Kennedy.

List of ADCOLOR 2012 Award Honorees:

The ALL-STAR presented by Omnicom Group
Boris Kodjoe, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, Los Angeles

The CATALYST presented by Draftfcb
Soledad O’Brien, Host of CNN’s “Starting Point” and co-founder, Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation, New York

The MVP presented by CNN
Fleishman Hillard & Open Channels Group

The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Awards presented by the American Advertising Federation
Special recognition of 2012 AAF Hall of Fame Inductees of color
Johnathan A. Rodgers, former president and CEO, TV One
Tere A. Zubizarreta (1937-2007), founder, Zubi Advertising

The LEGENDS presented by DIAGEO
Louis Carr, president, BET Networks, Chicago
Chiqui Cartegena, VP, Corporate Marketing, UNIVISION, New York

The CHANGE AGENTS presented by Deutsch, Inc.
John Osborn, president and CEO, BBDO, New York
Peter Drakoulias, global chief of staff, Draftfcb, New York
Gina Christie, SVP, management director, Saatchi & Saatchi, New York

The INNOVATORS presented by Wieden + Kennedy
Shane Santiago, president & chief creative officer, SBS Studios LLC, Jacksonville
Andre Woolery, digital synthesis director, kbs+ New York
Remen Wong, analytic solutions director, Team Detroit, Dearborn, Mich.

The RISING STARS presented by Google
Lila Anton, account executive, TBWA\ Media Arts Lab, Los Angeles
Carl Desir, manager of Diversity & Inclusion, 4A’s, New York
Neisha Tweed, copywriter, Publicis USA, New York

The ADVOCATES presented by GLAAD & McCann Worldgroup
Rashad Robinson, executive director, Color of Change, San Francisco
Jerime Black, national sales and marketing manager, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Los Angeles

The ONE CLUB|ADCOLOR CREATIVES presented by The One Club & Publicis USA
Jayanta Jenkins, global creative director, TBWA\CHIAT\DAY, Los Angeles
Tim Allen, VP, executive creative director of Interaction Design, R/GA, New York

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