Tiffany Warren’s ADCOLOR Awards Program Releases 2016 Nominee List

Tiffany Warren ADCOLOR announced today 2016 Honorees and Nominees for the 10th Annual ADCOLOR Awards as well as the 2016 Class of ADCOLOR FUTURES. The 10th Annual ADCOLOR Awards on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, highlight and honor the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT professionals and diversity and inclusion champions in creative industries.

The 10th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards will take place in Boca Raton, where the awards started, at The Boca Raton Resort & Club from September 18-21, 2016.

“This year we are excited not only to honor our industry peers for their efforts to increase diversity in their respective fields, but to bring the 10th Annual ADCOLOR Awards back to where they started, in Boca Raton. We are acknowledging and honoring exceptional professionals of color and diversity champions that many say don’t exist,” Tiffany R. Warren, Founder and President, ADCOLOR said.

Each year, the ADCOLOR Award nominees and honorees are selected based on criteria surrounding 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.

“I am so honored to be receiving the CATALYST Award from this incredible organization, their work is truly impactful in increasing diversity and inclusion by recognizing and supporting those who innovate, inspire and advocate for change,” Anjula Acharia, partner, Trinity Ventures said.

Anjula Acharia, partner, Trinity Ventures, co-founder, Desi Hits! is receiving one of this year’s top awards, the CATALYST Award, which is given to individuals that use their platform to serve as the voice of a cause or community. An entrepreneur herself, Anjula founded Desi Hits!, which introduced top artists (including Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, 50 Cent) to India. She now mentors start-ups and works to increase diversity in the technology sector.



?The ADCOLOR Legend Award is presented to a trailblazer who isn’t afraid to be different and who showed brilliance in his/her actions, a singular leader in their industry. ?

HONOREES:?Christy Haubegger, Executive, CAA?Lucinda Martinez, SVP, Multicultural Marketing, HBO, Inc.


The ADCOLOR MVP Award is presented to two or more companies that work together to provide exceptional and highly effective diversity solutions within their organizations and industries. They may be an agency, marketer, media company or diverse supplier with NMSDC or WBENC certification that team up for short or long-term projects that promote diversity and inclusion in the creative industries.?

HONOREE: TBWA Chiat Day & MAL & Park Pictures


?The One Club|ADCOLOR Creative Award is presented to a creative professional of multicultural background who has demonstrated noteworthy talent and achievement within the media, creative, digital and traditional advertising disciplines. These recipients are chosen by The One Club Board of Directors.?

HONOREES:?Caprice Yu, EVP, Executive Creative Director, McCann New York?Terence Reynolds, Principal/Creative Director, The Richards Group


The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to inductees into the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement or individuals who are seasoned industry veterans who pushed the boundaries and created positive change, setting the stage for generations to come to take the opportunities made by these icons, even further.?

HONOREES: ?Daisy Exp?sito-Ulla, Chairman/CEO, d exp?sito & Partners, LLC?Bill Imada, Chairman & Chief Collaboration Officer, IW Group, Inc.?J. Melvin Muse, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, MUSE, INC.


The ADCOLOR Catalyst Award is presented to an individual of note who uses his or her platform to serve as the voice of a cause or community. Their provocative courage, professional brilliance and selfless community outreach have sparked change and propelled progress within their respective industries and the world. ?HONOREE:? Anjula Acharia, Partner, Trinity Ventures


?The ADCOLOR Advocate Award is presented to an LGBT advertising, marketing or media professional who increases awareness of LGBT causes within and outside of the creative industries. ?

HONOREE: Pamela Stewart, Vice President, National Retail Sales, The Coca-Cola Company


The ADCOLOR in Tech Award is presented to an individual who has championed diversity & inclusion in the tech industries.?

HONOREE: Tristan Walker, Founder & CEO, Walker & Company, Co-Founder & Chairman, CODE2040

Following please find a list of the ADCOLOR Awards 2016 Nominees. One finalist will be chosen from each category and will be announced as an honoree on September 21, 2016, at the ADCOLOR Awards:


?The ADCOLOR Rising Star Award is presented to an up-and-coming young gun with less than seven years of experience.? The Rising Star honoree is someone who stands out among their peers as someone who is raising the bar of excellence as they move forward in their career. ?THE NOMINEES ARE:???Christopher Corales, Associate Manager, Consumer Insights, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group?Babette Sullivan Puebla, Senior Copywriter, The Integer Group?Haywood R. Watkins III, Associate Creative Director, Group SJR


The ADCOLOR Rock Star Award is presented to an outstanding professional who, whether through their primary role or extracurricular activities, stands out as a leader and visionary in the industry.???

THE NOMINEES ARE:???Keith Clinkscales, Chief Executive Officer, REVOLT Media & TV?Erika Bennett, Vice President, African American Marketing, Allied Moxy ?Luvvie Ajayi, Writer/Speaker, Awesomely Luvvie


The ADCOLOR Innovator Awards is presented to a remarkable professional who embodies progress and imagination.? Someone who stands out among peers as a game changer and pioneer in their role, creating breakthrough developments and/or improvements, whether tangible or intangible. ?

THE NOMINEES ARE:???Stacey Hightower, Chief Operating Officer of Group E, DAS Group of Companies?Sheila Marmon, Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital?Marion Dickson, Global Head of YouTube Social & Influencer Marketing, YouTube


The ADCOLOR Ad of the Year Award is given to a campaign or single execution that pushes boundaries, promotes conversation and highlights the lives of multicultural, LGBT and/or other under-represented Americans in the mass media. ?THE NOMINEES ARE:???”Greenlight A Vet” ? Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Walmart?”INSIDE OUT” ? Walton Isaacson, Lexus?”How Do You See Me” ? Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Coor Down?”This is Wholesome” ? Droga 5, Honeymaid?”Turn Ignorance Around” ? Walton Isaacson, CHIRLA Action Fund


The ADCOLOR Change Agent Award is presented to an individual within a company who is using their talents and position to enhance the corporate culture and create a more inclusive environment.? This can be part of or beyond the scope of that person’s primary role. ?

THE NOMINEES ARE:???Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Executive Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS ?Kiran Chaudhri Lenz, Associate Director, Operations Program Management, GTB?John Seifert, Worldwide CEO, Ogilvy & Mather