The One Club has once again partnered with ADCOLOR to present The One Club ADCOLOR Creative Award to two creative professionals of multi-cultural background for their outstanding achievements in the advertising industry. In its second year, The One Club ADCOLOR Creative Award is co-presented by Publicis USA and will be given at the 2010 ADCOLOR Awards ceremony on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at the Fontainebleau Resort/ Miami Beach. The event will be part of the 12th Annual Association of National Advertisers Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference.
This year, Jd Michaels of BBDO NY, and Danny Robinson of The Martin Agency have been selected by The One Club Board of Directors. Michaels and Robinson are being recognised for their professional achievements in creative advertising, design and new media.
Additionally, Education Director for The One Club, Tiffany Edwards, will be recognised at the Awards ceremony with the Rising Star Award, presented by Google and the Advertising Club. Edwards was selected from a remarkable group of nominees, who with less than seven years of experience, are considered to be the ‘young guns’ of their industries, based on her ability to redefine diversity, deliver strong outcomes, contribute to her company/ industry and/or community, and her reputation as ‘best in class’ by serving as a role model for others.
Mary Warlick, CEO, The One Club, said, “We are excited to honour these two outstanding creative talents – Danny Robinson and Jd Michaels. Danny includes the Oprah Car Give-a-way for Pontiac and Heineken commercials in his portfolio and Jd’s breakthrough work for HBO is very well respected. Jd has also worked with The One Club Gallery on the installation for Phil Dusenberry’s Creative Hall of Fame induction.”
“On a personal note, Tiffany Edwards is indeed a Rising Star. She started her career here at The One Club as a One Show coordinator and we have watched her talent grow since she became the Education Director. Tiffany is a true example of the values and dedication to the creative industry The One Club supports. We couldn’t be more proud,” Warlick added.
This partnership is another step in The One Club’s goal of diversifying the industry through recognising creative professionals of colour who have made outstanding contributions to the industry. The One Club’s diversity programmes aim to bridge the gap between academia and the advertising industry by offering interactive programmes that provide collegiate and college bound multi-cultural students with career information, hands-on experience and the resources necessary to pursue a creative career.