We all win when we cultivate work environments where diversity of thought, experience, education, talent, and culture are encouraged to flourish. We win when we acknowledge that the best ideas are often born out of a team with diverse perspectives. When we work together to embrace diversity and create a culture for everyone to bring the best aspects of ourselves to work, we create a better company.
The One Club, along with our partners, champion this belief and each year we present "Here Are All The Black People," as a forum for the next generation of diverse creative professionals to showcase their creativity. These students, recent graduates, and transitioning professionals, travel in force to this event demonstrating their desire to gain entry into our industry. Courageously, they present fresh ideas to the best agencies and creative leaders in the industry.
Join us for another great year at Here Are All The Black People!
The One Club's Here Are All The Black People is our highly anticipated annual multicultural creative career fair. The one-day event provides multicultural students, recent graduates, and creative professionals who are interested in exploring careers in advertising and design the opportunity to showcase their talent to top agencies in the industry.
HAATBP was created after a panel discussion between advertising greats, Jimmy Smith and Jeff Goodby, as they discussed the lack of diversity in the creative departments in advertising agencies. At which time, Jeff asked, "Where Are All The Black People?" Jimmy, Jeff, and The One Club decided to answer the question and launched the event, "Here Are All The Black People." HAATBP provides real-world solutions to the lack of diversity in the advertising and design industry's creative departments. This year, we are opening this event up to aspiring Strategist and Account Planners/Managers.
During this one-day event, participants have unprecedented opportunities to interview, network, learn, interact with and gain invaluable knowledge from top creative professionals, as well as attend portfolio-building workshops, portfolio reviews, and participate in our popular live "elevator" pitch, which awards the winners with interviews with all of the sponsoring agencies. Many participants have walked away from the event with a second interview or a lead to an internship opportunity.
HAATBP is fully sponsored by agencies and companies looking to hire diverse creative talent. For sponsorship information, please contact Traecy Smith at Traecy@oneclub.org.
"Artist to Creative"
Artists are constantly searching for inventive ways to balance marketing and expressing their creativity while not compromising the integrity of their work. How do you "get paid" while doing what you love? How do you create opportunities that allow you to express yourself and not starve in the interim?
Our panelists have successfully capitalized on their talent without losing their style and creativity.
"The New Advertising"
The "new" advertising goes beyond just billboards and TV commercials. Now we're seeing films, video games, music videos and live events that are all advertising. Learn about the different forms advertising has taken and hear from the key players outside of the traditional agency model, including branded entertainment executives, music producers and filmmakers.
The Mentoring Sessions offer great opportunities for students and industry professionals to interact with creative at the top of their career. These coveted sessions will consist of intimate groups of 30 participants along with key creative professionals who will share advice on select topics. This is a rare opportunity to get invaluable support and insight into the advertising industry. The goal of these sessions is to help attract and retain top talent in the industry through mentorship.
The Portfolio/1-on-1 Reviews are for attendees looking for specific portfolio feedback, or for more general career/mentoring advice. Reviewees will have the opportunity to sit for multiple mini-sessions with their choice of a range of industry professional reviewers. These face-to-face reviews are helpful in building a strong portfolio that will land you that coveted job.
|Live Elevator Pitch|
A uniquely fun opportunity for selected participants to give a 3-minute elevator pitch to top creative professionals and recruiters on why you should "Hire Me." The elevator pitch is open to people from a variety of creative disciplines - actors, artists, singers etc., are encouraged to participate. The more creative your pitch, the better! Learn more!