THE ONE CLUB PARTNERS WITH The ADCOLOR® Industry Coalition FOR THE 2010 AD COLOR AWARDS MIAMI/One Club Education Director, Tiffany Edwards, to Receive ADCOLOR’s Rising Star Award
September 14, 2010
New York, NY (September 14, 2010) – 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. For the second year in a row, The One Club ADCOLOR Creative Award, co-presented by Publicis USA, will be given at the 2010 ADCOLOR Awards ceremony on Sunday, November 7th, at the Fontainebleau Resort/ Miami Beach. The event will be part of the 12th Annual Association of National Advertisers Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference (www.ana.net).
This year’s honorees, Jd Michaels, BBDO NY and Danny Robinson, The Martin Agency, were selected by The One Club Board of Directors. Michaels and Robinson are being recognized for their professional achievements in creative advertising, design and new media, as well as for their contributions throughout their careers in giving back to the industry to develop young talent.
Additionally, Education Director for The One Club, Tiffany Edwards will be recognized at the Awards ceremony with the Rising Star Award presented by Google and the Advertising Club. Ms. Edwards was selected from a remarkable group of nominees, who with less than 7 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 role models for others.
“We are excited to honor 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,” said Mary Warlick, CEO of The One Club. “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 becoming 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.”
"Tiffany and this year's class of honorees represents not only truly outstanding and powerful examples of achievement, but also the humility of reaching back as one rises up," said Tiffany R. Warren, senior vice president and chief diversity officer, Omnicom Group and founder of ADCOLOR and The ADCOLOR Awards. "We are honored to highlight them and their positive contributions to the advertising, marketing and media industries so that others may follow."
This partnership is another step in The One Club’s goal of diversifying the industry through recognizing creative professionals of color who have made outstanding contributions to the industry. The One Club’s diversity programs aim to bridge the gap between academia and the advertising industry by offering interactive programs that provide collegiate and college bound multi-cultural students with career information, hands-on experience and the resources necessary to pursue a creative career.
About The One Club
The One Club, which exists to champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the craft of advertising. Founded in 1975, The One Club has approximately 1,000 members, including copywriters and art directors. As part of its mission to promote high standards of creative excellence, The One Club produces the advertising industry's most prestigious awards program, The One Show. Judged by a panel of the advertising industry's elite creative directors, this annual event acknowledges excellence in art direction and copywriting in a variety of categories, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, billboards and public service announcements. The coveted One Show "Gold Pencils" are regarded as the zenith of achievement in the advertising world. For more, log onto www.oneclub.org.
ADCOLOR® was established in 2005 to promote increased diversity in the advertising, marketing and media industries, as well as to inspire current and future communications professionals of color by celebrating the accomplishments of diverse role models and industry leaders. ADCOLOR® is a historic collaboration between the Advertising Club of New York, the Association of National Advertisers, the American Advertising Federation, the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Arnold Worldwide and Omnicom Group. The first of its kind cross-industry initiative is meant to serve as a catalyst for the next generation of diversity programs by combining the energy of the marketing, advertising and media industries to identify current issues and opportunities around diversity.