The One Club is dedicated to celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design. We work with the most outstanding agencies in the industry and have for many years heralded great work by awarding the best with the coveted One Show Pencil. We also support the industry by offering diversity, education, and leadership programs for existing and aspiring creatives to help them grow in their careers. The One Club is committed to increasing diversity in the creative departments, we partner with agencies who share the same goal and it is our privilege to utilize these connections and resources for our Inclusion and Diversity programs, One ID.
WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE
The One Club's Where 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.
WAATBP 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." WAATBP provides real-world solutions to the lack of diversity in the advertising and design industry's creative departments.
CREATIVE BOOT CAMPS
The One ID Creative Boot Camp is an international traveling diversity workforce program that partners with agencies, top creative professionals, and partnering brand clients to expose and develop the future talent pool of advertising and design creatives.
Each boot camp is an intense 4-day workshop where participants are placed on teams of 5 or more and given the task to produce a full wrap-around advertising campaign complete with activation mock-ups. Teams are made up of participants from different walks of life, backgrounds, and school affiliations. Throughout the four days local top creatives donate their experience and time to mentor student groups by guiding team concepts and sharing impactful insight from an executive creative’s perspective.
On presentation day, each team is given only 10-minutes to execute a “real life client pitch” style presentation. Everyone must speak and their big idea must be stated within the first 3 minutes. A panel of creative experts that include Chief Creative Officers, Executive Creative Directors and the client judges the presentations.
In a true competition fashion, the top winning teams are given prizes, an opportunity to interview with the host agency/client and are also entered into a raffle for One Show/Creative Week tickets. All participants are given a certificate of completion and can be scouted by recruiters through our CBC Participant Look Book.
Through sponsorship and creative mentoring, the agencies listed below have participated in the Creative Boot Camp program by coaching students as they undergo the creative process.
*indicates sponsorship of one or more Boot Camps
ONE ID COLLABORATIONS
The One Club has established relationships with like-minded organizations that share our goal to increase diversity in the advertising, design, and media industries. These collaborations are important in strengthening our collective efforts to provide companies with a solution to the lack of diverse talent in the industry.
The Adfellows program is a one-of-a-kind fellowship experience that creates a space for new players in the marketing industry. With support from alumni, mentors, and managers, you will navigate an 8-month program that will prepare you for your career in the future marketing era. As an Adfellows partner, The One Club helps identify potential talent to participate in the program.
Please note, all applicants must live in the U.S and be a recent college graduate (or currently enrolled in college).
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MAIP (Multicultural Advertising Internship Program)
The One Club directs students from our programs to participate in the MAIP summer internship program. We also have the honor to select and award The Creative Fellow of The Year Award that is presented at their annual Face of Talent awards ceremony.
The One Club has supported the ADCOLOR efforts by honoring the best diverse creative professionals in the industry with The One Club/ADCOLOR Award. Each year, The One Club Board of Directors selects the winners of this award.
The One Club also nominates Creative Boot Camp participants to participate in the ADCOLOR Futures program.
LEADING THE CHARGE
Adrienne Lucas - Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
If you have any questions about The Young Ones Competition, or any Education department programs, please contact Adrienne at email@example.com