Join us October 5th for "Here Are All the Black People" — a creative career fair aimed at creating concrete, real world solutions to the lack of diversity in advertising creative departments. This one-day event will include speakers, testimonials from diverse creatives, portfolio reviews for students and sessions with agency recruiters.

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Penn Plaza Pavilion   MAP
401 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

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Student/Recent Grad
Mid-Level Creative

HAATBP is fully sponsored by agencies and companies looking to foster diversity and hire diverse creative talent.

Sponsorship opportunities.

Are you a graduating senior, recent college graduate or working professional interested in breaking into the Advertising industry? Click the button below to apply for a travel stipend to attend "Here Are All the Black People" if you are coming from out of state.

To be considered a "Recent Graduate" you must have graduated from a college or university within the last 3 years. Otherwise you are NOT eligible for this stipend.

The deadline to apply is September 10, 2018

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The highly controversial and emotional discussion between the two creatives [Jeff Goodby and Jimmy Smith] sparked a wave of action as a response to the very serious question regarding the lack of diversity in the creative field.

HAATBP has come a long way from the 2011 organic question posed by advertising greats Jeff Goodby and Jimmy Smith. The highly controversial and emotional discussion between the two creatives sparked a wave of action as a response to the very serious question regarding the lack of diversity in the creative field. Quickly The One Club seized the opportunity to move beyond words and created action. In 2012, The One Club developed a diversity-focused event titled “Where Are All The Black People? A Creative Career Fair.”

A few short years later, the “W” from Where Are All The Black People was removed changing the question to an answer. Now in its seventh year, HAATBP is a highly regarded event giving participants numerous opportunities to interact with top creative professionals for networking, interviews, portfolio reviews and mentoring.

The One Club's Annual Here Are All The Black People is a one-day event that provides a space for multicultural students, recent graduates, and creative professionals to enrich their careers through training and exploring new opportunities.

This year, in addition to programming for young creatives, HAATBP 2018 will offer a separate track with topics designed for mid-level creatives. This new format provides exposure for entry-level talent and provides professional development opportunities for mid-level creative professionals.

This is not your average career fair! HAATBP gives attendees interested in exploring and developing their careers in advertising and design access to:

  • Educational and Diverse sessions lead by top industry professionals
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Student / Participant Portfolio Reviews
  • Recruiting booths
  • Networking
  • Live Talent Pitch Competition

For sponsorship information, please contact Stefanie Smith at

Previous Year's Info:
2017 wrap up 2016 wrap up

Panels, Sessions, Workshops & More!

Mid-Level Creative Professional

After 6 years of successful HAATBP career fairs we have a large base of professionals who are hungry for professional development opportunities and expanding their networks. The One Club for Creativity hopes to engage mid-level professionals by incorporating development sessions during HAATBP that are relevant to this pivotal time in their careers.

The Mid-level professional series is only for working creatives with 3-7 years of working experience. Tickets include professionally focused sessions and an exclusive cocktail hour for executives, mid-level professionals and working industry professionals.

Live Talent Pitch

A must-see event during HAATBP is the Live Talent Pitch! Students and young professionals audition for a chance to be one of eight (8) Live Talent Pitch Participants. Each contestant will showcase his or her unique talent as an innovative way to catch the eye of the industry’s top creative professionals and tell them “Why You Should Hire Me.” All attendees are encouraged to watch and cheer-on their favorite contestant.

In the style of a true competition, a panel of judges will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The first-place winner a cash prize of $500.00 and all three winners will win the opportunity to interview with the participating judging panel agencies.

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Mentoring Workshops and Sessions

Mentoring workshops are lead by top creatives from leading agencies and focus on the most relevant industry topics.

Portfolio / One-on-One Reviews

Top creative leaders including Chief Creative Officers, Executive Art Directors and Recruiters & Strategists volunteer their time to review portfolios of students and young professionals.

Portfolio reviews last about 15-20 minutes where the conversation is structured around:

  • The presentation and organization of the work
  • Constructive criticism on design and layout
  • Tips to improve or further develop the campaign or concept
  • This is an invaluable opportunity for students and young professionals to have organic insightful conversations with top creatives in the industry.

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8:00 AM

Coffee & Registration

9:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

10:15 AM

Panel Discussion
The Power of Privilege  

11:00 AM

Portfolio Review Session 1
Mentor Session A
Don't Get Stuck: Plan Your Career for How the World Really Works  
Mid-level Session 1
Interactive Workshop: Selling Your Pitch, Learn How to Make the Win  

12:00 PM

Portfolio Review Session 1 (cont.)
Mentor Session B
Mid-level Session 2
Don't Let this Young Face Fool You: Unpacking Agisim in Advertising  

1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Live Talent Pitch

3:00 PM

Portfolio Review Session 2
Mentor Session C
Mid-Level Session 3
Asking For The Work: How To Obtain Key Assignments While Also Building Your Current Career  

4:00 PM

Portfolio Review Session 2 (cont.)
Mentoring Session D
Mid-level Session 4

5:15 PM

Closing Remarks

6:00 PM

Closing Remarks with Cocktails & Networking

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