ADCOLOR Awards head to New York

Updated: The September event will honor diversity in marcom and entertainment

NEW YORK  – After a decade celebrating industry diversity, the ADCOLOR Coalition on Tuesday announced that that the ninth annual ADCOLOR Industry Conference and Awards is coming to New York.

Slated to run Sept. 16 to 19, the ADCOLOR Awards will recognize achievements of "African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT professionals and diversity and inclusion champions in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries."

Until May 1, the nonprofit organization will accept nominations for ADCOLOR Awards at

ADCOLOR President and Founder Tiffany R. Warren told Campaign the decision to hold the ADCOLOR Awards in the city of ADCOLOR's birth marks a fitting tribute to the group's 10th anniversary and to a city that has led diversity in advertising.

"When we went to places like Arizona, Miami and LA, we were going to markets that didn’t see this kind of diversity in a lot of cases," Warren said. "Some of these towns have different multicultural populations, but we weren’t seeing it in advertising.

"ADCOLOR offers opportunities to talk about diversity in advertising, entertainment, tech and sports. All of those industries intersect very nicely in New York."

Founded in 2005, ADCOLOR is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in advertising, marketing, media, PR and entertainment. ADCOLOR is supported in part by the Advertising Club of New York; The One Club; GLAAD; American Advertising Federation (AAF); American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) and Omnicom Group.

Editor's note: This story was updated to include comments by Tiffany R. Warren.

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