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The One Club

August 12, 2009 09:00 ET

The One Club Announces Partnership With ADCOLOR® Coalition

First-Ever One Club/ADCOLOR® Creative Award to Be Presented at the 2009 ADCOLOR® Awards Ceremony

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - The One Club announced today that it is forming a partnership with the ADCOLOR® Industry Coalition to award the first-ever One Club/ADCOLOR® Creative Award honoring a creative professional of multi-cultural background for outstanding achievements in the advertising industry. The One Club/ADCOLOR® Creative Award will be presented at the 2009 ADCOLOR® Awards ceremony on October 4th, at the Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

The nominees for the award will be selected by The One Club Board of Directors and will be based on the individual's professional achievement in creative advertising, including design and new media. Consideration will also be given to the nominees' contributions throughout his or her career in giving back to the industry to develop young talent.

The 2009 Nominees are:

Shameka Brown Barbosa, Associate Creative Director/Copywriter, UniWorld
 Group, New York
Keith Cartwright, Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy, New York
Vida Cornelious, Vice President & Group Creative Director, Global Hue,
 Detroit
Perry Fair, Vice President, Digital Creative Director, Grey Worldwide,
 New York
R. Vann Graves, Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, UniWorld
 Group, New York
Desmond Hall, Executive Creative Director, Global Hue, New York
Jimmy Smith, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles
Feh Tarty, Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy, London

"The importance of this award is that it joins the strengths and resources of two organizations that are working to bring about more diversity in the advertising industry. The One Club is proud to join the ADCOLOR® Industry Coalition to recognize outstanding creative achievements by individuals of diverse background," said Mary Warlick, Chief Executive Officer of The One Club.

"We are incredibly honored that The One Club and ADCOLOR® have joined together to form this unique partnership in order to highlight this incredible talent and acknowledge the accomplishments of a creative of color," added Tiffany R. Warren, Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom and founder of ADCOLOR®.

This historic partnership is another step in The One Club's goal of diversifying the industry through partnerships established by The One Club|Adversity program to recognize creative professionals of color who have made outstanding contributions to the industry.

Established in 2008, The One Club|Adversity program's mission is 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.

More information on One Club|Adversity: www.adversity-oneclub.org

About ADCOLOR®:

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. 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.

For more information on ADCOLOR®: www.adcolor.org

About The One Club:

The One Club for Art and Copy is the world's foremost non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the craft of advertising. Founded in 1975, The One Club has approximately 700 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. The coveted One Show "Gold Pencils" are regarded as the zenith of achievement in the advertising world. 1998 marked the inauguration of One Show Interactive, a live awards program designed exclusively for the new media community. The One Club regularly produces a variety of events and materials that encourage aspiring advertising executives to hone their craft. In 1995, The One Club established an education department, dedicated to fostering the creative talents of advertising students nationwide. The department administers scholarships to outstanding students in advertising programs at a variety of advertising schools across the country. The One Club recently produced a documentary film Art & Copy which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009.

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