SOURCE: The One Club

The One Club

September 14, 2011 08:00 ET

"Where Are All the Black People?": One-Day Creative Job Fair for Minorities Interested in a Career in Advertising

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - The One Club presents "Where Are All the Black People? Part 2," a one-day career fair for graduating seniors and young professionals from multicultural backgrounds who are interested in a career in advertising, on October 4 at the New World Stages in New York City. The event is a follow-up to the highly successful panel discussion, "Where Are All the Black People?" held during Creative Week in New York last May.

Moderated by Jimmy Smith from TBWA\Chiat\Day and Jeff Goodby from Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, the original panel was a frank discussion of the lack of diversity in advertising creative departments.

"Where Are All the Black People? Part 2 will turn those discussions into tangible, real world solutions," said Kevin Swanepoel, President of The One Club. "Our goal is to enable as many participants as possible to walk away with a job offer, a confirmed second interview or a paid internship."

The event will feature keynote speakers including Smith, Goodby and Jim Riswold as well as portfolio reviews, recruitment stations and a live talent pitch. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with a mentor, meet industry contacts and establish a valuable network.

For more information on "Where Are All the Black People? Part 2" visit:

*Please note that all attendees must pre-register on the website, no walk-ins will be accepted.

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About The One Club
The One Club, a non-profit organization, exists to champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms. Founded in 1975, as part of its mission to promote high standards of creative excellence, The One Club produces the One Show, One Show Design, One Show Interactive and One Show Entertainment. The coveted One Show Gold Pencils are regarded as the zenith of achievement in the advertising world.

Art & Copy, a documentary film produced by The One Club, was recently nominated for an Emmy after appearing on PBS Independent Lens.