Eva Longoria Honored With Beacon Award At 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Ceremony In Los Angeles

13th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards Awards
Eva Longoria accepts the Beacon Award

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Each year, the ADCOLOR Awards ceremony recognizes individuals making strides in the fields of marketing, advertising, public relations, media and entertainment, in diversity and inclusion. For its 13th annual celebration—hosted by New York Times best-selling author Luvvie Ajayi and presented by Facebook, Google, YouTube, Microsoft and Omnicom Group—honored philanthropist, actress, producer and director of UnbeliEVAble Entertainment (and Haute Living cover star), Eva Longoria, among others.

13th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards Awards
Eva Longoria accepts the Beacon Award onstage

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Each of the nominees and honorees are carefully and thoughtfully chosen from a large pool of change makers in each of their respective industries. The winner in each category is the one who represents ADCOLOR’s motto best, which is “Rise Up and Reach Back.” They are honored not just for the accomplishments in their own careers, but also how they are able to give back to their community. The organization’s goal is to “create a network of diverse professionals to encourage and celebrate one another.”

13th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards Awards
Diego Scotti, recipient of the Catalyst Award

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13th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards Awards
(L-R) Gia Lowe, Charisse Higgins, Melody Henderson, Tracey Coleman, and Simone Mair of Curly Girl Collective, recipients of The Catalyst Award

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13th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards Awards
Luvvie Ajayi speaks onstage

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Vincent Pierson accepts The Change Agent award onstage

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13th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards Awards
Eva Longoria

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For the comprehensive list of awards and recipients, please see below from ADCOLOR.

 
BEACON AWARD
Actor, director, producer and activist, Eva Longoria was recognized with the 2019 Beacon Award presented by ADWEEK, the leading resource for the brand marketing and advertising community.  “There is no better honoree to set the tone of Adweek’s inaugural Beacon Award than Eva Longoria,” said Lisa Granatstein, Editor, SVP, Programming, Adweek. “From her formidable seven-year-old Eva Longoria Foundation that empowers Latinas via STEM education and entrepreneurship to her leadership role calling for diversity in Hollywood, Eva’s remarkable accomplishments are both authentic and action-oriented.” The inaugural Beacon Award honors talent who uses their celebrity as a catalyst to change the status quo in the quest for diversity and inclusion. In May, ADCOLOR and Adweek partnered on the first Champion awards and celebration recognizing the fearless leaders and rising stars in marketing and media who embody ADCOLOR’s call to “Rise Up. Reach Back.”
HONOREE: Eva Longoria, Actress, Producer, Director at UnbeliEVAble Entertainment
 
 
CATALYST AWARD
The ADCOLOR Catalyst Award is presented to an individual (or organization) of note who uses his or her platform to serve as the voice of a cause or community. Their provocative courage, professional brilliance and selfless community outreach have sparked change and propelled progress within their respective industries and the world.
HONOREE: Gold House
HONOREE: AdFellows, a program of Verizon
HONOREE: The Curly Girl Collective
 
 
ADVOCATE AWARD
The ADCOLOR Advocate Award is presented to an LGBT advertising, marketing or media professional who increases awareness of LGBT causes within and outside of the creative industries.
HONOREE: Emil Wilbekin, Chief Content Officer at Afropunk and Founder at Native Son
 
 
LEGEND AWARD
The ADCOLOR Legend Award is presented to a trailblazer who isn’t afraid to be different and who showed brilliance in his/her actions, a singular leader in their industry.
HONOREE: Helen Lin, Chief Digital Officer at Publicis Media
HONOREE: Steve Pamon, Chief Operating Officer and President at Parkwood Entertainment
HONOREE: Ted Chung, Founder and Chairman at Cashmere Agency
 
 
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to inductees into the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement or individuals who are seasoned industry veterans who pushed the boundaries and created positive change, setting the stage for generations to come to take the opportunities made by these icons, even further.
HONOREE: Sheldon Levy, Former SVP, Deputy/Associate Head of Production at Saatchi & Saatchi (presented in memoriam)
HONOREE: Hector Orcí, Founder and Chairman at Orcí Advertising
 
 
ADCOLOR | ONE CLUB CREATIVE AWARD
The One Club | ADCOLOR Creative Award recipients are creative professionals of multicultural background who have demonstrated noteworthy talent and achievement within the media, creative, digital and traditional advertising disciplines.
HONOREE: Brandon Rochon, Managing Chief Creative Officer at Kastner and Founder & Chief Creative Officer at snkr INC
HONOREE: Robert Wong, Vice President, Google and Co-Founder, Creative Lab Google at Google
 
 
THE AD OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Ad of the Year is a campaign or single execution that is truly brilliant. That pushes boundaries, promotes conversation and highlights the lives of multicultural, LGBT and/or other under-represented Americans in the mass media.
WINNER: Wieden + Kennedy / Nike / “Dream Crazy”
 
 
ADCOLOR IN TECH
The ADCOLOR in Tech Award recipient is a champion of diversity & inclusion in the tech industries, who has pushed the boundaries and created positive change, setting the stage for other generations to take the opportunities made by this change agent, even further.
WINNER: Danielle Lee, Global Vice President Partner Solutions, Spotify
 
 
CHANGE AGENT AWARD
A Change Agent is the individual within a company who is using his/her talents and position to enhance the corporate culture and create a more inclusive environment – calling attention to the talents of all types of people. This can be part of or beyond the scope of that persons’ primary role.
WINNER: Vincent Pierson, Diversity Client Partner, Bloomberg
 
 
INNOVATOR AWARD
An Innovator is an employee who embodies progress and imagination. He/she stands out among peers as an inclusion game changer and brilliant pioneer in their role, creating breakthrough developments and/or improvements, whether tangible or intangible.
WINNER: Antionette D. Carroll, Founder, President, and CEO, Creative Reaction Lab
 
 
ROCKSTAR AWARD
A Rockstar is someone who, whether through their primary role or extracurricular activities, shows brilliance as a leader and visionary in the industry. He/she has a positive track record and the potential to accomplish so much more. Falling in between the Rising Star and the Legend, this individual is creating his or her own path and encouraging others to shine.
WINNER:  Dhane Scotti, Integrated Market Lead, Pixel, Google
 
 
RISING STAR AWARD
A Rising Star is an up-and-coming young gun with less than seven years of experience. He/she stands out among his/her peers as someone who is brilliant, whose personality shines and whose differences only make him/her and those around them stronger as they move forward in their career.
WINNER: Mariano Pintor, Account Supervisor, McCann NY
 
 
MOST VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP AWARD
The Most Valuable Partners (MVP) are two people/companies that work together to provide exceptional and highly effective diversity solutions within their organizations and industries. They may be an agency, marketer, media company or diverse supplier with NMSDC or WBENC certification that teams up for a short or long-term project that furthers diversity and inclusion.
WINNER: Google & UN Women, “Courage To Question”
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