*ADCOLOR celebrates its fifth anniversary of fostering diversity in the advertising industry with the upcoming 2011 ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference, to be held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sept.  16 and 17.

Among the 2011 honorees are comedian, actor and philanthropist George Lopez, who will receive ADCOLOR’s All-Star Award, presented by Omnicom Group;  and director and advertising agency founder Spike Lee, who will receive the Catalyst Award.

For the first time, GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) will present an ADCOLOR Advocate Award in recognition of industry influencers from the LGBT community.  The 2011 Advocate Award will be presented to two industry pioneers – Laurence Boschetto, president and CEO of Draftfcb and Aaron Walton, Co-Founder, Walton | Isaacson.

“The ADCOLOR Industry Coalition is committed to celebrating and shining a spotlight on those individuals and companies whose work influences our industry and has a positive impact on our culture and society,” says Tiffany R. Warren, Founder of The ADCOLOR Industry Coalition and The ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference and senior vice president, chief diversity officer for Omnicom Group Inc. “The ADCOLOR Industry Awards and Conference continues to grow and expand with each passing year.  We look forward to honoring this year’s group of industry leaders as we celebrate our fifth anniversary and look towards the future of diversity in advertising.”

For all ADCOLOR® Awards & Industry Conference information and to register, please visit ADCOLOR’s microsite, designed by SBS Studios LLC, at www.adcolor.org.



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