ADCOLOR 2020 heads to Atlanta to celebrate diversity across creative industries

ADCOLOR founder and president Tiffany R. Warren

Nominations for the 14th Annual ADCOLOR Awards open on March 16th, 2020

Presented by Facebook, Google and Omnicom Group

ADCOLOR, the premier organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, today announced ADCOLOR 2020 will be hosted, for the first time, in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Following last year’s rallying call of “Take a Stand”, ADCOLOR introduces this year’s theme, “Here for It”, encouraging attendees to state their intentions in the face of inequality and misrepresentation. The conference will be held from September 10th-13th, with the 14th Annual ADCOLOR Awards presented on Sunday evening.

The location of this year’s conference is enriched with historical significance. In 1967, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta was the first hotel to open its doors to leaders of the Civil Rights movement, which included Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Afterward, King called the hotel his ‘Hotel of Hope’, and it is now widely known for continuing the tradition of bringing groups together to build community and share unique ideas.

“Bringing ADCOLOR to Atlanta, and more specifically to the ‘Hotel of Hope’, was an easy decision for the organization,” says ADCOLOR’s Founder and President, Tiffany R. Warren. “The culture within Atlanta and the hotel’s shared purpose of fostering connections made it a perfect fit. Our 2020 theme is about showing up, being present, continuing the fight and striving for progress. As we head to Atlanta, we’re saying that we’re here for it, together, as an ADCOLOR community.”

Now in its 14th year, the ADCOLOR Awards will honor individuals and companies who indeed are “Here for It”, those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the creative, marketing and tech industries. Carefully selected from a large population of diverse influencers from across these industries, honorees not only excel in their own careers, but also give back to the community and support their peers. The night will celebrate their accomplishments and how they have embodied ADCOLOR’s mission of “Rise Up, Reach Back”.

Nominations for the 2020 ADCOLOR Awards will open on March 16th and be accepted until May 5th, 2020. Individuals can choose from eight different categories when nominating colleagues, mentors, agencies and corporations. Please see below for descriptions of each category and visit to access the nomination portal.

For additional information on partnership opportunities and to attend ADCOLOR 2020, please visit Registration for the conference and award show will open in late March.

ADCOLOR® is a not-for-profit 501(c) (6) organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the creative industries. Our process is twofold. First, we help individuals and organizations RISE UP, letting their accomplishments and ideas shine. Then we teach these new leaders and would-be-mentors how to REACH BACK and find others who deserve to be noticed and promoted. Our goal is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and uplift one another. Learn more by visiting

ADCOLOR 2020 Partners

Facebook, Google, Omnicom Group, Apple, DIAGEO NA, Verizon Media, ADWEEK, GSD&M, MSL Group, Omnicom Media Group, 72andSunny

The 2020 Partnership Guide is available at

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