ADCOLOR: MVP award nomination

ADCOLOR Nominates Stellar Creative Industries Partnership

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kevin Cartwright
Phone: (410) 971-2278

San Francisco, CA, July 3, 2017 – Glenn Singleton, Founder and President of Pacific Educational Group (PEG), announced today that their collaboration with Wieden + Kennedy (W+K) on racial equity, diversity and inclusion has been nominated for the Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) Award by ADCOLOR.

W+K, an independent, creatively driven firm that creates strong and proactive relationships with companies and their customers, conceptualized and launched the design and visual arts that bolster PEG’s global cyber image and multi-sector footprint, Courageous Conversation. A global leader and visionary in the advertising, communications and technology industries, W+K engaged with PEG to help it address its inward facing challenges that must precede tackling outward facing commitments to diverse and inclusive systems, culture and creativity.

PEG and W+K have forged an essential partnership focused on building and implementing foundations that open and expand agency employees’ understanding of race and its influence on and intersections with beliefs, behaviors, and outcomes relative to organizational culture, climate and creative contributions. The creator of Courageous Conversation, a protocol and framework for sustained, deepened dialogue about race, and Beyond Diversity™, the curriculum that has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use it, Glenn Singleton guides racially conscious leadership development in education, government, business, law enforcement, and community organizing through safe, nuanced, and authentic cross-racial dialogue. He shares in light of the honor by ADCOLOR that, “Many of us recognize conversations about race can be contentious, but partnering with Wieden + Kennedy reinforces my belief in the goodness of humanity and the possibility that systemic racial equity transformation can exist.  I am elated by this recognition of our groundbreaking partnership with Wieden + Kennedy in which we endeavor to transform the world of media, communications and technology.”

The 11th Annual ADCOLOR Awards will highlight and honor the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and LBGTQ professionals, as well as spotlight diversity and inclusion champions in the creative industries.

The ADCOLOR Award Nominees and Honorees were carefully selected from a large population of diverse influencers across the creative industries.  Finalists were chosen by their representation of ADCOLORS’ motto “Rise Up and Reach Back”.  Each entity or organization honored not only excelled in their own careers, but also gave back to the community and lent support for their peers.  Their goal has been to create a network of diverse professionals to encourage and celebrate one another.

The 11th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards will be held September 16-19, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA at The Lowes Hollywood Hotel.

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