Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nick Cannon Named 2013 ADCOLOR® All-Star

Nominations for the 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards now being accepted

NEW YORK, NY (April 18, 2013) – The ADCOLOR® Board of Directors is pleased to announce Nick Cannon as the 2013 ADCOLOR All-Star. Now in its seventh year, Cannon will be honored at the ADCOLOR® Awards and Industry Conference at The Beverly Hilton on September 21, 2013. He will be joined by former All-Stars including Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Russell Simmons, Cristina Saralegui, Queen Latifah, George Lopez, and Boris Kodjoe.

From his achievements in music, big screen, television and radio roles to his executive producer and charitable endeavors Nick Cannon embodies the “Rise Up. Reach Back,” mission of ADCOLOR. Nick will be honored alongside 21 individuals and companies representing the advertising, marketing, media, PR and entertainment industries at The ADCOLOR Awards on September 21st at The Beverly Hilton.

“I am so honored that ADCOLOR has chosen me for this year’s All-Star award.  I am humbled to join the company of the honorees of years past who I admire and to be a part of this special annual event,” says Nick Cannon.

Cited by PEOPLE Magazine as one of the ‘Top ten most successful young people in Hollywood’ Nick Cannon is a multi-faceted entertainer: film star, comedian, TV and radio host, musician, writer, director, executive producer and philanthropist.  Nick has starred in multiple films and became the first African American Actor in history to be honored at the Cannes Film Festival with the “Breakthrough Actor of the Year” Award.   In 2005, MTV debuted “Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out,” an improv comedy show which eventually became one of MTV’s highest rated shows in the network’s history.  Due to popular demand, the popular show will make its return to the network this Summer.

Aside from returning this year with NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” as the hit show’s host for the fifth season in a row, Nick serves as the Chairman of Nickelodeon’s TeenNick television network and hosts his own nationally syndicated Top 40 weekend countdown radio show called “Cannon’s Countdown” with CBS Radio. Nick runs the multi-media company NCredible Entertainment, producing TV, film projects as well as running a product division which introduced a top selling line of NCredible branded headphones at retail nationwide last year in conjunction with Monster Cable Products, Inc. which has become a top seller at retail and boasts sales projections by end of 2013 to exceed $30 million. He also inked a multi-year, multi-million first look production deal with NBC Networks to develop scripted and unscripted fare for the network earlier this year and introduced a new sketch comedy show, “Incredible Crew” which premiered on Cartoon Network and has out performed American Idol in all key kids demos.

While his professional body of work keeps him extremely busy, Cannon has always made the time to use his resources and his voice to give back to the community and those in need - working with nationally recognized organizations such as Feeding America, Boys and Girls Club, Do Something, Toys for Tots, Stomp Out Bullying, Lupus Foundation of America and The National Kidney Foundation to name a few - in addition to running his own Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation.

Nominations for the 2013 ADCOLOR® Awards are currently being accepted up until May 10th. Individuals may nominate colleagues or mentors as well agencies and corporations for awards in six different categories. Honorees will be announced live on May 28 at ADCOLOR® Live! presented by Time Warner and Publicis Groupe. The announcements will be live streamed on

The Rising Star Awards
Award honorees have less than seven years experience. These young guns are up and coming. They are carving a path, setting goals, and pushing their talent and skills to achieve them.

The Innovator Awards
Award honorees are champions of a new way of thinking. Novel, visionary and progressive are just a few words that describe the brainpower of these individuals.

The Change Agent Awards
Award honorees are champions who are spurring diversity within their organization. These leaders have taken an off-the-beaten-path detour that enriches their many talents and allows them to bring a new point of view to their retrospective industries.

The Legend Awards
Award honorees are seasoned industry veterans who have set the bar for others in the field to aspire to, all the while pushing boundaries and creating positive change.

The MVP Awards
The Most Valuable Partnership are agencies, marketers or media companies that partner to provide innovative diversity solutions to their retrospective organizations and industries.

The One Club ADCOLOR® Creative Awards
This award highlights creative professionals of multicultural background who have mastered all aspects of the media, creative, digital and traditional advertising disciplines. This historic collaboration recognizes those who have often times been overlooked in the creative archives of advertising history.

Visit to register for the 2013 ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference and to nominate a colleague or mentor.  

The ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California from September 19 – 21st.  

ADCOLOR® is a nonprofit 501(c) (6) organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the advertising, marketing, media, and public relations industries. ADCOLOR® strives to create a network of outstanding diverse professionals and champions of diversity and inclusion by honoring their accomplishments and leveraging their stories as a road map for others to follow. By highlighting the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBT and other diverse professionals, students, and diversity and inclusion champions, ADCOLOR® aims to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals.

The 2013 ADCOLOR Awards and Industry Conference is brought to you by Omnicom Group, Pepsico, The Advertising Club of NY, Draftfcb and sponsored by BBDO, DAS Global, Deutsch, DIAGEO, TBWA\. Additional support provided by ADWEEK, 4A’s, American Advertising Federation, OmnicomMediaGroup and Publicis Groupe. 

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