The One Club Names First Class of 15 Black Creatives

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has announced the first-ever group of 15 talented students accepted into the East Coast fall session for ONE School, a free portfolio program for young Black creatives. Students were selected based on their raw creativity, passion and commitment so as not to discourage those with no prior knowledge of advertising.   The inaugural class for ONE School East, starting September 8, are Trey Alston, Van Leigh Armer, Trey Bradley, Elizabeth Culton, Nicole Francois,…

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The One Club Adds to Diversity of Board, Naming SVA’s Gail Anderson and Ogilvy’s Sherina Florence

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost nonprofit organization supporting the global creative community, has enhanced diversity within its leadership with the appointments of Gail Anderson, chair of BFA Design and BFA Advertising at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and Sherina Florence, creative director at Ogilvy, New York, to its National Board of Directors. The pair, selected from a long list of highly qualified creative leaders, were nominated by David Baldwin, head of Baldwin&, Raleigh, and Steve Sandstrom, creative director, designer and founder at Sandstrom Partners, Portland,…

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The One Club Returns to “Where Are All The Black People” Name for Annual Multicultural Conference

Prompted by this year’s rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and in acknowledgment of the ad industry’s continued lack of diversity, The One Club for Creativity has rebranded its annual Here Are All The Black People multicultural conference and career fair back to its original name: Where Are All The Black People. The event, typically held in person in New York, is this year available online to a global audience running September 22-24, and will address the new realities of race, inclusion and diversity in advertising.  The conference features…

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The One Club Launches ONE School Portfolio Program For Black Creatives

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, announced the launch of ONE School, a free portfolio program for young Black creatives. ONE School will be run by award-winning Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons, as part of The One Club’s Professional Development programming.  The initiative quickly came together as a result of his early-June LinkedIn post lamenting the high cost barrier of US portfolio schools for young creatives of color, and his pledge to find a way to rectify the situation.…

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The One Club Launches Right The Ratio Summit To Advance Industry Gender Equality

In line with the pillar of its mission to promote gender equality in advertising and design, The One Club for Creativity has launched its first annual Right The Ratio Summit, set for January 23-24, 2020 in New York.   The inaugural two-day gathering is aimed at decision makers with the authority to advance workplace equality and foster a better, more gender-balanced environment at their agencies.  The summit will serve as a forum to share ideas, insights and solutions that can be acted upon through all levels of an agency.  …

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