The Bill Bernbach Diversity Scholarship was established by DDB Worldwide in partnership with the 4A’s to recognize excellence in creative disciplines. Since 1998, the Bill Bernbach Diversity Scholarship Fund has awarded 70 multicultural students over $350,000 in scholarships for almost two decades.
The Bernbach Scholar tour is underway and applications are currently open! Click here if you’re interested in joining the 2016 class of alum or would like to learn more about the Bill Bernbach Diversity Scholarship Program.
Executive Creative Director at Spike DDB, Dabo Che was featured on a panel hosted by Omnicom Media Group, Omnicom Group, BOUNCE TV, DDB and TBWA to celebrate Black History Month. The event entitled “Black History: Our Image, Our Media, Our Legacy” was held in New York on February 18th and included a keynote speech by Martin Luther King III. Click here to view a recording of the event.
In celebration of 2016 International Women’s Day, DDB North America launched the “Talent Has No Gender” social awareness campaign as a call-to-action to further support DDB’s commitment to promoting gender equality globally throughout the advertising industry. Click here to see the promotional video featuring supporters from around the world.
Global CEO of DDB Worldwide, Chuck Brymer was featured on a panel hosted by Omnicom in celebration of Women’s History Month titled, “The Importance of Female Leadership in the 21st Century”. Moderated by award winning author Diane Brady, the discussion featured other Omnicom CEOs all sharing their perspective on how women play a key role in helping foster a more inclusive and creative culture. Click here to view a recording of the event.
Rodgers Townsend, St. Louis’s largest full-service advertising agency – took home the Print Grand Prize at the 17th Annual ANA’s Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Excellence Awards, which recognizes marketers who produced industry-leading multicultural advertising campaigns. Rodgers Townsend earned top honors in the Print Category for the agency’s campaign for The Black Rep, the largest professional African American theatre company in the nation and largest performing arts organization in Missouri. Click here to see the award winning submission.
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) will recognize DDB North America’s Diversity + Creativity Partners Program at the 2016 Mosaic Awards on June 5th. DDB will be recognized with the Mosaic Award in the category of Supplier Diversity for its efforts to promote and encourage partnerships within the minority-owned, women-owned, LGBT-owned and small business community across the global network. Click here to learn more about the Diversity + Creativity Partners Program.
Creative Chairman and CEO of Alma DDB, Luis Miguel Messianu was honored as a Legend Honoree at the 9th Annual ADCOLOR® Awards. DDB Worldwide Chairman Emeritus, Keith Reinhard presented the award and said, “It’s my honor to present this award to Luis Miguel, I’ve been continuously inspired by his creativity and vision over the years. He has added greatly to our industry’s multi-cultural understanding.” Click here to learn more about the ADCOLOR Awards.
CEO of DDB North America, Wendy Clark and Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide, Keith Reinhard were featured as keynote speakers for the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Most Promising Minority Student Program in a series titled, “Legendary Conversations” in celebration of the program’s 20th Anniversary. The AAF requested Keith and Wendy to lead a fire-side chat and Q&A for some of the best and brightest students of advertising from around the Country. Click here to learn more about AAF’s Most Promising Minority Student Program.