Ogilvy & Mather employees recognized as part of 8th annual ADCOLOR Awards

Ashley Mackel and Daniel Marin nominated for RISING STAR and INNOVATOR Awards

New York, NY September 15, 2014 – Ogilvy & Mather North America is pleased to announce the special recognition of two employees for the 8th Annual ADCOLOR® Awards. The ADCOLOR® awards honor hard-working individuals in the advertising, marketing and entertainment industries, who strive to establish diversity within their professions. Nominee finalists, Ashley Mackel and Daniel Marin were included among other top-honorees in a special advertising section in today’s issue of Adweek.

Ashley Mackel, Worldwide Marketing Manager of Ogilvy & Mather, is recognized as a finalist for the Rising Star Award. Those recognized for the Rising Star award have proven their worth as ‘young guns’ in the industry, setting goals and applying their talents and skills to attain them. Mackel has been a part of the Ogilvy & Mather family since August 2008.She became the Worldwide Marketing Manager of Worldwide Corporate Communications at Ogilvy & Mather in July 2012, where she quickly expanded on her previous OgilvyOne skills, becoming one of the many ‘stars,’ on the Ogilvy & Mather team. Mackel is a founding member of OgilvyCULTURE, a cross cultural marketing business practice aimed at developing the value proposition, initial partnerships and client engagement.

Daniel Marin, Managing Director, Ogilvy & Mather North America was also recognized as a finalist for this year’s ADCOLOR® awards, specifically for The Innovator Award. This award identifies individuals in the advertising industry who exemplify growth and imagination in the workplace, standing out among their peers as game changers, and pioneers in their role while creating breakthrough improvements. Marin began at Ogilvy & Mather over eleven years ago and has held various key roles within the organization throughout his time. In his current role, he leads a think tank with a team of innovators that deliver cost-effective videos and other assets to feed the ever-growing content engines for brands around the world. Despite having a demanding schedule, Marin remains highly involved in the community on both coasts.

“It is a great honor for Ogilvy & Mather to see Ashley and Daniel as nominees of these awards for their commitment and hard work,” said Donna Pedro, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Ogilvy & Mather North America. "At O&M, we are dedicated to nurturing and investing in our rising talent. We are truly proud of Ashley and Daniel and for the drive and passion they bring to their roles every day.”

The ADCOLOR® Awards, praise hardworking individuals in the advertising, marketing and entertainment industries, who strive to establish diversity within these industries.  Finalists and honorees will gather in Beverly Hills on Saturday, September 20 where winners will be announced in the following categories: Rockstar, Innovator, Rising Star, Change Agent, and Ad of The Year at the Awards and Industry Conference, presented by GSD&M and Omnicom Group.

About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named both the Cannes Lions Network of the Year and the Effies World's Most Effective Agency Network for two consecutive years, 2012 and 2013. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.

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

Now in its tenth year, ADCOLOR® continues to make impressive strides towards the empowerment of diverse professionals at every stage of their careers with programs designed to arm them with what they need to excel in their respective industries. One of these programs is ADCOLOR® University, an intensive training program intended for entry, mid and senior level professionals. The program’s mission is to promote continued professional growth at every level. The program includes seminars that encourage professionals to take control of their own career paths. In partnership with training powerhouse KORN/FERRY®, ADCOLOR® University offered three modules in 2013 titled “Managing Inclusion™”, “Efficacy for Professionals™” and “Effective Communications™”

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DiGennaro Communications

Date: September 15, 2014