ADCOLOR Everywhere

Day 1 Mainstage

October 5, 2021

Chapter 1

Conference Kick Off

With Antonio Neves and Tiffany R. Warren. 

Chapter 2

Presented by:

sparks and honey

The Equity Effect: A Year in Review

2020 revealed our endless capacity for resilience, rebuilding and empathy. But it also illuminated disparities in opportunity, justice and economics that still prevail in the U.S. and globally.

This session unveils the findings of sparks & honey’s latest cultural intelligence report, The Equity Effect: when you place equity, which is simply the quality of being fair, at the center of your organization, it also solves for a wide variety of unexpected issues.


Chapter 3

Presented by:

Let's Be Real: A Conversation About Corporate DE&I

Companies within and beyond our industries are searching for effective ways to turn their words into action. But action requires honesty. Honesty about where they are in their journey, where they’ve gone wrong and an acknowledgement of the work that still needs to be done. That starts here.


  • Abby Hayes, Practice Leader, DE&I Client Engagement at Real Chemistry


  • Synim Rivers, Senior Director, Research & Development Communications at Horizon Therapeutics
  • Rochelle Ford, Dean and Professor, School of Communications at Elon University
  • Howie Chan, Managing Director, Strategy at Real Chemistry

Chapter 4

Presented by:

Verizon Media

A DEI Blueprint: Collaboration. Accountability. Action.

Learn how partnerships grounded in collaboration, accountability and action have helped Verizon create impactful solutions to impact DE&I throughout the marketing industry.


Chapter 1 Speakers

  • Renetta McCann, Chief Inclusion Experience Officer at Publicis Groupe
  • Singleton Beato, Global EVP Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer at McCann Worldgroup

Chapter 3 Speakers

Chapter 5

Presented by:


Allyship in Action: Empowering Innovation & Impact

ADCOLOR Chairman Marc Strachan and Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Consumer Business, Chris Capossela, share the stage to discuss Chris’ allyship journey and how Microsoft empowers its employees, customers, and partners to do more.

Then listen in on a candid dialogue exploring diversity, inclusion, purpose, and inclusive marketing principles and how partnering with innovators can drive impact for Black and Brown communities.


Chapter 6

Presented by:

iHeart Media

Pull Up and Push Play: The Change Agents in Podcasting are Here

Change is happening now if you know where to listen. Pull up and press play with the next generation of podcasters, who are creating a more inclusive podcast industry with their slate of networks and shows at iHeartMedia.



  • Wilmer Valderrama, Host of “Essential Voices” podcast, My Cultura Podcast Network | iHeartMedia
  • Dollie S. Bishop, President of Black Effect Podcast Network | iHeartMedia
  • Will Lucas, Host of “Black Tech Green Money” Podcast, Black Effect Podcast Network | iHeartMedia
  • Gisselle Bances, Lead Executive Producer for My Cultura Podcast Network | iHeartMedia

Chapter 7

Presented by:

Amazon Ads

Take Pride in the Process: Finding Intention on the Creative Journey

IMDb TV’s Lauren Anderson joins Pantora designer Andrea Pitter, Season 2 winner of the Amazon Original Series “Making the Cut”, and fashion icon and co-host Tim Gunn, to talk about owning the creative process and finding your “why” as a creator.



  • Andrea Pitter, Fashion Desinger at Pantora and Season 2 Winner of Amazon’s “Making the Cut”
  • Tim Gunn, author, actor, and television personality

Chapter 8

Presented by:

major league baseball

Changing the Game: DE&I in the Big Leagues

Big-league leaders go beyond the headlines to share the challenges, successes, and the work that is being done to improve DE&I in the world of sports.



Chapter 9

Presented by:

Disney Advertising Sales

Untapped Potential: HBCU Sports, Life & Talent

Despite producing some of the country’s most successful Black professionals and athletes, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are often overlooked by recruiters.

Dive into HBCU life and culture as you learn how ESPN and AFLAC are impacting change by showcasing HBCU sports and excellence.


  • Ryan Smith, Anchor, Host and Correspondent at ESPN


  • Christina Carey Dunlevy, VP, Business Operations Disney CreativeWorks and Multicultural & Inclusive Solutions at The Walt Disney Company
  • Burke Magnus, President, Programming & Original Content at ESPN
  • Shannon Watkins, SVP, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer at Aflac

Chapter 10

Fireside Chat with Emmy Award winning Talk show host, Tamron Hall

Emmy Award-winning TV Host, journalist and author, Tamron Hall, sits down with Tiffany R. Warren to discuss her barrier-breaking TV career, her new show and her first book.


  • Tiffany R. Warren, President & Founder at ADCOLOR and EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Sony Music Group


  • Tamron Hall, Emmy Award-winning TV host, journalist and author