2018 IPG Inclusion Awards Recipients


Agency Inclusion Vanguard - Recognizes an agency and its leadership for implementation of a strategic plan to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace with senior executive participation and thoughtful programs aimed at driving measurable results. Evidence of success should include select/overall Climate for Inclusion Scores, measurable results for workforce diversity such as hiring, promotions, representation, etc. and select program outcomes. - Carmichael Lynch

Best Internal Communications Program - Recognizes an agency that has undertaken substantial efforts to communicate specific diversity and inclusion themes and/or to provide effective D+I training/education to a large number of employees - Campbell Ewald

Community Impact - Recognizes an agency for its commitment to diversity and inclusion through collaboration and partnerships with organizations specifically serving diverse groups - Weber Shandwick, LA LGBT Center

Inclusion Ally of the Year - Recognizes an individual, of any level, for extraordinary actions taken as an advocate/supporter for identity group(s) he/she does not belong to (such as men supporting women, straight allies supporting LGBTQ, fully abled for disabled, White talent supporting People of Color, etc.) - Jeff Cruz, Chief Creative Officer, MRM//McCann

Inclusion Campaign of the Year - Recognizes an agency for innovative, creative and effective work that is specifically aimed at changing the world or the industry by promoting inclusion and/or equal opportunities for underrepresented and/or marginalized diverse groups - FCB India, Times of India, “No Conditions Apply”

Inclusive Leadership Award - Recognizes an individual who has taken a personal initiative to go above and beyond his or her job description to make a difference in diversity and inclusion - Emil Hill, Senior Vice President, Powell Tate

Inclusive Talent Initiatives - Recognizes an agency for implementing measurably successful targeted efforts specifically intended to improve diversity of talent base, excluding internships that do not result in hires, and prioritizing focus on mid-to-senior level diversity - Weber Shandwick, “Making a Lasting Impact”

Most Effective Targeted Campaign - Recognizes an agency for a campaign that is intentionally inclusive and deliberate in reaching a specific diverse customer target based on non-stereotypical insights and imager - Weber Shandwick, “LA LGBT Center”

Most Inclusive Climate Award - Recognizes the agency with the highest average score on the annual IPG Climate for Inclusion Survey - Orion Worldwide