Agencies and Employees from Across IPG’s U.S. Network Honored
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2012--
On Tuesday, July 31, Interpublic
Group (NYSE: IPG) is hosting the IPG Inclusion Awards program in New
York City. The event, sponsored by the IPG Multicultural Employee
Resource Groups for Excellence (MERGE), will honor agencies and
employees from IPG’s U.S. network who have shown leadership in advancing
IPG’s goal of being one the world’s most diverse and inclusive companies.
Interpublic agencies and employees were asked to submit nominations for
the nine award categories. Nominations were reviewed by MERGE
leadership. The awards program will be hosted by Frank Mergenthaler,
IPG’s CFO and Executive Sponsor of MERGE and include remarks from
Philippe Krakowsky, IPG’s Chief Strategy and Talent Officer.
Actor/Director/Comedian Robert Townsend will serve as the Master of
Ceremonies. Hundreds of Interpublic agency and corporate employees are
expected to attend the live event in New York with hundreds more viewing
the webcast in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis,
Norwalk, Princeton, San Francisco and St. Louis.
“We are very proud to celebrate our successes in diversity and
inclusion,” commented Michael I. Roth, Chairman and CEO of Interpublic.
“Our employees and our agencies – like those being recognized today –
are at the heart of our mission to be among the world’s most diverse and
inclusive companies,” he continued.
According to Frank Mergenthaler, “the winning companies and individuals,
as well as the programs that they have created, are innovative,
strategic and smart. They further our goals of diversity and inclusion,
while helping us become an employer of choice in this key area.
Recognizing the folks who spearhead these initiatives at our companies
is an important component of our diversity programs.”
Honorees at the 2012 Inclusion Awards are:
Community Partnership Award, Gold – Deutsch, New York and Los Angeles
Community Partnership Award, Silver – McCann New York
Inclusive Talent Cultivation – Gold, McCann New York and ID Media
Inclusive Talent Cultivation – Silver – Weber Shandwick
Inclusive Marketing Initiative of the Year – Gold, Octagon, New York
Multicultural Agency/Practice of the Year – Gold, Octagon Access New
Communication and Education Initiative – Gold, Campbell Ewald and
Most Inclusive Climate Award – ORION Trading
Individual Champion of Inclusion – Dana Commandatore, EVP, Director of
Print Services, Deutsch Los Angeles
Agency Champion of Inclusion – Draftfcb
Chief Diversity Officer/Human Resources Leader of the Year – Keisha
Vaughn, Chief Diversity Officer, Draftfcb
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising
agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include
Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Huge, Initiative, Jack
Morton Worldwide, Lowe and Partners, MAGNAGLOBAL, McCann, Momentum, MRM
Worldwide, Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic
brands include Campbell Ewald; Campbell Mithun; Carmichael Lynch;
Deutsch, a Lowe and Partners Company; Gotham Inc.; Hill Holliday; ID
Media; Mullen and The Martin Agency. For more information, please visit www.interpublic.com.
MERGE is IPG’s umbrella group for all of the company’s business resource
groups. The groups are the Asian Heritage Group, Black Employee Network,
IPGLBT, SOMOS: Hispanic/Latino Heritage Group, and the Women’s
Leadership Network (WLN). These groups work to foster an inclusive work
environment as well as to increase networking and business opportunities.
Source: Interpublic Group