The 4A's is excited to celebrate the sixth anniversary of The Face of Talent, the industry's premier event to celebrate and engage top diverse talent, with you this August.

The Face of Talent was established in 2011 as a catalyst for agency leaders, and their clients, to demonstrate their commitment to two of the most important issues facing our industry—Talent and Diversity. The multi-day symposium, including the Diversity Leadership Luncheon, attracts over 750 advertising and marketing executives. This series of events is designed to celebrate and showcase over 140 talented diverse college seniors and graduates that comprise the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and 4A’s Foundation Scholars.


The Face of Talent also serves as a community-building platform to inspire and retain more than 2,800 MAIP alumni and nearly 400 4A’s Foundation Scholars, who continue to advocate and champion diversity in advertising.

To view highlights from 2015, please click HERE.

2018 Awards

Philosopher Award

The Philosopher is an academic professional or institution with a demonstrated commitment and track record of influencing the learning environment for students in high school, secondary or post-secondary education geared toward advertising/marketing/communications.

The recipient has a steadfast passion for teaching and progressive career in academia. Their track record includes involvement in curriculum design, current and progressive teaching methods and is making impact inside and outside of the classroom by advocating for diversity through community support and/or volunteerism.

Pantheon Award

The Pantheon Award is given to a transformational leader who is highly regarded as a cultivator, supporter and champion of multicultural talent. This individual has been recognized as a pillar of unwavering strength amongst peers, superiors and the community at-large, for their efforts to propel the advertising and media industry forward in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Gladiator Award

The Gladiator Award is a symbol of extraordinary achievement and fearlessness in the corporate arena. Its recipients have been steadfast and unyielding in their pursuit to challenge conventional wisdom and transcend the status quo.

This modern-day Gladiator is the highest caliber executive who takes great pride in leveraging their individual talent to propel their superiors, peers and those that they lead toward the best possible future. This leader is the embodiment of the highest standard of excellence in their organization and community.

Bill Sharp Award

The Bill Sharp Award for the Future of Advertising recognizes excellence in marketing, advertising and media by awarding up & coming industry leaders with a financial scholarship. Learn more.


PROGRAMMING: Taylor Yarbrough at

PARTNERSHIPS: Reema Elghossain at

Registration/Logistics: Jennifer Falik RAins at

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