The One Club extends a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and industry professionals who came out in support of this year’s Here Are All The Black People.

Because of your participation, you enabled many aspiring multicultural creatives to make invaluable connections within our industry. They gained invaluable knowledge from the experiences that you shared with them and have garnered life-enhancing career opportunities with the best companies in this business.

Also, thank you to those brave aspiring creatives who traveled near and far to present their talents to an industry eager to support you. We applaud your hard work, diligence and creative spirit and look forward to all that you will accomplish in this industry.

Congratulations again to our Live Talent Pitch winners. Jewell Donaldson, Darren Benlow and Momo Peterson!

Finally, we are pleased to announce below the winners of our first HAATBP Poster contest—congratulations to all who participated.

Winner Second Third
First - Hannah Zaino Second - Natalie Fitzgerald Third - Danielle McCoy
Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention - Abraham Auguste Honorable Mention - Mahesh Hadkar Honorable Mention - Ndubisi Okoye


The One Club's celebrated Here Are All The Black People is the most highly anticipated multicultural career fair for aspiring creatives in the advertising and design industries. HAATBP provides real world solutions to the lack of diversity in advertising creative departments. Companies that recognize the value of having creatives from diverse backgrounds and experiences on their team support this one-day event.

HAATBP was created a few years ago, following a discussion between advertising greats Jimmy Smith and Jeff Goodby about diversity in advertising, when the question was asked, "Where Are All The Black People?" The One Club decided to do something about it and thus created Here Are All The Black People as an answer. Here Are All The Black People is a one-day annual event where future multicultural creatives get to showcase their talent to top agencies and creative professionals in the business.

This year's agenda includes testimonials by top creatives from various agencies, portfolio-building workshops, portfolio reviews, live "elevator" pitches, mentoring sessions, one-on-one interviews with agency recruiters and more! Also, be sure to enter the HAATBP poster contest!

The event is open to students, recent graduates and professionals looking for a career change, also industry creatives who are looking to give back, meet and hire new, diverse talent.



Issa Rae

With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae's content has garnered over 20 million views and close to 160,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," Issa Rae has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and numerous others. She developed a TV series with Shonda Rhimes for ABC and is currently developing a half-hour comedy for HBO with Larry Wilmore. Rae is also slated to release a book of essays with Simon & Schuster in 2015. Issa Rae is signed to UTA and 3 Arts.

Panel Discussion:

"Living A Creative Life"

Creative people tend to have creative talents in many other areas - whether as artists, authors, chefs, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, rappers – yes! Hear from great creatives who share their insights on how to live and craft a creative lifestyle and how their other creative outlets have influenced them and helped then to succeed in advertising.

Panel Discussion:

"Creativity is a Global Currency"

As the world continues to become one large amazing global community, many agencies now have offices all over the world offering services and solutions to their client's global needs. Creativity is the global currency that will expand your opportunities within our industry. Join panelists who have traveled, lived, and worked in cities around the world and hear them share their knowledge on why this is a great time to "go global!"

Panel Discussion:
"Breaking In"

Author and veteran copywriter, William Burks Spencer has interviewed over 130 Creative Directors from around the world about how to "break in" to the advertising industry. Hear from top creatives who will share their knowledge on what it takes to create an outstanding portfolio that will give you an advantage to land that coveted job in the industry.


How often do you wish that you could sit down and get great advice from a top creative? Well, at HAATBP you will have an opportunity to do so! The mentoring sessions will consist of intimate groups of 25 participants with key creative professionals, who will share advice on select topics. This is a rare opportunity to get invaluable support and insight into the advertising industry. The goal of these sessions is to help attract and retain top talent in the industry through mentorship.


Portfolio reviews have become one of the most popular events at Here Are All the Black People. This is a great opportunity for students and young professionals to get one-on-one professional feedback on their portfolios from some of the best creative professionals in advertising. These face-to-face reviews are helpful in building a strong portfolio that will land you that coveted job.


We know that you have talent, but so does everyone else. So how do you build a portfolio that effectively communicates your most creative abilities? The portfolio building sessions will help guide you in creating a portfolio and give you tips on what to do and things to avoid. These sessions will give you an advantage when presenting your work in the industry.


A uniquely fun opportunity for selected participants to give a 3-minute elevator pitch to top creative professionals and recruiters on why you should "Hire Me." The elevator pitch is open to people from a variety of creative disciplines - actors, artists, singers etc., are encouraged to participate. The more creative your pitch, the better! Learn more.


8:15 – 9:00 AM Coffee & Networking
Portfolio Review Check-In
1:30 – 3:00 PM Live Talent Pitch
9:00 – 10:00 AM Opening Remarks & Keynote 3:00 – 3:45 PM Panel #2: Creativity is a Global Currency
10:00 – 10:45 AM Panel #1: Breaking In 3:45 – 5:45 PM Portfolio Review Session 2
10:45 – 12:45 PM Portfolio Review Session 1 4:00 – 5:00 PM Mentoring Sessions C & D
11:00 – 12:00 PM Mentoring Sessions A & B 5:00 – 5:45 PM Portfolio Building Session #2
12:00 – 12:45 PM Portfolio Building Session
Brand building Session
5:45 – 6:30 PM
6:30 – 6:45 PM
Panel #3: Living a Creative Life
Closing & Talent Pitch Winners Announced
12:45 – 1:30 PM Lunch 6:45 – 8:00 PM Networking & Cocktail Hour


  • Denise Anderson
    Professor Robert Busch School of Design
  • Matthew Bull
    Founder The Bull-White House
  • William Burks Spencer
    Author of Breaking In / Copywriter
  • Jake Camozzi
    Creative Director GSD&M
  • Wells Davis
    EVP, Director Of Strategy Leo Burnett
  • Chloe Gottlieb
  • Melody Henderson
    Creative Director kbs+
  • Gregory Johnson
    President Boone Oakley
  • Jeff Kling
    Chief Creative Officer Fallon
  • Robin Landa
    Distinguished Professor Robert Busch School of Design
  • Gian Carlo Lanfranco
    Creative Director Havas Worldwide
  • Karalyn Leavens
    Associate Creative Director Neon
  • David Lubars
    Chief Creative Officer, Worldwide and Chairman, North America BBDO
  • JD Michaels
    SVP Director of Creative Engineering and Tactile Production BBDO
  • Mark Montgomery
    Art Director Huge, Atlanta
  • Kenneth E. Parris III
    Fine Artist/Art Director
  • Brandon Rochon
    Global Creative Director Leo Burnett, Chicago
  • Joe Staluppi
    Professor Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Neisha Tweed
    ACD/Copylover mcgarrybowen



Watch Diversity Director Traecy Smith talk about Here Are All The Black People on Fox!

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125 W. 18th St

New York, NY 10001