|WASHINGTON DC, April 8, 2019— Today, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced the 2019 Mosaic Awards honorees, who will be recognized for their unwavering commitment to inclusion and for offering a voice to multicultural communities. Each year, the AAF receives entries from companies and agencies across the country that are reviewed and judged by senior industry leaders. This year, actor James Lesure, along with TBWA/Chiat Day’s Chief Diversity Officer, Doug Melville will join forces to host and celebrate the 2019 winners during the Mosaic Awards in Hollywood, Florida on June 6, 2019.
From an overwhelming number of submissions, all winners have embraced advanced marketing techniques and business practices and have developed diversity programs that not only help improve the bottom line, but also secure a relevant role in a continuously evolving corporate environment. And for the first year, the 2019 Mosaic Awards will recognize two honorees in the Mosaic Media Image Award for Advocacy & Mosaic Champion categories celebrating the work of an individual and a company.
“As the consumer market continues to become more diverse, creativity in advertising thrives when it is best representative of the audiences it wants to engage,” said Danielle Austen, AAF Mosaic Council Chair and Managing Partner & CEO of fluent360. “The Mosaic Awards celebrate the brands and agencies that have embraced the growing importance of multicultural advertising in today’s ever-changing marketing mix.”
This year’s panel of judges included executives from 72andSunny, Amazon, Condé Nast, Google, HZDG, Leo Burnett Group, McCann New York, NHL, Ogilvy, VMLY&R, Wavemaker and Yes&. The AAF will honor the following campaigns, industry leaders and programs at the 2019 Mosaic Awards: