AAF Seeks Nominations for 2009 Mosaic Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Advertising Federation is seeking nominations for the 2009 Mosaic Awards & Forum. The awards will be presented in conjunction with AAF’s District Two Diversity Achievement Awards during Advertising Week New York. Agencies, advertisers and media companies must submit entries by June 17, 2009.

The Mosaic Awards acknowledge those companies that have demonstrated the success of their multicultural marketing and diversity efforts within the advertising industry. Awards are presented within the following seven categories:

  • Workforce diversity
  • Employee diversity program
  • Multiethnic ad campaign
  • Multiethnic media usage
  • Multiethnic interactive media
  • Multiethnic supplier partner
  • Student diversity program

The AAF hosted its first Mosaic Awards & Forum program in 2001 to recognize successful multicultural marketing and diversity efforts. In 2004, the AAF and its District Two joined forces to present the Diversity Achievement and Mosaic Awards & Forum. District Two represents roughly 10 percent of AAF club membership and covers the regions of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Award recipients will be honored at the 2009 Diversity Achievement and Mosaic Awards & Forum on September 23, 2009, at the New York Athletic Club. The event will be held two days after AAF’s Mosaic Vendor Fair and will once again be one of the primary diversity and multicultural programs held during Advertising Week New York.

For more information on categories, criteria and past recipients, visit the Mosaic Awards Web site at www.aaf.org/mosaicawards or contact Tricia Ward at tward@aaf.org.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Connie Frazier at cfrazier@aaf.org.

For information on the Diversity Achievement Awards, contact Pat Martin at (212) 644-0790.

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The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 225 college chapters, the AAF provides 7,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF's Web site at www.aaf.org.