AAF Announces Multicultural Media  Award Honorees 

Insecure and Born this Way among those to be honored at the Mosaic Awards in New Orleans.

WASHINGTON DC,  March 14, 2017—Industry organizations and executives championing inclusion in advertising, media and entertainment will be honored with Mosaic Media Image Award recognition at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) 2017 Mosaic Awards.

Recognizing companies and individuals who have created cutting edge advertising and media content that offers a voice to multicultural communities continues to be a major initiative of the AAF. The Mosaic Awards and Mosaic Media Image Awards promotes and honors those who have produced thought-provoking and innovative work, as well as improved visibility for multicultural communities in media. This year’s panel of judges included executives from CAA, fluent360, Kastner & Partners and Walt Disney Imagineering.

“The bar for inclusion in media is currently set higher now than ever before,” said Brandon Rochon, Managing Chief Creative Officer of Kastner & Partners and a 2017 Mosaic Media Image Awards judge. “Today’s media is giving voice to some of the most unique talent and this year’s honorees are a reflection of this new, impactful and inclusive media world.”

The AAF will honor the following media content and individuals at the 2017 Mosaic Awards on June 7:

2017 Mosaic Media Image Award Winners

Mosaic Media Image Award for Realism

Mosaic Media Image Award for Realism

Mosaic Media Image Award for Realism
Born this Way
Bunim-Murray Productions

Bunim-Murray Productions

Mosaic Media Image Award for Innovative Storytelling
Issa Rae, Melina Matsoukas, Prentice Penny, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky

Mosaic Media Image Award for Alternative Media Form
National Museum of African American History & Culture
National Museum of African American History & Culture

Mosaic Media Image Award for Advocacy
Habla Y Vota
HBO Latino

Media Maven
Ericka Pittman, Chief Marketing Officer 
AQUAhydrate: a Sean Combs Company 

This year’s Mosaic Awards will take place at the Roosevelt New Orleans on June 7 in conjunction with the AAF’s national conference, ADMERICA. Attended by top thought leaders in the advertising and media industries, ADMERICA brings professionals together for education, inspiration, innovation, collaboration and celebration.

Creating an inclusive industry has been a priority of the AAF by way of its Mosaic Center for more than two decades. The Mosaic Center serves as a resource and advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion and is committed to helping advertising and media reflect the evolving cultural makeup of the United States. The AAF uses a substantial portion of its resources to implement a myriad of programs that promote and advance multiculturalism within the industry including the Most Promising Multicultural Students program, Mosaic Career Fair and AdCamp. The recipients of the 2017 Mosaic Media Image Awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on the Mosaic Awards, please click here, or contact Ayanna Jackson at To learn more about the ADMERICA, please click here.