ANA Welcomes Entries for 11th Annual Multicultural Excellence Awards


New York, NY - June 8, 2011 - The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) is now accepting entries for its 11th annual Multicultural Excellence Awards.  The awards recognize marketers and their agencies for their work in producing superior multicultural advertising and marketing campaigns.

Winners will be announced at the ANA's 13th Annual Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, November 6-8 in Miami, FL.  For a campaign to be eligible, it must have appeared between June 2010 and June 2011.

"For 11 years we've been fortunate to enjoy innovative campaigns targeting an ever growing multicultural market," said Gilbert Dávila, Chairperson of the ANA's Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Committee.  "With the latest Census results recently released, we now how important it is for marketers to capture the attention of the various multicultural groups that make up the changing face of America.  With the competition for ANA's Multicultural Excellence Awards increasing every year, we look forward to witnessing more impressive campaigns than ever before. Personally, I'm excited to be part of the selection process."

This year, the ANA will review submissions to reflect excellence in key multicultural and media categories, as well as overall business performance. 


  • African American
  • Asian
  • General Market
  • Hispanic
  • LGBT


  • Digital Media
  • Radio
  • Print

Significant Business Results

Companies and agencies are encouraged to submit multiple entries within a category or across multiple categories.  For additional rules, fees and submission guidelines, interested parties can go to  The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2011.

A portion of the proceeds collected from the awards submission fees are used to fund scholarships for high-potential multicultural students planning to pursue careers in advertising and marketing.

For more press-related information about the Multicultural Excellence Awards, please contact Shoshana Hochdorf at 917-595-3054.  For specific questions about the Multicultural Excellence Awards, entrants should contact Nina Hajakian at 212-455-8051.  Additional information about the ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference is available at



#     #     #



About the ANA

Founded in 1910, the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) leads the marketing community by providing its members with insights, collaboration, and advocacy.  ANA's membership includes 400 companies with 9,500 brands that collectively spend over $250 billion in marketing communications and advertising.  The ANA strives to communicate marketing best practices, lead industry initiatives, influence industry practices, manage industry affairs, and advance, promote, and protect all advertisers and marketers.  For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter, join us on Facebook, or visit our YouTube channel.

Press Contact:
Shoshana Hochdorf
CooperKatz for the ANA

Luna Newton
CooperKatz for the ANA