ANA Announces 2009 Multicultural Excellence Award Winners

ANA Announces 2009 Multicultural Excellence Award Winners
Advertisers Honored in Seven Categories, Including Exceptional work in Radio Advertising

Phoenix, AZ - The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has announced the winners of the 2009 Multicultural Excellence Awards. Now in its ninth year, the awards recognize ANA member companies and other marketers for their work in producing superior multicultural advertising campaigns that ran between June 2008 and May 2009.

Winners were named in seven categories, including a new category highlighting exceptional work in radio advertising. 

The grand prize brand and agency winners in each category are as follows:




African American




California Department of Public Health


Digital Media

Allstate Insurance


General Market


Saatchi & Saatchi



Grupo Gallegos

Campaign with Significant Results





Grupo Gallegos

Download the full list of grand prize winners and honorable mentions by clicking here. 

The 2009 grand prize award recipients were announced at a ceremony during the ANA's Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, which concluded today. 

"The ANA is thrilled to recognize the teams behind these outstanding pieces of work, as well as highlight the growing importance of using multicultural channels to speak to consumers through our Multicultural Excellence Awards," said Bob Liodice, President and CEO of the ANA. "I offer my personal congratulations to each of our winners for demonstrating excellence and leadership in the world of multicultural marketing."

The awards are sponsored by the ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Committee.  Established in 1998, the committee sits at the intersection of multicultural marketing and diversity management.  Its mission is to educate and inform members on key topics and issues relevant to today's multicultural marketers and diversity leaders. A portion of the proceeds collected from the awards submission fees will be used to help fund scholarships for high-potential multicultural students who plan to pursue careers in advertising and/or marketing.

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 350+ companies with 9,000 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 /.


Lesley Neadel
CooperKatz & Co. for the ANA
(917) 595-3034                               

Megan Burke
CooperKatz & Co. for the ANA
(917) 595-3058