The 2023 Mosaic Awards will recognize and honor organizations and individuals that have shown commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their creative work, advocacy, and company-wide initiatives. Included will be the launch of the inaugural Mosaic Awards Scholarship Fund to support the next generation of diverse talent. The 2023 winners will be celebrated at a gala event which will be held on September 22, 2023, at The Capitale in New York’s historic Bowery neighborhood. Hosting the awards ceremony for a second year in a row, is Quintessential Harlem girl, Gracie Award winner and life-long New Yorker, Bevy Smith.

Each year, the Mosaic Awards receive entries from companies and agencies across the country that are reviewed and judged by senior industry leaders. This year’s Council of Judges included senior industry leaders from fluent360, LinkedIn, OMD, Redscout, SANTA Productions, Snap, Spotify, TEAM Enterprises, TikTok and Weber Shandwick. Among the award sponsors are SiriusXM (Presenting), ClearChannel Outdoor, dentsu, IPG, Google, Meta, Omnicom Group, Publicis Groupe, P&G, Sony Music Group, TikTok and The Trade Desk

The American Advertising Foundation will honor the following campaigns, industry leaders and programs during the 2023 Mosaic Awards:

Mosaic Champion – Individual

Geraldine White, Chief Diversity Officer
Publicis Groupe US

Mosaic Champion – Organization


Multicultural Talent and Suppliers in Advertising

Widen the Screen

Client: P&G
Agencies: Grey, Cartwright, H&K and Carat

Innovative Narratives

“The Gentle Giant”
Client: Ad Council, Love Has No Labels
Agency: R/GA

Integrated Creative Campaign

“We Can Talk About It”
Client: Ad Council
Agency: Droga5

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) Student Program

Program: Detroit Experience Studio
Agency: VMLY&R

Workforce Inclusion Program

Initiative: Inclusivity Product Council (IPC)
Agency: Leo Burnett

Allyship to Advocacy

“Pampers Maternal Health Equity Initiative: Raise Care, Deliver Joy”
Client: Pampers, P&G
Agency: MSL Group

Student Impact Award

“This Hand”
Client: National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
School: Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass
Communication, The University of Oklahoma

Data Driven Transformation

“Beyond the Rainbow, an Investigation into
LGBTQ+ Marketing and Its Future”
Agency Network: WPP Unite

“This year’s Mosaic Award recipients are a glowing representation of the Mosaic Principles we strive to champion daily. Each campaign, initiative, and leader, illustrates the necessity of accurate and intersectional stories in our industry, and the leadership required to accomplish that goal. Our honorees serve as a North Star for leveraging the power of advertising and media to promote systemic change through equity and inclusion,” commented Candace D. Queen, VP, AAF Mosaic Center.

In addition, this year marks the inaugural launch of the Mosaic Awards Scholarship Fund, an initiative dedicated to supporting the next generation of diverse talent pursuing careers in advertising, marketing and media. “For two decades the Mosaic Center has celebrated the changemakers driving our industry forward. This felt like a logical next step as we reimagine how we create a strong pillar of advocacy with the Mosaic Awards by removing financial barriers to entry into the industry,” said Ms. Queen.

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