Namic EMMA Competition

2019 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA)



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The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) recognize the top marketing tactics and integrated marketing campaigns targeted to multicultural audiences.

The EMMA is comprised of two elements:

  • Integrated Marketing Campaigns utilizing a minimum of two different types of media for efforts to acquire and retain culturally diverse customers through integrated, multi-platform marketing, operational, community and public relations, and/or diversity awareness.
  • Marketing Tactics within the categories of Digital and Traditional. Digital includes: Augmented Reality, Content Marketing, Film/Video, Gamification, GPS, Influencer Marketing, Mobile, OTT/Streaming Services, Online Ads, Podcasts, Social Media, and Websites. Traditional includes: Direct Marketing, Diversity Awareness, Experiential Marketing, Guerrilla Marketing, Out of Home, Premium, Print, Radio, Social Issues, Television, and All Other Media. Each type of tactic will be judged as a separate category.

Each element will have four divisions of competition:


The category is open to all operators at the corporate, division, region or system level; marketing co-ops; or broadband distributors.


The Networks and Industry Suppliers category includes, but is not limited to terrestrial broadcasters, networks, content aggregators and providers, movie studios, independent production companies, agencies, technology companies, equipment developers and providers, consultants, over the top subscription services and other suppliers to the communications industry.


The competition is open to all individuals, companies and organizations not represented in Division I or II involved in producing any marketing and communication materials for external or internal audiences.


This category is open to those organizations not represented in Divisions I, II or III.



We invite you to submit marketing efforts that were first used, published or aired between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.



There is a non-refundable fee of $375 (early bird pricing $350 until 5/31/2019) for each entry.  One may enter the same ad/campaign in more than one category; however each entry will be charged the entry fee.






Incomplete entries or entries received late will not be judged. Please note entries will not be returned.

A panel of industry marketing experts chosen by NAMIC will evaluate all entries.  The judges in each entry category will determine the number of winners.  Since each entry is judged against a standard of excellence and not against other entries, there may not be a winner in every category.

Select winning entries will be profiled in Cablefax: The Magazine. Winners will also be be recognized on the “past winners” section of,, NAMIC’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

The quantitative and/or qualitative results information will solely be viewed by the judges and not shared publicly.



Integrated Marketing Campaign awards recognize efforts in integrated, multi-platform marketing, operational, community, public relations and diversity awareness efforts to acquire and retain culturally diverse customers, talent, business and community partners.

We invite you to submit integrated marketing efforts that were first used between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

This is an integrated marketing campaign competition, and entries will be evaluated based on strategy development, implementation and analysis of results.  Valid entries might include, but are not limited to:  Promotional campaigns, programming/tier launches, ad sales, community/public relations initiatives, diversity awareness campaigns, retail or media tie-ins, segmentation efforts, on-air tactics, packaging concepts, employee incentives, guerrilla, operational improvement efforts or other innovative approaches to multicultural marketing.

A campaign must target one or more cultural groups e.g. ethnicity, LGBTQ, disability, etc.

You may pull one element from an integrated marketing campaign entry and re-enter it separately in the marketing tactics category under the appropriate single medium.



Awards in this category will recognize excellence in developing individual tactics for ethnic and culturally targeted marketing.

We invite you to submit marketing materials that were first used between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019

Tactics include:

  • Direct Marketing
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Experiential Marketing (“live” marketing with which the audience directly interacts with the product)
  • Guerrilla Marketing
  • Out of Home (bus wraps, billboards, etc.)
  • Premium
  • Print
  • Radio
  • Social Issues (social justice campaigns)
  • Television
  • All Other Media (includes kits)

  • Augmented Reality
  • Content Marketing
  • Film/Video
  • Gamification
  • GPS
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Mobile
  • OTT/Streaming Services (Over-The-Top Subscription services)
  • Online Ads
  • Podcasts
  • Social Media (includes blogs, social networking and promotions)
  • Websites



Integrated Marketing Campaigns:

Marketing Tactics:

Preparing Your Entry

For each entry, please submit an outline (750 words or less) that includes ALL the following:

  • Background – What challenge/ problem did you identify? What part did primary or secondary research play in the identification?
  • Strategy – What new and innovative strategic plan did you develop to tackle your challenge?
  • Objectives – What specific targets were set for this marketing or operational activity?
  • Tactics – List tactics and, if appropriate, submit creative/support materials.
  • Results – Please share specific quantitative and qualitative outcomes.  Include an explanation of how your results can be duplicated and/or scaled.


Entries that do not include results will not be judged.


For each entry, please submit a strategy statement (125 words or less) that includes ALL the following:

  • Specific goals
  • Target audience
  • Results


Entries that do not include results will not be judged.




What to Submit


Integrated Marketing Campaigns:

Outline (see “Preparing Your Entry” above)

OPTIONAL:  Entrants may submit charts of results and creative/support materials, although these are not required.

Acceptable Formats:

  • JPEG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • MP3
  • MP4
  • M4V
  • QT
  • MOV
  • WMV
  • Total file size must not exceed 100MB

Upload limit: maximum of 5 files

Please note, only the first 10minutes of video submissions will be viewed.

Non-English submissions must be translated. If they are not, they will be disqualified.



Marketing Tactics:

Strategy Statement (see “Preparing Your Entry” above),  PLUS

All tactic-specific materials (see below).

  • Digital: Screen shot(s) and link(s)
  • Direct Marketing: Visual representations of mail piece
  • Diversity Awareness: Visual representations of support materials
  • Experiential Marketing: Photographs or video
  • Film/Video: Clips
  • Guerrilla: Flyers, ads, tip sheets, etc.
  • Out of Home: Photographs of the signage
  • OTT/Streaming: Video and audio samples
  • Premium: Submit 3 samples
  • Print: Ad(s)
  • Radio: Spot(s)
  • Social Media: Screen shot(s) and link(s)
  • Television: :30 or :60 Spot(s)
  • All Other Media: Samples of creative or other visual representation

All materials must be submitted in digital format with the exception of Premium. Please send materials for Premium submissions to:

Attention: EMMA
50 Broad Street, Suite 1801
New York, NY 10004

Acceptable Digital Formats:

  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • PDF
  • MP3
  • MP4
  • M4V
  • QT
  • MOV
  • WMV
  • Total file size must not exceed 100MB

Upload limit: maximum of 5 files

Please note, only the first 10 minutes of video submissions will be viewed.

Non-English submissions must be translated. If they are not, they will be disqualified.




Evaluation Criteria


Integrated Marketing Campaigns:

Evaluation will be primarily based on assessment of strategy, implementation and results. The emphasis is on documented results – this is an integrated marketing campaign, not a creative competition. Entry should contain a minimum of two different integrated media.


Marketing Tactics:

Entries will be evaluated on:

  • Sound or innovative strategy
  • Strength of creative execution against the strategy
  • Results and how they can be duplicated and/or scaled

All entries and materials submitted will not be returned or acknowledged. Except where prohibited by law, entry submission grants NAMIC and CableFAX: The Magazine the right in perpetuity to reproduce, publish, use, edit, adjust, and modify the entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation and without compensation to entrant. NAMIC and CableFAX: The Magazine may publish an entry submitted by any entrant. If an entry is selected for publishing, it does not create a confidential relationship between the entrant and NAMIC, Cablefax: The Magazine or any of their respective affiliates or subsidiaries.

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