2019 FESTIVAL SPONSOR AWARDS

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JUDGING

Sponsors were judged upon Creativity, Originality,
Distinguish-ability and level of Audience Engagement.

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AWARD WINNERS

Best 360 Partnership

Best 360 Partnership

Partners who participated in an integrated marketing campaign developed and executed with ESSENCE and continued the engagement through programming or activations at the Festival.

Coca-Cola & McDonald’s

Best Consumer Environment

Best Consumer Environment

Original activations & themes that lived pre- and on-site through a multifaceted experience for consumers.

Walmart & Ford

Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year

First-time Festival partner that committed at a sponsorship level and activated within at least one event or program extension.

Unilever

Sponsor of the Year

Sponsor of the Year*

Embodied: Culture, Community and Commerce.

AT&T

*Presenting and Major level sponsorship only
;contender must not have won the award in 2018

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EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARDS

Beauty Goals

Beauty Goals

Beauty & Style Sponsors…

Carol’s Daughter

Commerce Queens

Commerce Queens

Marketplace Sponsors…

Walmart

The Tastemaker

The Tastemaker

ESSENCE Eats Sponsors…

Diageo

Entertainment All Star

Entertainment All Star

Entertainment All Access Sponsors…

Disney Studios and Parks

Success Builder

Success Builder

Path to Power Sponsors…

State Farm

Lifestyle Legend

Lifestyle Legend

Lifestyle Experience Sponsors…

AARP