Nella Media Group Receives Four MAGGIE Awards and 19 Awards at the 2017 Pele ADDY Advertising Awards, Including Two Judge’s Awards and Seven Pele Gold ADDY Awards

Nella Media Group//NMG today announced it was the recipient of four MAGGIE Awards held last weekend in Los Angeles by the Western Publishing Association. At the annual awards ceremony, the publishing industry’s most prestigious event in the West, Living by Halekulani, Lei, and FLUX Hawaii were selected as best in their categories.

NMG was also recognized on April 22nd at the American Advertising Federation District 13 National Pele ADDY competition in Honolulu, when it received a total of 19 awards including seven Pele Gold ADDY Awards, and two special Judge’s Awards. The seven Pele Gold winners will go on to represent NMG at the national American Advertising Awards, the world’s largest advertising competition. 

"We are honored to have received this recognition from the leading publishing and design organizations in the Western U.S. and Hawaii," said Jason Cutinella, Nella Media Group CEO. "I am very proud of our team and thankful for each of our partners who continue to grow with our company."


  • FLUX Hawaii - Best Use of Video in Editorial Long Form/Consumer
  • FLUX Hawaii - Best Cover (Circ. under 75,000)/Consumer
  • Lei - Visitor’s Guides (Circ. under 75,000)/Consumer
  • Living by Halekulani - Best Editorial Layout (Circ. under 75,000)/Consumer

2017 Pele ADDY Awards 

Judge’s Awards:

  • PALM - The MacNaughton Group/Kobayashi Group (Magazine Design – Entire Magazine)
  • RESERVE - Surfjack Hotel (Travel & Tourism Magazine Design – Entire Magazine)

Pele Gold ADDY Awards:

  • Hopper - Mokulele Airlines (Cover Series)
  • FLUX Hawaii (Microsite)
  • FLUX Hawaii (Digital Publication)
  • PALM - The MacNaughton Group/Kobayashi Group (Elements of Advertising – Still Photography Black & White)
  • PALM - The MacNaughton Group/Kobayashi Group (Editorial Spread or Feature)
  • PALM - The MacNaughton Group/Kobayashi Group (Magazine Design)
  • RESERVE - Surfjack Hotel (Travel & Tourism – Entire Magazine Design)

Silver Medals: 

  • FLUX Hawaii (Magazine Design)
  • Lei Magazine (Magazine Design)
  • Lei Magazine (Travel & Tourism – Entire Magazine Design)
  • Living - Halekulani (Editorial Spread or Feature)
  • Living - Halekulani (Magazine Design)
  • Living - Halekulani (Travel & Tourism – Entire Magazine Design)

Bronze Medals:

  • FLUX Hawaii (Cover)
  • FLUX Hawaii (Elements of Advertising Still Photography Color)
  • FLUX Hawaii (Elements of Advertising Still Photography Color)
  • TABLE - Vive Hotel (Travel & Tourism – Entire Magazine Design)

For a complete list of this year’s, and previous, recognition of NMG’s work, visit



Committed to connecting travelers with authentic experiences through today’s media, NMG specializes in travel media for the Pacific Region including custom content for its select airline and hotel partners. NMG inspires travelers through its array of media including RESERVE and TABLE, the custom publications for 47 hotels and resorts; Living, the tri-annual publication for HalekulaniKīkaha, the quarterly in-flight magazine for Island Air; Hopper, the quarterly in-flight magazine for Mokulele Airlines; FLUX Hawaii, a nationally distributed tri-annual lifestyle publication; Lei, a nationally distributed travel publication for the LGBT community; PALM, a custom tri-annual magazine for residents of the luxury condominiums by Hawaii developers The MacNaughton Group and Kobayashi Group; Chinatown, a downtown Honolulu city guide; Foundry, the Journal for Our Kaka‘ako; and Aria, the program guides for Hawaii Opera Theater. 

NMG also specializes in global media solutions for its clients through its representation of Ink, the world’s leader in travel and in-flight media and publisher of Hemispheres and Rhapsody for United Airlines; American Way, Celebrated Living, and Nexos for American Airlines.