The International News Media Association (INMA) today announced finalists in the Global Media Awards competition rewarding innovation in audience, revenue, and brand development.

Unveiled for the shortlist are 115 finalists in 20 categories and two groups for global/national brands and regional/local brands.

From these finalists, 40 first-place winners, regional winners, and the international “Best In Show” will be announced at the Global Media Awards Dinner Tuesday, May 23, at the Harvard Club of New York. The dinner is held at the conclusion of the 87th Annual INMA World Congress of News Media.

115 finalists were chosen from 655 entries in the INMA Global Media Awards competition.
115 finalists were chosen from 655 entries in the INMA Global Media Awards competition.

The INMA Global Media Awards competition received 655 entries from 196 media companies in 36 countries. Participants include newspaper media, magazine media, digital media, television media, and radio media.

Competition entries were judged in February by an international panel of 44 executives from 17 countries. Judges represented a wide range of media-related companies.

INMA has run an annual competition rewarding excellence in media since 1937. This year’s Global Media Awards competition focused on six activities crucial to success:

  • Energising brands.
  • Creating new products.
  • Growing, engaging, and monetising audiences.
  • Growing advertising revenue.
  • Developing customer insights.
  • Instilling innovation.

“Across the media community internationally, creativity abounds,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “Notable this year was the diversity of media companies, including television and digital, along with strong performances from the South Pacific and Scandinavia. The news media industry gets smarter as that diversity expands.”

All entries to the Global Media Awards competition are now live in the “Best Practices” archive of INMA.org — exclusively for INMA members.

Are you a finalist? Curious to see first-hand the best of the best? Join the INMA World Congress of News Media May 21-23 at the TimesCenter in New York and get an up-close view of innovation.

About INMA

The International News Media Association (INMA) is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-media environment. The INMA community consists of 8,000+ executives at 600+ media companies in 70+ countries. INMA has offices in the United States, Belgium, India, and El Salvador.

 

INMA Global Media Awards finalists

Editor's note: Finalists below are listed alphabetically. Group 1 represents regional/local brands. Group 2 represents global/national brands. Click on the entry name to view the campaign.

 

Category 1: Best Brand Awareness Campaign

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 2: Best Public Relations or Community Service Campaign

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 3: Best Use of an Event to Build a News Brand

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 4: Best New Print Product

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 5: Best Use of Mobile

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 6: Best Use of Video

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 7: Best Launch of a Brand or Product to Create An Audience Segment

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 8: Best Use of New Technology to Generate Revenue and Engage

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 9: Best Idea to Encourage Print Readership or Engagement

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 10: Best Idea to Grow Digital Readership or Engagement

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 11: Best Use of Social Media

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 12: Best New Paid Content or Subscription Initiative

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Judges awarded only two finalists in this group

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 13: Best Idea to Grow Advertising Sales or Retain Advertising Clients

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 14: Best Marketing Solution for an Advertising Client

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 15: Best Execution of Print Advertising

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 16: Best Execution of Native Advertising

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 17: Best Use of Data Analytics

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 18: Best Use of Consumer Research

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Judges awarded only one finalist in this group

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 19: Best New Corporate Innovation Initiative

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Judges awarded only one finalist in this group

Group 2: Global/National Brands

 

Category 20: Best New Concept or Innovation to Create New Profit Centers

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

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