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30 INMA Award winners unveiled for sales and marketing excellence, El Colombiano takes top prize

12 May 2015

Thirty of the world’s best news media sales and marketing initiatives were honoured tonight by the International News Media Association (INMA), punctuated by El Colombiano taking the coveted “Best in Show.”

The INMA Awards were presented at the closing dinner of the 85th Annual INMA World Congress at the Edison Ballroom in New York’s Times Square before nearly 300 media executives.

The INMA Awards 2015 competition generated 578 entries from 190 market-leading companies in 38 countries. The competition was judged in February by an international jury of 33 executives from 15 countries representing the worlds of media and marketing.

Created in 1935, the INMA Awards competition is the news media industry’s premier barometer for growing audience, revenue, and brand across platforms. Overall, 30 first place awards in 15 categories across two audience groups were presented to 26 media companies.

“Innovation ruled the winning entries in this year’s INMA Awards competition,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “We live in a transformation era, and the stand-out initiatives contributed to that transformation – whether innovation processes, social media breakthroughs, or new digital products conceived in ...

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Ottosson, Whitehead presented INMA Silver Shovel Awards for career achievement

12 May 2015

Sweden’s Bengt Ottosson and Australia’s Robert Whitehead

Sweden’s Bengt Ottosson and Australia’s Robert Whitehead were presented the 2015 Silver Shovel Awards tonight by the International News Media Association (INMA) for lifetime achievement and contributions to INMA. 

The awards were presented Tuesday evening before nearly 300 international media executives at the INMA Awards Dinner in Times Square’s Edison Ballroom. 

The long-time CEO of Swedish popular daily newspaper, Expressen, Ottosson was cited by INMA President Yasmin Namini “for a career dedicated to mentoring and for unselfish dedication to the media industry” in presenting the Silver Shovel Award, INMA’s highest individual honour. 

A past president of the Swedish Media Publishers Association (TU), Ottosson has served on the INMA ...

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Storyful captures INMA Global Innovation Award worldwide prize

12 May 2015

Seven companies were rewarded tonight for excellence in innovation by the International News Media Association (INMA), with social media curation company Storyful taking home worldwide first place in the Global Innovation Awards, presented by Newscycle Solutions.

The Global Innovation Awards were presented at the closing dinner of the 85th Annual INMA World Congress at the Edison Ballroom in New York’s Times Square before nearly 300 media executives.

The second annual INMA Global Innovation Award competition rewards media company programmes that encourage ideation and incubation, change the corporate culture, attract young talent, and incentivises innovation mindsets.

The seven regional winners ...

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17 media executives elected to INMA Board of Directors

10 May 2015

INMA New Board President Mark Challinor and Past President Yasmin Namini
Outgoing INMA President Yasmin Namini passes the gavel to incoming INMA President Mark Challinor at the association’s World Congress May 12 at The TimesCenter in New York.

INMA elected new officers and directors today at its annual business meeting at the Marriott Marquis in New York. 

As INMA’s governing body, the Board of Directors is responsible for the strategy and direction of INMA worldwide.

Officers elected were: 

Mark ChallinorMark Challinor, a long-time London and Liverpool newspaper executive who today is managing director of United Kingdom-based Media Futures Ltd., was elected president for a two-year term.

Eduardo GarcesEduardo Garces, general manager of El Espectador in Colombia, was elected vice president. 

Yasmin NaminiYasmin Namini, most recently senior vice president/chief consumer officer of The New York Times, becomes immediate past president of INMA. 

Ross McPhersonRoss McPherson, managing director of McPherson Media Group in Shepparton, Australia, was re-elected to a three-year term as the association’s treasurer.

Challinor began his newspaper career at the Liverpool Echo in the United Kingdom before serving in various marketing and promotion capacities for Trinity Mirror and Associated Newspapers. He later was managing director of two mobile consultancies, Buzz Mobile Marketing and g8wave Ltd., before spearheading the mobile strategy for Telegraph Media Group. Today, he heads up the digital consultancy Media Futures. Challinor has served ...

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INMA becomes launch partner for Google’s Digital News Initiative

28 April 2015

INMA is a launch partner for the Digital News Initiative (DNI), designed to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation in Europe. The Google initiative was announced Tuesday at the FT Media Conference in London.

Google will invest €175 million in the initiative over three years. The project’s goal is to enable ongoing collaboration and dialogue between the tech and news sectors, to promote innovation in digital journalism, and help support a sustainable news ecosystem. The DNI will seek to extend its work to other European publishers and anyone involved in Europe’s digital news industry will be able to ...

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89 finalists selected in INMA Awards competition for best media sales, marketing initiatives

02 March 2015

Eighty-nine (89) finalists in the INMA Awards 2015 competition were announced today, recognising global excellence in sales and marketing among media companies.

The INMA Awards 2015 competition generated 578 entries from 190 companies in 38 countries.

The 80th annual sales and marketing competition was judged in February by an international jury of 33 executives from 15 countries representing the worlds of media and marketing.

First-place recipients in the INMA Awards 2015 competition will be announced Tuesday, May 12, at the conclusion of the INMA World Congress in New York. The awards ceremony will be held at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square. In addition to the announcement of 30 first-place recipients, the INMA Awards dinner in New York will conclude with the presentation of the “Best In Show,” representing the top sales and marketing campaign by a media company worldwide from the past year.

The INMA World Congress May 10-12 in New York's TimesCenter will focus on strategy, revenue, and transformation of media companies. It is designed for strategists, catalysts, audience-builders, marketers, and revenue executives from the world's leading news media companies.

The coveted INMA Awards, created in 1935, represent the pinnacle in media industry creativity to energize news brands, stimulate audiences, innovate in product development, and grow revenue in transformational times.

“The INMA Awards represent a snapshot of the creativity, passion, and soul of the news media industry,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “Finalists announced today have demonstrated ...

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INMA Awards finalists to be announced later today

01 March 2015

Finalists in the INMA Awards 2015 competition will be announced at 10 a.m. EST (New York) on Monday.

Please check back to INMA.org for the announcement, including links to ...

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INMA announces 2nd-annual Global Innovation Awards for media companies

05 February 2015

Fostering the idea of “innovating routinely” among news publishers is the focus of the 2nd Annual Global Innovation Awards announced this week by INMA.

The deadline for submitting entries is Friday, March 6. 

Go to www.inma.org/innovation for complete rules and information about how media companies can participate. 

INMA created the Global Innovation Awards to shine a light on the expanding body of work news media companies are contributing in the field of structured approaches to innovation: 

  • How do you systematically generate ideas from employees?
  • How to you incubate ideas or start-ups before ...
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INMA News Media Outlook report tracks digital transformation path for publishers

29 January 2015

Pinpointing the trajectory of news media companies moving faster in the digital ecosystem is the focus of the News Media Outlook report released today by INMA. 

Here is how you can get a copy:

Key themes in “News Media Outlook 2015: A New Way of Imagining the Transformation Ahead” include:

  1. Legacy vs. new digital media companies: Legacy media companies and new digital media companies are growing closer together in ...
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Alert: INMA Awards competition deadline is today

21 January 2015

The deadline for the INMA Awards 2015 competition — rewarding excellence among news media companies in growing audience, revenue, and brand — is Friday, January 23. 

Entries may be submitted online in a matter of minutes at www.inma.org/awards

INMA staff members are available to assist media companies with their entries:

  • Global: Raquel Meikle is the global awards coordinator. She can be reached at ...
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