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 a world-class ability to communicate their value proposition in fast-changing times.”

Who among the finalists will take home the 30 first-place awards in 15 categories and two audience groups? Find out for yourself by joining the INMA World Congress May 10-12 in New York and witness the best the news media industry has to offer.

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 more than 7,000 executives at 600+ media companies in 80+ countries. Headquartered in Dallas, INMA has offices in Antwerp, New Delhi, San Salvador, and São Paulo. Click here for complete INMA Awards information.

INMA Awards 2015 finalists

Editor's note: Group 1 below represents regional/local publications under 300,000 print circulation or with an online audience of under 3 million unique visitors per month. Group 2 represents regional/local publications over 300,000 print circulation or with an online audience of more than 3 million unique visitors per month and national/international publications of all sizes. Click on the entry name to view the campaign.

Category 1: Best Brand Awareness Campaign Across Platforms

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Category 2: Best Public Relations or Community Service Campaign

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

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Category 4: Best New Print Product

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Category 5: Best New Mobile App or Website

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Category 6: Best New Mobile Service

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

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Category 8: Best Idea to Encourage Print Readership or Engagement

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Category 9: Best Idea to Grow Digital Audience or Engagement

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Category 10: Best Use of Social Media

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Category 11: Best Idea to Grow Subscription Sales

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Category 12: Best Idea to Grow Single-Copy Sales

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

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Category 14: Best Marketing Solution for an Advertising Client

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Category 15: Best Idea or Innovation to Create New Profit Centers

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