Raquel Meikle, Global Media Awards manager, is often asked the secret to winning. Her advice: “Follow the CORE formula,” which is: 

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Results
  • Enthusiasm

“Judges mainly focus on the first three criteria,” she said. “Yet a pinch of enthusiasm — meaning projects driven with energy and passion — will add an irresistible ‘wow’ effect. Across initiatives, campaigns, new products, and services that enhanced your brand, audience, and revenue, what stood out from the past year?”

Espen Egil Hansen (second from left) celebrates with his award-winning Aftenposten team.
Espen Egil Hansen (second from left) celebrates with his award-winning Aftenposten team.

The Global Media Awards deadline is fast approaching: Friday, January 25. Meikle reports news media companies of all sizes from all parts of the world are feverishly working on their entries. So get started today by reviewing your categories and submitting your work here.

Presented by INMA since 1937, the Global Media Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in how media companies:

  • Energise news brands.
  • Create new products.
  • Grow, engage, and monetise audiences.
  • Develop customer insights.
  • Grow advertising revenue.
  • Instill innovation.

The 2019 awards competition includes 20 categories that span across all news media activities to grow audience, revenue, and brand. Entries will be judged against peer companies of similar genres. 

Team from Amedia celebrates an award in Washington, D.C., last year.
Team from Amedia celebrates an award in Washington, D.C., last year.

Shine a light on your best initiatives. Motivate your team. Benchmark your efforts. 

And if you are fortunate, perhaps your name will get called when we present the Global Media Awards, as part of INMA’s World Congress in New York, on May 17 at the Edison Ballroom in New York’s Times Square. Good luck!