The International News Media Association (INMA) announced finalists in the 2019 Global Media Awards competition today, featuring top campaigns worldwide by news media companies to grow audience, revenue, and brand. 

The 194 finalists rose to the top from this year’s 664 entries from 165 news media companies in 34 countries. Entrants included newspaper media, magazine media, digital media, television media, and radio media.

Entries were judged across 20 categories and two groups: global/national brands and regional/local brands. Those entries were judged in February by an international panel of 46 judges from 15 countries. 

Leading the INMA shortlist is News Corp with 17 finalists across their titles internationally, followed by Schibsted with 16, Jagran with 11, Gannett/USA Today Network with 10, HT Media with eight, and Amedia, Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd., and Russmedia with seven each.

India had the highest number of finalists with 39, followed by the United States with 37, Norway with 22, and Australia with 17.

A global panel of judges just completed a deep dive into this year’s 664 entries from 165 media companies in 34 countries. From the 194 finalists announced today, 40 first-place winners will be chosen on May 17 at the annual INMA World Congress of News Media in New York.
A global panel of judges just completed a deep dive into this year’s 664 entries from 165 media companies in 34 countries. From the 194 finalists announced today, 40 first-place winners will be chosen on May 17 at the annual INMA World Congress of News Media in New York.

In May, 40 first-place winners will be announced from the finalists at the Global Media Awards Dinner at the Edison Ballroom in New York. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 17, in conjunction with the 89th Annual World Congress of News Media. Regional winners and the global “Best in Show” also will be announced that evening.

INMA has produced an awards competition rewarding excellence 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.

“This year’s finalists stand out for two reasons: an expanded willingness to use digital platforms to grow their core business and a heart-and-soul approach to their news brands to help solve community challenges,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “This is an extremely creative class of INMA finalists, and it is an honour to make it to this round of judging.”

All entries to the Global Media Awards competition are now live in the “Best Practices” archive of INMA.org. The 2019 finalists are available to the public, while all other entries — including those submitted since 2012 — are exclusively available to 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 13-17 at The TimesCenter in New York and get an up-close view of innovation. 

About International News Media Association (INMA)

The International News Media Association is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-media environment. The fast-growing INMA community consists of more than 10,000 executives at 700+ media companies in 70 countries. INMA is the news media industry’s foremost ideas-sharing network with members connected via conferences, reports, Webinars, and an unparalleled archive of best practices. INMA has offices in the United States, Belgium, India, and El Salvador.

 

INMA Global Media Awards 2019 Finalists

Editor’s note: Finalists below are listed alphabetically. Group 1 represents regional/local brands. Group 2 represents global/national brands.

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

  • Editora Globo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, “Fato ou Fake” 

  • Nine - Australian Community Media, North Sydney, Australia, “Pink Up Your Town” 

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand, “#NotForSale” 

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

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • Schibsted Media Group, Oslo, Norway, “The Rematch” 

Category 4: Best New Print Product

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

  • Diario Los Andes, Mendoza, Argentina, “Infodatos” 

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • 24sata, Zagreb, Croatia, “BestBook” 

  • Nation Media Group, Nairobi, Kenya, “Juniorspot” 

Category 5: Best Use of Mobile

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Judges awarded only two finalists in this group 

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 6: Best Use of Video

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand, “#NotForSale” 

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

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

  • Grupo RBS, Porto Alegre, Brazil, “ATL House” 

  • Metro LatAm, Santiago, Chile, “Sagrosso” 

  • Nine - Australian Community Media, North Sydney, Australia, “Pennytel” 

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • Dagbladet, Oslo, Norway, “Fantaski” 

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

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany,  “FAZ Discover

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

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

  • designIQ, Des Moines, United States, “EEM&M

  • Nine - Australian Community Media, North Sydney, Australia, “MAC Half H

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 16: Best Execution of Native Advertising

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

  • USA Today Network - Gannett, Indianapolis, United States, “Derby Fest

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • Bonnier News Brand Studio, Stockholm, Sweden, “Tele2 End-Up

Category 17: Best Use of Data Analytics

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Judges awarded only two finalists in this group

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • News Corp, Surry Hills, Australia, “Verity

Category 18: Best Use of Consumer Research

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • NewsMediaWorks, Sydney, Australia, ”AdTrust3

Category 19: Best New Corporate Innovation Initiative

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

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

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

  • Alabama Media Group, Birmingham, United States, “Red Clay Media

Group 2: Global/National Brands

  • 24.com, Cape Town, South Africa, “Netwerk24

  • Dagens Næringsliv, Oslo, Norway, “The Ocean

Congratulations to all the finalists! We look forward to seeing you in May in New York.