Finalists in the INMA Global Media Awards were announced today, spotlighting excellence in audience, revenue, and brand development by news media companies.

The International News Media Association (INMA) shortlist consists of 195 finalists in 20 categories and two groups for global/national brands and regional/local brands. 

Some 40 first-place winners will be announced from these finalists at the Global Media Awards Ceremony Monday afternoon, June 4, at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. Also announced will be regional winners and the global “Best in Show.” The awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 88th Annual INMA World Congress of News Media.

Out of a record number of awards entries, 195 finalists in 20 categories and two groups for global/national brands and regional/local brands were chosen by a global panel of judges.
Out of a record number of awards entries, 195 finalists in 20 categories and two groups for global/national brands and regional/local brands were chosen by a global panel of judges.

The 2018 INMA Global Media Awards competition garnered 830 entries from 220 media companies in 39 countries. Participants included newspaper media, magazine media, digital media, television media, and radio media.

Competition entries were judged in February by an international panel of 50 executives from 20 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.

“This year marked a record number of entries in the Global Media Awards competition,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “Across platforms and disciplines, news media companies clearly are feeling confident and more comfortable in a disrupted market and transformational times.”

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 31-June 5 at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. 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 nearly 9,000 executives at 700+ media companies in 68 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.

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 

Judges awarded only three 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

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

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 four finalists in this group

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 19: Best New Corporate Innovation Initiative

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands 

Judges awarded only three finalists 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

Congratulations to all the finalists! We look forward to seeing you in June.