INMA unveils Global Media Awards finalists

By Dawn McMullan

INMA

Dallas, Texas, USA

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The International News Media Association (INMA) has announced 185 finalists for the 2020 Global Media Awards competition, which rewards innovation and excellence growing audience, brand, and revenue. This article was updated May 8, 2020, to reflect finalists for the just-in-time COVID-19 initiatives category.

This year’s competition generated 922 entries from 262 news brands in 44 countries. Finalists hail from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

India has the higher number of finalists with 31, followed by the United States with 28, Norway with 14, and Australia with 12.

In terms of companies, leading the INMA shortlist with finalists are News Corp; Jagran; Schibsted; Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd. (Times Group); Russmedia; and Stuff.

INMA has rewarded excellence in news media since 1937. This year across 16 categories, the Global Media Awards competition rewards innovation in building news brands, platform excellence, audience development, advertising sales, and nurturing corporate culture. Entries also are divided into two groups: global/national brands and regional/local brands. In April, six weeks after the closing of the original competition, INMA launched a just-in-time bonus category focused on COVID-19 initiatives. 

Some 42 media experts from 20 countries judged the competition in February and April, focusing on breakthrough results, unique concepts, strong creativity, innovative thinking, and winning synergies across media platforms.

First place winners, regional winners, and the coveted global “Best in Show” will be unveiled Tuesday, June 2, in a virtual international broadcast.

All 922 entries in this year’s Global Media Awards competition are live on INMA.org in the association’s Best Practices archive. Finalists may be viewed publicly, while all other entries are reserved exclusively for INMA members. INMA has nearly 6,000 “best practices” from the past nine years of Global Media Awards competition, sortable to finalists and winners, category, year, and country.

About International News Media Association (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-platform environment. The INMA community consists of more than 12,000 members at 800+ news media companies in 70 countries. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, 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 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 Use of Data Analytics or Research

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 5: Best Use of Print

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 6: Best Use of Video

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 7: Best Use of Audio

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 8: Best New Technology or Digital Product

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 New Digital Subscription Initiative or Concept

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 12: Best Idea to Acquire or Retain Advertising Customers

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 13: Best Execution of Native Advertising

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 14: Best New Initiative to Enhance Corporate Culture

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Judges awarded only three finalists in this group

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 15: Best New Initiative to Empower and Retain Talent

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Judges awarded only two finalists in this group

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Category 16: Best Initiative In Response to COVID-19

Group 1: Regional/Local Brands

Group 2: Global/National Brands

Thanks to all who entered, to all who conceived the creativity and results INMA celebrates, to the teams that carried out these campaigns, and to the judges.  

About Dawn McMullan

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