Did you see the Global Media Awards last week? It’s so inspiring to see some of the incredible work happening in our industry.
It’s obvious product is becoming more and more important. INMA CEO Earl Wilkinson recognised this, saying: “Not surprisingly, the outstanding entries in this year’s competition leaned heavily into COVID responses along with shifting priorities during a tumultuous year: product, data, and subscriptions.”
Here are a few highlights for product related awards:
Austria’s Russmedia’s VOL.AT for winning best subscription niche product and second place for the best product and tech innovation amongst regional media. Here is an INMA article on its TikTok-inspired app.
Aftenposten, Norway, “How Lockdown Generated A New Prosperous Niche Business for Aftenposten’s Loyalty Program — Digital Wine Tastings,” which won amongst national media in the same category.
The Daily Beast, United States, “The Daily Beast: Beast Inside” for Best Use of Data to Drive Subscriptions, Content, Product Design in national media.
If you missed the product module of the INMA World Congress of News Media last month, you can also find overage of the product module: my take on how product is the newest, fastest-growing team at news media companies and a summary of case studies from The New York Times, Singapore Press Holdings, and Financial Times.
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