The INMA Global Media Awards 2019 open for entries

Entries open till 25 January 2019

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INMA global awards 2019

The International News Media Association (INMA), a global community of market-leading news media companies is organizing, The INMA Global Media Awards 2019 competition. The INMA community consists of nearly 9,000 executives at 700+ media companies in 68 countries.

Winning the INMA Global Media Awards competition is about recognition, respect, and prestige for any company, brand, department, and agency. The Global Media Awards Ceremony will be held at the Edison Ballroom in New York’s Times Square as part of the INMA World Congress of News Media.

The INMA Global Media Awards 2019 competition is now open for entries till 25 January 2019. Presented by INMA since 1937, the Global Media Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in how media companies, energize news brands, create new products,grow, engage and monetize audiences, develop customer insights, grow advertising revenue, and instill innovation.

The INMA Global Media Awards competition is open to news media companies and entities affiliated with the news media industry. Entries must be prepared and uploaded by the news media organization, news media organization representative, advertising agency, or public relations firm working on the company’s behalf.

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. Judging will be based on the initiative’s concept, creativity, and results. Judges will designate a Best of Show winner among first place recipients, along with regional winners for Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, and South Asia. There must be a First Place recipient from a region to qualify; otherwise, INMA may combine regions for the purpose of rewarding regional excellence.

INMA will select a representative panel of highly qualified executives worldwide to judge the Global Media Awards. Judging will be done online using digital images. The official language of the judging process will be English and non-English entries will be translated by INMA in advance of the judging.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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