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.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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