INMA unveils Global Media Awards finalists

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INMA unveils Global Media Awards finalists

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 a 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.

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

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

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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.

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1 COMMENT

  1. I read about all the finalist entries detail. It is fabulous-very much informative as well as entertaining. Finalist print stories are useful to the readers of the different walks of life.it is enjoyable and a matter of happiness to everybody. I congratulate all finalists in both the categories. My big salutes to the INMA and its office bearers as well all the judges for such a work that encourages global media to make noble cause for common people.

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