New Zealand news media publishers have walked away with six awards at the INMA (International News Media Association) 2019 Global Media Awards presented in New York last week
More 400 delegates attended the closing dinner of the INMA World Congress of News Media at the Edison Ballroom in New York’s Times Square. During the ceremony, INMA presented 40 first-place winners across 20 categories aimed at energising news brands, creating products, engaging audiences, developing customer insights, growing advertising revenue, and instilling innovation. Judging split entrants in two groups: global/national brands and regional/local brands.
New Zealand won six awards, including Best in Asia/Pacific (Global/National Brands) for the New Zealand Herald and a first place medal for best public relations or community service campaign, while Stuff Media won first place for best new concept or innovation to create new profit centres.
The competition received 664 entries from 165 news media companies in 34 countries. Of the 194 finalists Australia had the fourth highest number. Peter Miler, chief executive officer of NewsMediaWorks, says the awards reflect the creative ways in which news media owners around the world creatively attack opportunities and challenges. He says, “These included initiatives and programs that go to lifting readership, leveraging engagement and recognising the increasing importance of data in marketing and revenue projects.”
“The 2019 INMA Global Media Awards were hotly contested and reflected the creative ways in which news media owners around the world are creatively attacking opportunities and challenges. These included initiatives and programmes that go to lifting readership, leveraging engagement and recognising the increasing importance of data in marketing and revenue projects. Australian and New Zealand publishers were well represented on the night, amongst the ideas and on the podium.”
The 2019 INMA Global Media Awards winners from New Zealand:
Best in Asia/Pacific, Global/National Brands: New Zealand Herald for “#NotForSale”
Best public relations or community service campaign
First Place: New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, “#NotForSale”
Best use of video
Honourable Mention: New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, “#NotForSale”
Best idea to encourage print readership or engagement
Third Place: Stuff Media NZ, New Zealand, “When Words Matter: Te Reo Maori Masthead”
Best idea to grow advertising sales or retain advertising clients
Second Place: Stuff Media, New Zealand, “Innovate or Evaporate: Total Sales Funnel Solutions”
Best new concept or innovation to create new profit centres
First Place: Stuff Media NZ, New Zealand, “Digital Revenue Acquisition Unit: Innovate or Evaporate”
NewsMediaWorks will soon announce finalists for the local 2019 News Media Awards, for Australian, New Zealand and Asia Pacific entrants. It will present the awards, which recognise excellence in news publishing across the APAC region, in Sydney on September 24.