The Irish Times and the Irish Examiner have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Global Media Awards, which feature top campaigns worldwide by media companies with the aim of growing audiences, revenues, and brand awareness.
The Irish Times has been nominated in the best idea to grow advertising sales or retain advertising clients category, for its Food Month campaign. It faces competition from Bloomberg, the New York Times, Stuff Media in New Zealand, and VGTV in Norway.
The Irish Examiner has been nominated in the best marketing solution for an advertising client category, for its Tesco Partnership with The Evening Echo's Women's Mini Marathon. It faces competition from media groups in Austria, India and Norway.
The Irish Times acquired the Cork-based Irish Examiner and related titles last year.
The awards are organised by the International News Media Association. Some 194 finalists were chosen from 664 entries across 165 news media companies in 34 countries. Entrants included newspapers, magazine publishers, digital media, television and radio.
The entries were judged in February by an international panel of 46 judges from 15 countries. The awards ceremony will be held on May 17th in New York.
Entries were assessed across 20 categories and two groups: global/national brands and regional/local brands.
News Corp received 17 finalists across their titles internationally, followed by Schibsted with 16, Jagran with 11, and Gannett/USA Today Network with 10.