Ads24 chosen as a 3x finalist in the prestigious international awards for media excellence

12 Mar 2018

Ads24 has been chosen as a 3x finalist in the prestigious INMA Global Media Awards, which this year saw record entries from media companies across 39 countries globally.

A total of 830 entries from 220 media agencies were received for 2018 awards, from which an international panel of 50 judges had to whittle the entrants down to 195 finalists in 20 categories and two groups for global/national brands and regional/local brands.

Ads24 made it into the finals in following three categories for the Local/Regional Brands group:

Best Use of an Event to Build a News Brand for its “Food for Thought” campaign. Being chosen as a finalist sees it up against Børsen, Copenhagen, Denmark for its “Børsen Gazelle Awards”; The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Canada for “Now! Nova Scotia and the Now! Nova Scotia Good News Awards”; HT Media, New Delhi, India for the “Hindustan Times Palate Fest”; and News Corp, Southbank, Australia for the “Herald Sun Full-On Footy Tour”.

In the Best Idea to Grow Advertising Sales or Retain Advertising Clients Ads24 was selected for its “#Ads24 Diski campaign” alongside Bonnier News, Malmö, Sweden, for “Smarta Jobb”; D&C Digital - USA Today Network - Gannett, Rochester, United States for “Saving The Source”; Honolulu Star-Advertiser, United States for its “The Digital Billboard Network”; and News Corp, Bowen Hills, Australia for “News Advance Program”.

The Best Marketing Solution for an Advertising Client sees Ads24’s “Phumelela Soccer 6 Multi-Platform Campaign” being judged against ABP, Calcutta, India, “The Sweet Story From a Sweet Land! How ABP Changed the Taste of Bengali Sweets for Mondelez India”; Florida Today - USA Today Network - Gannett, Melbourne, United States, for its campaign “Where Innovation Takes Flight”; Grupo RBS, Porto Alegre, Brazil for “The Media Project for Lebes Life Story”; and Midday Infomedia, Mumbai, India for “Brands Make Inroads to the Corporate World with Mid-Day”.

The INMA Global Media Awards is an annual competition founded 1937 with the aim of rewarding global best practice excellence in “news media companies looking to grow revenue, audience, and brand amid profound market change”.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 4, at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C.


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About Ads24

Ads24 reaches six in ten South Africans, including print and digital readers. Ads24 touches the lives of over a half of all South Africans adults. While it is important to identify the size and segment the audience, looking at how Ads24 engages with its readers, is equally as important.


Ads24 is part of the Media24 Group representing 97 newspaper titles. From Dailies to Sunday papers to locals, Ads24 reaches almost every target segment in South Africa, no small achievement in such a diverse country. The most exciting element is how these titles become part of the community that Ads24 serves.

A news reader is an engaged reader. Ads24 news brands play an important and unique role in the daily lives of their readers. Ads24 sees beyond the numbers, beyond the market segments, to connect with the people on a personal level. Ads24 has the stats, the numbers, but also the insights.



Issued on behalf of Ads24 by Stone Soup Public Relations
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