Results 2019

Product & Campaign Awards

The Hook for Currys PC World & Blue 449

The Hook Group

Gold

Currys PC World/Blue449

The Hook Group

Electrical retailer Currys PC World was looking to reach out to 18-35s during the summer months via its first ever social content partnership. This campaign focused on key brand JBL, promoting four items from its product range.

Youth publisher The Hook Group, which includes creative s...

On a Knife Edge

VICE

In September 2018, at the height of London’s knife crime epidemic, VICE released a feature length documentary which takes a deeply personal, candid and unique look into the communities and individuals affected by the unprecedented wave of violence. The film, which was produced with the intention of having a far-reaching and ta...

Guardian documentaries

The Guardian

Guardian Documentaries is our project to commission and acquire new documentaries from around the world for the one of the world's most visited platforms, The Guardian's website.

2018 was the most successful year for Guardian Documentaries, and the culmination of over 4 years of building the identity of the strand. The year invol...

bbcgoodfood.com

Immediate Media Co

Gold

BBCgoodfood.com

Immediate Media

Recipe website BBCGoodFood.com experienced a record year in 2018, attracting more users than ever before. It achieved this milestone by using infographics, videos and guides, to increase short, shareable content, coupled with editorial focusing on vertical sectors including health&...

inews.co.uk

i

inews.co.uk is the fastest-growing news website in the country: our audience grew by 457% (Comscore, Nov 18) overtaking Huffpo UK while Times, Telegraph and Mail audiences all declined.

Year on year digital revenue grew by 218%, with new business coming from brands such as British Airways, Audi, Jaguar and Vauxhall.

This w...

Beano.com

Beano Studios

Beano’s digital product vision is to build the most relevant, most entertaining, most engaging kids’ digital network in the world. As the first step towards that, Beano.com was unleashed into the world of 6-12 year-olds in September 2016 as a completely new, unique and free digital proposition - available via mobile,...

The Week Junior

Dennis Publishing

Gold

The Week Junior

Dennis Publishing

The Week Junior, launched by Dennis Publishing just over three years ago, aims to inform, entertain and empower young readers. In 2018, it faced a number of challenges - maintaining high editorial standards reporting on complex topics such as Brexit and terrorist attacks and launchi...

SUITCASE Magazine

SUITCASE Magazine

SUITCASE Magazine was founded by Serena Guen in 2012, while studying at NYU. Serena identified a gap in the market for an authentic, well-curated travel media platform targeting modern travellers and decided to create a magazine to cater to a sophisticated audience of frequent travellers and experience hunters.

SUITCASE Magazine is now o...

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i

i is only eight years old but 2018 was its finest year yet as it continued to build on its innovative format as a high-quality, high story-count budget quality newspaper.

Our total daily brand readership grew from 508,000 (Dec 17, PAMCo) to 593,000 (Sep 18, PAMCo), a 17% increase.

Newspaper sales revenue grew by 12% ov...

New Scientist Live

New Scientist

Gold

New Scientist Live

New Scientist

New Scientist Live, produced by science and technology media brand New Scientist, has seen year-on-year growth in both attendance and revenue since it launched in 2016. The 2018 edition, hosted at ExCel London from 20-23 September continued this growth with an unchanged budget. The show f...

#Merky Books Live

Penguin Random House

Penguin Live created an unforgettable, sold out event at the Barbican Main Hall to celebrate #Merky Books, a platform set up by Stormzy and Penguin Random House to find a new generation of readers and writers, and to launch the first book to be published by #MerkyBooks, Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far by Stormzy. The event reflecte...

Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST

NICKELODEON UK

Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST is a fun-packed family event that combines chart-topping musical acts with the opportunity for the audience to get drenched in disgusting green slime. The 2018 edition was hosted by dance act Diversity and saw nine acts performing across 3 days (October 20-22 at The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure). There were also guest appeara...

New West End Company & PwC: "Intelligent Data: A World First for London's West End"

PwC

Gold

Intelligent Data: a World First for London’s West End

New West End Company and PwC

New West End Company is a global business partnership of 600 retail, restaurant, hotel and property owners working across 74 streets in London, anchored by Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street.

It wanted to raise £...

Driving Electric

Dennis Publishing

Last year alternatively fueled vehicle sales grew by 35% and a record number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars were registered. This resulted in this segment of car achieving its best-ever annual market share of 4.7%. UK consumers buy more plug-in cars than anywhere else in Europe and demand continues to grow against a backdro...

BBC Good Food Voice Skill

Immediate Media Co

The challenge for a heritage brand such as BBC Good Food is to continue to remain relevant in modern multi-channel, digital world; maintaining its reputation for high quality journalism, attracting new audiences who haven’t grown-up with the brand and develop new revenue streams.

The brand has been able to attract a new younger aud...

Hearst Studio

Hearst UK

Gold

Hearst Studio

Hearst UK

Hearst Studio creates all branded content across Hearst UK’s digital and print portfolio, as well as global content for Hearst’s 265 websites worldwide. It is constantly evolving its digital products to keep on top of emerging trends and innovations. The studio has developed new products and cr...

Jungle Creations

Jungle Creations

Jungle Creations is a media, marketing and commerce business, specialising in creating video content that is distributed to its online community of over 105 million followers. In 2018, Jungle Creations’ generated 39 billion video views across the company’s media brands, which live on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube a...

Pearl & Dean:Bringing Brands Closer to Film

Pearl & Dean

Pearl & Dean is the most famous name in UK cinema advertising. Our sonic ident is synonymous with film.

Our core business is working with cinema exhibitors ( Showcase/Empire/The Light alongside over 50% of Independent cinemas to provide on-screen advertising

The goal for our content studio is to provide compelling content for our brands w...

Nobody puts Baileys in the corner

Jungle Creations

Gold

Nobody puts Baileys in the corner

Jungle Creations

Digital media owner Jungle Creations partnered with Baileys to create and distribute food and drink-themed content with the aim of entertaining users and encouraging them to share the content. It showcased how the brand is not only a drink that can be enjoyed over ice at Christmas&#...

Hearst x Very

Hearst UK

Very, one the UK’s biggest multi-category retailers, came to Hearst to bring its autumn/winter 2018 fashion range to life with a fully shoppable campaign, celebrating fashion rule-breakers.

Very was looking for ways to find cut-through with millennial shoppers in a crowded retail market and they challenged us to create standout...

MOVEMBER: STOP MEN DYING TOO YOUNG

Bridge Studio

Every minute of every day, a man is lost to suicide. Movember is a charity with a brilliant mechanic: Grow a Mo, Save a Bro. The foundation was set up to increase awareness of men’s physical and mental health issues, raise money; get men talking about how they feel and seek help. Saving lives with the power of the Mo.

The Economist's Open Future

The Economist

Gold

The Economist’s Open Future

The Economist

Open Future, a year-long initiative from The Economist, embodies classical values of freedom, a distrust of powerful interests and a respect for individual rights. It aims to inspire conversation and debate among a globally curious audience, wherever they consume their ne...

Unfollow Me

VICE

In the summer of 2018, Broadly, VICE Media’s dedicated women’s website, created a powerful multimedia campaign to raise awareness around the underreported and little understood phenomenon of stalking. In partnership with leading anti-stalking charity Paladin, the ‘Unfollow Me’ initiative calls on the British ...

Crossing Divides

BBC

A week of stories on BBC News about creating connections in a fragmented world.

We are frequently bombarded with news stories which feature tension, aggression and even conflict between different religious groups and races, the haves and the have nots, the young and the old, insiders and outsiders. Both in the UK and across the w...

Contextual Moments: A World-First In Advertising For Linear TV

Channel 4 Television

Gold

Contextual Moments: A World-First in Advertising for Linear TV

Channel 4 Television

‘Contextual Moments’ uses artificial intelligence and machine learning together with cloud-based image recognition to automatically identify everything in content, highlighting specific ‘moments’ in TV shows deemed valuable...

Halfords - Really Ready for Summer

Reach Solutions, with Carat and The Story Lab

For many of us the summer holds the promise of adventure and the great outdoors, but nowadays many families find themselves glued to their screens, and can’t be bothered with the hassle of organising a holiday. Halfords wanted to showcase to its customers the virtues of the holiday at home. Our objective was to prove that the best sta...

Step and save 2018

Immediate Media

The campaign launched a fully integrated, price increase campaign for existing subscribers, bringing together the best of retention marketing to delivering significant year on year contribution growth. 

Regional Awards

MANOR - Regional Editorial Team of the Year

MANOR Publishing

Gold

Manor Publishing

Manor magazine, a 160-page, six-weekly title focusing on the South West, launched in 2015 and has continued to thrive, recording its best performance in 2018, with growth in both turnover and ad yield/issue.

Its strategy from the start has been pinned on delivering the ultimate, quality read...

OX Magazine

We tirelessly cover an area that is renowned for its wealth, prestige, beauty and talent. It would be easy to produce an ordinary luxury lifestyle magazine with the type of content that surrounds us. However, what our young, vibrant, politically- and commercially-aware team are dedicated to showing is the real Oxfordshire: the O...

Round & About Magazine Content Team

Round & About Publications

As a magazine we put content at the forefront of everything we do. During our 25 year history we have endeavoured to persuade businesses that our professional team of skilled writers will deliver content that engages with our readers despite our advertisers desires to supply their own content. The longer we can keep the reader engaged the greater c...

Reach Solutions - Regionals

Reach

Gold

Reach Solutions

Reach

Reach, formally Trinity Mirror, is the publisher of national titles such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, and Sunday People. Regionally, it publishes more than 100 titles and 38 news websites, such as the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, Nottingham Post, and the Wes...

Round & About Magazine Commercial Team

Round & About Publications

Gold

Round & About Magazine

Round & About Publications

 

Round & About magazine is a free regional publication, producing 26 editions that reach more than 560,000 homes across nine counties.

The commercial team, made up of nine members of staff, all contribute to the monthly sales, with a series ...

Round & About Magazine

Round & About Publications

Gold

Round & About Magazine

Round & About Publications

Round & About Publications is a family-run business, publishing 26 regional editions of Round & About Magazine. Reaching more than 560,000 homes across nine counties, it is the largest circulating free regional monthly magazine, delivered direct to re...

MANOR - Regional Media Brand of the Year

MANOR Publishing

MANOR was launched in 2015 as a 160-page premium print magazine for the South West. We had just enough capital for 3 issues. On no additional funding, and no compromising in quality or reduction in pagination, we have just published issue 31 and booked over £1m advertising net from local, national and international advertisers. Ho...

International Awards

CNBC International - International Editorial Content Team of the Year

CNBC International

Gold

CNBC International

CNBC International

CNBC international’s editorial team is based at headquarters in London and Singapore, and bureaus across the world’s financial capitals. In London, the team produces four hours of live programming from Monday to Friday, including CNBC’s flagship show, Squawk Box...

T Brand Studio International, The New York Times

T Brand Studio, The New York Times

Forbes - European editorial team

Forbes’ European editorial team champions entrepreneurs across the region and drives coverage for Forbes’ global audiences across print, digital and live platforms.

Led by Europe Editor Alex Wood, Forbes’ London-based team of European staff writers produces agenda-setting content and compelling investigative coverage. F...

Financial Times

Gold

Financial Times

 

The Financial Times’ (FT) commercial marketing team is aligned to the business’ commercial strategy and its overall communications approach.

 

The team of six, led by global marketing director David Buttle, has met targets and driven value in a number of ways. It has taken on boa...

The Economist

The Economist

Gold

The Economist

The Economist

In 2018 The Economist embarked on the most ambitious marketing investment plan in its history, which resulted in greater brand awareness among its target audience, the acquisition of new subscribers and strong profitable growth.

Measures taken included an overhaul of existing digital products&#...

Financial Times

Financial Times

CNBC International - International Media Brand of the Year

CNBC International

The 2018 Ipsos Affluent Global Survey confirms CNBC is the #1 cross-platform business news source worldwide.

Despite a difficult operating environment, we have exceeded most of our targets over the last 12 months.

Editorially, we have maintained our leadership as the number one business and financial news brand by delivering world bea...

Financial Times

Financial Times

Gold

Financial Times

Financial Times

In the last year, the Financial Times (FT) went to new lengths, editorially and commercially, to provide innovative, high quality content and products. It launched several new initiatives, embraced new technology and conducted its first-ever undercover investigation. The latter led...

Team, Company and People awards

Beano Studios

Beano Studios

Gold

Beano Studios

Beano Studios

The 15-strong Beano.com content team creates multi-format content such as videos, games, quizzes, listicles and polls to entertain kids across the UK every single day.

In 2018, the team’s remit focused on taking growth to a new level without increasing budgets and entering the US m...

Invention, Reach Solutions

Reach

Invention is the content studio based within our commercial team Reach Solutions, at Reach plc, the largest media and content platform publisher in the UK. We bring together journalists, strategists, creative and marketing with many years of award-winning news brand and content creation experience. The team bridges the gap between E...

JOE video team

JOE Media

JOE is dedicated to entertaining, inspiring and informing a nation of young people through its original content and innovative storytelling.

Becoming widely known for its sharp and quick wit, informative journalism, outspoken political musings and unique formats, JOE’s video content team has played a lead role in seeing JOE...

Dennis Publishing Direct Marketing Team

Dennis Publishing

Gold

Dennis Publishing Direct Marketing Team

Dennis Publishing

Dennis Publishing introduced a new marketing automation platform, launched and acquired multiple magazines, implemented 12 price rises, and re-consented all data under GDPR. It also dealt with the ongoing impact of a subscription bureau migration.

The marketing ...

UKTV Marketing - Marketing Team of the Year

UKTV

UKTV is the biggest multichannel broadcaster in the UK, reaching nearly 40m viewers every month through its 10 channels - Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food – and on demand service UKTV Play. Brand marketing has long been central to UKTV’s growth and success. Unli...

Subscriptions Marketing Team

Immediate Media

In a challenging environment, this team has successfully maintained a file of almost 1 million subscribers whilst pushing price, revenue and yields against a flat CPA bucking the trends of the market. This has been achieved through a collaborative approach and working with key stakeholders across the business ensuring that all subscription ...

4 Sales

Channel 4

Gold

4Sales

Channel 4

Across 2018, against a backdrop of uncertain economic conditions, 4Sales, the ad sales arm of Channel 4, increased revenues by two per cent, adding significantly to its ad revenue year-on-year, and making it the second-best commercial performance ever in Channel 4’s history. Its new bus...

Specialist Advertising Team for TI Media

TI Media

We are the Specialist Advertising team, responsible for all commercial revenues for the Specialist, niche brands/categories across TI Media’s portfolio, covering Shooting, Equestrianism, Luxury, Fishing, Gardening, Country, Technology, Photography, Marine, Sports, Cycling, Finance, W...

JCDecaux Airport thrives in Brexit uncertainty

JCDecaux Airport

As a standalone commercial unit of the main UK business, JCDecaux Airport saw the threat of Brexit uncertainty and turned it into opportunity. We focused our commercial strategy on the decreased value of the pound, which would see an increase of affluent travellers from BRIC nations travelling to the UK and taking advantage of the exchange ...

Delivering digital transformation - Tech Provider of the Year

Google UK & Immediate Media

Gold

Delivering digital transformation

Google UK & Immediate Media

Immediate Media has worked with Google for a number of years on its ad technology needs. In 2018, it wanted Google to help deliver a better, more efficient set up to help reduce complexity, improve efficiency and deliver substantial growth in programmatic r...

Rubicon Project’s Year of Transparency 2019

Rubicon Project

Rubicon Project strives to provide a well-lit, transparent, programmatic marketplace that enables advertisers to have the best possible experience and sellers to increase revenue. Our automated advertising platform is used by thousands of leading publishers to transact with top brands around the globe.

Our strong focus on transparency...

Webvision Cloud

Abacus

Webvision Cloud was developed with small and medium sized media, member bodies and publishers in mind to provide them with the ability to build a successful digital business models using the same tool kit as their larger counterparts. The platform was built with a highly configurable out-of-the-box functionality, delivering a powerful suite...

Davina Barker, Sales Director, Digital Cinema Media

Digital Cinema Media

Gold

Davina Barker, sales director

Digital Cinema Media

Davina Barker is Digital Cinema Media’s (DCM) sales director, responsible for overseeing the company’s commercial team, the largest in the company.

In 2018, she led the team to expand DCM Studios, DCM’s innovations and creative division,...

FT Commercial Director of the Year

Financial Times

The FT's commercial sales team is spearheaded by co-Global Advertising Directors, Danny Aldred and Laura Milsted. The two are responsible for approximately £100m of advertising revenue per annum. A joint team of Advertising Directors was a new development for the FT, bringing together Danny, along-serving FT employee with Laur...

Lauren Hay

SevenC3

Gold

Lauren Hay

SevenC3

Lauren Hay joined digital content producer SevenC3 as a junior integrated designer in 2017, working across social content, social media campaign assets and digital ads.    

She has worked on projects for Vitality, building brand awareness and audience engagement, on subjects spanni...

Nicola Bullen

Spotify

Nic Bullen is a Senior Sales Planner at Spotify who has progressed to a regional lead role in just a matter of years, in which her team she manages has grown from 3 to 9 people. Nic saw a gap in the planning leadership in the UK team and pushed for it, bridging the gap between our sales team and other internal departments by building relati...

Best of the Best

i

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Gold

I

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The daily newspaper i and its inews.co.uk website, owned by JPIMedia, recorded its best ever performance in 2018, against a backdrop of falling circulation and increased pressure in the digital ad market.

I has increased profitability, recorded exponential growth in its digital audience and grown the year-on-y...

The Times and The Sunday Times

In an industry that is struggling to remain profitable as print is decline and the internet offers a multitude of free content across every pillar you could possibly think of, media brands are trying all sorts of tactics to prove their worth. It is The Times and The Sunday Times’ commitment to its 233-year old values, yet News UK&rsqu...

Guardian News & Media

The Guardian

Gold

Guardian News & Media

In 2018, Guardian News & Media revealed a tabloid redesign, introduced new sections in the newspaper and launched Feast, a food-focused magazine . An online refresh redefined the brand’s website’s navigation, helping users discover and engage with more of the content.

Several...

UKTV - Media Company of the Year

Despite the proliferation of the media landscape, UKTV has continued to buck the trend, outpacing its competitors by adapting its business and investing more in original content than ever before, creating a virtuous circle of investment that has driven significant business growth. UKTV is nimble, adaptable and always puts viewers at...

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