Consumer Publishers Dominate the British Media Awards

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Consumer Publishers Dominate the British Media Awards

British Media Awards

British Media Awards

The cream of the country's publishing industry gathered last night to celebrate excellence and innovation at the British Media Awards 2013. Dennis Publishing, Emap, Racing Post, BBC Sport, Hearst and Future all honoured with prizes, in what has become the industry's premier and most forward-thinking awards ceremony.

With a panel of judges that have unparalleled experience in the industry, the BMAs seek out and reward those that excel in each of the carefully chosen categories. This year’s winners were dominated by consumer publishers who demonstrated fantastic innovation especially with relation to digital products including smartphones and tablets.

With exceptional entries across all categories again this year, the judges took many hours to deliberate winners for each of the twelve awards categories.

This year’s winners included:

Digital Product of the year
Racing Post iPhone app – Racing Post

Print Product of the year
Digital Camera – Future

Launch of the year
Pacing Post iPad – Racing Post

Event of the year
Cake & Bake Show – Cake & Bake

Cross-Media Project of the year
Multi-Platform audience – PwC

Media Marketing Team of the year
Mollie Makes – Future

Media Sales Team of the year
Enterprise Team – Dennis

Media Editorial Team of the year
Digital Spy – Hearst

Media Technology Product of the year
REVV – Rubicon Project

Rising Star Award
Nadine Woogara – Emap

Media Product of the year
Digital Olympics – BBC

Media Company of the year
Future

We would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners. With hundreds of entries the high standard of which once again marked out the British Media Awards as the benchmark for the industry.

In addition Felix Dennis, the founder of Dennis Publishing, was awarded a special Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dennis's career has seen him stay at the vanguard of both consumer and business publishing in the UK and overseas. Starting with underground magazine, Oz, Dennis founded his own magazine publishing company in the 1970s. A string of successes, including Kung Fu Monthly, Personal Computer World and The Week have since followed.

The British Media Awards gave Dennis this honour to acknowledge his unique contribution to the industry

All of this year’s winners were interviewed onsite at the awards ceremony. All of their reactions and a highlights reel from the night can be found on the events website http://www.britishmediaawards.com .

For more information from this year’s British media Awards, next year’s event and enquiries about sponsorship opportunities please contact Tim Headley: tim.headley(at)briefingmedia(dot)com or 0207 3322 921.

Notes to Editors:

The British Media Awards are organised by Briefing Media Ltd
For more information contact:
Briefing Media Ltd:
Elisabeth Mork-Eidem, Head of Events – Elisabeth.Mork-Eidem(at)briefingmedia(dot)com
Tim Headley, Marketing Manager, Tim.Headley(at)briefingmedia(dot)com, 020 7332 2921

About the British Media Awards:
The British Media Awards highlight the best in business across the entire media industry. From the Lifetime Achievement Award to the media product of the year award, our expert panel of judges recognise excellence across the whole industry. The awards have quickly become the standard that those leading this sector measure themselves and their peers by. With a panel of judges that have unparalleled experience in the industry the awards seek out and reward those that excel in each of the carefully chosen categories. We want to highlight innovation and excellence no matter where it comes from – be it a print newspaper, a digital business website or a mobile version of a consumer magazine. We believe that we can all learn from each other no matter which sector it’s in. Our aim is simple; to celebrate inspiring and creative ideas that have changed the way the media industry works. Full coverage from the British Media Awards can be found here: http://www.britishmediaawards.com.

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