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SPH wins big at Digital Media of the Year Awards

Singapore, 27 October 2011 – Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) online portals are the preferred digital media platforms of marketing professionals in Singapore, according to the latest results from the Digital Media of the Year Awards by Marketing Magazine. 
 
Seven of the winning websites are managed by SPH Magazines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPH. They are ranked among the top three across six categories: 
 
Luxury – The Peak (1st), Luxury Insider (3rd)  
Tech – HardwareZone.com (1st) 
Men – Men’s Health (1st) 
Women – Her World (2nd)  
Travel – SilverKris (2nd)  
Specialist Car – Torque (joint 2nd)
 
In particular, SPH Magazines has done well well in the Luxury category, with The Peak and Luxury Insider taking the top and third spots. 
Luxury Insider is managed by Antarctica Interactive Private Limited, the holding company of the Luxury Insider Group. SPH Magazines has a 34 per cent stake in the company. SilverKris, which is owned by Singapore Airlines with editorial content managed by SPH Magazines, is second in the Travel category.                                                                                   
 
Mr Loh Yew Seng, Chief Executive Officer of SPH Magazines, said: “We are delighted that advertisers and advertising agencies have placed their confidence in us. We have invested much time and resources into our new media portals to make them not just the best websites for our readers, but also the best viable marketing solutions for our advertisers."
 
He added: "Moving on, SPH Magazines will continue to improve our existing portfolio of websites and develop new and innovative sites for our readers as well as marketers."
 
The four other winning websites of SPH are: 
 
News – AsiaOne (1st), The Straits Times (3rd) 
Business and Finance – The Business Times (1st)  
Recruitment – ST701 (1st)  
 
A total of 603 respondents, including client advertisers from different industries and agencies, participated in the survey. The respondents included CEOs, managing directors, general managers, vice-presidents or director level marketers. 
 
The full results can be found on http://marketing-interactive.com/news/29211
 
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E 
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Ms Chin Soo Fang 
Head
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1216
 
Adrian Cheong
Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 2261
 
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
 
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
 
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
 
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 265 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. 
 
Broadcasting
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.
 
Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
 
Properties
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.