Singapore, 28 February 2012 – Her World, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd's ("SPH Magazines") flagship title and Singapore’s No. 1 women’s magazine, held its annual beauty awards at ION Orchard Art Gallery today.
Into its 11th year, the Her World Beauty Awards 2012 is the biggest ever, with 165 winners in skincare, makeup, hair care and more. A total of 703 nominees – 673 products, 25 brands and 5 stores – were evaluated across 90 categories according to how they best targeted the concerns and met the needs of customers.
Started in 2001, the Her World Beauty Awards event – the first of its kind held by a magazine in Singapore – honours outstanding players in the beauty industry for products that have demonstrated unparalleled superiority that were launched between October 2010 and September 2011.
Over 1,500 votes were received from readers – online and through magazine voting forms – to determine the Readers’ Choice winners. Her World’s panel of judges, comprising editors, beauty writers, leading make-up and hair experts, and doctors were tasked with assessing the Editors’ Choice Awards.
This year, the following two special awards chosen by the panel will also be given out:
- MOST INSPIRING FRAGRANCE AD: WOMEN
- MOST INSPIRING FRAGRANCE AD: MEN
Denyse Yeo, Editor, Her World, said: “The Her World Beauty Awards is still the most significant in the industry, thanks to strong support from readers and advertisers. We were the first magazine to hold an awards ceremony to recognise the best in beauty; we were also the first to let readers vote for their favourite beauty products.
“We have a record number of winners this year as beauty brands released even more innovative products – think anti-ageing sunscreens, lash-boosting mascaras and plant-based alternatives to retinol. It’s truly been an exciting year for beauty!”
Diana Lee, General Manager, Fashion & Beauty, SPH Magazines, said: “The Her World Beauty Awards event has always been a wonderful platform to recognise and support the best in the beauty industry. We congratulate the winning brands, and hope they continue to create innovative and effective products that meet the needs of women in Singapore.”
The complete Her World
Beauty Awards results will be published in Her World’s March 2012 issue. They will also be released online at www.herworldplus.com
from 6pm onwards today.
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About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories. It also publishes Harper's BAZAAR and Cosmopolitan in Singapore and Malaysia with Hearst Magazines International.
In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.com
have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.
SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.
With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.
In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of Antarctica Interactive Private Limited, the holding company of the Luxury Insider Group. It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications Luxury-Insider.com
, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and Asia-Pacific Spa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong.
As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.
About Her World
Launched in 1960, Her World is Singapore’s most established monthly women’s magazine with the highest readership. Her World equips today’s achieving woman with useful information on fashion and beauty, topical women’s issues, career, health, relationships, and lifestyle trends. It inspires with engaging reads, keeps its audience updated on international trends, and covers relevant issues with depth, breadth and sophistication. Its readership is 196,000 (Source: AC Nielsen Media Index 2009), reinforcing its position as the best-read women's magazine in Singapore. Her World has won several awards over the last few years, including the MPAS Magazine of the Year (2009), Excellence in Magazine Design Award 2008 by SOPA, Gold Award in the 3rd Asia Print Awards 2005, and Silver Award for Magazine Design in the IFRA Asia Media Awards 2006. It has editions in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.