Singapore, 10 July, 2012 – SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (“SPH Magazines”) recently bagged three awards for its custom-published titles at the APEX Awards 2012, including a Grand Award.
The 24th annual Awards for Publication Excellence recognises outstanding work in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. It received close to 3,400 entries this year.
SilverKris, The Travel Magazine of Singapore Airlines, clinched a Grand Award in the Design and Illustration category. The Grand Award is only awarded to the top 100 outstanding entries among the thousands of entries received each year. Judges praised SilverKris for its “stunning, varied spreads, which still manage to carry through the magazine's central design theme”, as well as world class photography with informative captions.
Two other titles were also honoured with Awards of Excellence. Savour, the quarterly publication of Cold Storage, received an Award of Excellence in the Custom-Published Magazines and Journals category.
Singapore Nautilus received an Award of Excellence in Illustration and Typography. The quarterly magazine of the Maritime and Authority of Singapore covers local and international maritime issues.
Dennis Pua, Managing Director, SPH Magazines, said: “We are very pleased with our wins. These international awards reaffirm our strong capabilities in Custom Publishing and we will certainly continue to raise the bar in producing high-quality publications.”
SPH Magazines is the appointed publishing agent for a diverse range of companies and organisations in the private and public sector. Its Custom Publishing unit offers expertise in all areas of publishing, from developing editorial content and design concepts to advertising sales, printing and distribution, and new media.
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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 and HardwareZone.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, Inluxe.cn, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa 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.
Visit www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.