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omy.sg honoured at Asian Digital Media Awards 2012 and Asian Publishing Convention 2012

Singapore, 29 November 2012 – After scoring two international awards this year, omy.sg, Singapore’s leading news and entertainment portal, continued its winning streak by clinching a Silver award at the WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media Awards 2012 (ADMA) and two excellence awards at the Asian Publishing Convention 2012 (APC).

    omy.sg’s winning entry for ADMA was for its Social Media Fiesta project (http://project.omy.sg/social-media-fiesta) – an umbrella of social media events held in Singapore annually between April and July.

    At the APC, omy.sg won two excellence awards, one for the same Social Media Fiesta project in the “Best Multimedia Campaign by Corporate Advertiser”  category and another for its innovative “Vice Ring Probe” Mobile News Magazine App 《新闻大事件系列~名人嫖雏妓案》(http://project.omy.sg/mobile-app/vice-ring-probe/) in the “Best Multimedia Integration to Engage Audiences”   category. The latter is a paid Android mobile app detailing the news development on the underage prostitute case involving many high profile Singapore men earlier this year.

    The ADMA award was presented at a cocktail reception on 28 November 2012 at Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while the APC award was presented at a gala dinner at Crown Plaza Mutiara, two days later, also in Kuala Lumpur. A total of 157 entries from 34 companies in 8 countries were submitted for the APC awards.

    Ms Lee Kuan Fung, Associate Editor, omy.sg, said: "We are very pleased with the harvest of awards this year for omy.sg from around the world, competing against global publications. The portal has been around for five years and yet we still treat every day as a fresh start for innovation to better serve our readers and advertisers. In the year ahead, expect more interesting product offerings coming from omy.sg and the rest of the Chinese newspapers under SPH.”

    In October, omy Blog Club was a Gold Award winner in the prestigious WAN-IFRA XMA Cross Media Award 2012 under the Monetisation Category for Social Media in Frankfurt, Germany. In June, omy.sg was presented with a Honorable Mention award for its coverage of the Singapore 2011 General Elections at the SOPA 2012 Awards in Hong Kong, organised by The Society of Publishers in Asia. Earlier in May, it came in third in the Marketing Solutions for Advertising Clients (circulation over 300,000) category at the 82th International Newsmedia Association (INMA) World Congress in Los Angeles, California.


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    For more information, please contact:


    Alvin Lim
    Assistant Manager, Online Marketing

    www.omy.sg 
    Singapore Press Holdings
    DID: 6319 2490
    Email: 
    limlh@sph.com.sg

    Francis Mah
    Senior Manager
    Corporate Communications
    Singapore Press Holdings
    DID : 6319 1028
    Email : 
    mahys@sph.com.sg

    About 
    omy.sg
    omy.sg is Singapore's first bilingual-friendly (Chinese and English) interactive web portal by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH). It is available on mobile platforms via two apps on both iPhone and Android - omy News and omy Showbiz. The portal provides the latest news and info-tainment for web-savvy users who want to be engaged and involved with the news they read. omy.sg enjoys over 15 million page views* from 550,000* unique visitors per month, and is one of the top news/entertainment/blog sites in Singapore. omy.sg also manages a community of 3,000 bloggers registered with the omy Blog Club and is the only media in Singapore organising a series of social media events annually under its Singapore Social Media Fiesta branding, covering major social media platforms.

    Get connected with 
    omy.sg!
    Official Website : 
    http://www.omy.sg
    Official Facebook : 
    https://www.facebook.com/omyfan
    Official Twitter : 
    http://www.twitter.com/omySG
    Official Instagram : @omySG
    Official Foursquare : @omySG
    Social Media Fiesta : 
    http://project.omy.sg/social-media-fiesta

    Source: (*Nielsen NetRatings, Aug 2012)


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    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. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 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.


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