Singapore, May 9, 2014 – SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines) bagged several wins at the MPAS Awards 2014 held yesterday evening at the Rendezous Hotel Singapore. The annual awards recognise outstanding and creative work produced by the magazine publishing industry in Singapore.
SPH Magazines won a total of seven awards. Of these, four titles received top honours in their respective categories.
Singapore’s leading women’s title, Her World, was named Women’s Media of the Year. Her World is Singapore’s most established monthly women’s magazine with 183,000 readers, according to the 2013 Nielsen Media Index. It is the voice of the Singapore woman and a one-stop read for today’s stylish achiever with useful and empowering articles on fashion and beauty, women’s issues, career, health, relationships and lifestyle trends.
Torque,the country's premier home-grown car magazine and the authority on all things automotive in Singapore, won the Special Interest Media of the Year award (tie with Asian Diver). Torque's editorial content is provided by Singapore's most respected motoring journalists, whose combined experience and expertise are recognised by readers and motor trade executives as the best in the business.
The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel won the award for Food Media of the Year. Gourmet & Travel reports on the finest gourmet offerings in Singapore and around the world and has already clinched numerous local and international awards since its inception four years ago. It is a brand extension of The Peak, the leading monthly luxury lifestyle magazine for captains of industry and business leaders.
Winning Travel Media of the Yearwas SilverKris, the travel magazine of Singapore Airlines. SilverKris is available onboard all Singapore Airlines flights around the world and has a global readership of 1.5 million, comprising business and leisure travellers every month. The award-winning title is well regarded for its premium content, marked by insider perspectives and visually engaging spreads.
In addition, merit awards were won by fashion-forward Female magazine in the Lifestyle/Fashion/Entertainment Media of the Year category, as well as by Her World and herworldPLUS (www.herworldplus.com) in the Integrated Media Brand of the Year category. A comprehensive Singapore-centric women’s interest online network, herworldPLUS covers the broad spectrum of interests and stages that make up a modern woman’s life.
These awards clearly attest to the fact that the winning titles are ahead of the curve and lead the way in their respective fields of topical interests and targeted readership segments.
SPH Magazines was also presented with a merit award for Media Publishing Company of the Year.
Mr Loh Yew Seng, CEO of SPH Magazines, said: "The awards garnered affirm SPH Magazines' pole position in Singapore’s publishing scene and our staff's continuing commitment to excellence in delivering top notch products and experiences to readers in various segments and across media platforms."
Awards won by SPH Magazines at the 2014 MPAS Awards
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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, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.
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 WhiteWave Media Group (formally known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). 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.
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