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SPH Magazines clinches bronze award at The Spark Awards 2014

Singapore, 28 August 2014 – Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) subsidiary SPH Magazines won a bronze award at The Spark Awards 2014. The awards ceremony was held this evening at the Westin Hotel, Singapore.

The Spark Awards is organised by Marketing Magazine, which offers advertising, marketing and media intelligence with editions in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. 

The awards aim to celebrate best practices in media solutions, products and services for media owners, advertisers, agencies and clients.

SPH Magazines’ research report “The Singapore Women Digital Study” clinched a bronze award in the “Best Insights and Research Project by a Media Owner” category. It also had another submission “The Advertising ROI Report” nominated in the same category. 

Mr Loh Yew Seng, CEO of SPH Magazines, said: “SPH Magazines is pleased to have clinched a bronze award as it reaffirms our belief in offering a unique value proposition to our readers and advertisers. This is achieved through insightful and cutting-edge research which informs and drives our content and marketing solutions. With our exceptional editorial standards and track record for producing impactful marketing campaigns, SPH Magazines is well placed to deliver maximum value to our readers and advertisers.”

For more details of this study, please visit http://www.sphmagazines.com.sg/singapore-women-digital-study/

Citizen journalism site Stomp’s entertainment website Lollipop (www.lollipop.sg) was a nominee in the“Best Website by a Media Owner” category.  Positioned as “Your frontseat to Asian showbiz”, Lollipop offers and engages its readers with up-to-date, interactive and in-depth coverage of the latest entertainment news with a distinct Asian focus.

Stomp was also nominated in the “Best Media Solution (Mobile)” and “Best App by a Media Owner” categories. 

SPH’s free-access, one-stop news and information portal Asiaone was nominated for its local food app SoShiok in the “Best App by a Media Owner” category. Also nominated was SPH’s bilingual tabloid My Paper’s Valentine Day-themed promotion “My Paper Love Hunt” in the “Best Media Solution – Print” category.


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For more information, please contact:

Yeo Siew Chi (Mr)
Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319-1586 
Email: yeosc@sph.com.sg 


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 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, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and SPH Razor. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions. The Malay language-daily Berita Harian has apps for both iPhones and Android smartphones and iPads, offering both native and PDF formats, and an online version.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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. 


Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO. 


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.