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SPH lauded at INMA Awards 2015

"See The Big Picture" awarded second in Best Use of an Event to Grow a News Brand
"The New Paper Big Walk 2014" gets second place in Best Idea to Grow Subscription Sales

Singapore, 13 May 2015 - Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) won two accolades at the INMA Awards 2015, held at the Edison Ballroom in New York's Times Square this morning (Singapore time).  

"See The Big Picture", a campaign organised by SPH in celebration of its 30th anniversary last year, came in second for the Best Use of an Event to Grow a News Brand category. The category recognises the most creative selection and execution of an event tied to and enhancing a news brand or key segments of a news brand and/or generating revenue. The New Paper, a tabloid-sized publication by SPH, also walked away with the second prize for Best Idea to Grow Subscription Sales for its "The New Paper Big Walk 2014" campaign. This category recognises the best marketing activities to acquire and retain subscribers of a publication in print, digital, and/or across platforms.

Into its 80th year, the coveted INMA Awards represent the pinnacle in media industry creativity to energise news brands, stimulate audiences, innovate in product development, and grow revenue in transformational times. This year, a total of 578 entries from 190 market-leading companies in 38 countries were generated.

Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, said: "These awards are testimony to our unending quest for innovation and creativity, which is important in face of the challenges in today's media industry. We will continue to pursue excellence in all our businesses and events to engage all our stakeholders."

The “See the Big Picture” campaign organised by SPH and Germs Digital featured autistic savant Stephen Wiltshire, who drew Singapore's cityscape from memory at Paragon in July 2014. It attracted over 150,000 visitors in five days. As part of its active corporate citizenry, SPH also invited special needs and underprivileged children to meet and interact with Mr Wiltshire. The 4m X 1m Singapore panorama was presented to President Tony Tan Keng Yam last September, as SPH's gift to the nation for Singapore's 50th birthday. It is now on display at URA’s Singapore City Gallery. SPH has given merchandising rights of the artwork to Pathlight School. Pathlight, the first autism-focused school in Singapore that offers a unique blend of mainstream academic curriculum and life readiness skills, has produced exclusive prints and unique merchandise adapted from the artwork. All net proceeds of the sales will go to Autism Resource Centre, in aid of people with autism. For enquiries, please email: mall@pathlight.org.sg .  

The New Paper Big Walk is a mass-participation walking event held annually in Singapore since 1991. It has held a Guinness Book of World Record for the largest mass walking event in the world. 18,000 participants took part in the 2014 edition, with tickets being snapped up within 19 days. 

Prior to the INMA Awards, "See The Big Picture" also won:
· Gold for Best in Community Service at the Asian Media Awards 2015 
· One silver award for Best PR Idea and One bronze award for Most Creative PR Stunt at the PR Awards 2015 
· Three gold awards for Best Brand Awareness Campaign, Best Original Content and Best Use Of Mobile For An Event, and one silver award for Best Integration of Mobile at the Mob-Ex Awards 2015  
· One gold award for Best Web Video - Documentary by SPH Razor at the W³ Awards 2014 
· Three silver awards for Best Consumer Event, Best Exhibition Event and Best Multi-Channel Campaign at the Marketing Events Awards 2014 
· One bronze award for Entertainment & Branded Content – Live Experience at the Creative Circle Awards 2014
In addition, The New Paper Big Walk also won bronze for Best in Newspaper Marketing at the Asian Media Awards 2015.

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For more information, please contact:

Chin Soo Fang (Ms)
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1216
Email: 
soofang@sph.com.sg

Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager 
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226 
Email:
 derorw@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.

Media 

The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section). It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like 
hardwarezone.com,herworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. 

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.

Other Businesses


Online Classified and New Media

SPH's online classified and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine; Asiaone, Stomp, 
omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business, 701Search, has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

In addition, SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

Education

SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. 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.