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SPH Radio and SPH Digital clinch honours at The Spark Awards

Singapore, 28 August 2015 – Two Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) business units, SPH Radio and SPH Digital Division have clinched four awards at The Spark Awards 2015 last night.

The Spark Awards, organised by Marketing Magazine, is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia which aims to celebrate and honour top media owners and publishers from across the region. A total of 73 trophies were awarded to the leading media owners at the ceremony held at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.

SPH Radio bagged two awards at The Spark Awards: a Gold in the "Best Commercial Team" category and Bronze in the “Best Media Solution – Radio” category for its “Experience Macau” campaign on station, Kiss92 – a collaboration with the Macau Government Tourism Office (Singapore Representative Office). SPH Radio's revamp of ONE FM 91.3 was a finalist in the "Best Launch/Re-launch by a Media Owner" category as well.

SPH’s free-access, one-stop news and information portal AsiaOne clinched the Silver award in the “Most Improved Offering by a Media Owner” for its revamped mobile and iPad apps. Offering an improved interface and functionality, AsiaOne gives readers a well-informed overview of affairs happening in the region, from news to lifestyle topics. AsiaOne's event, AsiaOne People's Choice Awards 2015, was also a finalist in the "Best Event by a Media Owner" category.

SPH’s FastJobs app, a platform for job seekers to search for temporary, contract, freelance and part-time jobs, was  awarded a Bronze in the “Best App by a Media Owner” category. Packed with essential functionalities, the app simplifies and fast-tracks the job search and application process for users. Since its inception in March 2015, the app has garnered close to 158,000 downloads.  

Mr Julian Tan, Head of SPH Digital, said: "We are honoured to have clinched these two awards. They have affirmed SPH Digital's commitment to constantly innovate and create new and exciting offerings for the industry and we will continue to pursue that mission." 

Mr Sim Hong Huat, General Manager of SPH Radio, said: "The 'Best Media Solution - Radio' award is a great testimonial to SPH Radio's creativity and ability to execute clients' campaigns successfully by going beyond the audio execution. With the Macau Tourism campaign on Kiss 92, we demonstrated how we can use radio to truly engage listeners. Our commercial team has really helped to shake up the market  make our presence felt, and with this Gold Award for The Best Commercial Team in the region, I am sure it will further motivate the team to break new grounds."


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Chua Pei Ling
Executive, Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 1895 
HP: 9382 3158
Email: 
plchua@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, My Paper (English section) and two student publications IN and Little Red Dot. 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's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, 
omy.sg and SPH Razor. 

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

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


SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


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.


Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH's online classified include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarMart and StreetSine.

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


Events and Exhibitions

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. 

Education

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


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