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FastJobs wins big at inaugural SPH Digital Division Awards

Singapore, 14 January 2016 – Job search portal FastJobs emerged as the biggest winner at the inaugural Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Digital Division Awards 2016 held at the SPH Auditorium this evening.

The SPH Digital Division Awards seeks to recognise the collaborative, enterprising and innovative spirit of digital content and delivery across 12 categories. Individual award categories included peer voting.

Launched in March 2015, FastJobs allows users to search for non-executive, part-time, contract and short-term holiday jobs. It is the only product that managed to score a hattrick in three award categories. Besides bagging the top award of the night for Best New Product, FastJobs also won Best Innovation and Best Campaign.

Conceptualised and developed by the teams at SPH Digital Division, FastJobs was acknowledged for its product concept as well as website, mobile site and native app design excellence. It was recognised by judges as an innovative concept that is relevant in the fast-paced digital industry.

FastJobs’ marketing campaign, which features a “running man” mascot, garnered awards for its creativity in crafting the right message for its target audience. The cross-platform campaign launched at the STJobs Career Fair included video, online and print advertising, as well as out-of-home advertising such as buses, taxis and at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.

Mr Mark Foo, Product Manager of FastJobs, said: “We are a very lean team of six people and winning three awards is an affirmation of our continuous efforts in innovation. The support given by management is unprecedented and they were behind us all the way. To date, we have almost doubled our daily job applications and our page views has also rose steadily to over four million.”

12 awards were given out at the SPH Digital Division awards ceremony, which celebrates excellence in the digital content delivery business and contributions from individual staff. Nominations commenced in December, with a total of 249 nominations received across all categories. For individual award categories, peer voting accounted for 50 per cent of the final result.

News and lifestyle website AsiaOne clinched the Best Design (in a digital format) award for its 2015 Year in Review site while video portal SPH Razor won Best Content Presentation for its BuildSG2065 video, part of an SG50 initiative by CapitaLand in The Straits Times.

“The Behind the Scenes Wonder”, “Most Inspiring Person”, and “Rookie of the Year” awards also acknowledged the individual contributions of Digital Division staff. The Pillar of Virtue and Integrity Award was presented in recognition of steadfast virtues of an individual.

Julian Tan, Head of SPH Digital Division, said: “All the nominees and winners have  demonstrated a high level of collaboration and creativity among their teams. This resulted in an outstanding high quality of work with many entries exhibiting out-of-the-box and cutting edge thinking. Congratulations to all winners and nominees!”


Winners of The Inaugural SPH Digital Division Awards 2016
Best Product – FastJobs
Best Innovation – FastJobs
Best Campaign – FastJobs
Best Improved Bottom-Line (Product) – Stomp
Best Design – 2015 Year in Review (AsiaOne)
Best Content Presentation – CapitaLand #BuildSG2065 campaign video (SPH Razor)
Best Sales Person – Sylvia Heng
Pillar of Virtue & Integrity – Lim Huishan, Head, Product Development
Best Collaborative Effort – AsiaOne team for General Election 2015 special
The Behind The Scenes Wonder – Zainah Omar, Assistant Manager, Digital Media Group
Most Inspiring Person – Liang Moung, Head of Digital Technology
Rookie of the Year – Yeo Pu Yuan, Management Associate and Janwelle Chua, Application Support Engineer

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For more information, please contact:

Andy Hartono
Awards Committee, Digital Division
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: +65 6319 6120

E-mail: andyh@sph.com.sg

Athena Kang
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: +65 6319 1225

E-mail: 
athenak@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, UFM100.3, 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. 

On an average day, 2.8 million* individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (
* Nielsen Media Index 2015, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

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 classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), 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.