Singapore, 26 September 2017 - SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines) garnered top awards for its leading titles at the MPAS Awards 2017 held this evening at The Fullerton Hotel. The annual awards, organised by the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS), recognises the achievements, best practices and top talents of Singapore's Magazine Publishing industry.
The leading publisher in Singapore and the region won a total of eight awards, making it one of the biggest winners.
ICON Singapore is once again named Chinese Media of the Year. The leading luxury lifestyle magazine for Singapore’s most affluent and influential women, ICON profiles and reports on international celebrities, high fashion and jewellery, coveted timepieces, beauty and luxury living. Closely attuned to the glamorous lifestyles and preferences of its readers, ICON - in print and online - provides engaging insider reads complemented by beautifully executed creative visuals and spreads.
HardwareZone, leader in tech media for this region, is awarded Consumer Review Media of the Year. The authoritative and trusted tech portal has won many online media awards, and reaches out to a large pool of high quality audience who rely on the site for personal tech recommendations and business IT purchase decisions.
Female, Singapore’s leading fashion and beauty magazine, is Fashion Media of the Year. Female, a true-blue homegrown Singaporean women’s fashion magazine, sets itself apart from its competitors by covering fashion, beauty, luxury, design and pop culture in a highly original, authentic manner that is relatable to its readers. As one of its key tenets, it champions local talents, and engages forward-thinking women and the millennial generation with sharp insights, creative visuals and inventive videos. And its audience is responding well: Today, it enjoys an almost two-fold increase in digital page-views from previous year while maintaining its leading position in print readership.
The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel is crowned Food Media of the Year for the fourth year running. A bi-annual spin-off title of The Peak magazine, Gourmet & Travel is the definitive and authoritative guide to the best dining and travel experiences, and is highly regarded for its insider content, expert insights and highly creative visual spreads. The magazine has already collected numerous accolades and awards including Video Media of the Year 2016 since its inception seven years ago.
SilverKris, the inflight travel magazine of Singapore Airlines, garnered two awards namely In-Flight Media of the Year and Travel Project of the Year. Read by a well-travelled audience from all over the world, the magazine is designed to inform, educate and inspire readers with new and unique travel experiences. Powerful imagery and evocative writing, combined with insider insights and information, are key distinguishing features of SilverKris.
The Johnnie Walker House Edit, produced for premium drinks distributor Diageo, bagged Contract Publication of the Year (Gold) award. This coffee-table book-inspired publication delves into pertinent lifestyle topics curated for readers with a penchant for sophisticated, luxury living. Beautifully packaged, the publication stands out for its unique creative concepts and engaging reads.
THE PEAK website www.thepeakmagazine.com.sg is named Website of the Year (Silver). THE PEAK is well regarded for being a trusted authority on the finer things in life and its signature reporting on the luxury lifestyles and success stories of the most influential, powerful and affluent business leaders in Singapore. Online, THE PEAK commands similar engagement, carrying in-depth reviews on exquisitely-crafted timepieces, fashion trend reports, new gourmet and travel experiences and the latest in design. Content, carefully curated, is incisive, in-depth and insightful, enriched by engaging videos.
Mr Loh Yew Seng, CEO, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd, said: "Awards like these help to validate and confirm SPH Magazines’ capabilities in enabling brand owners and marketers to reach a broad spectrum of audience segments and networks through the extensive multiplatform touchpoints. We will continue to strive to produce high quality magazines and websites that effectively serve our readers and partners.”
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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 together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise 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, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.
In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.com, HardwareZone.com and Luxury-Insider.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.
As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.
Visit www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.