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BSME Awards 2014 – winners announced

The 2014 British Society of Magazine Editors Awards were held at The Brewery in London on the 17th November.

Guy Woodward, BSME Chair and Associate Editor of Harrods Publishing said: “I never cease to be amazed by the creativity and ingenuity displayed by magazine editors in this country. What shone through this year was the hunger to embrace and exploit a hugely varied array of additional publishing formats and revenue streams – from apps to events. The best magazine brands are now like clubs – they’re with their readers in every aspect of their lives – on mobile, in print, online and in person.

“Magazine and digital brands continue to evolve in line both with technology and the habits of their readers. It makes for a wonderful cocktail of offerings – as evidenced by the winners of the two biggest awards of the night: The Editors’ Editor, voted for by BSME members, went to Luke Lewis, editor of the widely disseminated BuzzFeed, while the Mark Boxer award for outstanding editorial contribution to the industry went to Richard Ingrams, founder of the determinedly print-centric Private Eye and the Oldie – who has probably never heard of BuzzFeed.”

The winners:

EDITORS OF THE YEAR

BUSINESS BRAND – MONTHLY OR LESS FREQUENT

Robert Jeffery, People Management

Runner-Up: Matthew Gwyther, Management Today

BUSINESS BRAND – WEEKLY/FORTNIGHTLY/MORE FREQUENT

Rebecca Evans, Construction News

BRANDED CONTENT – BUSINESS

Stuart Knott, Market (Lloyds of London)

BRANDED CONTENT – CONSUMER

William Sitwell, Waitrose Kitchen

ENTERTAINMENT BRAND

Ben Preston, Radio Times

Runner-Up: Jeremy Mark, Heat

LIFESTYLE BRAND

Susy Smith, Country Living

Runner-Up: David Rowan, Wired

SPECIAL INTEREST BRAND

Pete Muir, Cyclist

MEN’S BRAND

Toby Wiseman, Men’s Health

WOMEN’S BRAND – MONTHLY OR LESS FREQUENT

Louise Court, Cosmopolitan

Runner-Up: Kate Reardon, Tatler

WOMEN’S BRAND – WEEKLY/FORTNIGHTLY/MORE FREQUENT

Jane Bruton, Grazia

Runner-Up: Lisa Smosarski, Stylist

YOUTH & CHILDREN’S BRAND

Steph Cooper, CBeebies Art

NEWSPAPER OR CURRENT AFFAIRS BRAND

Nicola Jeal, The Times Magazine

Runner-Up: Sue Peart, YOU Magazine

DIGITAL EDITORS OF THE YEAR

DIGITAL EDITOR – BUSINESS

Jon Yeomans, thegrocer.co.uk

DIGITAL EDITOR – CONSUMER

Hannah Williams, bbcgoodfood.com

THE FIONA MACPHERSON NEW EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Greg Cochrane, nme.com

ART DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR

ART DIRECTOR – BUSINESS

Sam Walker, Market (Lloyds of London)

ART DIRECTOR – CONSUMER

Giles Arbery, Stylist

Runner-Up: Richard Murray, Completely London (KFH)

ART DIRECTOR – DIGITAL

Paul Solomons, GQ App

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Nikki Wicks, Forever Sports

COLUMNISTS OF THE YEAR

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – BUSINESS

Justin Pollard, E&T

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER

Caitlin Moran, The Times Magazine

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Alex Matthews-King, Pulse

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INNOVATION / BRAND-BUILDING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Mark Hedges, Country Life – HRH Prince of Wales as Guest Editor

Runner-Up: Alastair McLellan, Health Service Journal – Health Service Journal Intelligence

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Bea Appleby, Girl Talk – Girls Are Amazing

EDITORS’ EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Luke Lewis, BuzzFeed UK

MARK BOXER AWARD

Richard Ingrams