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PPA Digital Awards 2016 – the winners

The PPA has announced the winners of The PPA Digital Awards 2016, its annual celebration of outstanding digital talent in consumer magazines and business media.

The event saw Dennis Publishing retain the title of Digital Publisher of the Year (Consumer Media) for the third year in succession.

In a triumphant night for the company, Dennis also took home awards for Commercial Team of the Year, Design/UX Product of the Year, and Audience Development Strategy of the Year.

In the Business Media category, the Digital Publisher of the Year award went to Plexus, part of Ascential, formerly the Top Right Group. In addition, Will Hurst of Plexus brand The Architects' Journal, was named Content Individual of the Year.

A total of 20 awards were handed out at a glittering ceremony, hosted by Mark Watson, at The Brewery in the City of London on the evening of November 8 in front of an audience of more than 400 industry professionals, says the PPA.

Other publishers to pick up awards on the night were: BBC Worldwide, Bauer Media, Condé Nast, The Economist Group, Haymarket Media Group, Hearst Magazines UK, Immediate Media Co, Seven, Shortlist Media, The Drum, Time Inc. UK, and Wild Bunch Media.

Barry McIlheney, CEO of the PPA, said: “Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s PPA Digital Awards. These awards celebrate the very best digital talent from across our industry, and it is genuinely exciting to see such truly innovative work right across the entire spectrum."

The winners of the PPA Digital Awards 2016 were:

COMMERCIAL INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR

Rachel Reidy, Wired UK, The Condé Nast Publications

COMMERCIAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Dennis Digital Sales Team, Dennis Publishing

COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

Stuff Innovators Powered By Intel, Stuff, Haymarket Media Group

DESIGN/UX PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

The WeekDay, The Week, Dennis Publishing

VIDEO OUTPUT OF THE YEAR

The Economist Films, The Economist Group

MARKETEER OF THE YEAR

Jamie Klingler, Shortlist Media

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Women’s Running, Wild Bunch Media

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY OF THE YEAR

Dennis Audience Development Team / Alphr

CONTENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

CONTENT INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR

Will Hurst, The Architects’ Journal, Plexus, Ascential

CONTENT LEADER OF THE YEAR

Claire Hodgson, Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

EDITORIAL CONTENT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Homemade, Seven/Gravity Road

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Secret Garden, BBC Gardeners’ World, Immediate Media Co

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

Powder, Time Inc. UK

NEW DIGITAL TALENT OF THE YEAR

Sarah Biddlecombe, Stylist, Shortlist Media

DIGITAL LEADERSHIP OF THE YEAR

Charlie Calton-Watson, Bauer Media

BRAND OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

The Drum

BRAND OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

BBC Good Food, BBC Worldwide / Immediate Media Co

DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Plexus, Ascential

DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Dennis Publishing