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)
BRAND OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)
BBC Good Food, BBC Worldwide / Immediate Media Co
DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)
DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)