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PPA Digital Awards – winners announced

Dennis Publishing is celebrating a rare double after being named Digital Publisher of the Year (Consumer Media) at the PPA Digital Awards for the second year in a row.

As well as retaining the Digital Publisher of the Year (Consumer Media) title, Dennis also scooped three further wins: it was named Development Team of the Year (Consumer Media), its Carbuyer brand won the PPA Digital Brand of the Year (Consumer Media) category, while Chief Technology Officer Paul Lomax was named the PPA Outstanding Digital Talent (Consumer Media) for 2015.

Reed Business Information took the Digital Publisher Of The Year award in the Business Media category, one of four awards the company won on the night along with Business Intelligence Product of the Year, Digital Innovation Of The Year, and Website of the Year (Business Media).

A total of 27 PPA Digital Awards winners were unveiled at a ceremony at the Intercontinental Park Lane on November 25, attended by more than 300 senior industry professionals.

Barry McIlheney, CEO of the PPA, said: “Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s PPA Digital Awards. This event is our chance to celebrate the very best digital talent in magazine media, and this year’s finalists and winners really stand out as the people, brands, and companies who are leading the way forward in the incredibly exciting and fast-growing world of digital publishing."

Winners of the PPA Digital Awards 2015

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL TALENT

Business: Lizzie Fuller, EMAP

Consumer: Paul Lomax, Dennis Publishing

COMMERCIAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Haymarket Creative Solutions, Haymarket Media Group

CONTENT SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR

The Profile Sales Team, Centaur Communications

RETAIL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

theROOMedit.com, Time Inc UK

START-UP OF THE YEAR

Business: Zapnito

Consumer: Shorthand

DIGITAL MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR

Business: Enhancing GP Audience Engagement, Cogora

Consumer: Immediate Media Subscriptions Marketing Team, Immediate Media Co

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Agility Crops, Reed Business Information

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR

Business: Gemma Mendham, Cogora

Consumer: Sarah Rafati, Time Inc UK

CONTENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Business: marketingmagazine.co.uk, Haymarket Media Group

Consumer: ELLE UK, Hearst Magazines UK

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Agility Crops, Reed Business Information

MOBILE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

The Economist Espresso App, The Economist Group

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

Business: Farmers Weeekly, Reed Business Information

Consumer: The Debrief, Bauer Media

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Centaur Digital Development Team Wordpress Re-Platforming, Centaur Communications

DIGITAL MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

British Airways, Cedar Communications

DIGITAL BRAND OF THE YEAR

Business: RCNI

Consumer: Carbuyer, Dennis Publishing

DIGITAL PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Business: Reed Business Information

Consumer: Dennis Publishing