The PPA Awards reward excellence across a wide breadth of publishing disciplines, including editing, subscription strategies, campaigns, teamwork, podcasting and diversity and inclusion. Three new categories were introduced for 2021 to reflect how the publishing industry is evolving: Best Response to COVID-19, Children’s Magazine of the Year and Subscriptions Strategy of the Year.
This year saw The Big Issue take home four awards – the most of any publisher – for a plethora of impressive achievements in supporting its community through Covid-19. Mark Allen Group won Special Interest Magazine Brand of the Year for Farmers Weekly and Immediate Media Co. secured Media Brand of the Year for BBC Good Food.
BBC TopGear by BBC Studios took home the Front Cover of the Year Award, as voted for by the public. And this year’s Chairman’s Award was awarded to Nursing Standard, RCNi.
PPA BEST RESPONSE TO COVID-19
The Big Issue's COVID-19 Response, The Big Issue
PPA BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
MedicinesComplete, Pharmaceutical Press, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
PPA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
The Big Issue Appeal, The Big Issue
PPA CHAIRMAN'S AWARD
Nursing Standard, RCNi
PPA CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Beano, DC Thomson Media
PPA COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR
Mark Ritson, Marketing Week, Centaur Media
PPA COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR
Hearst UK & Wake The Bear x NatWest, Cosmopolitan Home Made
PPA CONTENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR
PPA DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Peter Allen, Magneto, Hothouse Media
PPA DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD
PPA EDITOR OF THE YEAR
Alastair McLellan, Health Service Journal, Wilmington Healthcare
PPA EVENT OF THE YEAR
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, Future
PPA FRONT COVER OF THE YEAR
BBC TopGear, BBC Studios
PPA INDUSTRY PARTNER OF THE YEAR
PPA INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
The Big Issue Vendor Map - Digital Sales, The Big Issue
PPA MAGAZINE RETAILER OF THE YEAR
PPA MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR
BBC Good Food, Immediate Media Co.
PPA PODCAST OF THE YEAR
The Week Unwrapped, The Week, Dennis Publishing
PPA SPECIAL INTEREST MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR
Farmers Weekly, MA Agriculture, Mark Allen Group
PPA SUBSCRIPTIONS STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
The 1 million Sub Challenge!, Immediate Media Co.
PPA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
Haymarket Sustain, Haymarket Media Group
PPA TEAM OF THE YEAR
Marketing & Communications Team, The Big Issue
PPA UNSUNG HERO OF THE YEAR
Sofia Lind, Pulse, Cogora
PPA WRITER OF THE YEAR
Jessamy Calkin, Telegraph Magazine, Telegraph Media Group
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