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2018 PPA Awards - Winners Announced

The 38th annual PPA Awards were held tonight, June 27, at Grosvenor House, with 800 guests in attendance.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 28 June 2018 07:17

2018 PPA Awards - Winners Announced

Barry McIlheney: "Hats off to our winners, our runners-up and to all our nominees."

"The PPA Awards are the Oscars for consumer magazines and business media," said PPA CEO Barry McIlheney. "As always, they celebrate the very best of the best in this wonderful creative industry of ours. Hats off to our winners, our runners-up and to all our nominees."

PPA Chairman and CEO of TI Media Marcus Rich said: “This is a very special night in the PPA calendar. These awards truly set the benchmark for excellence in our industry – and shine a light on those who are really pushing the boundaries and driving our sector forward.”

Television and Radio Broadcaster Edith Bowman hosted the evening. Edith previously wrote a monthly column for Clash, was British Airways High Life magazine’s Music and Audio Critic and was Elle’s Music Editor. She is now a columnist for Balance. In 2016, she launched the podcast Soundtracking, allowing her to combine her love of music and film.

From a field of 400 entrants, from more than 70 companies, the winners represent the best of the best in magazine publishing and business media, says the PPA.

The 2018 PPA Awards Winners:

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Walk 1000 Miles 2017, Country Walking, Bauer Media

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Sonny Dhamu, Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Tom Meredith, ELLE UK, Hearst Magazines UK

DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

The Marketing Week Mini-MBA, Centaur Media

DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Beano.com, Beano Studios

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood, Dods Group

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Alison Graham, Radio Times, Immediate Media

Highly Commended: Polly Vernon, Grazia, Bauer Media

PUBLISHING INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Luke Nicholls, Content Director, edie, Faversham House

PUBLISHING INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Sophie Scott, Editor, Balance, EMP Publishing

EVENT OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Festival of Marketing, Centaur Media

Highly Commended: TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies, TTG Media

EVENT OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

New Scientist Live 2017, New Scientist

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS AND CONSUMER MEDIA)

Austin Collins/Oliver Collins, MDs, buyacar.co.uk, Dennis Publishing

WRITER OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Andrea Bell, WGSN Insight, Ascential

WRITER OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Roisín Dervish-O'Kane, Women's Health, Hearst Magazines UK

THE PPA GREAT LEAP FORWARD AWARD

Studio 1854, 1854 Media

Highly Commended: What Car?, Haymarket Automotive, Haymarket Media Group

EDITOR OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Cat Griffiths, The Lawyer, Centaur Media

Highly Commended: Sophie Griffiths, TTG, TTG Media

PPA CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue

"Edward Enninful is a thoroughly deserving recipient of this year's PPA Chairman's Award," said McIlheney. "Through his pioneering work on diversity in Vogue he has put his unique stamp on a truly iconic title, making a remarkable impact in such a short period of time."

EDITOR OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Farrah Storr, Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR

Time Out, Time Out Group

CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Slimming World Magazine, Slimming World

SPECIALIST CONSUMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Country Living, Hearst Magazines UK

FRONT COVER OF THE YEAR

Country Life, TI Media

BUSINESS MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

The Architects' Journal, EMAP/Metropolis

Highly Commended: Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group

CONSUMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Women's Health, Hearst Magazines UK

Highly Commended: Wallpaper*, TI Media

BUSINESS MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR

WGSN, Ascential

CONSUMER MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR

Mixmag, Wasted Talent

Highly Commended: BBC Gardeners' World, Immediate Media

PPA HALL OF FAME

Lord Bird MBE

"We are delighted and honoured to welcome Lord Bird as our sixth member of the PPA Hall of Fame," said McIlheney. "His passion for The Big Issue and for social reform has been an inspiration to all of us over the last 25 years."

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