Singapore, 25 November 2011 - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) won a total of seven awards at the Asian Digital Media Awards 2011 organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in conjunction with the third Digital Media Asia Conference. The awards attracted entries from more than 40 media companies across 15 Asian countries, and the results were announced last night in Hong Kong.
The Asian Digital Media Awards acknowledges the best of how individuals and organisations embraced new technology, innovative thinking and creativity in digital media in Asia.
SPH won two Cross Media awards in the Cross Media Advertising category, reinforcing the fact that SPH is the most innovative company in the region when it comes to cross media marketing. SPH's inaugural trade event 'SPH Turns You On' won a Gold Award. The win marked the second time SPH has clinched the Gold award in this category. The Straits Times on iPad, which has been well received by advertisers who created interactive advertisements for their brands, won a Bronze Award.
Also proving its strength in mobile publishing, SPH won both the Gold and Silver Awards in the Best In Mobile Media Award - Mobile Publishing category. SPH's straitstimes.com won the Gold Award, while AsiaOne won the Silver Award. At last year's inaugural Asian Digital Media Awards, the Gold award was also bagged by SPH. The award honours the best and most innovative services offered by a newspaper publisher on a mobile platform.
Another Gold Award was won by straitstimes.com in the Best in Online Media Award - Newspaper Website category, while HardwareZone.com, by SPH Magazines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SPH, won the Silver Award in the Best In Online Media Award - Magazine Website category.
STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), SPH's popular online citizen journalism portal, won a Bronze medal in the Best in Social Media Award category.
Awards won by SPH at the Asian Digital Media Awards 2011
Best in Online Media Award – Newspaper Website
Gold – straitstimes.com
Best in Online Media Award – Magazine Website
Silver – HardwareZone.com
Best in Cross Media Award – Cross Media Advertising
Gold – ‘SPH Turns You On’ trade event
Bronze – The Straits Times on iPad
Best in Mobile Media Award – Mobile Publishing
Gold – straitstimes.com
Silver – AsiaOne
Best in Social Media Award
Bronze – STOMP
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 265 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.