Singapore, 6 August 2013 – SPH Magazines Pte Ltd ("SPH Magazines") clinched seven awards for its custom-published titles at the 2013 Content Marketing Awards. The awards, previously known as the Magnum Opus Awards, honour excellence in editorial and design in custom publishing and is the most prestigious form of recognition in this field of publishing. 800 entries were submitted by some of the best brands and marketing agencies from around the world.
SO/HO, a quarterly bilingual lifestyle magazine published for Far East Organization and targeted at affluent, independent and well-travelled readers with a penchant for indie brands, bagged Gold for Best Editorial – New Publication and Best Overall Design.
SilverKris, the travel magazine of Singapore Airlines which has been honoured with multiple editorial and design awards over the years, also clinched Gold for Best Cover.
For its revamped content and design, ASCENT, a quarterly publication of Ascendas, won Silver for Most Improved Editorial and an Honourable Mention for Most Improved Design. SPH Magazines first published ASCENT in July last year. Ascendas is Asia's leading provider and innovator of business space solutions and its real estate portfolio includes science, IT, business, high-tech manufacturers and customised developments for a host of industries.
Other custom-published titles also continued their winning streak at the awards. Singapore Health, a bi-monthly publication of the Singapore General Hospital and the SingHealth Group and a consistent winner at the Content Marketing Awards, bagged Bronze for Best Overall Editorial.
Savour, a quarterly food magazine published for Cold Storage, received an Honourable Mention for Best Overall Editorial. Last year, it won an award in the Best Editorial – New Publication category.
Mr Dennis Pua, Managing Director, SPH Magazines, said: "We are ecstatic over our win. It reinforces our vision as the Publisher of Choice, and shows that we are a multi-media company with significant presence in Singapore and in the region."
SPH Magazines is the appointed publishing agent for a diverse range of companies and organisations in the private and public sector. Its Custom Publishing unit offers expertise in all areas of publishing, from developing editorial content and design concepts to advertising sales, printing and distribution, and new media.
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About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories. It also publishes Harper's BAZAAR and Cosmopolitan in Singapore and Malaysia with Hearst Magazines International.
In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.com
have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.
SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.
With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.
In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formally known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications Luxury-Insider.com, Inluxe.cn,
as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and Asia-Pacific Spa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong.
As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.