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SPH Magazines is top in the minds of advertisers and readers

 · Her World, CLEO and The Singapore Women’s Weekly sweep top three spots in Women’s Magazine of the Year category in Marketing Magazine’s trade survey 

· SPH Magazines’ monthly titles top key demographics and market segments in Nielsen Singapore Media Index 2013

Singapore, 8 November 2013 – SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines) has once again proven to be the undisputed Publisher of Choice amongst advertisers and readers, as results from a trade magazine survey and a nationwide survey on media consumption habits clearly show. 

Magazine of the Year survey by Marketing Magazine

With its publications ranked top in major categories in this year’s Magazine of the Year survey by trade magazine Marketing, SPH Magazines is once again the clear favourite of advertisers and marketers reaching out to their target audience.

A total of 763 respondents, which included 578 client-advertisers, participated in the survey. Eighty four per cent of client-advertiser respondents were manager-level decision makers and above with 16 per cent from the most senior ranks. Advertisers from major banks, FMCG companies, property developers, IT and telecommunications firms, as well as travel and tourism companies participated in the survey. Agency professionals across the marketing services spectrum were also well represented. 

The survey found that more advertisers chose SPH Magazines' publications to reach out to different target audiences in various categories, from Women’s MagazinesWomen’s Fashion MagazinesMen’s MagazinesMotor Vehicle Magazines to Property Magazines and Parenting Magazines

SPH Magazines’ titles came out tops in seven categories. In particular, SPH Magazines dominated the women’s market with Singapore's number one women's magazine
 Her WorldCLEO andThe Singapore Women’s Weekly ranked top three of the Women’s Magazine of the Year category; while Female and Harper’s Bazaar took first and third placing respectively in the Women's Fashion Magazine of the Year category. 

In addition, Her World and CLEO were voted second and third in the Magazine of the Year category. 

SPH Magazines' custom title for Singapore Airlines, SilverKris, won in the In-flight Magazine of the Year category, while Business Quotient (BizQ), published for Singapore Business Federation, was ranked second in the Local Business Magazine of the Year category. 

Other titles that won the top place in their respective categories include Torque for Motor Vehicle Magazine of the YearYoung Parents for Parenting Magazine of the Year, HardwareMAG forConsumer Electronics Magazine of the Year, and LP-Luxury Properties for Property Magazine of the Year.

For a full list of SPH Magazines' titles that were placed in the Magazine of the Year survey, please refer to the Annex

Mr Loh Yew Seng, Chief Executive Officer of SPH Magazines, said: "Magazines are one of the best ways for brand owners to engage and excite their target audience. We are delighted that our publications remain the top choice for advertisers who want the best marketing solutions for their brands. Besides continuously improving content of our print titles, we have also upgraded our existing online media platforms such as and introduced more than 60 titles on tablets and iPads.”

“In addition, we have also successfully developed innovative and memorable signature events such as the Men's Health Urbanathlon and Shape Run, which are eagerly anticipated each year by participants. In short, SPH Magazines offers a complete marketing proposition to advertisers that solves all their marketing needs," added Mr Loh.

In other results, The SME Magazine by The Business Times, the business and financial daily of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), was voted third in the Local Business Magazine of the Yearcategory. The SME Magazine is published by The Business Times in partnership with SPRING and IE Singapore. 

Nielsen Media Index 2013

Besides being the preferred choice of advertisers, the Nielsen Media Index 2013 topline results released this week also showed the popularity of SPH Magazines' titles among consumers in Singapore, with its publications ranked the top five among monthly women’s magazines. 

Her World continued its reign as the most popular monthly women’s magazine with a readership of 183,000, followed by Female (102,000), The Singapore Women’s Weekly (85,000), CLEO(81,000) and Simply Her (53,000). Other titles such as NuyouShape, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar also did well. 

SPH Magazines also performed well in other consumer segments, with 
Men’s HealthHome and DécorTorque and Young Parents continuing to be the magazines with the highest readership in Singapore in their respective categories. 

Said Mr Loh: “The Nielsen Singapore Media Index has shown that our titles are over and above the competition in terms of popularity among readers. It is also proof that SPH Magazines provides advertisers with the best magazines that most effectively achieve their marketing goals, affirming their decisions to place their trust in us". 

The Nielsen Singapore Media Index Report was conducted between July 2012 and June 2013. A total of 4,703 people from the Singapore population aged 15 and above were surveyed on their media consumption habits. 

Annex: SPH Magazines' results - Magazine of the Year survey by Marketing Magazine

  • Magazine of the Year
    2nd – Her World 
    3rd – CLEO
  • Women's Magazine of the Year
    1st – Her World
    2nd – CLEO
    3rd – The Singapore Women's Weekly
  • Women's Fashion Magazine of the Year
    1st – Female
    3rd – Harper's Bazaar
  • Men's Magazine of the Year
    2nd – Men's Health
  • Motor Vehicle Magazine of the Year
    1st – Torque
  • Parenting Magazine of the Year
    1st – Young Parents
  • Consumer Electronics Magazine of the Year
    1st – HardwareMAG (HWM)
  • Property Magazine of the Year
    1st – LP-Luxury Properties
  • In-flight Magazine of the Year
    1st – SilverKris
  • Chinese Magazine of the Year
    2nd – ICON
    3rd – Nuyou
  • Luxury Magazine of the Year
    2nd – The Peak
    3rd – AsiaSpa 
  • Local Business Magazine of the Year
    2nd – Business Quotient (BizQ)

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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, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as and 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,, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa 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.

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