2018 PPA Awards winners announced

Laura Rutkowski

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

"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. The elite judging panel featured accomplished names from across the publishing world, meaning the PPA Awards are uniquely valued and judged by industry peers.


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

 

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

Bronze

The Big Issue

The Big Issue

Silver

BBC Gardeners’ World

Immediate Media

Gold

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

 

The Awards were made possible thanks to the support of the PPA's Strategic Partners: Adestra, Air Business, Pensord, Rhapsody, Wyndeham Group and YM Group.

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