The Awards are now closed for entries. The shortlist will be revealed at the end of September
- DIGITAL BRAND OF THE YEAR
Recognising an outstanding Business or Consumer Media digital brand which is providing users, customers, and communities with an unbeatable range of digital content across multiple platforms.
Our judges will be looking for a real standout Business or Consumer Media digital brand that can demonstrate great strategic thinking and true innovation, with brilliant development follow-through, as well as all the necessary facts and figures that reinforce your brand’s overall commercial success.
- DIGITAL COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR
Recognising an innovative collaboration between a publishing business and commercial partner(s) that has brilliantly promoted a product, service, or brand through digital channels.
Our judges are looking for examples of exceptional content partnerships that are based on a truly progressive and mutually beneficial relationship between a publishing business and commercial partner(s). Campaigns must be shown to deliver against a client’s financial goals through a creative approach that has generated significant traction among the target audience.
- DIGITAL COMMERCIAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Recognising an outstanding sales team whose innovative approach and creative thinking have delivered truly exceptional results across digital platforms.
Our judges are looking for brilliant commercial teams with a blend of complementary sales skills who are adopting new approaches across digital channels, and exceeding all business expectations as a result.
- DIGITAL CONTENT CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Recognising an individual who consistently produces high-quality content that really resonates with their target audience across all digital channels.
Our judges will be looking for a journalist or content creator who is setting the bar particularly high amongst their peer group through their sheer creativity, innovation, and skill. Drawing on a solid understanding of their target market, this individual will be able to show how they have fully exploited the unique benefits presented by digital platforms to connect with their audience, producing consistently compelling content that genuinely enhances the credentials of the publishing brand they represent.
- DIGITAL CONTENT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Recognising a truly innovative editorially-led initiative that exploits the strengths of digital channels to create deep engagement with its target audience.
Our judges are looking for examples of where editorial teams are really pushing the digital boundaries to engage new audiences and/or cement relationships with an existing user base through unmissable content. Winning initiatives must demonstrate success in using digital channels to enhance the perception of the brand among its target audience, and how the initiative met or exceeded the aims it set out to achieve.
- DIGITAL CONTENT LEADER OF THE YEAR
Recognising the Digital Editors, Content Directors, strategists, and senior editorial staff responsible for managing the flow of high-quality content across digital channels to drive real engagement among their target audience.
Our judges are looking for true leaders in digital content strategy who can demonstrate a deep understanding of their market, their audience, and how to engage and influence them across digital channels. Creativity and business acumen will be rewarded, as well as genuine evidence of exceptional success and innovation in amplifying content performance. The Content Leader of the Year will be an outstanding individual who is outperforming the competition and all the expectations of end-users.
- DIGITAL CONTENT TEAM OF THE YEAR
Recognising a trailblazing team that delivers exceptional content across multiple platforms in a truly dynamic manner.
Our judges will be looking for outstanding content teams bonded together through a clear strategic vision, a lasting dedication to content excellence, and a forensic focus on content performance. Evidence will be required of how this has created real value for customers, deepened audience engagement, improved operational efficiency, and supported both top and bottom-line growth.
- DIGITAL INFORMATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Recognising an innovative digital information product that is invaluable in its target market, whether free-to-air or carrying a premium price for use in particular industries or professional workflows.
Our judges are looking for data-driven products with content that adds real value to users, enhancing their relationship with the brand. Whether an app, website, online directory or database, our judges will be looking for customer satisfaction, genuine innovation, and usability when selecting the winner, as well as sustainable commercial success either through subscriptions, license sales, or advertiser revenues.
- DIGITAL LAUNCH OF THE YEAR
Recognising the companies who are challenging the status quo through their latest launch or breakthrough product, this award celebrates creative, pioneering, and progressive innovation in the digital publishing arena.
Our judges will want to know how your product originated, what it does, and how it really fills a gap in the market. The winning entry could be an innovative start-up brand or new launch from an established publishing business, but it must demonstrate how it is fulfilling a real need in the industry and changing the game, whether through the products and services on offer, or the outstanding content that is produced.
- DIGITAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Recognising truly progressive Digital Leaders whose digital contribution has really enriched and genuinely elevated their particulate brand or company.
Our judges are looking for an outstanding leader whose real dedication and ongoing commitment across the board has revolutionised their brand or company's approach to digital content while also generating significant results in revenue and audience engagement. The winner will provide measurable evidence of their contribution to digital strategy as well as their commitment to developing a digital culture, providing ongoing development and support to their respective teams. The judges are also seeking to reward individuals who have been able to bring a positive to their team and the wider organisation.
- DIGITAL MARKETEER OF THE YEAR
Recognising a marketer who is finding innovative and effective ways to create engagement between a brand and its audience across digital platforms.
Our judges are looking for an individual who has played an absolutely integral role in developing innovative digital campaigns that have been proven to build and retain online communities, playing a major role in supporting ongoing revenue growth. The winning individual will have successfully implemented a strategy across multiple platforms by carefully crafting targeted campaigns that really encourage interaction and genuinely deepen brand engagement.
- DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)
Recognising an outstanding Business Media publisher who is leading the charge in the digital arena.
Our judges will be looking for outstanding companies who can demonstrate recent or ongoing radical success in enhancing their market position through the development of their brands across digital platforms. Our judges will be looking for evidence of a brilliant digital strategy, cultural commitment, development of new skills, a supportive approach to innovation and change, the specific achievements that make this year so particularly special, and, if relevant, some detail on your global reach and take-up. The winning company will also need to show clear evidence of sustainable revenues to provide all of the elements necessary to be crowned the PPA Business Media Digital Publisher of the Year.
- DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)
Recognising an outstanding Consumer Media publisher who is leading the charge in the digital arena.
Our judges will be looking for outstanding companies who can demonstrate recent or ongoing radical success in enhancing their market position through the development of their brands across digital platforms. Our judges will be looking for evidence of a brilliant digital strategy, cultural commitment, development of new skills, a supportive approach to innovation and change, the specific achievements that make this year so particularly special, and, if relevant, some detail on your global reach and take-up. The winning company will also need to show clear evidence of sustainable revenues to provide all of the elements necessary to be crowned the PPA Consumer Media Digital Publisher of the Year.
- MOBILE INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
Recognising mobile innovation that has resulted in a significant uplift in audience reach/ engagement and revenues.
Our judges are looking for genuine evidence of mobile innovation that has expanded the reach and influence of a brand among an existing and/or new target audience group. Particular credit will be given for intelligent use of data, a creative approach, and the longer-term sustainability of the relationships and revenues generated.
- NEW DIGITAL TALENT OF THE YEAR
Recognising an individual, new to their role, who is really disrupting the market through their innovation and endless creativity.
Our judges are looking to uncover a brilliant new talent within UK publishing who has taken on various digital challenges and turned them into unqualified successes through their sheer skills, relentless drive, and truly innovative thinking. The winning entrant will be a digital content, commercial or product champion with a real in-depth knowledge and deep understanding of their market, and a proven track record of making an outstanding contribution to the ongoing and consistently brilliant development of their particular brand or business.
- SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Recognising outstanding creativity and measured success on social media platforms as part of an overall marketing or editorial campaign.
Our judges will be looking for a brilliant social media campaign across one or more major digital platforms that has created lasting impact and delivered real measurable results. Particular attention will be paid to the creative use of social channels to amplify digital content, build the brand’s digital footprint, facilitate direct audience engagement, and support genuine commercial growth.
- VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Recognising a publisher or brand that has brilliantly harnessed video as a key part of their digital offering.
Our judges will be looking for outstanding examples of how video content has been used to truly augment the digital content offering of a brand or publisher. Innovation, creativity, and sheer quality of output will be taken into consideration along with audience engagement levels and the key role played by video in the ongoing development of the brand.
- WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
Recognising a financially sustainable and creatively excellent digital property which is prospering through a relentless focus on end-users.
Our judges are looking for a site that demonstrates robust use of technology and delivers an outstanding design/user-experience across all digital platforms. The winning site will provide a home to world-class digital content and act as a real hub for its community of users, with strong analytics detailing high levels of audience engagement.
PPA Member: £105 + VAT per entry
Non-member: £210 + VAT per entry
Independent Publisher PPA Member: £65 + VAT per entry
Independent Publisher Non-member: £130 + VAT per entry
- The eligibility period for entries is between July 1 2017 - June 30 2018
- Use your 400 word citation to make the case, clearly, concisely, and compellingly, as to why you should win the award. The judges will expect the submission to set out the goals that the entrant sought to achieve, and then evidence of having met those goals.
- Taking into account the testing market challenges faced by companies in the last 12 months, the judges will regard outstanding performance in holding market positions to be just as significant as growing shares and revenues.
- You may wish to support your entry with additional information such as financial information, market shares, traffic projections, analytics, advertiser and user research - all of which will be treated in the strictest confidence.
- No credit will be given for the quality of the design, or presentation of entries. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing the entries.
- The whole entry must be submitted online, as the judges will judge your entries online. If you have any supporting information that cannot be uploaded to our entry site, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org