Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and South China Morning Post (SCMP) emerged as the biggest winners at the 9th Digital Media Awards organised by WAN-IFRA. The Prize delivered in Hong Kong awards two new Gold winners from Indonesia and the Philippines.
Singapore Press Holdings topped the chart with 13 awards including three gold; while South China Morning Post clinched five awards, including two gold in the “Best Data Visualisation” and “Best Digital News Start-up” categories.
PT GVM Network and Rappler.com are two first-time winners. PT GVM Network (Womantalk.com) from Indonesia won Gold in the “Best in Digital Marketing” and bronze in the “Best in Social Media Engagement” categories. Rappler, from the Philippines won Gold for “Best Use of Online Video” – the most competitive category with a record 38 submissions, the highest for this year’s event.
The Awards are the most prestigious recognition in Asia of outstanding work by publishers in adopting digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total offerings to meet the changes in how people consume news today.
This year’s Awards, sponsored by Google News Initiative, attracted 157 entries from 27 media companies across 10 Asian countries.
The ceremony was held at Digital Media Asia 2018, WAN-IFRA’s annual digital conference which opened on November 8, 2018 and saw over 400 media executives from 40 countries attending.
The Gold winners of this Asian edition will compete with counterparts from other regions – Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and South Asia – during the WAN-IFRA’s World Digital Media Awards in June 2019.