Telegraph Media Group picked up four awards at the tenth annual Digital Publishing Awards 2011 last night.
They included best use of innovation for its How Should I Vote app and an individual award for digital media editor Emma Barnett.
The judges said Barnett’s technology channel had become a must-read destination for breaking news and that she had helped ‘shift coverage from feature-led to breaking news-led, ensuring the beat became a priority for the newsroom”.
Mail Online won the best consumer website award and Centaur Media’s Marketing Week picked up the award for best business website.
The awards – organised by the Association of Online Publishers – were held at the Roundhouse in Camden and hosted by comedian Russell Kane.
To mark the tenth anniversary a new AOP Grand Prix award was introduced. It was won by Future Publishing, which also scooped the prize for best digital publisher.
Judges said: ‘They set a great example to other companies that you don’t need mega budgets to transform your business, just an entrepreneurial and consistent attitude to new media across the organisation.”
News International won the best launch award for The Times & Sunday Times digital subscription product, which was described as ‘a gutsy move, uniting the whole company together in a single vision, resulting in a beautiful end product”.
Here is the full list of winners:
- Grand Prix – Future Publishing
- Launch – The Times & Sunday Times digital subscription product
- Editorial team: business – Chemist+Druggist (UBM Medica)
- Editorial team: consumer – goodtoknow.co.uk (IPC Media)
- Research & insight project – ITV’s ‘Got The Cross-Platform Factor!’
- Commercial partnership – Dennis Lifestyle Division & Tron (Dennis Publishing)
- Digital advertising operations team – Telegraph Media Group
- Product team – Autosport.com (Haymarket Business Media)
- Innovation – Telegraph Media Group’s How Should I Vote? App
- Cross-media project – Global Radio’s Mini but mighty with Sony Ericsson
- Video on demand – Dennis Publishing Film Unit (Dennis Publishing)
- Digital advertising sales team – Telegraph Media Group Digital (Telegraph Media Group)
- Use of mobile – Global Radio Android Apps in association with Sony Ericcson
- Digital editorial individual – Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor, Telegraph Media Group
- Ad technology platform – Admeld Sell Side Platform
- Website: business – Marketing Week (Centaur Media)
- Website: consumer: Mail Online (Associated Newspapers)
- Independent Digital Publisher – Magicalia Digital Publishing
- Digital publisher: business – Haymarket Business Media
- Digital publisher: consumer – Future Publishing