Closer tops PPA awards

Celeb weekly Closer last night scooped the top prize at the 25th PPA Awards.
 
Emap's Closer was named consumer magazine of the
year for its commercial success in moving into profit in
under two years, and for "breaking scoops, a modern and fresh look,
cheerful outlook and redefinition of the women's weeklies market"
according to the judges.
 
The consumer editor of the year prize was awarded to Conor McNicholas
for IPC's NME, who was praised by the judges for his "personal
commitment to the brand's commercial success."
 
In the business and professional sector the judges praised weekly
business and professional magazine of the year Marketing for a
successful format change from A3 to A4, while Media Week's Dave
McCullough won designer of the year for his work on the title's major
relaunch.
 
Hosted by actress Joanna Lumley, the awards
were held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London in front of more than
1,400 guests.
 
The full winners' list was:
 
Consumer magazine of the year - Closer - Emap Entertainment
 
Weekly business and professional magazine of the year - Marketing -
Haymarket Business
 
Monthly business and professional magazine of the year - Food
Manufacture - William Reed
 
Customer magazine of the year - Sainsbury's Magazine - New Crane
 
Consumer specialist magazine of the year - Trail - Emap Active
 
Consumer
lifestyle magazine of the year - Condé Nast Traveller
 
Interactive consumer magazine of the year - Motorcycle news - Emap
Automotive
 
Interactive business and professional magazine of the year -
IFA online- Incisive Media
 
International consumer magazine of the year - FHM - EMAP
 
Business and professional magazine of the year - Risk - Incisive Media
 
Publisher of the year (Consumer magazines) - Mark Elliot - Empire -
Emap East
 
Publisher of the Year (Business and professional magazines) - David
Goulthorpe - The Publican - Quantum Business Media
 
Editor of the year (Consumer magazines) - Conor McNicholas - NME - IPC
Ignite!
 
Editor of the year (Business and professional magazines) - John Welsh
-Travel Trade Gazette - CMP
 
Information
Writer of the year (Consumer magazines) - A A Gill - GQ - Condé
Nast Publications
 
Writer of the year (Business and professional
magazines) Tom Berry - Financial Director - VNU
 
Business Publications
Designer of the year (Consumer magazines) - Andy Thomas - Car - Emap
Automotive
 
Designer of the year (Business and professional magazines) - Dave
McCullough - Media Week - Quantum Business Media
 
Publisher of the year (companies with fewer than 50 employees) - Debra
Doran - Mobile - Noble House Media
 
Editorial Campaign of the Year - Shaking up Government IT - Computer
Weekly - Reed Business Information
 
Specialist writer of the year (
Consumer magazines) - Andrew Jefford - Waitrose Food Illustrated - John
Brown Citrus Publishing
 
Columnist of the year (Business and professional magazines) - Dr Liam
Farrell - GP - Haymarket Business
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