Frith: taken Heat to new heights
Heat editor Mark Frith has scooped the PPA consumer magazine editor of the year award for the second year running. Heat was also named consumer magazine of the year.
"Brilliantly clean and on the button," was how the judges summed up Heat. "Everyone’s talking about it; it’s a must-have magazine. There is a buzz about it and you have to put that down to the editor," they said.
Frith, who has seen Heat’s sales soar from 60,000 to just under 400,000, collected both awards at a ceremony in London on Wednesday.
Other winners were – Publisher of the year: Simon Kippin, Glamour (consumer); Andrew Dowding, New Civil Engineer (business and professional); Ian McAuliffe, The Ecologist and Geographical (for companies with fewer than 50 employees).
Business magazine of the year: Building. Best consumer specialist title: Kerrang! Best business magazine editor: Phil Johnson, Doctor. Best campaign: Computer Weekly, ("Stopping Microsoft in its Tracks").
Customer magazine of the year: Army, for the British Army (Haymarket Customer Publishing). Designer of the year: Rashna Mody-Clark, House & Garden (consumer); Richard Llewellyn, Cre@teOnline (business and professional). International magazine of the Year: Hello! (consumer); shots (business and professional).
Writer of the year: Adrian Deevoy, GQ (consumer); Andrew Sawers, Financial Director (business and professional). Specialist writer of the Year: David Vivian, evo (consumer). Columnist of the year: John Dwyer, The Manufacturer (business and professional). Interactive magazine of the Year: newscientist.com (consumer) and doctorjob.com (business).
By Ruth Addicott