NMA2022 – The Winners

13th May 2022
An energised and celebratory atmosphere was prevalent at the The London Marriott Grosvenor Square on Thursday 12th May 2022 as ACE, in its 71st year, hosted The Newspaper & Magazine Awards, their first live awards event since 2019 and the highest accolade of the Newspaper & Magazine publishing industry.

A host of award categories recognised the broadest functions across our vibrant and exciting industry applauding those innovative ideas and individuals that lead our success.

A truly enthusiastic audience of 240 guests representing the breadth of newspaper and magazine publishing, distribution and retailing embraced the evening with a passionately charged atmosphere of excitement and mutual celebration as we recognised those brands, titles, teams and companies who had demonstrated the drive and persistence necessary to win.

Once again this highly regarded awards ceremony was only possible through the generous sponsorship from; Smith News –– Guardian Media – DSB.Net – Mail Newspapers – Hearst – Marketforce – Menzies Distribution – The FED – CDS Global – Frontline Group – Telegraph Media – Newstraid

Entries for each of the awards are always enthusiastically contested consequently judging this year across all 17 categories proved challenging owing to the high quality of submissions.

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ACE C.O.O. James Beardow commented “I would like to recognise the contribution our panel of industry judges have made to tonight’s event. It was great to see so many entries, especially from categories such as Young Achiever of the year and the Campaign of the year. I would like to thank all the Judges who painstakingly went through every submission. The quality of the award entries was exceptional and whether you have won an award or not, you certainly are all winners and thank you for entering.”


Match Attax Season 2021/22 Collection – Topps Europe Limited


Judges’ comments:  clear quantifiable success and innovative use of social media to drive print sales and brand awareness

Highly Commended: Design a Life You Are Inspired to Live

Menzies Distribution


Judges’ comments:  a fantastic award entry with strong evidence to back up. Clearly much effort has gone into supporting their customers and workforce




Judges’ comments: impressive evidence of going the extra mile for clients, winning new business, retaining current clients and driving sales through creative ways. Really strong client testimonials and demonstration of a true partnership mentality

Highly Commended: InterGo Holdings Group

It’s Time For – LCD Publishing


Judges’ comments:  finding a gap in the market which it could use to grow its sales and revenue was truly impressive. Through analysis and data it was able to strategically enter this gap on a global basis which resulted in an incredible uplift in sales


PONY Magazine – DJ Murphy


Judges’ comments: an innovative and creative entry which saw the PONY team taking time to understand the behaviour of their readers and working with influencers to appeal to their readers regardless of their personal circumstances.


Country Living – Hearst UK


Judges’ comments: their highest ABC for 10 years, great performance numbers from a very established heritage brand together with very strong brand extensions


Motorcycle News – Bauer Media


Judges’ comments: a very comprehensive entry, showing a determined foot forwards after the difficulties of 2020. Judges were pleased to see the strong levels of innovation, including the social presence and the mental health initiative


The Times and The Sunday Times – News UK


Judges’ comments: a structured approach to driving both subscriptions and newsstand sales. It took an innovative approach to win back the ‘commuter traffic’ and repeat purchase on the newsstand and implemented a multichannel campaign to build it’s brand and reach it’s target audience

Gold Key Media


Judges’ comments: highly impressive support to beleaguered NHS frontline staff with £9m of papers/mags when and where they most needed it.

Western Mail – Reach PLC


Judges’ comments: smashed budget revenue targets, increased home delivery copies and capitalizing on local events and competitor activity


Highly Commended: Leicester Mercury

The Times – News UK


Judges’ comments:  brilliant use of data and customer targeting coupled with strong creative to cut through the market in a difficult period. An extremely well thought through campaign from scoping to delivery to performance measurement.

Highly Commended: BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

Immediate Media London Portfolio – Immediate Media


Judges’ comments: significant support of the category, and commitment to going that bit extra

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine – Immediate Media


Judges’ comments: an impressive multi-pronged approach to win over subscribers, with all titles in the portfolio benefiting, Two-year subs a great idea, and yields valuable business efficiencies.

Hearst UK Subscription Team – Hearst UK


Judges’ comments: amazing strategic achievements across a wide range of metrics. Campaign well thought through and messaging on-point. Particularly impressed with breaking the 1m subscriber mark and the ground-breaking membership launch

Hearst UK


Judges’ comments: an excellent, comprehensive ‘Planet Hearst’ strategy, embracing a real consumer facing strategy and Head Office action. Good to see clear work on Scope 1,2 +3, along with continued ISO14001 accreditation

Editorial Team – Redan Publishing Ltd


Judges’ comments: clear teamwork and ability for members to pivot to support each other and depts as needed, an investment in people paying off with great results

Highly Commended: International & Bookazine Team – Marketforce

Milena Kowalska – Smiths News


Judges’ comments: really impressive career growth journey demonstrating drive, ambition and a willingness to keep learning


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