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.
Thanks go to our tremendous sponsors;
THE WINNERS NMA2022
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
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
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