Hachette's Red wins Consumer Mag of the Year

Times Higher Education and publisher Hachette Filipacchi were among the big winners at the 2011 PPA Awards last night, hosted by Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges and with a special appearance by 'Happy Days' actor Henry Winkler.

Red: wins Consumer Mag of the Year at the PPA Awards
Red: wins Consumer Mag of the Year at the PPA Awards

Hachette's women's monthly title Red scooped the prize for Consumer Magazine of the Year, picking up the award at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair's Park Lane.

Over 1,000 guests attended the event and watched the presentation of 22 awards.

Barry Mcllheney, PPA chief executive, said: "Congratulations to all the winners of this year's PPA Awards, who can be proud of being singled out among a very strong field for their innovation and commitment to excellence.

Winkler spoke to the audience about his struggle with dyslexia to highlight the importance of promoting literacy among children.

Red sister title Elle Decoration won Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year.

Times Higher Education – the weekly higher-education title – scooped two of the biggest awards, Business Magazine of the Year and Weekly Business Magazine of the Year.

International Consumer Magazine of the year went to monthly title Time Out, beating Haymarket Consumer Media's FourFourTwo.

The other big magazine brand winners included Natmag's Cosmopolitan as Consumer Media Brand of the Year and Haymarket's Windpower Monthly, which scooped Monthly Business Magazine of the Year.

Helen Edwards, Marketing's regular commentator on brand strategy, was also named business media columnist of the year at the awards.

Edwards, whose marketing consultancy Passionbrand works for some of the world's biggest brands, joined Marketing’s line-up of columnists in April 2010.

IPC Media and Bauer Media, two of the biggest magazine publishers, failed to win any awards, despite a number of nominations.

The winners list in full:

Consumer Magazine of the Year
WINNER – Red – Hachette Filipacchi UK

Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year
WINNER – Elle Decoration – Hachette Filipacchi UK

International Consumer Magazine of the Year
WINNER – Time Out - Time Out
HIGHLY COMMENDED – FourFourTwo – Haymarket Consumer Media

Digital Product of the Year (consumer media)
WINNER – BBCGoodFood.com – BBC Magazines

Digital Product of the Year (business media)
WINNER – Times Educational Supplement (TES.co.uk) – TSL Education

Consumer Media Brand of the Year
WINNER – Cosmopolitan – National Magazine Company

Business Media Brand of the Year
WINNER – Times Higher Education) – TSL Education

Weekly Business Magazine of the Year
WINNER – Times Higher Education – TSL Education

Monthly Business Magazine of the Year
WINNER – Windpower Monthly – Haymarket Media Group

Customer Magazine of the Year
WINNER – John Lewis Edition – John Brown

Editorial Campaign of the Year
WINNER – Backing Britain's Professional Farmers – Farmers Guardian – United Business Media

Publisher/Manager of the Year (consumer media)
WINNER – Alun Williams – Men's Health – NatMag-Rodale

Publisher/Manager of the Year (business media)
WINNER –Conor Dignam – Screen International – Emap

Publisher/Manager of the Year (annual turnover under £10m)
WINNER – Alex Martinez – Procurement Leaders –Sigaria

Editor of the Year (consumer media)
WINNER – Gill Hudson –Reader's Digest – Vivat Direct
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Michelle Ogundehin - ELLE Decoration - Hachette Filipacchi UK

Editor of the Year (business media)
WINNER –Gerard Kelly – Times Educational Supplement – TSL Education

Writer of the Year (consumer media)
WINNER – Nick Redman – Sunday Times Travel Magazine – News International

Writer of the Year (business media)
WINNER – Stefan Chomka– Restaurant – William Reed Business Media

Columnist of the Year (consumer media)
WINNER – Danny Wallace – ShortList – ShortList Media

Columnist of the Year (business media)
WINNER – Helen Edwards – Marketing – Haymarket Media Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Ann Thrope - Times Educational Supplement (TES) - TSL Education

Designer of the Year (consumer media)
WINNER – Marissa Bourke – ELLE Collections – Hachette Filipacchi UK
HIGHLY COMMENDED – Andrew Diprose – Wired – The Condé Nast Publications

Designer of the Year (business media)
WINNER – Finnie Finn – Fujitsu I – Redwood

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