June 23, 2021 Grosvenor House Hotel, W1K 7TN

2020 WINNERS

Despite the disruption that publishers faced last year, you still found the time to collectively submit 388 entries to the PPA Awards 2020. Being recognised and rewarded for your achievements felt more important than ever, and we were thrilled to be able to provide some positivity during a very challenging period.

The eligibility period for the PPA Awards 2021 runs Jan 1 2020 – Jan 31 2021, so we hope to see you enter again, submitting the successes you’ve achieved throughout the pandemic. We have a specific COVID-19 category, but all entries will be viewed through the lens of 2020’s challenges.

Check out last year’s winners below.

PPA Business Information Product Of The Year Award

Sponsored by


Impressive results across the board from this innovative and commercially successful product which has proven highly valuable to the market. The judges particularly praised the very smart, clear strategy.

Winner

The Lawyer
Centaur Media

PPA Campaign Of The Year Award

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Our judges unanimously felt that this campaign was innovative, educational and most of all relevant with an important message about a very good cause. Almost certain to leave a brand legacy, which is an extraordinary achievement!

Winner

Your Mind Matters
Immediate Media

PPA Columnist Of The Year Award

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The judges described Diana’s original column as honest, brave, thought provoking and courageous. To write about such a personal, sensitive subject with such lightness and humility leaves a lasting impact on the reader and really challenges any preconceptions they might have. A stand-out winner in such a highly competitive category.

Winner

Diana Thomas
Telegraph Magazine
Telegraph Media Group

PPA Commercial Initiative Of The Year

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The judges were impressed with TI Media’s innovative approach as well as exhaustive audience research to drive and uplift revenues and spark great media interest with their Heart of Britain initiative.

Winner

Heart Of Britain
Future Plc

PPA Commercial Partnership Of The Year Award

A hugely successful partnership that over delivered in every sense. The judges were blown away by the incredible campaign results, and the emotional connection that was made between the audience and the product.

Winner

Great British Dogs
Winalot/Zenith
Immediate Media

PPA Content Agency Of The Year Award

A fantastic example of how a content-first approach, a focus on evolution, and a clearly defined proposition that sits at the centre of everything, leads to the impressive growth of sustainable revenues.

Winner

Cedar Communications

PPA Designer Of The Year Award

The judges were blown away by Andy’s creativity, with every page and cover oozing energy and personality. His exceptional design masterpieces cleverly showcase the subject matter with one judge saying “It's fast, exciting and everything a car magazine should be!”.

Winner

Andy Franklin
TopGear
BBC Studios Distribution

PPA Diversity Initiative of the Year Award

The judges were impressed with Vogue's efforts to use their position to champion diversity. Their publications and campaigns consistently drive for inclusivity and positive change in the industry. One judge commented that the forces for change issue felt like a “genuine media ground-breaking moment”.

Winner

Vogue
The Condé Nast Publications

PPA Editor Of The Year Award

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Business Winner: The judges were extremely impressed by Claire’s editorial initiatives, in particular the successful launch of Work Magazine. The distinctive covers, breadth of features, vibrant adventurous designs and bold commercialism really set her apart in this fiercely competitive category.

Consumer Winner: The judges were blown away by how Edward has transformed British Vogue to represent a new generation in fashion and celebrity world. He continues to change and challenge the cultural conversation, championing diversity in both fashion and the arts in general. Judges described him as a true mover and shaker, a key player on the British scene with a magic touch. A true editorial mastermind.

Business Winner

Claire Warren
Work
Haymarket Media

Consumer Winner

Edward Enninful OBE
Vogue
The Condé Nast Publications

PPA Event Of The Year Award

Sponsored by


Our judges were unanimously impressed at how Stylist transformed this existing event into a highly profitable VIP experience. By focusing on the needs of their target market and streamlining the event, they strengthened the brand as a whole - a rare success story where less is more.

Winner

Stylist Live Luxe
The Stylist Group

PPA Front Cover Of The Year

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Gold

Cosmopolitan
Hearst UK

Silver

Country Life
Future Plc

Bronze

Men's Health
Hearst UK

PPA Industry Partner Of The Year Award

Our judges were big fans of the adaptability and innovation demonstrated by dsb.net along with evidence of very loyal partnerships created with their clients as a result of their hard work!

Winner

dsb.net

PPA Innovation Of The Year Award

Sponsored by


The judges were so impressed by the success, innovation, and boldness of this brand who disrupted a market of strong leading players. Delivering huge value to users in a fairly niche market, this established brand is not afraid of competing with the big guns!

Winner

Computing Delta
Incisive Media

PPA Magazine Brand Of The Year Award

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Business Winner: The judges commended Property Week on their impressive financial growth and excellent strategic direction, with one judge describing it as a “knock out performance against challenging market backdrop”.

Consumer Winner: The judges were blown away by this incredible story: a hugely successful rejuvenation of an already great brand, powered by excellent editorial for a demanding audience.

Business Winner

Property Week
emap/Metropolis

Consumer Winner

New Scientist
New Scientist

PPA Magazine Retailer Of The Year Award

A huge supporter of the magazine industry, Tesco offers a significant range of titles, supports new launches, works hard to drive awareness and footfall into the category, and uses clever promotional mechanics to support publishers both in-store and online.

Winner

Tesco

PPA Podcast of the Year

Our judges were so impressed with the team behind this podcast and how they clearly work incredibly hard, finding creative ways to consistently produce the most fascinating content for their growing audience!

Winner

History Extra
Immediate Media

PPA Special Interest Magazine Brand Of The Year Award

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GOLD: An absolute knock out win for BBC Good Food, judges were unanimously impressed by the overall success of this magazine brand. This is a fantastic story of a powerhouse brand that has been ahead of the market for many years and continues to be so.

SILVER: The judges were so impressed by this established brand which is constantly reinventing itself. Highly engaging content and a multi-channel approach, gives Wanderlust a very obvious connection with its readers. This magazine is visually enticing with beautiful photography and a clear editorial voice and proposition.

BRONZE: The judges were extremely impressed by the growth across the board, in particular the new subscriber base. With its impactful design and strong editorial positioning, impressive cross-platform activations and good commercial growth, Country Life shows great evidence of magazine success.

Gold

BBC Good Food
Immediate Media

Silver

Wanderlust
Wanderlust

Bronze

Country Life
Future Plc

PPA Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by


The judges unanimously agreed that Haymarket Sustain is an excellent example to all when it comes to implementing sustainability initiatives. It’s clear that their approach to change and desire to improve their environmental impact is sincere. Judges were impressed by how many areas of the business were considered and how quickly and thoroughly this initiative was achieved.

Winner

Haymarket Sustain
Haymarket Media

PPA Team Leader Of The Year Award

Our judges praised Pippa for her positive impact on the TTG brand as a whole. With one judge saying “the fact that her vision and idea is now the sole strapline for the brand is quite the achievement and shows Pippa's passion and enthusiasm for her work.”

Winner

Pippa Jacks
Group Editor
TTG Media

PPA Team Of The Year Award

A huge year for this relatively new team. Through cross-brand collaboration, fresh new campaigns and key data insights, they absolutely smashed their targets. The judges commended their incredibly impressive subscription turnover as a result of their hard work.

Winner

Marketing Team
New Scientist

PPA Unsung Hero Of The Year Award

Our judges described Emillie as a real hero and said her tireless work has clearly been instrumental to the success of Pugpig. Alongside delivering new products and improving existing ones, Emillie shows strong leadership in coaching and mentoring staff and excellent collaborative skills with clients.

Winner

Emillie Ruston
Head Of Customer Success
Pugpig/Kaldor

PPA Writer Of The Year Award

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The judges were absolutely blown away by Frances’ writing which they described as mesmerising, evocative, elegant and simply brilliant. They were amazed by her ability to convey so much information, while retaining the audience’s curiosity across such a broad range of topics with a real flair for getting to the heart of the story.

Winner

Frances Hedges
Town & Country UK/Harpers Bazaar
Hearst UK