We’re all feeling very proud and rather worse for wear in the T3 office this week as we made off with two awards from the PPA ceremony on Wednesday… and no one asked for them back. Turns out, we’d won them – for International Magazine of the Year and Digital Product of the Year, the latter for T3 Tablet Edition, which makes it the first digital magazine to win a PPA.
Often referred to as the “Oscars of publishing”, the PPA Awards recognise the great and good of the magazine industry at a swanky do at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane every year. The prestigious publishing association declared us “a market leader that has repositioned the brand as right at the cutting-edge of the technology market”.
Not only is two gongs a record haul for T3, it was the equal most on the night, sharing the limelight with other big double winners Stylist, The Week and my old work pals The Times Education Supplement, which has had a huge year. T3 was shortlisted itself for a brand record six awards, including Consumer Media Brand of the Year, Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year, Editor of the Year and Publisher of the Year.
Our CEO, Future Publishing’s Mark Wood, had these lovely words for us: “To win a PPA Award is an achievement for any publisher but to win two is a remarkable triumph. T3 has led the entire global publishing industry in terms of digital product development for the iPad and has become a showcase for Future’s digital skills and innovative energy.”
It was a great night that saw me doing various impressions of not smiling to camera (above, fourth from left, is arguably my best effort). I’ll try harder if we win three next year, promise.
Full story here at T3.com
Full list of winners, with photo galleries, video and reaction, at PPA.co.uk