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PPA Awards 2022 – winners announced

The publishing industry gathered last night at The Grosvenor House Hotel for the annual Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Awards.

PPA Awards 2022 – winners announced
Hosted by TV presenter Tess Daly, the industry celebrated the achievements of editors, their teams and the organisations that drive the sector. Photograph: PPA.

The awards recognise winners in 28 categories, showcasing some of the best of the industry, from the writers and designers to those spearheading change and challenging the status quo in core areas of sustainability and diversity and inclusion. New categories added this year include: Newcomer of the Year and Future Leader of the Year.

The evening was accompanied by the AMC Gospel Choir, stars of BBC One’s Last Choir Standing.

PPA CEO Saj Merali comments: “Last night was a celebration of the ingenuity, creativity and forward-thinking initiatives that are driving the success of this industry. I’d like to congratulate the shortlisted entries and the winners, who represent a cross section of specialist interest and multiplatform media on setting the benchmark of excellence so high. We have an exciting future ahead of us.”

THE WINNERS

PPA INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Nexus - next generation account-based marketing, Incisive Nexus, Incisive Media

Category sponsored by FT Strategies

PPA DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Peter Allen, Magneto, Hothouse Media

Category sponsored by AND

PPA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Planet Hearst, Hearst UK

Category sponsored by Denmaur Paper Media

PPA COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Mark Ritson, Marketing Week, Centaur Media

PPA INDUSTRY PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Marketforce

PPA MAGAZINE RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Magazine Heaven

PPA PODCAST OF THE YEAR

The Plodcast, BBC Countryfile Magazine, Our Media

PPA UNSUNG HERO OF THE YEAR

Sophie Dainty, Digital Spy, Hearst UK

PPA NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Amy Hopkins, APA Digital AG

PPA FUTURE LEADER OF THE YEAR

Rob Horgan, New Civil Engineer, Emap/Metropolis

PPA CHILDREN’S MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

The Week Junior, Future

PPA DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD

Beano, DC Thomson

Category sponsored by NLA Media Access

PPA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Monty Don book campaign, BBC Gardeners' World, Immediate Media

Category sponsored by DSB

PPA CONTENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Think

PPA MARKET INTELLIGENCE BRAND / PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Signal, The Lawyer, Centaur Media

PPA EVENT OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Sustainable Investment Festival, Incisive Media

Category sponsored by Evessio

PPA EVENT OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

PONY Magazine Big Day Out, DJ Murphy

Category sponsored by White Space Creative Solutions

PPA COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

The Big Issue together with O2: The National Databank Partnership

Category sponsored by Publishers Licensing Services (PLS)

PPA SUBSCRIPTIONS STRATEGY OF THE YEAR

A Subscriptions Workout: Strengthening our Core and Stretching, Hearst UK

Category sponsored by ESco

PPA WRITER OF THE YEAR

Melissa Thompson, BBC Good Food, Immediate Media

Category sponsored by CLA

PPA EDITOR OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Jaimie Kaffash, Pulse, Cogora

PPA EDITOR OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Lily Barclay, bbcgoodfood.com and olivemagazine.com, Immediate Media

PPA TEAM OF THE YEAR

Immediate People Team, Immediate Media

Category sponsored by NewsTeam Group

PPA COVER OF THE YEAR

Gold: GAY TIMES, GAY TIMES Group

Silver: Country Life, Future

Bronze: BBC Wildlife, Our Media

Category sponsored by Shutterstock Editorial

PPA SPECIAL INTEREST MAGAZINE/BRAND OF THE YEAR

Wanderlust, Wanderlust Travel Media

PPA BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD – PPA’S CHAIR AWARD

Haymarket Media Group

PPA MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Raconteur, Raconteur Media

Category sponsored by Affino

PPA MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

BBC Good Food, Immediate Media

Category sponsored by Air Business