SCMP Snags Two Golds, One Silver and Two Bronze Awards at the 9th Asia Digital Media Awards

November 22, 2018
SCMP Updates
CEO Gary Liu and SCMP colleagues shared insights and led discussions on digital transformation and branded content at Digital Media Asia 2018

Results of the 9th Asia Digital Media Awards were announced during Digital Media Asia 2018 from November 7 to 9. The three-day event comprising a conference, masterclasses, a technology and services expo and the Awards, all to provide delegates the opportunity to learn from case studies, and take away best practices and knowledge for editorial and strategic decision-making in today’s global media landscape.

The Asian Digital Media Awards 2018 are jointly presented by WAN-IFRA and Google to recognise publishers which have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their product offering to meet the changes in how people consume news and information today.

WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, protects the rights of journalists and publishers worldwide to operate free media, and provides members with professional services to help their businesses prosper in a digital world.

Various SCMP leaders took part in the conference. CEO Gary Liu and deputy executive editor Zuraidah Ibrahim covered SCMP’s digital transformation journey, while technology editor Kong Ho Chua, and Abacus’ executive producer Ravi Hiranand shared their insights as authors of the China Internet Report. Branded content director Michala Sabnani moderated a forum on trends in branded media marketing, while head of data Korey Lee held a training session on leveraging business intelligence data, in addition to moderating another forum on building blockchain-based businesses.

SCMP was among the Award winners, winning Gold for projects “ Getting to grips with North Korea in 15 graphics” in “Best Data Visualisation” and “Abacus” in “Best Digital News Start-up”, Silver for “Inkstone” in “Best Digital News Start-up,” as well as two Bronze awards for “Extreme poverty in China: a family portrait of the Ice Boy” in “Best Use of Online Video” and “The China Ship” in “Best Data Visualisation” categories.

Stay tuned for more SCMP updates, and be on the lookout for appearances by SCMP’s content and marketing experts at upcoming industry events and conferences.


About South China Morning Post 

South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States.Its editorial teams are powered by emerging digital technologies to create innovative ways to tell Asia’s most important and compelling stories.

Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper.  SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.

About Morning Studio 

Morning Studio is a dedicated branded content team at SCMP that is leading the evolution of marketing in the region by more strategically connecting advertisers with readers through enhanced content solutions offerings. Morning Studio combines world class branding strategists, multimedia designers, and audio/video producers with editorial experts who have a deep understanding of SCMP’s readers. Crafted with SCMP’s high editorial standards, branded content is presented with the unique voice of the particular SCMP platform on which it is featured, whether, Abacus, Inkstone or Goldthread. Morning Studio’s online content can be complemented by integrated offline offerings such as sponsored supplements, bespoke publications and customised events.

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