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World Digital Media Awards winners unveil the viral nature of innovation

World Digital Media Awards winners unveil the viral nature of innovation

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Innovation knows no boundaries and that is never more evident than in this year’s winning projects of the World Digital Media Awards. More importantly, it reaffirms that publishers can glean best practice from all corners of the globe, whether it is from Oman, South Africa, India, Mexico or right here in Central Europe.

And the winners travelled near and far to Vienna to receive their awards at a gala dinner celebration Tuesday night after the second day of WAN-IFRA’s World Publishing Expo.

"We couldn't believe that we won, to tell you the truth, because the project is so new and it's a side product for us. But we are very, very happy," said Ariel Tiferes, Project Leader for Muy Liebre from La Nacion in Argentina, which won Best New Product. Muy Liebre is a product for the millennial audience that works as a user-generated space for all social media platforms.

World Digital Media Awards recognize publishers that have created ground-breaking digital products that engage readers while increasing online business.

The winners are drawn from WAN-IFRA regional digital media awards in EuropeAsia and Latin America and for the first time from India, Middle East and Africa. The awards are part of WAN-IFRA's wide variety of awards programs, designed to recognize and share best publishing cases across the global industry.

(Update: WAN-IFRA has published an in-depth report about the winning projects. It is free to WAN-IFRA members and for sale to non-members.)

This year's winners are:

1. Best News Website
Malayala Manorama Company Ltd, Kottayam, Kerala, India

2. Best Entertainment & Lifestyle Website
Kick Off
Media24, Cape Town, South Africa

3. Best use of online video
Building the Atom Bomb: the full story of the Nevada Test Site
Guardian News & Media, London, United Kingdom

4. Best Data Visualisation Project
Muscat Press and Publishing House SAOC, Muscat, Oman

5. Best News Mobile Service
Clarín Balotaje en Telegram
Clarín A.G.E.A. SA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

6. Best Entertainment & Lifestyle Mobile Service
Men's Health - Belly Off
Media24, Cape Town, South Africa

7. Best in Tablet Publishing
DIE WELT Edition
WeltN24 GmbH, Berlin, Germany

8. Best Reader Engagement
Pictoline, Ciudad de México, Mexico

9. Best Digital Advertising Campaign
Quartz/GE World in Motion
Quartz, London, United Kingdom

10. Best New Product
S.A. La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina


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2016-10-25 20:55

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The best of the best: Latin American, European, African, Middle Eastern and Asian winners face each other in a final competition. These awards recognise publishers who have created groundbreaking digital products that engage readers while growing their online business. Read more ...