World Association of News Publishers

Best Practice in Digital Media

Best Practice in Digital Media


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Profiles of the 2016 World Digital Media Awards winners

Innovation knows no boundaries, and that has never been more evident than in this year’s World Digital Media Awards winners. More importantly, they reaffirm that publishers can glean best practice from all corners of the globe: Oman, South Africa, India, Mexico, Germany…

The awards recognise publishers who have created ground-breaking digital products, services or content for their engaged audiences. The winners are drawn from WAN-IFRA regional Digital Media Awards in Europe, Asia and Latin America and for the first time this year in India, the Middle East and Africa.

This report provides a behind-the-scenes look at how these publishers, nine in all, covering 10 categories, hatched their ideas and strategies, planned their execution, involved their audiences, and in most cases, helped the bottom line. We conducted interviews with the people in charge of the winning projects and asked lots of prying questions – and got lots of revealing answers, which are incorporated in the report.

Thus the report includes in-depth information about this year's winners:

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

Project:, the hub for news in India.

2. Best Entertainment and Lifestyle Website: Media24, Cape Town, South Africa

Project: Kick Off, the magazine’s website that brings 24/7 coverage and information on football.

3. Best use of online video: Guardian News & Media, London, United Kingdom

Project: Building the Atom Bomb: the full story of the Nevada Test Site

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

Project: The dress styles to mark the 45th National Day of Oman

5. Best News Mobile Service: Clarín A.G.E.A. SA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Project: Clarín Balotaje en Telegram, the messaging app service to cover the presidential election.

6. Best Entertainment & Lifestyle Mobile Service: Media24, Cape Town, South Africa

Project: Men’s Health – Belly Off, the mobile payment app about weight loss to build an alternative content and revenue stream.

7. Best in Tablet Publishing: WeltN24 GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Project: DIE WELT Edition, the new tablet edition to give its loyal audience a deep, lean-back reading experience.

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

Project: Pictoline, the visual media company that produces winning visuals to share own social media platforms.

9. Best Digital Advertising Campaign: Quartz, London, United Kingdom  

Project: Quartz/GE World in Motion, the partnership to create a global destination for GE storytelling and content discovery.

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

Project: MUY LIEBRE, the millennial-focused product powered by user-generated content for all social media platforms

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