Asian publishers the top innovators in print and AR/VR

Sep 19, 2018 at 02:30 am by Staff

Asian and Indian newspapers have taken four of the top prizes in WAN-Ifra's new Print Innovation Awards.

Among the 15 winners in seven categories are Times of India publisher Bennett, Coleman & Co with two awards - and Prayukti Publications, both in India, Pakistan's Jang Media Group, Vacharaphol Co (Thairath Newspaper) in Bangkok, and Indonesian publisher Waspada Press Publishing in Medan, North Sumatra.

The awards will be presented during the first day of the Ifra World Publishing Expo in Berlin on October 9. The competition, which was open to newspaper and magazine publishers as well as advertisers and agencies, drew entries from 54 companies in 19 countries, and was judged by World Printers Forum board members.

Winners were:

Advertising innovation- Ediciones especiales con publicidad no convencional en la Revista Donjuan, Casa Editorial El Tiempo (Bogotá, Colombia); En el Blanco, Formatos de alto impacto, Casa Editorial El Tiempo (Bogotá, Colombia); and Jang VR (pictured), Jang Media Group (Karachi, Pakistan).

Product innovation- Plantation through Newspaper, Bennett Coleman and Co (Mumbai, India); Seamless Panorama with Bookmark, Bennett Coleman and Co (Mumbai, India); and Thairath AR, Vacharaphol Co (Bangkok, Thailand).

New products- #Karrieregeil, Südkurier (Konstanz, Germany); 4hundertdreizehn - Ein Inhalt, vier Gesichter - Zeitungs Attraktivitätsoffensive, Presse-Druck-und Verlags (Augsburg, Germany); and Prayukti, Prayukti Publications (Noida, India).

Redesigned products- Arab News Redesign, Arab News (London, UK); El Tiempo Redesign, Casa Editorial El Tiempo (Bogotá, Colombia); Portafolio Redesign, Casa Editorial El Tiempo (Bogotá, Colombia).

Special editions- A comic-book newspaper, Diari ARA (Barcelona, Spain); An artist's newspaper, Diari ARA (Barcelona, Spain); and Liechtensteiner Frauenland, Vaduzer Medienhaus (Vaduz, Liechtenstein).

Products for young readers- Aftenposten Junior, Aftenposten (Oslo, Norway); Freistunde - a print brand for teenagers, Mediengruppe Straubinger, Tagblatt/Landshuter Zeitung (Straubing, Germany); and Kruschel - Newspaper for Kids, VRM (Mainz, Germany).

Business innovation (special mention)- Smartpaper One Funke Mediengruppe (Essen, Germany); and Waspada U-Imaging Print Innovation, Waspada Press Publishing (Medan, Indonesia).

Sections: Print business


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