SPH brands score with top digital work

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Competition was close in this year's Asian Digital Media Awards, but in the end it was Singapore Press Holdings that prevailed with a 'lucky 13' medals including three gold.

Their haul included all the medals in the 'innovation to engage a youth audience' category.

The awards were presented at the end of the first day of WAN-Ifra's Digital Media Asia conference in Hong Kong. Other multiple medal winners included South China Morning Post (five); Kompas (three awards) and Media Corp, Asahi Shimbun and GVM Networks (two each).

Winners were:

Best news website or mobile service: gold- Tides that Bind (MediaCorp); silver-No one dies alone (Singapore Press Holdings - Straits Times); bronze Beyond Coral Reef (Kompas Morning Daily).

Best in lifestyle, sports, entertainment website or mobile services: gold- Asia's sacred art (Singapore Press Holdings - Straits Times); silver-
Grim (The Asahi Shimbun); bronze-
Three Bowls of Prawn Noodles: The Evolution of Singapore's Hawker Culture (Singapore Press Holdings - Zaobao).

Best digital marketing campaign: gold- Perempuan Bisa (GVM Networks - Womantalk.com); silver- InspirAsian (MediaCorp); bronze-
Memories In Sydney (Singapore Press Holdings - Straits Times).

Best use of online video: gold- Marawi in 360 (Rappler); silver- 
Tree-swallowed House (Apple Daily Publication Development, Taiwan Branch); bronze- 
Extreme poverty in China: a family portrait of the 'Ice Boy' (South China Morning Post).

Best data visualization: gold- Getting to grips with North Korea in 15 graphics (South China Morning Post); silver- Nagasaki Note (The Asahi Shimbun); bronze-
The China Ship (South China Morning Post).

Best branded content project: gold- #StandTogether (R.AGE - Star Media Group); silver-
Our Precious Water (Singapore Press Holdings - Zaobao); bronze-
Short Movie - Bersama Lebih Lama - A Little Longer (Kompas.com).

Best reader revenue initiative: gold- Kompas.id, Kompas Daily Digital Subscription Initiative (Kompas Daily Newspaper); silver- 
NewsEd: Learning for tomorrow with the latest news (Singapore Press Holdings - Straits Times); bronze-
ST Premium: It Pays to Know (Singapore Press Holdings - Straits Times).

Best in social media engagement: gold- Stomp fights fake news & get things done (Singapore Press Holdings); silver- #MalaysiaMemilih (Astro Awani Network) and What's Good (Singapore Press Holdings - Straits Times); bronze- Perempuan Bisa (GVM Networks - Womantalk.com).


Best digital news start-up: gold- Abacus (South China Morning Post); silver-Inkstone (South China Morning Post); bronze-The Straits Times Asia Report: Independent, insider, insights on Asia (Singapore Press Holdings - Straits Times).

Best innovation to engage youth audience: gold- NewsEd: Engaging young readers to learn for tomorrow with the latest news (Singapore Press Holdings - Straits Times); silver- Six Letters: An Evolving Chinese Singaporean Identity (Singapore Press Holdings - Zaobao);bronze-
Budget 2018: Game of $urvival (Singapore Press Holdings - Straits Times).

Pictured: Dewi Sriwahhyuto, cient solutions manager of SPH's new Sweet content studio awith Google's Kate Beddoe and WAN-Ifra's Thomas Jacob

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