Time Out wins the PPA’s international award four years out of five
For the second year in a row, Time Out has been declared International Consumer Media Brand of the Year by the Professional Publisher’s Association (PPA), one of the UK’s leading media bodies. And that’s not all. This prestigious win in 2014 means that Time Out has now won the PPA’s top international media prize an unprecedented four times in the past five years – having been crowned International Magazine Brand of the Year (as the category was formerly known) in 2010 and 2011.
Time Out picked up the 2014 award on July 10 at a gala ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel – hosted by broadcaster and journalist Claudia Winkleman – following a fantastic year of expansion and innovation for Time Out in 2013. It was the year in which we published a total of 38 major new products in 13 countries – including major digital launches into the Time Out owned-and-operated stable, such as our Amsterdam and Berlin websites and apps, and from our licensee network with new sites for Barcelona, Cyprus and Croatia.
It was also the year in which Time Out set foot in brave new markets, with a new website for Accra, Ghana and a spectacular new quarterly magazine, in English, for Time Out Tokyo – extending the brand’s global reach enormously and growing our audience from 24 million at the start of 2013 to 33 million by the end.
In recognition of Time Out’s continued worldwide success, the PPA Awards’ judges said it best: “The sheer scale of launches across multiple territories and platforms made it hard to look anywhere other than Time Out. A powerful global proposition.”
Find out more about the PPA Awards 2014.