Time Out, the global media and entertainment brand that inspires people to make the most of the city, has been crowned International Media Brand of the Year by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), one of the UK’s leading media bodies, at the award ceremony in London last night.
The judges said Time Out is a “genuinely global brand” and chose it as the winner in this prestigious category for its “incredible international reach and growth”. From a field of 400 entrants, from more than 70 companies, winners of the PPA Awards represent the best of the best in the industry.
Julio Bruno, CEO of Time Out Group plc, said: "We are incredibly proud to win PPA’s International Media Brand of the Year Award, especially since we're celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. Time Out spread from Tony Elliott's mum's kitchen table in London to 108 cities in 39 countries. Today, we help millions of people go out all over the world and we have successfully evolved Time Out into a global digital and transactional brand with strong growth. Behind this success is an incredibly dedicated, passionate team that every day writes, creates, serves, cooks, reviews, builds, sells, programmes, designs, manages and works to make Time Out the outstanding brand it is.
“Authentic content by award-winning journalists and designers continues to be at the heart of everything we do – but we no longer just write about the best city experiences, we also create and deliver them. Millions of consumers book hotels, restaurants, theatre, attractions and live event tickets with us, they buy our exclusive offers and come to enjoy Time Out Market. Time Out offers memorable experiences in the greatest cities around the world and there's no one else doing exactly that."