Here at Time Out Group we are really excited and honoured to be announced as Campaign Publishing Awards winner of the International Brand of the Year. Especially as we were up against some of the best talent out there including CNBC, Financial Times and The Week Junior Science+Nature.
The award recognised Time Out Group as an evolving media business, as we have always stayed relevant and connected to the ever changing interests of our audience. Recently with the impact of COVID-19 we pivoted our mission from a focus on all about going out to help people discover all the things they can do while spending time IN. Even changing our brand logo to Time In. Now as cities begin to ease restrictions we are excited to help our audience get back out and rediscover and connect with people and things they missed the past few months. Time Out Markets will be an important part of the city reopenings. As people look for options to go out, we are a great safe and enjoyable choice that offers high quality dishes by local favorites with a wide selection of cuisine types. Time Out Markets range from 18,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet so we have ample space to comply with social distancing rules.
The first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014 bringing to life the knowledge and expert curation of food, drink and culture of Time Out media. Time Out Lisbon is now Portugal’s most popular attraction with 4.1 million visitors in 2019. Following this success, five new Time Out Markets opened in North America in 2019 in Miami, New York, Boston, Montréal and Chicago. A further pipeline of other global locations includes Dubai, London, Porto and Prague.
The Campaign Publishing Awards judges, said: “This was an incredible achievement and a truly original extension, which revitalises this famous brand.”
Julio Bruno, CEO of Time Out Group plc, said: "We are incredibly proud to win Campaign’s International Brand of the Year Award. Today, we help millions of people go out all over the world and we have successfully grown the Time Out Market offering across different continents with many more to come in the future. Behind this success is an incredibly dedicated, passionate team that discovers the best each city has to offer and condenses it into an easy to digest, cultural experience for our Time Out Market visitors.”