BANGKOK, July 11, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Ten winners and 16 excellence awardees from eleven categories were awarded during the 5th Asian Publishing Awards (APA) last night, July 8, 2011. The event was held as part of the culmination of the Asian Publishing Convention (APC) held at The Landmark Bangkok July 7 & 8, 2011 attended by 248 delegates from 17 countries.
A Lifetime Achievement Award was also given to Dr. Thanachai Theerapatvong. Dr. Thanachai Theerapatvong, an outstandingly-successful businessman and a loving husband and father, has been at the forefront of Thailand's publishing industry for decades as a mover and shaker.
Since his founding of The Nation Company, currently known as Nation Multimedia Group Limited, in 1976, Dr. Thanachai overcame numerous business obstacles and gained broad recognition from the publishing sector both in Thailand and abroad.
His career achievements and the many positions he has held are a testimonial of his achievements and speak louder than words ever can. His many accomplishments include Chairman of Nation Multimedia Group, Nation Egmont Edutainment Company and Yomiuri Information Company. In addition, Dr. Thanachai is currently the Honorary Chairman of Media Expertise International (Thailand).
Aside from his busy career life, Dr. Thanachai has also been contributing greatly to the development of the world of publishing, education and society.
In giving this Lifetime Achievement Award, the organizers, sponsors and partners commend Dr. Thanachai for his outstanding contribution in building a publishing conglomerate with print newspaper in English and Thai, magazines, Radio and TV station.
The Asian Publishing Awards, sponsored by Atex, is Asia's premier Awards program that recognizes best publishing practices in Asia. It incorporates the Asian Magazine Management Awards, Asian Book Publishing Awards, and the Asian Corporate Communications Awards which attracted 63 entries from 29 companies representing 9 countries.
Chairs of the board of judges for the Asian Publishing Awards were: Mr. Steve Garton, Managing Director, Media - Greater China, Synovate Limited (Hong Kong) (Multimedia Consumer Research); Mr. Fabien Tanner, Product Manager, Swiss Post International (Switzerland)(Advertising Delivery); Ms. Marina Go, Publisher, Independent Digital Media (Australia)(Innovative Business Models); Mr. Andrew Duck, Managing Director, Audience Media (Vietnam)(Effective Digital Publishing); Mr. Mark Laudi, CEO, Hong Bao Media Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) (Best Use of UGC); Mr. Remco Koster, Managing Director, WoodWing APAC (Malaysia) (Best Use of Screen Tablet Platform); Mr. Gary Gopinathan, Managing Director, Bizitmedia Consulting Pty. Ltd. (Australia) (Best Use of Social Networks); Mr. Allein Moore, CEO/Publisher, AdAsia Media Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)(Best Use of Design, Layout and Presentation); Ms. Joanne Teoh, Director/Executive Producer, Sapphire Studios (Singapore)(Best Use of Multimedia Marketing by a Book Publisher); Dr. Dennis Gonzalez, Chairman, National Book Development Board (Philippines)(Best Book / Best Writer on Asian Socio-Economic or Media Scene); Mr. E. Abraham Mathew, President, CyberMedia India Ltd. (India)(Best Use of Multimedia by a Corporate Advertiser); Dr. Frank Cintamani, Group CEO, Beaumont Publishing (Singapore)(Innovative Corporate Communications in a Multimedia World).
The award winners and excellence awardees in their respective categories are:
ASIAN MAGAZINE MANAGEMENT AWARDS
Category : Multimedia Consumer Research
Excellence Award: Alphabet Media Pte. Ltd., "FutureGov Research" (Singapore)
Category : Advertising Delivery
Winner: Alphabet Media Pte. Ltd., "Channel Sponsorship" (Singapore)
Excellence Award: Singapore Press Holdings, "Singapore Blog Awards 2010" (Singapore)
Category : Innovative Business Models
Winner: Commonwealth Publishing Group, "An In-depth Guide to Shanghai World Expo" (Taiwan)
Excellence Award: Hinge Inquirer Publications, "Targeted Multimedia Platform (TMP)" (Philippines)
Category : Effective Digital Publishing
Winner: Adobo Magazine, "Adobo Magazine "Adobo Digital" (Philippines)
Excellence Award: CommonWealth Magazine Group "Do Active Green Living and Eliminate CO2 from Taiwan!" (Taiwan)
Category : Best Use of UGC (User-Generated Content)
Winner: Alphabet Media Pte. Ltd. "GovNet" (Singapore)
Excellence Awardees: CommonWealth Magazine Group, "Do Active Green Living and Eliminate CO2 from Taiwan!" (Taiwan) and Singapore Press Holdings Limited "Singapore Blog Awards 2010" (Singapore)
Category : Best Use of Screen Tablet Platform
Winner: ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. "Metro Magazine iPad Edition" (Philippines)
Excellence Award: Trends Media Group "Special Issue of Trends Cosmopolitan for iPad" (China) and MediaCorp Pte. Ltd. "Style: magazine iPad application" (Singapore)
Category: Best Use of Social Networks
Winner: U Magazine, HKET "Pursuing Social Power: U Magazine Facebook fanpage" (Hong Kong)
Excellence Award: Alphabet Media Pte. Ltd. "FutureGov Asia Pacific Magazine" (Singapore)
Category: Best Use of Design, Layout and Presentation
Winner: MediaCorp Pte. Ltd. "ELLE Spring/Summer 2011 Trends booklet, March 2011" (Singapore)
Excellence Award: Technology Review India "(1)PHOTO ESSAY (2)DEMO" (India)
ASIAN BOOK PUBLISHING AWARDS
Category: Best use of multimedia marketing by a book publisher
Winner: Commonwealth Publishing Company "You Can Make a Difference, Too" (Taiwan)
Excellence Awards: One Media Group Limited "Sammi Cheng - eBOOK" (Hong Kong) and HarperCollins Publishers India "The "Who is Johnny?" Campaign" (India)
Category: Best book / Best writer on Asian Socio-Economic or Media scene
Winner: Paiboon Publishing "The Interpreter's Journal" (Thailand)
Excellence Awards: Katha "Chouboli and Other Stories" (India) and Maverick House Publishers "A Secret History of the Bangkok Hilton by Chavoret Jaruboon & Pornchai Sereemongkonpol" (Thailand)
ASIAN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS
Category : Innovative Corporate Communications in a Multi-media World
Winner: Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Pte. Ltd. "Cable & Wireless Worldwide Low Latency Networks" (Singapore)
Excellence Awards: Manila Water Company, Inc. "The Path of Pat Tubig: Water and Wastewater Trail Program" (Philippines) and Sirimedia Co., Ltd. "Andaman 365 degree Application on iPad in App Store" (Thailand)
Also given out were the first Asian Fashion Photography Awards presented by SmarttPapers Aviation. Winner was Chuan Looi of Malaysia. Excellence Awards went to Chiang-Liang Hsiao of Taiwan and Bona Soertito of Indonesia.
Swiss Post International and Synovate are premium sponsors of the APC. Content Marketplace Partner is Editors Content Hub. Asian Publishing Awards Sponsor is Atex. The Asian Photography Awards Sponsor is SmarttPapers Aviation Pte. Ltd. Special co-operating partner is WoodWing. Cooperating partners are Audience Media, Boncafe Thailand, Dahra Spa, DOCOMO Intertouch, OneVision, Ricoh Thailand, Soontorn Film, Tailor on Ten, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, and World Travel Services Limited. Thailand Host is The Magazine Association of Thailand.
The national magazine associations who are partners of APC are: Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), ASEAN Book Publishers Association (ABPA), Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC), Association of Indian Magazines (AIM), Magazine Business Association of Taipei (MBAT), Magazine Publishers Association of Malaysia (MPA), Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS), National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS), National Book Development Board (NBDB), Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI) and VietnamMarcom.
The event is supported by Creative Crest, Integrated Public Relations, Masso PR and PR Society of Indonesia. Official media partners include AdAsia, Adobo Magazine, ACN Newswire, Asian e-Marketing, Event Fame and Yehey.
For additional information visit the APC website www.publishingconvention.com.
About Asian Publishing Convention
The Asian Publishing Convention (APC) is an annual 2-day convention for magazine and online publishers, to be held on July 11 & 12, 2013. It completed its 5th cycle in Bangkok. APC travels across ASEAN: Kuala Lumpur (2007), Singapore (2008), Manila (2009), HCMC (2010), Bangkok (2011) and Kuala Lumpur (2012).
APC's program includes a combination of plenary and bootcamp sessions featuring widely recognized multimedia industry leaders and gurus from around the world, workshops and demonstrations on topic-specific innovations and up-to-date best multimedia publishing practices. In just two days, the delegates to APC 2013 will sharpen their skills, expand their thinking, increase their expertise and become inspired to achieve a higher level of excellence. Plus, they will experience a rare opportunity to network with fellow senior publishing professionals and solutions suppliers from all over the region.
The principal organizer of the APC is EXEDRA EVENTS, event management specialists. EXEDRA EVENTS organizers of the Asian Publishing Convention, the Asian Publishing Awards, the Hospital Management Asia and the Asian Hospital Management Awards. For more information, please visit http://publishingconvention.com.
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