Magazine Media Awards finalists: Bauer domination continues, but indies put in strong showing

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  • August 15, 2016
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 Magazine Media Awards finalists: Bauer domination continues, but indies put in strong showing

The Magazine Publishers Association has announced a total of 116 finalists for this year’s edition of the Magazine Media Awards.

Bauer’s haul of 52 finalists spots saw the publisher top the pile, followed by Tangible Media on 28, Kowhai Media on 13 and Fairfax Media on nine.

In continuing the process of peer judging introduced last year, a panel of 68 judges from across the industry were chosen to select the standout entries for this year’s edition.

“The standard of work we saw in the entries was exceptional, reflecting the rapid evolution and growing sophistication of magazine media across every conceivable platform,” said John Baker, MPA board member and CEO of Tangible Media.

The innovation happening across the magazine industry was reflected in new categories (some launched this year and others last year), including Best Magazine 360 Brand Audience, Best Launch/Relaunch, Best Use of Research, Best Use of Video and Rising Star.

“This year’s finalists are evidence of an innovation explosion in the magazine sector,” said James Frankham, MPA Vice-Chairman and Publisher at Kowhai Media. “The diversity of working solutions demonstrate how many opportunities there are for magazine media in the modern environment.”

The wait is now on for the big event on 8 September.  

Without further ado, here’s a rundown of the finalists:

Best brand extension:

Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year, Metro 
New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, New Zealand Geographic 
North & South Investigates: Murder (We Wrote), North & South 

Best columnist:

Consumer       
    Polly Gillespie, Woman's Day 
    Polly Greeks, NZ Life & Leisure ​
    Sarah Quigley, Next  

Current Affairs & Business       
    Diana Wichtel, New Zealand Listener
    James Robins, New Zealand Listener
    Paul Thomas, New Zealand Listener

Best content marketing campaign:

"Designs for Living", ANZ, HOME, Your Home and Garden, www.homestolove.co.nz
"It's NOT OK in Any Home", FCB and Ministry of Social Development, HOME 
"Milk for Hair", Anchor, Woman's Day, FQ, NEXT   

Best cover:

– Consumer Special Interest      
     New Zealand Gardener, June 2015
     New Zealand Gardener, April 2015
     NZ Lifestyle Block, June 2015  

– Current Affairs & Business       
      Metro, November 2015
      New Zealand Geographic, March 2016 
      North & South, December 2015

– Home & Food      
      Cuisine, May 2015 
      Home, April/May 2016
      Your Home and Garden, April 2016

– Industry & Trade      
     Demm, November 2015
     NZ Marketing/StopPress, July/Aug 2015
     NZ Retail, Feb/March 2016

– Lifestyle       
      Fashion Quarterly, August 2015
      New Zealand Woman's Weekly, August 3, 2015 
      Next, March 2016

Best designer:

– Consumer Special Interest      
    Hannah Lawless, Together Journal 
    Marc Backwell, Mana
    Samantha Smith, Little Treasures

– Current Affairs & Business       
    Jenny Nicholls, North & South
    Marc Backwell, New Zealand Geographic 
    Michael Hanley, Metro  

– Home & Food      
    Arch MacDonnell, Home 
    Fiona Kerr, Dish 
    Mike Watson, Taste 

– Industry & Trade     
    Julian Pettitt, NZ Marketing ​
    Marc Backwell, Pro Photographer ​

– Lifestyle 
    Lisa Lodge, Good 
    Mirella Monteira, Woman's Day  
    Next Design Team, Next

Best editor:

– Consumer Special Interest      
   Jo McCarroll, NZ Gardener
   Nadene Hall, NZ Lifestyle Block 
   Nicky Dewe, Little Treasures 

– Current Affairs & Business       
    Duncan Greive, The Spinoff 
    Pamela Stirling, New Zealand Listener
    Virginia Larson, North & South 

– Home & Food      
    Lisa Morton, Dish    
    Sally Duggan, NZ House and Garden 
    Shelley Ferguson, Your Home & Garden    

– Industry & Trade      
   Rebekah White, Pro Photographer 
   Sarah Dunn, NZ Retail 
   Terry Brosnahan, Country-Wide Magazine 

– Lifestyle       
   Rachael Russell, Good Health Choices 
   Sido Kitchin, Woman's Day

Best journalist:

– Consumer Special Interest      
    Aaron Smale, Mana
    Jo McCarroll, NZ Gardener
    Rebecca Hayter, Boating New Zealand 

– Current Affairs & Business       
    Donna Chisholm, New Zealand Listener / North & South 
    Kennedy Warne, New Zealand Geographic 
    Rebecca Macfie, New Zealand Listener 

– Home & Food      
    Andrea Warmington, NZ House & Garden 
    Sue Allison, NZ House & Garden 

– Industry & Trade      
   Damien Venuto, NZ Marketing/StopPress
   Holly Bagge, NZ Marketing/StopPress 

– Lifestyle       
    Aroha Awarau, New Zealand Woman's Weekly 
    Nicola Russell, Australian Women's Weekly 
    Suzanne McFadden, Australian Women's Weekly 

Best launch/relaunch:

Good, Tangible Media 
Taste, Bauer Media 
The Women's Network, Bauer Media 

Best magazine media 360 brand audience:

Dish 
Your Home and Garden
  

Best magazine:

– Consumer Special Interest      
      Mana 
      New Zealand Weddings

– Current Affairs & Business       
      New Zealand Geographic
      New Zealand Listener 
      North & South
 

– Home & Food      
      Dish 
      Home 
      Your Home and Garden 

– Industry & Trade      
      NZ Marketing/StopPress 
      ​NZ Truck & Driver 
      PRO Photographer
 

– Lifestyle       
     Australian Women's Weekly 
     Good Health Choices 
     Woman's Day 

Best Magazine media sales person:

– Consumer       
    Kate Cameron, Woman's Day 
    Rebecca Knight, Australian Women's Weekly, New Zealand Woman's Weekly, Your Home and Garden ​
    Rochelle Rodrigues / Maddie Thomas, Your Home and Garden 

– Current Affairs & Business       
    Marlene Coote, NZ Retail  
    Vernene Medcalf, NZ Marketing/StopPress

Best Owned Media/Custom Publishing Brand:

Habitat, Tangible Media 
KiaOra, Bauer Media 
Little Treasures, Tangible Media 

Best Photographer:

- Consumer       
    Aaron McLean, Dish 
    Danelle Bohane, Together Journal 
    Marissa Findlay, New Zealand Weddings 

- Current Affairs & Business       
    Meek Zuiderwijk, Metro 
    Richard Robinson, New Zealand Geographic 

Best Publishing Innovation:

Dish website recipe paywall, Dish 
NZGeo.com, New Zealand Geographic  
Your Home & Garden homewares range in Farmers, Your Home and Garden

Best retail subscription campaign:

Anzac Centenary Poppy Project, NZ Gardener
Home of the Year 2016, HOME 
Taste Subscription Campaign - Relaunch Issue July/August 2015, Taste 

Best use of video:

Butter in a Jar, Dish 
The Multifry Challenge, Dish 
Wares Awards Sponsors Video, Wares Magazine

Rising Star:

Alex Casey, Television Editor / Staff Writer, The Spinoff 
Damien Venuto, Editor, NZ Marketing / StopPress 
Jacqueline Taylor, Editor-in-Chief / Publisher, Juno Magazine 
Kate Cameron, Direct Account Manager, Woman's Day
Rachel Ramsay, Editor, New Zealand Weddings 

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