Winners for World Digital Media Awards announced

Observing innovations in digital media

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WAN-IFRA’s World Digital Media Awards (WDMA) were announced during the gala dinner of World News Media Congress (WNMC) at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow on 2 June 2019. The World Digital Media Awards is the news media industry’s global digital media competition. The 2019 winners came from the winners of 2018 regional Digital Media Awards in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and South Asia, which together provide news publishers with regular showcases for the best-practice innovation in digital publishing worldwide.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Best News Website or Mobile Service: The Guardian, United Kingdom

Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Services: Arre.co.in, India

Best Data Visualization: ‘Bussed Out: How America Moves Its Homeless’ by The Guardian, US

Best Digital News Startup: Jota, Brazil

Best Use of Online Video: Visual Vocabulary, USA

Best Digital Marketing Campaign: Dirty John, USA

Best Reader Revenue Initiative: This Land is Your Land, USA

Best Branded Content Project: #StandTogether, Malaysia

Best in Social Media Engagement: Team in your Heart, Sweden

Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiences: Verificado 2018, Mexico

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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