Thursday, July 27, 2006

Last Call for Entries to AOP Online Publishing Awards 2006

The deadline for entries to the 2006 AOP Online Publishing Awards is Friday 28th July. The awards are organised by the UK Association of Online Publishers and seek to establish and reward the highest standards in all aspects of multimedia digital publishing. Now in their fifth year, the awards also provide industry recognition for businesses that have excelled over the previous 12 months. The categories include: Editorial Team 2006; Design 2006; Online Advertising Campaign 2006; and Innovation 2006. The award winners will be announced at a black tie gala ceremony at London's Park Lane Hilton Hotel on 4th October 2006, following the annual AOP Online Publishing Conference. The awards are supported by ABC Electronic, Deloitte, IPA Digital, MIVA and PPAinteractive. Other partners include NMA (Media Partner), Brand Republic (Online Media Partner) and HCUK (Technology Partner). Full details and application forms can be found at the AOP Awards 2006 microsite.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Superbrands Awards 2006

Now here's two themes close to our hearts here at Winner's Podium - awards and branding. Put them together and you get the Superbrands Awards, the UK independent branding awards which held their 2006 awards ceremony at The Brewery, London last week. The awards are intended to recognise and reward the highest standards of branding within the UK as voted for by both experts and consumers. The expert panel is selected by Superbrands while the consumer opinion was canvassed by YouGov. The Superbrands Council considered some 1,200 brands and passed 650 of the best over to YouGov for the consumer vote. Some 2,373 consumers were canvassed and the top 500 brands were awarded Superbrand status. At the Awards event, over 300 guests enjoyed a networking introducation with canapes and a string quartet at the prestigious east London venue before sitting down to a gala dinner. Hosted by BBC TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles, the crystal awards trophies for the top three consumer brands in the UK went to Microsoft, BA and the BBC.