SPH Wins 3 Awards For Ad Campaigns

BackMay 21, 2011

A PROMOTIONAL campaign and a subscription drive devised by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) have won recognition from a major international newspaper body.

SPH picked up three awards from the International Newsmedia Marketing Association on Tuesday.

The annual awards - which honour the industry's top marketing campaigns from the past year - were presented at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in New York.

Fashion Season @ Orchard 2010, an integrated campaign which used print, online and radio ads as well as on-the-ground fashion events, won the top prize in the Marketing Solutions for Advertising Clients (for circulation over 300,000) category.

The same campaign also won the third prize in the Marketing Campaign with the Best Results (for circulation over 300,000) category. Norwegian classified advertising portal FINN took first place in this category.

SPH was also awarded the third prize in the Print Subscription Sales (for circulation over 300,000) category for The Straits Times 'Success Series' campaign.

The New York Times took first place in this category.

The two-month-long 'Success Series' campaign, launched in September last year, used print and online ads to get readers to subscribe directly to SPH, instead of through vendors.

Readers were guaranteed prizes - ranging from electronic devices to vacations - upon subscription.

The campaign attracted around 37,000 subscribers, out of whom almost 10,000 were new.

The 76-year-old awards competition attracted 550 entries from 143 newspapers in 30 countries.