The Wan Ifra 18th Asian Media Awards were announced last week in Singapore where Dainik Jagran emerged as the most-awarded publication from India, winning two Gold and two Silver awards.
Dainik Jagran bagged a Gold and a Silver in the ‘Best in Marketing’ category for its campaigns Daughter’s Diary and Tackling air pollution, respectively. The Hindi daily bagged the Gold and Silver in the “Best in Community Service” category for its campaigns on Self-Defence for Women and Prevention of Child Abuse, respectively.
Basant Rathore, Senior VP, Strategy, Brand & Business Development, Jagran Prakashan, said, “It’s encouraging to see our team creating such innovative ideas consistently. Each of these ideas comes from the core essence of our brand. These awards are an apt recognition for the hard work put in by our teams across all markets. I do hope these wins spur us on to further raise benchmarks of excellence.”
India Today magazine won a Gold for Best in Photojournalism (Feature photography) for ‘Save The Taj’ and a Silver for Magazine Infographics titled ‘Is The Taj Doomed?’.
The Hindu was awarded a Gold for Best in Print among newspapers above 150k circulation category. In this category, The Times of India, Airoli, Mumbai, was awarded a Silver; while The Times of India, Kandivali, Mumbai; The Times of India, New Delhi and The Telegraph, Kolkatta won a Bronze each.
Will this fire be doused with my tears! by Malayala Manorama won a Silver for Best in Photojournalism while the group’s weekly The Week bagged a Bronze for Magazine Overall Design.