Quark’s press release says it all:
Digital Magazine Awards 2012 Announce Finalists and Winners’ Showcase Event
App Studio and Media on the Move Join as Platinum Sponsors
LONDON – November 15, 2012 – The international Digital Magazine Awards, in association with App Studio and Media on the Move, is delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s competition. A showcase event announcing the winners will be held at the Proud Gallery in London on December 6th.
Digital Magazine Awards 2012 received entries from 24 countries with multiple nominations received by magazines including: T3; WIRED (UK); O, The Oprah Magazine; Empire and GQ.
Digital Magazine Awards are also showcasing 15 digital magazine covers which will be promoted by Huffington Post (UK), the award’s Media Partner, with the winner decided by a public vote. To view the covers and to see the full list of finalists go to: www.digitalmagazineawards.com.
Digital Magazine Awards 2012 are judged by luminaries from the digital publishing industry including Quark’s Director of Mobile Products Paul Danter; CNN International Digital’s Vice President and General Manager, Peter Bale; Huffington Post Tech (UK) Managing Editor, Grattan McCoach and Getty Image’s Vice President Christian Toksvig.
Category winners and the overall Magazine of the Year will be announced and displayed at a showcase exhibition at the Proud Gallery in London on December 6th.
Bruce Hudson, Digital Magazine Awards’ Chairman commented, “This year’s finalists show digital magazine publishing has come of age with absolutely brilliant, innovative content across multiple platforms. I honestly didn’t believe the sector could move on as dramatically as last year but without question there has been a seismic move forward. I’m absolutely blown away by the magazines on show and can’t wait to see who takes the honors on December 6th.”
Quark’s Vice President of Marketing Gavin Drake said, “The design and delivery of digital magazines is at the top of every publisher’s mind, as is showcased by the massive interest in the Digital Magazine Awards. We are delighted to support the awards with the App Studio brand as our focus is to provide digital publishing options for all content creators across design tools, including QuarkXPress and InDesign. Congratulations to this year’s nominees and we’re looking forward to the winners’ showcase.”
Media on the Move’s Managing Director Simon Prodger commented, “Supporting the Digital Magazine Awards is a fantastic way for Media on the Move to demonstrate our commitment to the sector and to help showcase the outstanding achievements within the industry. We’ve been a leading provider of quality reading material to airlines, rail companies and cruise operators across five continents since 2001. At the forefront of technology, digital is an essential extension to Media on the Move’s service program; our digital media platform offers publishers and potential advertisers the opportunity to showcase their content in a high quality environment and give carriers the option to offer specialist programming to their passengers.
About the Digital Magazine Awards 2012
The Digital Magazine Awards 2012 are an international awards celebrating the best of the digital publishing industry with categories ranging from the overall Magazine of the Year and individual awards for Editor, Designer, and Videographer of the Year to award categories for outstanding advertisements. For a full list of finalists, please go to: www.digitalmagazineawards.com. For further information about the Digital Magazine Awards 2012 contact Gerrie Hawes, email@example.com, 0044 (0)7970 422437.
About App Studio
App Studio (www.AppStudio.net) is the next generation digital publishing solution that uses HTML5 to push the bounds of user experience without the high cost and effort associated with custom app development. By combining the market-leading HTML5 technology from the recent acquisition of PressRun with Quark’s existing digital publishing technology, App Studio is the only digital publishing solution that allows users to create branded content apps using QuarkXPress, InDesign, HTML5, and XML. Through a managed cloud environment, designers, authors, and extended teams are able to collaborate to create rich, interactive content that can be delivered across multiple platforms and devices.
About Media On The Move
Launched in 2001, Media On The Move (www.mediaotm.com) is part of John Menzies PLC, which has two operating divisions, Menzies Distribution and Menzies Aviation. With an international reputation as one of the world’s leading travel media management and marketing companies, MoM provide quality reading material to airlines, rail companies and cruise ships across five continents. MoM thrive on professionalism and have an enviable track record in being able to supply a myriad of products for passengers across the globe, from in-flight, executive lounge and on-board retailing. MoM don’t believe in cutting corners and focus on providing the highest quality of service.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.