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29 April 2015: The Financial Times has won four separate honours at two different award ceremonies tonight, recognizing its innovative work in publishing, technology and new ways of doing business. The FT received two News Awards at the organization’s annual ceremony, as well as plaudits at the advertising-focused Drum Digital Trading Awards.
At the News Awards, the FT picked up two wins and one honourable mention. How To Spend It, the Financial Times’ luxury lifestyle magazine, was named National Supplement of the Year for the 14th time. As one judge remarked, the magazine has “outstanding quality year on year” and is “a joy to the eye.”The FT’s partnership with Spritz, which translated its 24-hour news service fastFT to an app on the Samsung Gear S smart watch, was recognized as the Most Innovative Use of Technology. Additionally, St. Clement’s press, the FT-owned printer of the daily Financial Times newspaper, was commended in the category National Newspaper Printer of the Year. The Newspaper Awards, now in their 19th year, are the only awards that are dedicated to celebrating the best in news media print, technology and business innovation.
At the Drum awards, the FT was recognized as the Most Innovative Publisher for its pioneering work in time-based ad sales and programmatic. The awards recognize any UK-based company in the digital media eco-system who can show that they offer a high value service or technology.