Awards

The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world's leading business news and information organisations. Discover the many prestigious awards won by our publications, journalists and applications. For details of earlier awards, contact kristina.eriksson@ft.com.

The Financial Times wins Publisher of the Year at the Digiday Awards Europe

December 1, 2016: The Financial Times took home the top prize at the first Digiday Awards Europe, as well as the award for Best Publishing Innovation in Advertising.

Best Publishing Innovation in Advertising was awarded to the FT for its “Paywall Pause” campaign. Created in conjunction with agency Essence, the campaign lifted FT’s paywall for 24 hours to celebrate the 20th anniversary of FT.com, resulting in a 75% growth in subscriptions.

The Publisher of the Year is awarded by public vote and is awarded to the publisher that best displays original thinking, creativity and overall excellence in its approach to publishing and media across all editorial efforts.

Earlier this year, the FT took home Best Use of Technology by a Publisher at the Digiday Publishing Awards in the US, for its homegrown Cost Per Hour (CPH) advertising metric.

Find more details and the full list of winners here.

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

FT journalism recognised at 2016 EI Comment Awards

23 November 2016: Today at the eighth annual Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards, the Financial Times took home three prestigious prizes for its journalism.

The Financial Times’ comment pages scooped the Comment Pages of the Year prize for the second year running.

FT deputy editor Roula Khalaf won the Foreign Commentator of the Year award for her regular columns on global business and politics, and FT management editor Andrew Hill took home the prize for Business Commentator of the Year.

The awards celebrate the achievements of ‘the UK’s finest and most influential print and online commentators and their editors’.

The wins are the latest in a string of successes for FT journalism. Last week the FT took home three prizes for online graphics and multimedia storytelling at the 2016 European Newspaper Awards; Simon Kuper was named ‘Best Columnist’ in the Consumer & General Interest Brand category at the British Society of Magazine editors awards; Emma Dunkley and Attracta Mooney were recognised in the 2016 State Street Institutional Press Awards, Tim Harford was named the winner of the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism; FTAdviser was honoured at the Santander UK Media Awards, and the FT won twice at the CIPR Education Journalism awards.

FT journalism recognised at top UK and European awards

18 November 2016: The Financial Times was honoured for its news coverage, investigations, and multimedia journalism in several different awards this week:

2016 European Newspaper Awards

The FT took home three prizes for online graphics and multimedia storytelling at the 2016 European Newspaper Award for Concept/Innovation Online:

A visual guide to Brexit” won the Infographics category for using an interactive presentation to teach readers about the EU ahead of the vote for Britain to leave the EU.

The award for Best Concept/Innovation Online went to two FT projects, “The Great Land Rush” and “Seven Robots You Need to Know.”

  • The Great Land Rush,” a multimedia storytelling project supported by the Pulitzer Center, is a wide-ranging, investigative series that examines the global race for one of the world’s most precious resources—land. The veteran investigative team of Tom Burgis, Michael Peel, Pilita Clark reported from Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia.

  • Seven Robots You Need to Know” explores the ways in which researchers are trying to create general purpose robots, which can replicate tasks that human do easily.

Find a full list of winners here.

British Society of Magazine editors awards

FT’s Life & Arts commentator Simon Kuper was named ‘Best Columnist’ in the Consumer & General Interest Brand category at the British Society of Magazine Editors awards. The judges commented that readers “love this columnist” for combining “research with passion, insightful comments and an authentic reason to buy”.

How to Spend It, FT’s luxury lifestyle publication, was shortlisted in the ‘Newspaper / Current Affairs Brand’ category and FT Weekend Magazine’s Mark Leeds and Paul Tansley were shortlisted for the Art Director of the Year accolade.

Find a full list of winners here.

Bastiat Prize

Tim Harford was named the winner of the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism, which celebrates journalists whose writing best explains and elucidates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.

He also won the prize in 2006, and was runner-up in 2010.

Tim is the author of four economics books and a long-running Financial Times column, “The Undercover Economist”.

State Street Institutional Press Awards

FT journalists took home two prizes at the 2016 UK State Street Institutional Press Awards, which recognise editorial excellence in financial journalism.

  • Emma Dunkley, retail banking correspondent, was named ‘Breaking news journalist of the year’.

  • Attracta Mooney, of FTfm was named ‘Investment journalist of the year’.

Santander UK Media Awards

FTAdviser was honoured at the Santander UK Media Awards on Thursday evening, in the personal finance trade/professional website category.

FTAdviser was selected as the nation’s best trade website from more than 250 entries and by a panel of more than 20 independent judges.

Judges said: “This title has a reputation for delivering hard hitting exclusives as well as quality analysis and opinion to its audience on the issues that really count.”

Financial Adviser was also named runner-up in the Financial Trade/Professional title of the year category.

Find a full list of winners here.

CIPR Education Journalism Awards

The FT took home two prizes at the CIPR Education Journalism awards. The awards aim to celebrate and promote captivating specialist education journalism.

  • Business education correspondent Jonathan Moules won the award for Outstanding Business and Professional Journalism.

  • Public policy correspondent Helen Warrell won the award for Outstanding Higher Education Journalism.

Find a full list of winners here.

FT wins Innovation Award at Database Marketing Awards

On September 29, the FT won the Innovation in Database Marketing Related Software Award at the 2016 Database Marketing Awards in London. The FT was recognised for creating a CRM model capable of real-time, responsive, one-to-one customer communications. The new campaign infrastructure will allow the FT to drive higher levels of subscriber engagement through increased relevance, timeliness and coordination. The project drew on expertise from across the FT, including database marketing and technology.

FT wins top prize at One World Media Awards

June 17, 2016: Erika Solomon (@ErikaSolomon), Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times, was named international journalist of the year at the One World Media Awards in London yesterday.

Now in its 28th year, the One World Media Awards recognise excellence in international media coverage.

Solomon was nominated and selected for her “her brave investigative journalism,” according to the judges. Her investigative series, “Isis, Inc”, takes a deep look at how the Isis economy affects civilian life within its territories and beyond, forcing even its enemies to do business with it.

Earlier this year Solomon won the 2016 Overseas Press Club award for best investigation in any medium, as well as the FT’s internal Jones-Mauthner prize for excellence in international reporting, both for “Isis, Inc.”

Alec Russell (@AlecuRussell), FT Weekend Editor, and Seb Morton-Clarke (@sebmc), Acting Global head of FT video, were runners up for the One World Media Short Film Award for “Big Game, Big Money”, about the multibillion dollar illegal trade in rare animal parts. Judges called it, “Brave, meaningful, and impactful.”

Find more information and a full list of nominees here.

Financial Times and FTChinese recognised at the SOPA awards 2016

16 June 2016: FTChinese received the Award for Excellence in Opinion Writing and an Honorable Mention in the same category at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards for Editorial Excellence in Hong Kong last night. The Financial Times also received Honorable Mentions in The Scoop Award, Explanatory Reporting and Opinion Writing categories.

FTChinese’s winning article for Opinion Writing,《“非典型领导人”胡耀邦》“Atypical leaders,” Hu Yaobang detailed how Hu Yaobang, a former high-ranking official of the People’s Republic of China, was forced to resign, signalling the end of the Cultural Revolution. A piece on the management of Chinese higher education,《中国大学目睹之怪现状》Chinese universities have witnessed a strange situation, also received an Honorable Mention.

Jamil Anderlini, Asia editor; Charles Clover, China correspondent; Gabriel Wildau, Shanghai bureau chief; and Patti Waldmeir, Shanghai correspondent, received an Honourable Mention for Excellence in Explanatory Reporting for their article ‘China’s Great Game’, which explores various aspects of the One Belt One Road initiative.

Patti Waldmeir also received an Honourable Mention for Excellence in Opinion Writing for her multimedia report ‘Inside the Outsider’s Shanghai’. Waldmeir’s witty prose complement candid videos from Shanghai expatriates who capture the good and the bad about life in Shanghai as a foreigner.

The FT also received an Honourable Mention in The Scoop Award for coverage of Hanergy Thin Film, which involved journalists in Hong Kong, Beijing and London, and resulted in the company’s demise. The FT’s investigation revealed a previously hidden world of shadow finance, and highlighted regulators’ concerns over the true financial state of many Chinese companies that have rocketed to prominence in recent years.

The SOPA Awards, designed to encourage editorial vitality throughout Asia, recognise journalistic excellence across a number of platforms, and cover range of categories that reflect the region’s diverse geo-political environment and vibrant editorial scene.

For more information about the SOPA Awards, please visit: www.sopawards.com

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For more information, please contact:

Rhonda Taylor
Communications Manager, Asia Pacific
+852 2905 5519
rhonda.taylor@ft.com

About the Financial Times

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving half of total traffic.

Corin Rogerson named to MediaWeek 30 under 30

June 10, 2016: Corin Rogerson, head of CRM for the Financial Times, has been named one of Media Week’s ’30 under 30′ rising stars in the media industry.

The annual list celebrates the rising stars at media brands and agencies who are already making an impact through leadership, strategic thinking, or innovative use of technology.

In an interview with Campaign, Rogerson advised: “I’d suggest that every individual under 30 in the media industry should spend some time outside of it. I began my career at Tesco, where … [f]iguring out how to play to user needs, monetise content effectively and leverage new technologies is core to the success of the industry.”

Rogerson has been at the FT since 2011, in roles including Optimisation Manager and Senior Conversion Manager.

Find more information about the 30 under 30 award and a full list of winners here.

Gideon Rachman wins 2016 Orwell Prize for journalism

27 May 2016: The Financial Times’ chief foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman has won the 2016 Orwell Prize for journalism, along with independent journalist Iona Craig. The Orwell Prize recognises writers that come closest to achieving Orwell’s ambition to ‘make political writing an art’ in three categories: journalism, books and social reporting.

Frances Cairncross, one of the judges, commented: “The winners demonstrate the very best of two distinct schools of journalism. Gideon Rachman, on the staff of the Financial Times, reflects with Olympian perception on the larger currents of the news, moving thoughtfully between continents and countries.”

“The Orwell Prize attracts much of the best political writing in the UK – of every kind,” said John Lloyd, one of the judges. “Gideon Rachman provides dispassionate and acutely observed views of the world’s large events, providing the reader with some orientation in a world undergoing rapid transformations”.

Gideon Rachman has been the FT’s chief foreign affairs columnist and an associate editor of the Financial Times since 2006. Based in London, he writes a weekly column in the newspaper and for The World blog on FT.com. His particular interests include American foreign policy, the European Union and globalisation. Recent columns have included an examination into the stylistic links between Putin and Trump, the upcoming Brexit vote, and a creeping isolationism in American politics.

Rachman and Craig share the £3000 prize, which was presented on May 26 at a ceremony in Fyvie Hall at the University of Westminster. Richard Blair, George Orwell’s son, presented each winner with a trophy exclusively designed and made by three second-year design students at Goldsmiths University: Tom Morgan, Archie Harding and Panaigiotis Tzortzopolous.

FT marketing campaign wins at The Drum MOMA Awards

May 24, 2016: A Financial Times B2C marketing campaign has won the Most Effective Programmatic Buying Mobile Campaign category at The Drum’s Marketing on Mobile Awards.

The campaign, designed by agency Essence, aimed to capture attention, build excitement and drive users to FT.com for a 24-hour paywall freeze. The campaign targeted a young, international, and connected audience. The result was a 31% increase in year-on-year subscriptions at a 18% year-on-year reduction in the cost per subscription during the campaign cycle.

The campaign was also shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Mobile Sales Promotion/Lead Generation/Direct Response/Strategy

  • Integrated Media Strategy/Campaign

  • Most Effective Mobile Advertising Campaign/Strategy

  • News/Media/Publishing Mobile Strategy/Campaign

The MOMA Awards celebrate the campaigns, brands and strategies at the forefront of the mobile industry. Find more details and a full list of winners here.

Read more about the FT campaign’s design and results here.

 

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For more information please contact:

Kristina Erikson

kristina.eriksson@ft.com

+44 (0) 20 7873 4961

 

About the Financial Times

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving half of total traffic.

FT’s John Gapper wins top Wincott journalism prize

May 19, 2016: The Financial Times’ associate editor and chief business commentator John Gapper (@johngapper) was named Journalist of the Year at the 2016 Wincott Journalism Awards.

The judges said: “John Gapper ranges across the whole of world business and in 2015 his sure-footed straight-talking and wit were applied to Big Pharma, the crises at Volkswagen and Glencore and shifting patterns in Silicon Valley, to name but a few.” One judge said, “He is always capable of surprising you.”

Gapper was recognised for his commentary on issues including the scandal at Volkswagen, the near-collapse of Glencore, and the merger boom in the pharmaceuticals industry. He is a multi-award winning journalist who has covered business, media, banking and labour relations for the FT since 1987.

Harriet Russell (@IC_HRussell), sectors editor at Investors Chronicle, took home the Wincott Young Journalist of the Year Award for her in-depth coverage of the retail industry.

Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo), the FT’s pensions correspondent, was the runner up for the Personal Finance Journalism award, for her coverage of the pensions industry and reforms, including her investigation into the rapidly expanding drawdown market.

The Wincott Foundation seeks to support and encourage high quality economic, financial and business journalism. Award entries are judged on clarity, depth of understanding and objectivity. Foremost, the winner must have the ability to write about complex topics in a way that is intelligible to all audiences, but also authoritative.

Find more details and a full list of winners here.

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For more information, please contact:

Kristina Eriksson, FT, London | +44 (0) 20 7873 4961 | kristina.eriksson@ft.com

About the Financial Times

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving half of total traffic.

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