18 May 2018: The Financial Times took home 6 prizes at the 2018 British Media Awards on Wednesday night. The awards highlight the best in business across the entire media industry, with the aim of celebrating innovation and excellence.
The FT received the prestigious gold award for International Media Brand of the Year, which honours bravery, editorial innovation and the most strategically sound and forward thinking brand in the industry.
Judges said: “[The FT] is a digital leader with a proactive strategy to super-serve its existing readers and target new ones”
The FT impressed judges with its, “authority, strong growth, and a ‘future facing’ stance,” resulting in it also receiving a gold award for International Media Company of the Year. This award recognises the best company in the industry, embracing industry challenges whilst maintaining excellence in product strategy, technological innovation, a strong editorial voice and sound commercial proposition.
The FT took home several other awards including a Content Studio of the Year silver medal for the FT’s content studio, Alpha Grid, and a Best Use of Commercial Data silver medal for Deeperview. The Financial Times also won bronze medals for Media Brand of the Year and Media Company of the Year.
The full list of winners can be found here.
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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. The FT marks 130 years in 2018 with a record paying readership of more than 930,000. The FT is now a majority digital content business, with digital subscriptions up to 739,554, representing more than three-quarters of the total paying audience. Content revenues represent almost two-thirds of total revenues, double the share of five years ago.