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SPH honoured at PANPA 2016 Advertising & Marketing Awards

Singapore, 1 September 2016 – Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) won 3 awards at this year’s Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association (PANPA) 2016 Advertising and Marketing Awards. The awards presentation ceremony was held this evening at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. More than 300 industry colleagues were present to toast the best sales, marketing and creative contributions to the news media sector. The PANPA Advertising and Marketing Awards is presented by The Newspaper Works annually.

In the Best Print Single Advertisement for Client category, SPH's Swarovski Christmas advertisement won for taking creative newspaper advertising to new heights. Through the art of paper engineering (origami), it also increased the level of interaction between readers and the newspaper, as well as extend the retention value of the advertisement.

SPH Scholarship 'Question' campaign was Highly Commended in the Best Print Campaign for a Client. The objective of the campaign was to promote journalism as a career. The idea was based on "Every Story Starts With A Question" to portray how the inquisitive minds of journalists enabled them to dig deeper with questions to come up with the basis of every piece of news. The portrayal showed the exciting depth of a career in journalism. 

To round off an eventful night, Mr Tommy Lim, Head of SPH Marketing's CreativeLab, was named Creative Services Professional of the Year under the Executive Excellence categories. These awards are to celebrate those who strive for excellence, put the client first and deliver great results. With over 25 years of experience in the advertising field, Mr Lim has received multiple awards at the New York Advertising Fest, PANPA Awards, Singapore Creative Circle Awards and SPH iink Awards.
Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer, SPH, said: "These awards are testament to SPH's commitment to constantly innovate and deliver creative solutions to our advertisers. With the rapidly evolving media scene, coupled with changing media consumption habits, we see the need to proactively generate new ideas to stay ahead as Asia's leading media company."  

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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


The English/Malay/Tamil Media group (EMTM) comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and their respective student publications
. It also includes subsidiaries Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE-Russell Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3.

The Chinese Media group (CMG) publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZBBZ Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, and SPH Razor. 

On an average day, 2.8 million* individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (* Nielsen Media Index 2015, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like and in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.


SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 


SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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