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SPH Wins For Best Print and Integrated Campaigns at 2010 PANPA Advertising Awards

Singapore's largest media group receives 6 honours from PANPA

Singapore, 29 April 2010 – The Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (PANPA) has announced the winners of the 2010 Advertising Awards for in-house creative and execution. Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) received a total of six honours at the Awards, which saw a record number of entries received. SPH won in two major categories and received "highly commended" citations in four.

Among the campaigns that were commended were two for F&N Fruit Tree and Carlsberg that involved creative buys. The campaigns excited and grabbed the attention of readers instantly, through the bold use of visuals for the "F&N Fruit Tree" campaign in
my paper and unique pagination in the case of the "Carlsberg Lunar New Year" campaign in Lianhe Zaobao.

For its The New Paper New Face campaign, SPH won in the category of Best Integrated Media Campaign for a Client. The campaign, which saw ads on print, over the radio as well as on outdoor digital screens owned by SPH MediaBoxOffice, was well received by the public as well as sponsors of the event.

Mr Leslie Fong, Senior Executive Vice-President, Marketing Division of SPH, says: "The awards we received reaffirm the fact that SPH has the capability to create effective campaigns not just in print, but with integrated media as well. We truly appreciate our valuable advertisers who have been adventurous and open-minded in using our multiple advertising platforms in fun and new ways to engage their consumers. We invite all brand owners and marketers to explore the endless possibilities of creative advertising with SPH."

A summary of all the 6 honours received by SPH can be found below:

Best Print Campaign for a Client: 90K+

Winner : The Straits Times – “Scholarship”
Highly Commended : My Paper – "F&N Fruit Tree"

Best Integrated Media Campaign for a Client: 90K+
Winner : The New Paper – “The New Paper New Face”

Best Advertisement Promoting Print: 90K+
Highly Commended : The Straits Times – "SPH Ink Awards"

Best Tactical Use of Newspapers: 90K+

Highly Commended : Lianhe Zaobao – "Carlsberg Lunar New Year"

"WE WISH" Fun Award (open)
Highly Commended : The Straits Times – "Audi"

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For more information, please contact:
Ms Chin Soo Fang
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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Adrian Cheong
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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HP: 9798 6097

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 79 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 14 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine,; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging;, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.

Outdoor Advertising
In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.