2017 BSME Talent Awards

The British Society of Magazine Editors’ Talent Awards were announced on Tuesday, 6 June at Cargo.

2016 BSME AWARDS WINNERS + SHORTLIST (To see what the Judges' said, click here!)

BEST SUBBING/PRODUCTION TEAM

WINNER: Joanna Bregosz, Chris Cox, Angus Dawson, Charlotte Gorbold, Louise Keable, Claire Kielczewska, Anna Kierstan, Hannah McEwen, Mel Powers, Paul Ryan, Mel Train & Al Warman - Which?, Which? Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Russell Deeks & Alice Lipscombe-Southwell - BBC Focus, Immediate Media

Marie Farquharson & Cheryl Freedman - Healthy & Healthy For Men, The River Group

Tom Allsop & Olivia McLearon - High Life (British Airways), Cedar Communications

Tom Campbell, Vivienne Greig, Eleanor Harris, Hannah Joshua, Emma Keelan, Richard Lim, Eleanor Parsons, Chris Simms & Gareth Wilmer - New Scientist, RBI

Jon Axford, Jessica Bowden, Jo Czechowska, Stuart Dade, Patsy Dunne, Michelle Harrison, Susannah Hockham, Jackie Holtham, Muzakkir Iqbal, Mark Morris, Lucy Parley, Heather Ransome & Karen Staddon - Time Inc. UK - Women's Lifestyle Production Hub, Time Inc. UK

 

BEST ART TEAM

WINNER: Andrew Diprose, Phill Fields & Mary Lees - Wired, Condé Nast Britain

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dave Kelsall & Mike Mansfield - The Week Junior, Dennis Publishing

Olly Gibbs, Chris Lupton & James Ramsay - Empire, Bauer Media Group

Gillian McNeill & Nicki Smith - Olive, Immediate Media

Rebecca Cooper, Rory Elphick, Graham Saville, Nina Brennan, Jack Huntley, David Jackson, India Jackson, David Jenkins,   Nic Myhill, Iona Newton & Alex Whitfield - Tesco GM Publications, Cedar Communications

Sarah Tangwood, Katerina Varnavides & Kerry Wakefield - Waitrose Food, John Brown Media

 

BEST SECTION EDITOR / TEAM

WINNER: Sofia Lind, Alex Matthews-King, Caroline Price & Carolyn Wickware - Pulse News Team, Cogora

Lilian Anekwe, Annabelle Collins, Thomas Cox & Grace Lewis - C+D News Team, UBM

Nick de Semlyen - Empire Features Editor, Bauer Media Group

Eleanor Jones - Goodtoknow.co.uk Video Editor, Time Inc. UK

Sally Adee, Gilead Amit, Catherine Brahic, Daniel Cossins, Catherine De Lange, Kate Douglas, Joshua Howgego, Graham Lawton, Tiffany O'Callaghan, Richard Webb & Caroline Williams - New Scientist Features Team, RBI

Sally Adee, Jacob Aron, Andy Coghlan, Leah Crane, Niall Firth, Lisa Grossman, Jessica Hamzelou, Alice Klein, Michael Le Page, Timothy Revell, Penny Sarchet, Mico Tatalovic, Vicki Turk, Jon White, Chelsea Whyte, Clare Wilson & Sam Wong -   New Scientist News Team, RBI

James Halliwell & Megan Tatum - The Grocer Features Desk, William Reed Business Media

Jeremy White - Wired Product Editor, Condé Nast Britain

 

BEST PRINT DESIGNER

WINNER: Tom Havell - Time Out London, Time Out

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nina Brennan - Tesco Magazine, Cedar Communications

Joanna Levitas - Healthy, The River Group

Nicki Smith - Olive, Immediate Media

Julia Canavan - Radio Times, Immediate Media

Katerina Varnavides - Waitrose Food, John Brown Media

 

BEST DIGITAL DESIGNER

WINNER: Olly Gibbs - Empire Online, Bauer Media Group

Sarah McGinnis - Get The Gloss, Bellatricks

Robbie Mailer-Howat - Love, Condé Nast Britain

Lisa Gillard - which.co.uk, Which? Ltd

 

BEST PRINT WRITER

WINNER: Oliver Franklin-Wallis - Wired, Condé Nast Britain

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Alexi Duggins - Time Out London, Time Out

Stuart McGurk - GQ, Condé Nast Britain

Andy Morris - High Life (British Airways), Cedar Communications

Alexandra Jones - Stylist, Shortlist Media

Kira Agass - Woman / Woman's Own, Time Inc. UK

 

BEST DIGITAL WRITER

WINNER: Bethan Holt - telegraph.co.uk/fashion, Telegraph Media Group

Sirin Kale - Broadly UK, Vice Media

Ben Dowell - radiotimes.com, Immediate Media

Eleanor Bley Griffiths - radiotimes.com, Immediate Media

Sarah Biddlecombe - Stylist.co.uk, Shortlist Media

Ben Stockton - which.co.uk, Which? Ltd

 

BEST FEATURE IDEA - PRINT

WINNER: Nick de Semlyen - Empire: Fellowship Of The Ring: 15th Anniversary Special, Bauer Media Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Greg Williams - Wired: White Cargo, Condé Nast Britain

Sandra Marques, Matt McEvoy & Su-San Sit - Forever Sports: Porn Star Fitness, Haymarket

Catherine Brahic, Graham Lawton & Richard Webb - New Scientist: Metaphysics, RBI

Kate Barrett, TF Chan, Nick Compton, Sarah Douglas, Alex Milnes & Nick Vinson - Wallpaper*: Subscriber Since 1996, Time Inc. UK

Matt Clear & Natalie Hitchins - Which?: Black Friday - Deal Or No Deal?, Which? Ltd

Andrew Laughlin - Which?: Software Updates: A Step Backwards, Which? Ltd

 

BEST CONTENT IDEA - DIGITAL

JOINT WINNER: Olivia Mull - Dezeen: Dezeen Hot List, Dezeen

JOINT WINNER: Eleanor Jones - Goodtoknow.co.uk: #MumWins, Time Inc. UK

Grazia Team - Grazia Daily: Facebook Live, Bauer Media Group

Jonathan Bacon, Lucy Handley, Jo Roberts, Nicola Smith & Lucy Tesseras - marketingweek.com: 100 Disruptive Brands, Centaur Media

Vicky Spratt - The Debrief: Make Renting Fair, Bauer Media Group

Martin Coomer, Gail Tolley & Phoebe Trimingham - Time Out London: 40 Best Photos Of London Ever Taken, Time Out

 

BEST PICTURE EDITOR / RESEARCHER

WINNER: Joanna Moran - Empire, Bauer Media Group

James Cutmore - BBC Focus, Immediate Media

Steph Seelan - Heat, Bauer Media Group

Deborah Castle - Hello! Fashion Monthly, HELLO!

Peta Bell - Mosaic Science, The Wellcome Trust

Dalia Nassimi & Steve Peck - Wired, Condé Nast Britain

 

BEST SCOOP

WINNER: Matt Stevens - Which?: Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Which? Ltd

Peter Apps, Sophie Barnes & Martin Hilditch - Inside Housing: L&G To Launch Largest Housebuilding Factory In Europe, Ocean Media Group

Ben Dowell - radiotimes.com: Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffat Quits To Be Replaced By Broadchurch Creator Chris Chibnall, Immediate Media

Tom Gormer - Stylist: Made By Politicians Issue, Shortlist Media

Matt Clear - Which?: Black Friday - Deal Or No Deal?, Which? Ltd

 

BEST STYLIST

WINNER: Caroline Baxter - Woman, Time Inc. UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chloe Jackson - Look, Time Inc. UK

Lynne McKenna - Fabulous, News UK

Elgar Johnson - GQ, Condé Nast Britain

Gemma Hayward - Grazia, Bauer Media Group

Des Lewis – Marie Claire, Time Inc. UK

Sophie Warbuton - The Telegraph - Stella / Telegraph Magazine / Telegraph Food & Drink Guide, Telegraph Media Group

 

BEST DEPUTY

WINNER: Emma Justice - woman&home, Time Inc. UK

Lilian Anekwe - C+D, UBM

Ellie O'Mahoney & Gayle Schoales - Fabulous, News UK

Sarah Allard - Goodtoknow.co.uk, Time Inc. UK

Miranda McMinn - Marie Claire, Time Inc. UK

Jaimie Kaffash - Pulse, Cogora

 

BEST EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

WINNER: James Lloyd - BBC Focus, Immediate Media

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Eleanor Vousden - Powder, Time Inc. UK

Francesca Specter - Healthy & Healthy For Men, The River Group

Matthew Whitehouse - i-D, Vice Media

Layla Haidrani - Nursing Standard, RCNi

Sarah Carson - Radio Times, Immediate Media

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Many thanks to the following for supporting the 2017 BSME Talent Awards:

  • Our generous Drinks Sponsors Captain Morgan and Smirnoff
  • Maitre Choux for the delicious eclairs

Thanks also to the following for our fantastic raffle prizes which raised money for The Sick Children's Trust

  • Lunch or Dinner for two at El Pastór, to value of £70
  • A Martini at Dukes Bar, followed by dinner for two in Dukes’ new signature restaurant
  • An overnight stay for two with Breakfast and Dinner at the OXBO Restaurant up to the value of £150 at the Hilton London Bankside
  • A two-night break in a signature Dream Lodge in any of their private parks
     

Instagram Breakfast

Editors met for a breakfast briefing at London’s Marylebone Hotel to hear from Sunil Singhvi, UK Head of Strategic Partnerships, and Laura Clare, UK Head of Communications at Instagram, explain how their magazines can make the most of Instagram.  Many thanks to our breakfast event sponsor, The Doyle Collection for hosting this event.

Pinterest Breakfast

Magazines and Pinterest would seem to be made for each other - both are about all browsing visuals, ideas and inspiration. Pinterest started with the simple question “Why isn’t there a tool for collecting all the great things you find across the Internet?” It now attracts 10m monthly unique visitors in the UK alone. 

Editors met for a breakfast briefing at London’s Marylebone Hotel to hear from Ayumi Nakajima, Product and Partnerships at Pinterest UK, explain how their magazines can make the most of Pinterest. Here’s 20 top tips we took away from the briefing, which was free for BSME members.  Many thanks to our breakfast event sponsor, The Doyle Collection for hosting this event.

  1. “Be yourself, notyour selfie.” People are in Pinterest principally to gather their own inspiration and ideas, not to interact with others or broadcast what they’re doing right now as people do in other social media. It is inward facing rather than outward facing.

  2. Pinterest users Discover and do. Remember they are looking for things that are helpful to them in the real world and to act upon them. The audience is actively looking for ideas.

  3. Provide a good click-through. If there’s no click-through it’s just disappointing. For example, you want to know how to make a recipe not just to look at the fniished dish. It’s not surprising then that three quarters of Pins come from businesses.

  4. Business content comes to Pinterest in 3 ways:

    1. The Pinterest browser button that some users have installed in their browsers

    2. The Save buttons on websites with a social media ‘share this’ bar. This is the most common route.

    3. The business’s profile on Pinterest.

  5. Post early for Christmas – or any other seasonal event. People use Pinterest to plan rather than to report on their activity. So for everything from Glastonbury to Mother’s Day, the searches in Pinterest peak well before the events themselves – as much as a month before.

  6. ‘Drip feed’ your posts rather than publishing them all at once, to make them go further and get more attention.  

  7. Try to make your posts about ideas that are these three things: helpful, beautiful and actionable.  People use Pinterest for shopping, with 93% using it to plan or make purchases. 72% have seen something on Pinterest that they later bought offline and 63% check items they have pinned when they are at a brick and mortar store.  

  8.  Make your Pin description detailed. Pinterest is more than just pretty pictures, they are meant to be useful and inspirational so use a few sentences to round up some keywords that will surface your Pin in searches. Hint at what’s on the click-through.

  9. The Board description is also important but make it short and sweet

  10. Taller pins take up more space in feeds so go for a vertical aspect ratio 2:3 to 1:3.5 and a minimum width of 600px

  11. Choose compelling images. For product shots consider pictures that show it in use or use multiples like different colours or options

  12. Text overlays on pictures are compelling and give people a reason to click on them

  13. Use strong calls to action like ‘buy now’ in the description and softer ones like ‘explore summer looks’ in overlays

  14. Pin videos from Vimeo or YouTube. They can do well if they’re on the right subject, for example, food or beauty

  15. Incorporate you brand’s logo or masthead into your Pins. Its credibility can increase click-throughs.

  16. Use simple formats like step-by-step guides, tutorials or lists.

  17. Looks for opportunities to contribute to curated boards made by Pinterest’s editorial team.

  18. Invest in an event with Pinterest. An example is the Stylist magazine’s three-day pop-up event in London with workshops based on Pinterest ideas.

  19. Run a simple competition on Pinterest

  20. Try out the new Pinterest Lens – a button on the mobile app that snaps an object and searches Pinterest to provide more information about it. With answers like what it is, where you can buy it and so on, it’s a bit like a Shazam for images.

2016 Christmas Quiz

The event took place on Tuesday, 6 December at the Phoenix Artists' Club. Guests enjoyed drinks, sharing platters for the tables, a bumper BSME Christmas gift bag and – of course – a cracking prize for the winning table. There was also a raffle in aid of the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, with some fantastic prizes. 

Here is a selection of images from the evening.

2016 BSME AWARDS

The results were announced at the 2016 BSME Awards Dinner at The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel

Here is a selection of images from the evening. 

Scroll down to see the shortlist and winners.

 

2016 BSME AWARDS WINNERS + SHORTLIST

Business Brand - Monthly or Less Frequent

WINNER: Nigel Praities - Pulse, Cogora

Lysanne Currie - Director,Institute of Directors

Dickon Ross - E&T, IET

Mark Hansford - New Civil Engineer, Plexus

Rebecca Ellinor Tyler - Supply Management, Haymarket

Christine Murray - The Architectural Review, Plexus

 

Business Brand - Weekly/Fortnightly/More Frequent

WINNER: Jenni Middleton - Nursing Times, Plexus

Christine Murray - Architects' Journal, Plexus

Russell Parsons - Marketing Week, Centaur Media

Liz Hamson - Property Week, Metropolis

Tristan O'Hana - Pub & Bar, H2O Publishing

Catrin Griffiths - The Lawyer, Centaur Media

 

Branded Content - Business

WINNER: John L.Walters - Pulp, Eye Magazine Limited

Tim Hulse - Business Life (British Airways), Cedar Communications

Kenny MacIver - I-CIO, Seven

Rachel Gould - Modern Barber, Modern Barber Ltd

Oliver Parsons - Modus, Sunday

Robert Jeffery - People Management, Haymarket

 

Branded Content - Consumer

WINNER: Nigel Evans - &London, Sunday

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Simon Kurs - easyJet Traveller, Ink

Joely Carey - Homemadebyyou.co.uk, Gravity Road

Vanessa Thompson - John Lewis Edition, John Brown Media

Helena Lang - Sainsbury's Magazine, Seven

William Sitwell - Waitrose Food, John Brown Media

Luke Ponsford - Zoom Zoom (Mazda), Redwood

 

Lifestyle Brand

WINNER: Paul McNamee - The Big Issue, The Big Issue

Gillian Carter - BBC Good Food, BBC Worldwide/Immediate Media

Melinda Stevens - Condé Nast Traveller, Condé Nast Britain

Karen Barnes - delicious. Magazine, Eye to Eye Media

Pat Riddell - National Geographic Traveller (UK), APL Media

Ed Grenby - The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, News UK

Tony Chambers - Wallpaper*, Time Inc. UK

Jill Starley-Grainger - Which? Travel, Which? Ltd

 

Entertainment Brand

WINNER: Mike Williams - NME, Time Inc. UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Terri White - Empire, Bauer Media Group

Helen Hawkins - Culture, News UK

Simon Brew - denofgeek.com, Dennis Publishing

Ben Preston - Radio Times, Immediate Media

Caroline McGinn - Time Out, Time Out

 

Special Interest Brand

WINNER: Rachael Jolley - Index on Censorship, Sage

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Richard Headland - Which?, Which? Ltd

Rob Attar - BBC History Magazine, Immediate Media

Mark Hedges - Country Life, Time Inc. UK

Ellie Hughes - Healthy, River

Harry Rose - Which? Money, Which? Ltd

 

Men's Brand

WINNER: Dylan Jones - GQ, Condé Nast Britain

HIGHLY COMMENDED: James Charlton - Forever Sports, Haymarket

Matthew Todd - Attitude, Attitude Media

Jeremy Langmead - Mr Porter, YOOX-NET-A-PORTER GROUP

 

Women's Brand - Monthly or Less Frequent

WINNER: Penny Martin - The Gentlewoman, Fantastic Woman

Juliet Herd - Hello! Fashion Monthly, HELLO!

Charlotte Moore - InStyle, Time Inc. UK

Lucy Yeomans - Porter, YOOX-NET-A-PORTER GROUP

Alexandra Shulman - Vogue, Condé Nast Britain

Sue James - woman&home, Time Inc. UK

 

Women's Brand - Weekly/Fortnightly/More Frequent

WINNER: Lisa Smosarski - Stylist, Shortlist Media Ltd

Marianne Jones - Stella, Telegraph Media Group

Sam Taylor - The Lady, The Lady Ltd

Karen Livermore - Woman, Time Inc. UK

Sharon Reid - Yours, Bauer Media Group

 

Newspaper / Current Affairs Brand

WINNER: Nicola Jeal - The Times Magazine, News UK

Sinead McIntyre - Fabulous, News UK

Malik Meer - G2, Guardian Media Group

Melissa Denes - Guardian Weekend Magazine, Guardian Media Group

Gillian De Bono - How To Spend It, The Financial Times Ltd

Tyler Brûlé - Monocle, Winkontent Ltd

 

Independent Brand

WINNER: Marcus Webb &Rob Orchard - Delalyed Gratification, The Slow Journalism Company

Dan Crowe - Avaunt Magazine, Avaunt Magazine

Marcus Fairs - Dezeen, Dezeen Limited

Sam Walton - Hole & Corner, Hole & Corner

Elise Wells - Slimming World, Miles-Bramwell Executive Services Ltd

Pippa Jacks - TTG, TTG Media

 

The Fiona Macpherson New Editor of the Year

WINNER: Russell Parsons - Marketing Week, Centaur Media

Laura Weir - ES Magazine, ESI Media

Emily Wright - Estates Gazette Investor Guides, RBI

Natasha Pearlman - Grazia, Bauer Media Group

Eleanor Mills - The Sunday Times Magazine, News UK

Rebecca Nicholson - Vice, Vice Media

 

Art Director of the Year - Business

WINNER: Tom Carpenter - The Architectural Review, Plexus

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aubrey Smith - Supply Management, Haymarket

Brad Yendle - Architects' Journal, Plexus

Paul Pensom - Creative Review, Centaur Media

John Rooney - E&T, IET

Christie Ferdinando - Modus, Sunday

Chris Barker - People Management, Haymarket

 

Art Director of the Year - Consumer

WINNER: Paul Frost - Forever Sports, Haymarket

Pete Winterbottom - Condé Nast Traveller, Condé Nast Britain

Mark Hayman - Fabulous, News UK

Mark Leeds & Paul Tansley - FT Weekend Magazine, The Financial Times Ltd

Maggie Murphy - Guardian Weekend Magazine, Guardian Media Group

James Wood - My VIP (Pets at Home), John Brown Media

Chris Hitchcock - The Times Magazine, News UK

Sarah Douglas - Wallpaper*, Time Inc. UK

 

Art Director of the Year - Branded Content

WINNER: Clare Watters - John Lewis Edition, John Brown Media

Barney Pickard - Harrods Magazine, Harrods Publishing

Joanna Keigwin - John Lewis Cook, John Brown Media

Laura Eyres - John Lewis Home, John Brown Media

Richard Murray - Ocadolife, August

Dan Froude - Zoom Zoom (Mazda), Redwood

 

Launch of the Year

WINNER: Anna Bassi - The Week Junior, Dennis Publishing

Ruth Cassidy - Andy's Amazing Adventures, Immediate Media

Ceri Moorhouse - Eat Healthy, River

Mark MacKenzie - Mondial, Rapha Racing Limited

Laurel Ives - The Dish, News UK

Steve Corbett - TV Soap, News UK

 

Campaign of the Year

WINNER: Ben Preston - Radio Times, Immediate Media:  DCMS Campaign

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Simon Brew - denofgeek.com, Dennis Publishing:  Geeks Vs Loneliness

Alison Hamlett - London Marathon News, London Marathon Events Limited:  #oneinamillion

Nigel Praities - Pulse, Cogora:  Stop Practice Closures

Rebecca Ellinor Tyler - Supply Management, Haymarket:  Eliminate Supply Chain Slavery

Christine Murray - The Architectural Review, Plexus:  NOTOPIA

 

Innovation / Brand-Building Initiatve of the Year

WINNER: Alexandra Shulman - Vogue, Condé Nast Britain:  Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Jenni Middleton - Nursing Times, Plexus:  Nursing Times Learning

Ben Preston - Radio Times, Immediate Media:  Radio Times Festival

Lisa Smosarski & Mariam Ahmed - Stylist, Shortlist Media Ltd:  Stylist Live

Richard Parris - Which? Computing, Which? Ltd:  Which? Computing Online and Helpdesk

William Drew, Laura Price & Emer Schlosser - World's 50 Best Restaurants, William Reed Business Media:  The World's 50 Best Restaurants Global Tour

 

Columnist of the Year - Consumer and General Interest Brands

WINNER: Simon Kuper - FT Weekend Magazine, The Financial Times Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Damian Barr - The Big Issue, The Big Issue

Matthew d'Ancona - GQ, Condé Nast Britain

Justin Webb - Radio Times, Immediate Media

Alison Graham - Radio Times, Immediate Media

Bryony & Jane Gordon - Stella, Telegraph Media Group

 

Columnist of the Year - Special Interest and Business Brands

WINNER: John Lewis-Stempel - Country Life, Time Inc. UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mark Ritson - Marketing Week, Centaur Media

Monty Don - BBC Gardeners' World, Immediate Media

Justin Pollard - E&T, IET

Esther Walker - Healthy, River

David Flatman - Sport, Wireless Group

 

Scoop of the Year

WINNER: Matthew Todd - Attitude, Attitude Media:  Prince William speaks out against homophobic bullying in Attitude

Caroline Price - Pulse, Cogora:  NHS splashes cash on summer houses and holidays while £22bn cuts loom

Alex Matthews-King - Pulse, Cogora:  A moral dilemma:  GP practices offered incentives to cut urgent referrals

Christina Lamb - The Sunday Times Magazine, News UK:  A fight for the soul of the world

Caroline McGinn, Alexi Duggins & Oliver Keens - Time Out, Time Out:  Skepta

Matt Stevens - Which? Travel, Which? Ltd:  The truth about Tripadvisor

 

Cover of the Year - Business

WINNER: Robert Jeffery & Chris Barker - People Management, Haymarket

Christine Murray - Architects' Journal, Plexus

Tim Hulse & Henry Elphick - Business Life (British Airways), Cedar Communications

Emma Maier &Sonny Dhamu - Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group Limited

Rebecca Ellinor Tyler & Aubrey Smith - Supply Management, Haymarket

 

Cover of the Year - Consumer

WINNER: Dan Biddulph - The Sunday Times Magazine, News UK

Matthew Todd &Peter Allison - Attitude, Attitude Media

Sinead McIntyre, Alan Gittos & Mark Hayman - Fabulous, News UK

Paul McNamee & Scott Maclean - The Big Issue, The Big Issue

Caroline McGinn, Alexi Duggins, Mark Neil &Gail Tolley - Time Out, Time Out

 

Editors' Editor of the Year

WINNER: Ben Preston - Radio Times, Immediate Media

Liz Wright - Practical Sheep Goats and Alpacas, Kelsey Media

Zanny Minton-Beddoes - The Economist, The Economist Group

Ed Grenby - The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, News UK

Caroline Law - The Week, Dennis Publishing

 

The 2016 Mark Boxer Award

Ian Hislop

BSME CONFERENCE

2016 BSME CONFERENCE: Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway:  How to future-proof you and your brand

The conference took place on Wednesday, 19th October at in association with Central Saint Martins, Graphic Communication Design and Fashion Communication Programmes.

The packed itinerary featured some of the industry’s best-known faces and biggest success stories from recent years, and was designed to give in-depth insight, inspire new ideas, and incite lively debate:

 

HOW TO FUTUREPROOF YOUR BRAND

Intro:                  Claire Irvin, BSME Chair and Editorial Director, River

Speaker:             Tony Chambers, Wallpaper*

Interviewer:       Simon Mills, Wallpaper* Bespoke

Simon Mills, Editor of Wallpaper* Bespoke found out how Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper* and last year’s BSME Mark Boxer Award winner has managed to futureproof Wallpaper* and how his methods can be applied to your brand. 

 

FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY

Conor McNicholas, Chief Executive Officer, AllTogetherNow

Abba Newbery, Creative Solutions and Commercial Strategy Consultant

Noel Penzer, Chief Executive Officer, Time Out Digital

Moderator:        Lucie Cave, Heat

Lucie Cave, BSME committee member and Editor-in-Chief of Heat to found out how our panel of industry experts have dealt with the ever-changing magazine and digital publishing landscape, and their strategies for feeling the fear and doing it anyway.   

 

AN AUDIENCE WITH

Speaker:            Sam Baker, The Pool

Interviewer:       Zoe Williams

Sam Baker, Co-Founder, CEO and Editor of The Pool chatted to columnist, journalist, and author Zoe Williams about merging broadcast and digital content.

The Pool creates inspiring, original content for busy women covering everything from people and politics to film, fashion and food.

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH

Speaker:            Alexandra Shulman, Vogue

Interviewer:       Louise Chunn

Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Alexandra Shulman discussed how as an editor she future proofs her brand while forging ahead with industry-defining innovation. 

Alexandra was be interviewed by Louise Chunn, prize-winning journalist and editor, and Founder of Welldoing.org, the website she founded in 2014 to help people find the best therapist for their needs. 

The afternoon conference was followed by networking drinks.

 

INDIE MAG MADNESS / PRINT FOR DIGITAL NATIVES

On Monday, 23rd November BSME Members and their guests attended Indie Mag Madness at Mother London. The panel was:

David Jenkins -Little White Lies
The movie magazine that goes beyond the hype without a publicity still in sight – only illustrations. The Guardian called it “the best designed film magazine on the shelf”, and they have collaborated with companies such as Picturehouse and Sony.

David Lane - Editor-in-Chief, The Gourmand
An award-winning, uncompromising biannual food and culture journal that avoids some of the conventions of food mags in its typography, illustration, photography and production values, and works with brands such as Ally Capellino and Vitsoe.

Rob Orchard - Delayed Gratification
The world’s first Slow Journalism magazine, a beautifully printed quarterly that revisits the events of the previous three months to see what happened after the dust settled and the news agenda moved on. Delayed Gratification is proud to be ‘the last to break the news’.

Cathy Olmedillas - Anorak
The ‘happy mag for kids’ aimed at boys and girls between 6 and 12 years old and which smells as good as it looks. ‘Brand extensions’ include DOT (for pre-schoolers), colouring books, posters and jigsaws.

Steve Watson - Founder, Stack Magazines
The subscription service that delivers a different independent magazine every month to a growing audience of indie mag fans.

Introduced by Dickon Ross and John L. Walters of Eye – a B2B mag that went indie.

2015 BSME AWARDS

The results were announced at the 2015 BSME Awards Dinner on Monday, 16 November at The Brewery, London.

Here is a selection of images from the evening. 

Scroll down to see the shortlist and winners.

2015 BSME AWARDS WINNERS + SHORTLIST

DIGITAL EDITOR - CONSUMER WINNER: Simon Collis – Cycling Weekly, Time Inc. UK

SHORTLIST:
Pat Riddell – natgeotraveller.co.uk, APL Media
Tim Glanfield – radiotimes.com, Immediate Media
Michelle Sammet – spikes.iaaf.org, Haymarket
Marc McLaren – Stuff.tv, Haymarket


DIGITAL EDITOR - BRANDED CONTENT

WINNER: Dan Jude – Virgin Media Presents, Redwood

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jan Masters – Harrods Magazine, Harrods Magazine

SHORTLIST:
Helen Bazuaye – Ikeafamilylivemagazine.com, August Media
Sarah Alcock – Sainsburysmagazine.co.uk, Seven
Charlotte Swift – Theclub.ba.com, Cedar Communications
 

BRANDED CONTENT - BUSINESS

WINNER: Lee Hibbert – Professional Engineering, Caspian Media

SHORTLIST:
Tim Hulse
– Business Life (British Airways), Cedar Communications
Michael Jones – Foodservice Consultant (FCSI), Progressive Customer Publishing
Oliver Parsons – Modus, Sunday
Helen Wright – PRO Hair & Beauty, The River Group


SPECIAL INTEREST BRAND

WINNER: Rob Attar – BBC History Magazine, Immediate Media

SHORTLIST:
Charlie Turner – BBC TopGear, Immediate Media
Mark Hedges – Country Life, Time Inc. UK
Richard Headland – Which?, Which? Ltd
Gareth Shaw – Which? Money, Which? Ltd

 

ART DIRECTOR - CONSUMER (WEEKLY, FORTNIGHTLY OR MORE FREQUENT)

WINNER: Matt Curtis – The Sunday Times Magazine, News UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Shazia Chaudhry – The New Review, Independent Print Ltd

SHORTLIST:
Mark Leeds & Paul Tansley
– FT Weekend Magazine, The Financial Times Ltd
Maggie Murphy – Guardian Weekend, Guardian Media Group
Kevin Fay – ShortList, ShortList Media Ltd
John Mahood – Sport, UTV Sport
Natasha Tomalin – Stylist, ShortList Media Ltd


CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Immediate Media Youth & Children's Portfolio for Hands Up! Let's Stop Bullying For All

SHORTLIST:
Tom Fitzpatrick – Construction News, for #loveLIVES
Emma Maier & Heather Spurr – Inside Housing, for Housing Benefits
Martin Robinson ShortList, for My Mentor
Lisa Smosarski & Gemma Crisp Stylist, for Reclaim Your Lunchbreak

 

COLUMNIST - SPECIAL INTEREST & BUSINESS BRAND

WINNER: Rich Newton – Business Life (British Airways), Cedar Communications

SHORTLIST:
Deirdre Hipwell – Estates Gazette, RBI
The Secret Chef – Foodservice Consultant (FCSI), Progressive Customer Publishing
Liz Hamson – Property Week, Metropolis
Adam Leyland – The Grocer, William Reed Business Media


LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Kevin Sutcliffe – VICE News, Vice Media

SHORTLIST:
Emily Wright – Estates Gazette Investor Guides, RBI
Charlotte Richards & Karen Livermore – Fit & Well, Time Inc. UK
Emily Sheffield – Miss Vogue Online, The Condé Nast Publications Limited
John L. Walters – Pulp, Eye Magazine Limited
Isobel McKenzie-Price – theROOMedit, Time Inc. UK


BUSINESS BRAND - MONTHLY OR LESS FREQUENT

WINNER: Nigel Praities - Pulse, Cogora

SHORTLIST:
Lyanne Currie
- Director, Institute of Directors
Amy Duff -  economia, Progressive Customer Publishing
Calum Di Lieto - HR Grapevine, Executive Grapevine International Ltd
Rachel Barnes - Marketing, Haymarket
Robert Jeffery - People Management, Haymarket


SCOOP OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Mark Griffiths – Country Life – Shakespeare: His True Likeness Revealed At Last

SHORTLIST:
Will Hurst –
Architects’ Journal – Lumley’s Boris Letter Fuels Garden Bridge Lobby Claims
Steve Fowler – Auto Express – Tesla Model 3
Lewis Kingston – Autocar – How Suzuki Fixed The Celerio
Harriet Agnew & Patrick Jenkins – FT Weekend Magazine – Sexism and the City
Patrick Foster – Radio Times – Clarkson Fracas
Medyan Dairieh – VICE News – The Islamic State


WOMEN'S BRAND - WEEKLY, FORTNIGHTLY OR MORE FREQUENT

WINNER: Lisa Smosarski – Stylist, ShortList Media Ltd

SHORTLIST:
Sinead McIntyre
– Fabulous, News UK
Rosie Nixon & Ruth Sullivan – HELLO!, HELLO!
Ali Hall – Look, Time Inc. UK
Karen Livermore – Woman, Time Inc. UK
Diane Kenwood – Woman’s Weekly, Time Inc. UK


LIFESTYLE BRAND

WINNER: Ed Grenby– The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, News UK

SHORTLIST:
Gillian Carter
– BBC Good Food, BBC Worldwide/Immediate Media
Tim de Lisle – Intelligent Life, The Economist Group
Suzanne Imre – Livingetc, Time Inc. UK
Paul McNamee – The Big Issue, The Big Issue
Tony Chambers – Wallpaper*, Time Inc. UK
Jill Starley-Grainger – Which? Travel, Which? Ltd


COVER OF THE YEAR – BUSINESS

WINNER: Robert Jeffery & Chris Barker – People Management Haymarket

SHORTLIST: 
Rory Olcayto & Brad Yendle – Architect's Journal Emap
Tim Hulse & Jamie McPherson – Business Life (British Airways) Cedar Communications
Emily Wright & Chris Gardner – Estates Gazette RBI
Emma Maier & Sonny Dhamu – Inside Housing Ocean Media Group
Rachel Barnes, Carl Golsby & Nicola Kemp – MarketingHaymarket
Lauren Dowey & Steven Gibbon – The Review (Gemalto) Wardour


EDITORS' EDITOR OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Sue Matthias – FT Weekend Magazine, The Financial Times Ltd

SHORTLIST:
Phil Alexander
– MOJO, Q & Kerrang!, Bauer Media
Andy Dixon – Runner’s World, Hearst-Rodale
Caroline McGinn – Time Out London, Time Out London
Lucy Yeomans – Porter, Net-A-Porter


2015 MARK BOXER AWARD WINNER: Tony Chambers, Wallpaper*

 

DIGITAL EDITOR - BUSINESS

WINNER: Anna Winston – Dezeen, Dezeen Limited

SHORTLIST:
Raymond Doherty – economia, Progressive Customer Publishing
Charlotte McEleny – Marketing, Haymarket
Fran Entwistle – Nursing Times, Emap
 

BRANDED CONTENT - CONSUMER

WINNERSimon Kurs – easyJet Traveller, Ink

SHORTLIST:
Les Jones – Elsie Magazine, Elsie Magazine
James Charlton – Forever Sports, Haymarket
Toby Skinner – N by Norwegian, Ink
Helena Lang – Sainsbury’s Magazine, Seven
William Sitwell – Waitrose Kitchen, John Brown Media


YOUTH & CHILDREN'S BRAND

WINNER: Frank Tennyson – Toxic, Egmont UK

SHORTLIST:
Steph Cooper
– CBeebies, Immediate Media
Ruth Cassidy – Something Special, Immediate Media

 

ART DIRECTOR - BUSINESS

WINNER: Simon Esterson – Pulp, Eye Magazine Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Martin Tullett – Work., Haymarket

SHORTLIST:
Chris Rowe
– Director, Institute of Directors
Sarah Barnett – economia, Progressive Customer Publishing
Chris Gardner – Estates Gazette, RBI
Christie Ferdinando – Modus, Sunday

 

ART DIRECTOR - CONSUMER (MONTHLY OR LESS FREQUENT)

WINNER: Jennifer McNally – My VIP (Pets at Home), John Brown Media

SHORTLIST:
Chris Lupton
– Empire, Bauer Media Group
Matthew Hasteley – Foodism, Square Up Media
Paul Solomons – GQ, The Condé Nast Publications Limited
Graham Black – Intelligent Life, The Economist Group
Sarah Douglas – Wallpaper*, Time Inc. UK
David Dowding – woman&home, Time Inc. UK

 

INNOVATION/BRAND-BUILDING INITIATIVE

WINNER: Gillian De Bono – How To Spend It, for How To Give It

SHORTLIST: 
Matthew Todd – Attitude, for The Attitude Pride Awards
Ellie Hughes – Healthy, for Bringing Healthy to the Newsstand
Lisa Smosarski, Gemma Crisp & Lucy Foster – Stylist, for Life Lessons
Tony Chambers – Wallpaper*, for Wallpaper* Store
Tony Chambers – Wallpaper*, The Wallpaper* Arcade - Eat Me! Drink Me! Tell Me That You Love Me!

 

COLUMNIST - CONSUMER & GENERAL INTEREST BRAND

WINNER: Caitlin Moran – The Times Magazine, News UK

SHORTLIST:
Tom Parker-Bowles
– Event, DMG Media
Robert Macfarlane– Intelligent Life, The Economist Group
Anita Bhagwandas – Marie Claire, Time Inc. UK
Alison Graham – Radio Times, Immediate Media
Eva Wiseman – The Observer Magazine, Guardian Media Group
Katie Glass – The Sunday Times Magazine, News UK

 

THE FIONA MACPHERSON NEW EDITOR OF THE YEAR

JOINT WINNERS: Charlotte Moore – InStyle, Time Inc. UK & Claire Warren – Work., Haymarket

SHORTLIST:
Rory Olcayto – Architects’ Journal, Emap
Sinead McIntyre – Fabulous, News UK
Rachel Barnes – Marketing, Haymarket
Pippa Jacks – TTG, TTG Media


NEWSPAPER / CURRENT AFFAIRS BRAND

WINNER: Melissa Denes – Guardian Weekend, Guardian Media Group

SHORTLIST: 
Andrew Barker – ES Magazine, London Evening Standard
Sue Matthias – FT Weekend Magazine, The Financial Times Ltd
Malik Meer – G2, Guardian Media Group
Gillian De Bono – How To Spend It, The Financial Times Ltd
Nicola Jeal – The Times Magazine, News UK
Sue Peart – YOU Magazine, DMG Media


BUSINESS BRAND - WEEKLY, FORTNIGHTLY OR MORE FREQUENT

WINNER: Adam Leyland – The Grocer, William Reed Business Media

SHORTLIST:
Rory Olcayto
 – Architects’ Journal, Emap
Anna Winston – Dezeen, Dezeen Limited
Damian Wild – Estates Gazette, RBI
Emma Maier – Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group Limited
Jenni Middleton – Nursing Times, Emap


WOMEN'S BRAND - MONTHLY OR LESS FREQUENT

WINNER: Lucy Yeomans – Porter, Net-A-Porter.com

SHORTLIST:
Catherine Westwood
 – Essentials, Time Inc. UK
Trish Halpin – Marie Claire, Time Inc. UK
Sue James – woman&home, Time Inc. UK


MEN'S BRAND

WINNER: Matthew Todd – Attitude, Attitude Media

SHORTLIST:
Dylan Jones
 – GQ, The Condé Nast Publications Limited
Martin Robinson – ShortList, ShortList Media Ltd
Mark Hedley – Square Mile, Square Up Media


ENTERTAINMENT BRAND

WINNER: Lucie Cave – Heat, Bauer Media Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ben Preston – Radio Times, Immediate Media

SHORTLIST:
Steven Corbett – TV Magazine, News UK
Colin Tough – What’s On TV, Time Inc. UK

 

COVER OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER

WINNER: Melissa Denes & Maggie Murphy –Guardian Weekend Guardian Media Group

SHORTLIST:
Karen Barnes – delicious. Magazine Eye to Eye Media
Jon Hawkins & Matthew Hasteley – FoodismSquare Up Media
Jan Masters – Harrods Travel Harrods Publishing
Lucy Yeomans – Porter NET-A-PORTER
Tony Chambers & Sarah Douglas –Wallpaper* Time Inc. UK
Richard Parris & Mark Massey – Which? Computing Which? Ltd