Asian Digital Media Awards 2019

Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) have dominated the 10th Asian Digital Media Awards, winning more than half the 30 prizes on offer for outstanding digital content and products.

The prizes, presented by the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), recognise the new organisations which have produced the region’s best and most engaging digital content and offerings. The ten prize categories include the best websites, video, infographics, native advertising and social media content.

The winners were awarded at a ceremony in Hong Kong as part of Digital Media Asia 2019 conference.

Best News Website or Mobile Service

Gold – China Tech City by South China Morning Post

Silver – cna.asia by Mediacorp Pte Ltd

Bronze – eco-business.com by Eco-Business


Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Services

Gold – China Tech City by South China Morning Post

Silver – War on waste: The dirty (brown) secret about e-commerce by The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings

Bronze – scmp.com by South China Morning Post


Best Use of Online Video (including VR)

Gold – Fighting fentanyl – The drug from China destroying American lives by South China Morning Post

Silver – Homeless in Hong Kong : Life on a footbridge by South China Morning Post

Bronze – I sold my Son to ISIS by South China Morning Post


Best Data Visualisation

Gold – How Beijing’s Forbidden City became one of the largest world museums by South China Morning Post

Silver – The race to save the river Ganges by Reuters (Singapore)

Bronze – Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag by Reuters (Singapore)


Best Paid Content Strategy (incl. pay wall, membership or crowd funding models)

Gold – A machine learning-enabled personalised experience for audience engagement & subscriptions by The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings

Silver – Kompas.id IP-based News Service for Universities by Kompas Daily Newspaper

Bronze – SPH News Tablet by Zaobao, Singapore Press Holdings


Best Native Advertising / Branded Content Campaign

Gold – Hong Kong Tourism Board – Building Connections by South China Morning Post

Silver – Qantas – Flying High, Linking Lives by South China Morning Post

Bronze – Hong Kong Tourism Board – Local Vision: Hong Kong by South China Morning Post


Best Marketing Campaign for News Brand

Gold – Gedein Opini by PT GVM Networks (Opini.id)

Silver – Pusuan Ang Totoo by GMA News and Public Affairs

Bronze – #TolWagTroll by 5 Network


Best in Social Media Engagement

Gold – Instagram: News Challenge by The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings

Silver – Check In (#CNACheckIn) by Mediacorp Pte Ltd

Bronze – Where’s Merly? A National Day game challenge for Singaporeans by The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings


Best Digital Project to Engage Younger and/or Millenial Audiences

Gold – China Tech City by South China Morning Post

Gold – The #StandTogether Kindness Chat Bot by R.AGE, Star Media Group

Silver – ST & BT Podcasts reach younger audiences by Singapore Press Holdings

Bronze – #MillennialsMemilih by IDN Times


Best Digital News Start-up

Gold – Garage by The Business Times by Singapore Press Holdings

Silver – PUBLISH by PUBLISH, Inc

Bronze – 1001 Startup Media Online by Kumparan

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