The Professional Publishers Association has published the shortlist for its PPA Awards 2011 online, which can be found here.
The awards cover 22 categories in total, with the winners due to be announced at a ceremony on 15 June.
In the consumer magazine of the year category titles by Hachette Filipacchi UK, National Magazine Company, Conde Nast, IPC Media, BBC Magazines, ShortList Media, Dennis Publishing and Which? all made the cut.
The PPA announced a name change today to acknowledge the increasing use of a variety of platforms by its members.
The PPA, which previously stood for Periodical Publishers Association will now be called the Professional Publishers Association. In a release Barry McIlheney, chief executive of the PPA said:
Today’s PPA members are professional publishers of immersive, high-quality content. In recent years their businesses have changed dramatically as they deliver this content across an increasing variety of platforms.
We have changed our name to acknowledge this development, and to reflect our commitment to serving our members’ needs and representing their interests as their businesses continue to evolve.
Today sees the PPA’s annual conference – a chance to hear the business and consumer magazine industry discuss social media, iPhones and iPads, digital revenues and more. Speakers include: David Rowan, editor of WIRED; Christian Hernandez, head of international business development, Facebook; and the CEOs of IPC Media, Future Publishing and Reed Business Information. There’s a full agenda to download here.
Follow live Twitter updates from delegates in the liveblog below:
Rory Brown asks whether the appointment of Barry McIlheney a chief executive of the PPA, the UK’s industry body for the magazine and business media industry, means a return to a periodicals/print focus for the group.
While print magazines are still hugely important in the overall mix would you really want to be part of an association with that as its sole focus?
The root cause of the PPA’s problems was an inability to adapt to a changing media landscape. The PPA had a position as the association for the business of media. This position was lost through its dogged concentration on one channel as their member firms’ businesses diversified.
First though, a question time panel led by Guy Browning (writer, Smokehouse founder and radio presenter) with Mark Frith, TimeOut editor; Graham Stuart, Conservative MP; Rob Grimshaw, MD FT.com; Clive Foskett, CEO Signature Publishing; Steve Gilroy, CEO Vistage International.
The second Magazine Week began today – an event co-ordinated by the PPA, bringing together publishers, retailers and wholesalers, with the aim of better magazine awareness to the UK public. The week, which runs September 29 – October 5, includes: