New Media, a South African content marketing agency, has announced that it won six awards at the International Content Marketing Awards in London. This included one with its in-house tech solutions agency Swipe iX. New Media won Gold in two categories, Silver in one and Bronze in three.
Run by the United Kingdom-based Content Marketing Association, the 2021 International Content Marketing Awards says that it received a record number of entries.
The agency's Golds were for Best Use of Innovative Technology for the Food24 Family Cookbook, made with McCain (with Swipe iX), as well as for Designer of the Year for New Media creative director Mark Serra.
New Media CEO Aileen Lamb says, "We are extremely proud of our category wins, which highlight New Media's digital and design skills. Smart use of technology and beautiful user-friendly design are at the heart of what we do — and the marriage of tech, design and storytelling is where the true magic happens."
"The Food24 Family Cookbook made with McCain is an example of the deep collaboration between our skilled and passionate Food24 team, our visionary Swipers, communication agency Planit Media and a brave client who allowed us the space to be different," adds Lamb.
"The result illustrates the power of open collaboration and exemplifies how content campaigns should spark the imagination, delight customers and drive measurable return," Lamb says.
McCain's senior brand manager Danielle De Villiers says, "We are absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition. This was a strategic partnership for us, in line with our desire to continually innovate through consumer-centric offerings."
"We work hard to provide not only the best in convenient, nutritious, planet-friendly frozen foods, but to serve consumers with mealtime inspiration, delicious recipes and solutions that make their lives better. This partnership was one more way for us to do that," adds De Villiers.
Three of New Media's teams were shortlisted in the Best Content Team category, where the Woolworths TASTE team took Silver and New Media's specialist Internal Comms division took Bronze.
"More than just an endorsement of our design, digital and content excellence, these awards are a celebration of our people. For the past 19 months, our Purple People have shown agility, empathy and amazing tenacity as they have put their best selves forward every single day," says Lamb.
"They're an endorsement of everything we stand for as a business: Being there — and being brilliant — for our clients and each other when it's needed most. And to our valued clients, we cannot thank you enough for standing by us and sharing our passion for excellence. Today, and every day, we celebrate you too," Lamb concludes.
This performance in London follows New Media and Woolworth TASTE's four Golds at the 2021 Eddie & Ozzie Awards in New York, where the TASTE team also received two special recognition awards for Editorial Team of the Year and Overall Editorial Excellence in Content Marketing.
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